Duterte Orders Military to Build Structures in Philippine-Occupied Islands in South China Sea

President Rodrigo Duterte has instructed the military to build additional structures to Philippine-occupied islands in the disputed Spratleys. He said these are needed to assert the country’s sovereign rights over the area. The move comes after concerns were raised about his lack of action over several reported Chinese violations not just in South China Sea, but also in the eastern part of the country. Chinese ships were earlier spotted in…

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