Navy chief reveals plan to create, deploy maritime militias to secure PHL territory

By Rene Acosta

The Philippine Navy is crafting a plan to create and deploy maritime Cafgu Active Auxiliaries (CAAs) in its various naval forces who will be tasked to act as “force multipliers” in securing the country’s maritime waters.

Navy Flag Officer in Command Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo said that although they are leaving it up to the decision of area commanders on how they would utilize the militias, they are looking at initially deploying two companies in each of the naval forces.


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