Philippine officials: Navy practically non-existent

MANILA: The Philippines Navy, charged with protecting more than 7,000 islands and its surrounding waters with rickety or ageing vessels, is practically non-existent, armed forces chief of staff General Dionisio Santiago said yesterday.  

“We are saying that we have a navy that is practically non-existent,” he said at a joint news conference with legislators who are considering defence department appeals to upgrade the fleet. 

Article type: metered
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Next In Regional

Bursa Malaysia ends higher on bargain-hunting Premium
LG Energy Solution gets preliminary approval for IPO Premium
South Korea set to delay crypto taxation by one year to begin in 2023 Premium
PM to launch new HRD Corp to boost talent development Premium
Net financing growth increases slightly to 4% in October 2021 Premium
Twitter’s new CEO joins club of India-born US tech captains Premium
Exclusive-Vingroup tapping global investors for car unit's $1 billion funding - sources Premium
Covid-19: Another 4,879 cases recorded for 2,632,782 total to date Premium
China enshrines ride-hailing curbs in another blow to Didi Premium
Govt cannot regulate online streaming platforms such as Netflix, says Annuar Musa Premium

Others Also Read