US President Barack Obama says the US will transfer two ships to the Philippine Navy as part of an effort to boost maritime security for the Southeast Asian nation.

The US has tried to boost security ties with the Philippines in a bid to check China’s territorial ambitions in disputed waters of the South China Sea.

Obama, in Manila for the APEC summit, says the U.S. will transfer a research vessel to help navigate territorial waters and a US Coast Guard cutter. He announced the transfer Tuesday after touring the BRP Gregorio del Pilar, a Philippine Navy warship once owned by the US.

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Mark Turallo
Mark Turallo (@guest_342120)
5 years ago

Yay! I love the United States!! ?????

Assad Riaz
Assad Riaz (@guest_342121)
5 years ago

Donating???

Daniel Marriott
Daniel Marriott (@guest_342123)
5 years ago
Reply to  Assad Riaz

Military aid

Assad Riaz
Assad Riaz (@guest_342124)
5 years ago
Reply to  Assad Riaz

Another arm race in peaceful region!

UK Defence Journal
UK Defence Journal (@guest_342125)
5 years ago
Reply to  Assad Riaz

Peaceful? Are you joking?

Assad Riaz
Assad Riaz (@guest_342129)
5 years ago
Reply to  Assad Riaz

Well , it was but I’m sure not anymore.

Alexander Smith
Alexander Smith (@guest_342130)
5 years ago
Reply to  Assad Riaz

Since when West Philippine Sea/South China sea became peaceful?

Assad Riaz
Assad Riaz (@guest_342147)
5 years ago
Reply to  Assad Riaz

Pardon me , is any war going on there ?

Curtis Ross
Curtis Ross (@guest_342166)
5 years ago
Reply to  Assad Riaz

Nearly yea

Assad Riaz
Assad Riaz (@guest_342189)
5 years ago
Reply to  Assad Riaz

Actually, problem with is with world powers. Like USA China and Russian . They just using small countries as scapegoat .

Sahil Sharma
Sahil Sharma (@guest_342126)
5 years ago

Keep up the gud work…usa

Beltran Lumbre Israel
Beltran Lumbre Israel (@guest_342131)
5 years ago

Thank you mr President Obama

Alexander Smith
Alexander Smith (@guest_342132)
5 years ago

Glad for US generosity, Hoping Philippine Govt will upgrade these ships to become more lethal

Robert Ley
Robert Ley (@guest_342148)
5 years ago

There’s always more than meets the eye when it comes to these donations.

Miguel Legaspi
Miguel Legaspi (@guest_342149)
5 years ago

Welcome v.o.a