Amid Chinese presence, Navy wants to stay in Sangley Point
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The Philippine Navy is opposing a plan by the Cavite provincial government to boot the military service command out of Sangley Point in Cavite as part of a P500-billion airport project that is expected to ease congestion at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) in neighboring Manila. Vice Adm. Giovanni Carlo Bacordo, the Navy’s flag officer in command, cited particularly the involvement in the project of China Communications Construction Co. Inc. (CCCC), one of the Chinese companies recently banned by the United States for its alleged role in the illegal construction of artificial islands on maritime features in the South China Sea, including the West Philippine Sea within the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone. The proposed Cavite-initiated Sangley Point International Airport (SPIA) is a joint venture between CCCC and taipan Lucio Tan’s MacroAsia Corp. Last week, President Rodrigo Duterte gave the green light to US-blacklisted Chinese firms to participate in the Philippines’ infrastructure programs.
Mangosing, F. (2020, September 7). Amid Chinese presence, Navy wants to stay in Sangley Point. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A2.
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Governments; Exclusive economic zone; Military operations; Reclamation; Land reclamation; Territorial waters; Disputes; Philippine Navy; China Communications Construction Co. Inc. (CCCC); Lucio Tan’s MacroAsia Corp.; Philippine Air Force; Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP); Department of National Defense (DND); Bacordo, Giovanni Carlo; Duterte, Rodrigo; Locsin, Teodoro Jr.; Remulla, Jonvic; Lorenzana, Delfin
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