China keeps eye on PH-US coast guard drills in South China Sea

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ABOARD BRP BATANGAS, West Philippine Sea — With Chinese government ships watching from a distance, one of the US Coast Guard’s biggest and most advanced vessels conducted drills with Philippine counterparts near the Scarborough Shoal in the West Philippine Sea (WPS).

BRP Batangas and BRP Kalanggaman joined the USCGC Bertholf on Tuesday for capacity-building exercises 50 nautical miles from Subic Bay.

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/175239/china-keeps-eye-on-ph-us-coast-guard-drills-in-south-china-sea

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