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Philippines to turn disputed sea outcrops into tourist draws

2015-05-14 08:47:00       source:Daily Telegraph

May 14, 2015

"Military chief of staff General Gregorio Catapang announced the plan as he flew to Thitu, the largest of nine outcrops garrisoned by Filipino forces in the Spratly archipelago, and overflew the eight others.

He said the military would help local officials put a ferry service in place next year.

It would take tourists from Palawan island in the Philippines, the nearest large land mass, to those islands and reefs in the Spratly islands which are held by Manila."

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