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AFP getting ready contingency plans in case of armed assaults in West PH Sea

MANILA, Philippines — Contingency plans are being crafted in case armed assaults transpire amid China’s continued incursion within the West Philippine Sea, stated Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Assistant Deputy Chief of Employees for Operations Captain Peter Jempsun de Guzman.

De Guzman made this assertion on Tuesday throughout a joint Senate committee public listening to.

Within the stated inquiry, Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa prodded de Guzman on how ready the power can be if an occasion akin to this occurred.

To this, de Guzman answered: “We will probably be prepared when the time comes.”

“We’re getting ready the required contingency plans with the supervision of the Division of Nationwide Protection for all eventualities, particularly within the ongoing missions within the West Philippine Sea,” he added.

The stress between China and the Philippines has elevated following the August 5 water cannon incident in Ayungin Shoal. Nonetheless, the newest aggression occurred when China Coast Guard vessels tried to dam Philippine vessels whereas shifting in the direction of BRP Sierra Madre for a resupply mission on September 8.

Dela Rosa then advised the AFP official that if that point comes, the lawmakers current within the listening to are all prepared to “carry weapons and be part of the power in combating.”

“[If] that point comes, simply name us —  Senators Robin Padilla, Francis Tolentino, Jinggoy Estrada, [and] Risa Hontiveros, we are going to go together with you. We’ll carry weapons. We’ll combat there and we are going to be part of you,” dela Rosa added.


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