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Philippines to deploy more navy to protect its fishermen in South China Sea

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The Philippines will beef up its naval presence in the South China Sea to protect its fishermen, its new military chief said, as concerns grow about the operations of China’s coastguard in disputed waters.

The move comes after the Philippines protested a new law in China that allows its coastguard to

“We will increase our visibility through the deployment of more naval assets, but I just want to make clear our navy presence there is not (to) wage war against China but to secure our own people,”

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