Philippines to develop islands in South China Sea, military chief says


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Open this photo in gallery: Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Romeo Brawner Jr. speaks to the media beside Western Command chief Vice Admiral Alberto Carlos during a press briefing at Western Command in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines on Aug. 10, 2023.ELOISA LOPEZ/Reuters The Philippines will develop islands in the South China Sea that it considers part of its territory to make them more habitable for troops, Manila’s military chief Romeo Brawner told reporters on Monday. The plans come amid heightened tensions between the Philippines and China, both of whom claim territory in the South China Sea...