US Helps the Philippines Fortify it's Defense in Palawan ...
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US Helps Philippines Fortify Defense in Palawan
By Tarra Quismundo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
12:42 am | Friday, August 31st, 2012
NEW PATROL BOATS US Ambassador Harry Thomas and Police Director Samuel Diciano pour champagne on two patrol boats during the turnover of $9-million worth of equipment donated by the US government to the PNP Special Boat Unit in Palawan on Thursday. PNP-PIO
Pursuing its pivot to Asia strategy, the United States on Thursday handed over to the Philippines new equipment to improve surveillance and law enforcement operations in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) as President Benigno Aquino prepared to meet China’s leader for talks that may include territorial disputes in those waters.