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BRP Andres Bonifacio, new ship from US, to patrol Sulu seas

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The newly-acquired ship from the United States, the BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17), is being eyed to be deployed in the seas of Sulu to help in dealing with security threats, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said.

“I expect to see this ship painted in grey to ply the Sulu seas to help in the prevention of the kidnappings and piracy in the seas. This ship will certainly be a valuable platform in the pursuit of the constitutional mandate of the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines),” he said in his speech at the welcome ceremonies for the new ship at the Manila South Harbor on Friday.

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Source: newsinfo.inquirer.net

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