Philippines to develop occupied islands in South China Sea — AFP chief

January 15, 2024 - 2:23 PM
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Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Romeo Brawner Jr. speaks to the media beside Western Command chief Vice Admiral Alberto Carlos during a press briefing at Western Command in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines, August 10, 2023. (Reuters/Eloisa Lopez/File Photo)

The Philippines will develop islands it is occupying in the South China Sea, Manila’s military chief Romeo Brawner told reporters on Monday.

Brawner said among the islands that will be developed are Manila-occupied Thitu and Nanshan islands.

— Reporting by Mikhail Flores; Writing by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Kanupriya Kapoor