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Military releases P31M to repair air strip in Pagasa Island

Posted by Michille on March 30th, 2007

By Joel Guinto
Last updated 10:03am (Mla time) 03/30/2007

PAGASA ISLAND, Kalayaan, Philippines — The military has released P31 million for the rehabilitation of the air strip here located in the disputed Spratlys chain in the South China Sea, which officials want to develop as a tourist spot.

The amount is enough only for the eastern portion of the air strip and additional funding is needed for the western part, Defense Secretary Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. said in an interview with reporters here.


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