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Re: Duterte orders AFP to occupy PHL islands in South China Sea
« Reply #30 on: November 08, 2017, 08:46:41 PM »
PH hopes to finish beaching ramp in Spratlys by early 2018
By: Frances Mangosing - Reporter / @FMangosingINQINQUIRER.net / 04:03 PM November 07, 2017

The Philippines hopes to complete the construction of a beaching ramp on Pagasa Island (Thitu Island) in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) by early 2018.

The construction of a beaching ramp is the first stage of the upgrade of the facilities in the disputed island. It will allow ships to dock so that heavy construction materials could be delivered.

Defense spokesperson Arsenio Andolong said on Tuesday that the monsoon rains have hampered the construction of the ramp.

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“While its construction is ongoing albeit intermittently depending on good weather, we expect its completion by early 2018,” he told reporters.

When the beaching ramp is constructed, the government can further improve the rest of the facilities in the island, including the repair of the runway.

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Re: Duterte orders AFP to occupy PHL islands in South China Sea
« Reply #32 on: January 09, 2018, 10:18:27 PM »
PH gears again to fix runway in West PH Sea island after delays
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says he is confident China will not protest the repairs, citing improved relations with the military superpower.

Carmela Fonbuena
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Published 2:12 PM, January 09, 2018
Updated 3:37 PM, January 09, 2018

https://www.rappler.com/nation/193227-pag-asa-runway-repair-philippines?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nation

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines said it is again gearing to start repairs on its dilapidated runway on Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), a project that was already funded by the previous Aquino administration but which has continued to face delays.

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the military will improve facilities in the West Philippine Sea in the next months, prioritizing the runway of the Rancudo Airfield on the island inhabited by about a hundred Filipinos. (READ: The residents of Pag-asa: Life on disputed island)

"Mag-uumpisa this quarter, especially 'yung sa Pag-asa Island para maka-landing tayo any time of the day. In Pag-asa [today], we can only land after 5 days of continuous sunshine," Lorenzana said. (We will start this quarter, especially the one on Pag-asa Island so we can land any time of the day.)

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Re: Duterte orders AFP to occupy PHL islands in South China Sea
« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2018, 10:39:01 PM »
need pa talaga mag press release? napansin ko pag nag press release sila, nag alburuto ang kabila at nag make representations na wag na tuloy..

gawin na lang without any much fanfare..

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Re: Duterte orders AFP to occupy PHL islands in South China Sea
« Reply #34 on: January 09, 2018, 10:43:28 PM »
need pa talaga mag press release? napansin ko pag nag press release sila, nag alburuto ang kabila at nag make representations na wag na tuloy..

gawin na lang without any much fanfare..

Most of what's already been done has actually been done secretly.

FINALLY . . . the PN's own FB page shows improvements to BRP Sierra Madre

https://www.facebook.com/navalforceswest/posts/1448060261915503



That means . . . information about these improvements are fair game. This how the garrison NOW looks on Google Maps.



This is how it looked during the previous administration. Contrast this with the condition of the ship today. Details of what else has been done within the vessel are not open to the public.