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Interesting news which cannot be found in the Jap. press. Maybe tomorrow or next week...........

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Philippines to receive 10 new patrol ships from Japan

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines is acquiring 10 brand new patrol ships from Japan to boost the country’s territorial defense in the West Philippine Sea.
“Japan is offering assistance [to boost] our maritime capability,” Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin told reporters in a phone interview.
Vice Admiral Edmund Tan of the Philippine Coast Guard said the patrol ships will be used by the PCG.
The loan is now for approval of the National Economic Development Authority, Tan said.
Asked when the ships would arrive in the Philippines, Tan said it would depend on the “processing” of the papers.
“There’s still no approval,” he told reporters by phone. “We have to go to the process.”
Tan did not discuss further details.
In March, weeks before a standoff between China and Philippines began in the Scarborough Shoal, media reports in South Korea and Japan said Tokyo would provide the Philippines with patrol ships by year’s end.
The Japanese embassy in the Philippines on Thursday, however,  said Tokyo has “not yet officially decided” if it would provide patrol vessels to Manila.
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Good News,

China's neighbors forming a neighborhood watch !

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Good News,

China's neighbors forming a neighborhood watch !

They are not able to save the Pinoys.

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Post time 2012-5-19 21:12:03 |Display all floors
The Pinoy's will not engage in fighting China.

They will just negotiated and will follow the Rule of Law.

They are ready to go to the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea.

China seems to be scared already when reading or hearing ITLOS.

Sure they can forcefully occupy those reefs by surrounding and blockading it with their
warships, but at a prize:

- the prize to pay will be another image loss for China
  since ITLOS may give out a verdict in favor for the Philippines

- the prize will be not just making the Philippines another enemy
  but giving a fatal signal to other claimants in the area.

- they will not back down, but they will move closer together
  ASEAN might form a military alliance against China, including
  Japan and South Korea (with the USA in the background)

I am pretty sure, that China right now is thinking deeply.
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Philippines to accept delivery of new frigate




Manila: The Philippines is due to accept delivery of a new frigate while reports said 10 new patrol ships from Japan will soon be acquired by the navy.

The ABS-CBN News, in a report from Washington, said Philippine armed forces chief, Gen. Jose Dellosa is due to accept on Tuesday the delivery of the US Coast Guard Cutter USS Dallas in South Carolina.
The impending addition of the Dallas, which will soon be renamed the BRP Ramon Alcaraz, will bring to two the number of frigates in the Philippine fleet. Earlier in December President Benigno Aquino III formally inaugurated to the navy the BRP Gregorio del Pilar, a 115 metre-long, 3,250 metric ton ship.

The BRP Ramon Alcaraz are expected to join the Philippine fleet in several months, possibly before November 2012.

The BRP Ramon Alcaraz and the BRP Gregorio del Pilar are both of the Hamilton class and are similarly equipped with 76 mm cannons, rapid fire 25mm guns and a helicopter deck.

While de BRP Gregorio del Pilar had been posted to guard the Philippines' Western Philippine Sea area, it remains unclear where the soon to be named BRP Alcaraz will be posted.

The two ships, each costing $13.8 million, had been acquired by the Philippines under the US Excess Defence Articles Act.

Aside from the BRP Gregorio del Pilar and BRP Ramon Alcaraz, the Philippines is reported to be in negotiations for the purchase of a Soldati class frigate from Italy.

The Philippines had been trying to bolster its maritime capability after its modernisation plans had been side tracked two decades ago by rampant corruption.

Aside from yet to be formalised acquisition of a third frigate to join its fleet, the Philippines is also reported to be planning to purchase 10 brand new patrol ships from Japan.

Earlier Defence Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said the addition of the new ships will further improve the country's capability to secure its territory.

An archipelago of more than 7,000 islands, the Philippines has one the most expansive coastal areas.

According to Vice Admiral Edmund Tan, the soon to be acquired vessels will be used by the Philippine Coast Guard.

Naval vessels of Philippines are currently had engaged in a standoff with China over the Scarborough Shoal, a largely submerged territory located some 120 nautical miles off the nearest Philippine coast in Zambales.

Facing the lone Philippine surface combatant vessel in the Scarborough Shoal are at least three bigger ships of the Chinese South China Fishery Administration Bureau.
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