Philippine Navy ship goes on resupply mission to Kalayaan Island Group in West Phil Sea

Philippine Navy ship goes on resupply mission to Kalayaan Island Group in West Phil Sea



The Philippine Navy fulfills its mandate even if had less means of doing it.
With all that is happening in the West Philippine Sea its now more than ever we need more floating assets- ships capable and credible ones for the brave men and women of the Philippine Navy.
The lack of help from the national government will never deter the Armed Forces of the Philippines in fulfilling their sworn duty for flag and country.
Sailors and Marines of Naval Forces West get ready to board BRP Benguet (inset) which will transport food and drinking water for their colleagues stationed in outposts of the Philippines in the Kalayaan Island Group in the West Philippine Sea. (Photo  credit to owner)

Over the weekend a Philippine Navy ship BRP Benguet (LS-507), commanded by Lt. Cmdr. Rolando Borromeo, left Puerto Princesa,Palawan for its regular mission to the Philippine detachments in the Kalayaan Island group in the West Philippine Sea.
Commander of Naval Forces West (NFW),Commo. Sean Anthony Villa, led the send off ceremony for the sailors and marines at the Oyster Bay Detachment Pier. 
BRP Benguet (LS-507), will transport food and drinking water for the troops stationed in the occupied outposts of the Philippines in the Spratly Islands in the West Philippine Sea.

The Philippines occupies nine (9) islands and reefs in the disputed Kalayaan Island Group.

Civilians representatives from the Department of Energy (DOE) and Shell Philippines joined the mission to witness firsthand the condition of the troops deployed in remote islands.

“The Western Command through NFW continues to perform its mandate of protecting the territorial integrity and sovereignty of country. Thus, it continuously conduct maritime patrols design to protect the maritime domain and to ensure the safety and well-being of marines and sailors stationed in these far-flung detachments,” the Philippine Navy said.



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