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ADAS: Philippine Coast Guard chief outlines changes

16th July 2014 - 08:00 GMT | by Darren Lake in Manila

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The Philippines is essentially a maritime nation stretching across an archipelago consisting of over 7,000 islands, and with a coastline that covers some 36,300km. Securing such vast borders would be difficult for any government, but for a country without the resources of a rich western nation, the task is doubly difficult.

However, recognising the need for heightened security, Manila has begun to beef up the capabilities of the PCG alongside those of the armed services.

‘The Philippine Coast Guard faces unequivocal challenges 24/7 as we are required to perform multiple tasks on maritime safety, marine environmental protection, maritime law enforcement

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Darren has more than two decades of experience in aerospace and defence journalism. After completing …

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