The Philippines is to upgrade a navy base facing disputed South China Sea waters to serve the extra ships being acquired to protect its territory, the military said Thursday. Navy spokesman Lieutenant-Commander Gregory Fabic said the military would build a 500-million-peso ($11.2 million) port at Ulugan Bay, the Philippine military base nearest to the Spratly Islands. President Benigno Aquino is set to visit the base on May 20 to launch the upgrading, Fabic added. In recent years, the …
Top 6 senators proclaimed
Newly-elected Senators Grace Poe, Loren Legarda, Alan Peter Cayetano, Francis Escudero, Nancy Binay and Sonny Angara, with the Commission of Elections en banc—sitting as National Board of Canvassers, during their proclamation as the top six winning senators, at the NBOC canvassing center, Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City, south of Manila, on 16 May 2013, four days after the 2013 midterm elections. (Mike Alquinto/NPPA Images)
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