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Philippines marks naval progress at RIMPAC

  • WILLIAM COLE / WCOLE@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The Philippine navy’s BRP Davao del Sur, a 404-foot amphibious ship, is one of two vessels from the island nation participating in Rim of the Pacificmaritime exercises.

The Philippines dispatched two warships and about 570 personnel to Rim of the Pacific military exercises for the first time, sending the message that its navy is making a comeback and the island nation intends to be more of a strategic player in the South China Sea. Read more

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