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Philippines Opens Coast Guard Post After China Build-Up

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The Philippines said Friday it had opened a Coast Guard post in the country’s far north to boost security following China’s “military build-up” near Taiwan over the past two years.

The outpost “shall gather essential maritime data and intelligence, enabling the (Philippine Coast Guard) to respond effectively to threats such as illicit trade, trafficking, piracy, and foreign intrusions”, National Security Adviser Eduardo Ano said in a statement.

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