SHOW THE FLAG Resident living in and soldiers deployed in Pagasa Island in the Kalayaan Island Group, better known as the Spratlys, hold a flag raising ceremony during the visit of military chief-of-staff General Gregorio Catapang Jr. on Monday.  AFP PHOTO
SHOW THE FLAG
Resident living in and soldiers deployed in Pagasa Island in the Kalayaan Island Group, better known as the Spratlys, hold a flag raising ceremony during the visit of military chief-of-staff General Gregorio Catapang Jr. on Monday.
AFP PHOTO

Two Japanese destroyers and one of the Philippine Navy’s newest warships began historic naval exercises in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) on Tuesday, showcasing a deepening alliance aimed at countering a rising China.

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