The flight of two unidentified aircraft over
Maj. Gen. Rustico Guerrero, chief of the Palawan-based Armed Forces Western Command, said that while the aircraft were detected by their troops, their capabilities are limited
“The capability upgrade of the AFP (Armed Forces of the
continuous because that is exactly what we need to address the minimum credible
deterrence,” Guerrero said in an interview. Philippines
“We’re banking on the programs for the upgrade of our equipment and that is exactly the interest of security – to ensure that our borders are protected,” he added.
Guerrero said they would continue to fulfill their duty despite their limitations.
“We are on toes. We are continuously monitoring,” he said.
On Thursday, two unidentified aircraft were seen0 passing at high speed and high altitude over Pag-asa in
Col. Edgard Arevalo, Navy spokesman on
Philippine Sea issues, said the aircraft were seen at around 9:50
a.m. and were headed north from the southwest.
Pag-asa is the second largest island in the Spratly archipelago, the subject of a long-standing territorial dispute in the region.
Kalayaan, a fifth class municipality in
is located on Pag-asa and is inhabited by civilians and soldiers from the Armed
Forces Western Command.