Lorenzana surprise visit to Pagasa Island

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Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and military chief of staff General Eduardo Ano visited the Philippine-occupied island in the West Philippine Sea on Friday to assert the country’s claim.

A C130 plane from Philippine Air Force has flew Lorenzana to the Pag-asa island will likely infuriate China.

China claimed virtually the entire sea and aggressively tried to fortify its foothold, to the consternation of rival claimant governments.

According to report, 40 journalists joined the trip that may highlight the territorial disputes a week before Duterte hosts an annual regional summit in Manila that’s expected to spotlight the South China Sea conflicts.

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