Philippines beefs up military muscle in wake of alleged Chinese aggression in South China Sea – ABC News

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-22/philippines-south-china-sea/100086112

The Philippines government has set up a South China Sea task force, which has confirmed that more ships and an aircraft will be deployed to protect the country’s maritime territory and resources…

The deployment comes months after China authorised its coast guard to fire on ‘foreign’ vessels in Chinese-claimed portions of the South China Sea, which covers almost all of the resource-rich and strategic waterway.

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