Philippines to deploy maritime militia in South China Sea

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The Philippine Navy is hiring maritime militia forces to patrol and protect fishermen in the South China Sea from intruding Chinese forces.

Navy chief Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo told reporters on Tuesday that it is preparing to send over 200 militiamen to the disputed South China Sea.

One company is to watch the islands occupied by the Philippines in the Spratly archipelago – also known as Nansha islands in Chinese – and another company to secure Scarborough Shoal – Huangyan island in Chinese.

Philippines to deploy maritime militia in South China Sea

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