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Likas (West York) Island
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Re: Likas (West York) Island
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2019, 12:33:22 PM »
IN PHOTOS: PH Spratlys construction triggers China paramilitary response
By: Frances Mangosing - Reporter / @FMangosingINQ INQUIRER.net / 10:35 AM February 07, 2019

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/172981/in-photos-ph-spratlys-construction-triggers-china-paramilitary-response
 
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Other PH facilities in Spratlys

Other Philippine-controlled islands in the Spratlys also continued to see minor upgrades in the latter part of the year. Between May and November 2018, a lighthouse was built on the western shore of Likas (West York) Island, the AMTI said.

The Philippines announced last year that it plans to build five lighthouses in the West Philippine Sea.

Meanwhile, a Philippine flag was also painted on the roof of a shelter built in Kota Island (Loaita Cay) on Dec. 8 last year, as seen on a satellite image.

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Re: Likas (West York) Island
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2019, 01:48:38 PM »
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Re: Likas (West York) Island
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2020, 12:30:11 PM »
https://www.facebook.com/navalforceswest/photos/a.2924379140950267/2924379407616907/

Literally means “Natural” and internationally known as “West York Island”. The second largest Phil Island in KIG has a total area of 18.6 hectares is located 47 miles northeast of Pag-asa. Its outcrops are visible on the southern and eastern portion of the island during low tides. This island is a sanctuary for giant sea turtles (pawikan) that lay their eggs on the island all year round. The high salinity of the ground water on the island retards the growth of introduced trees like coconuts, ipil-ipil, and other types. Only those native to the area (mostly beach type of plants) thrive and survive the hot and humid conditions especially during the dry season.