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Defense chief Delfin Lorenzana on Wednesday said several construction projects are ongoing in the West Philippine Sea.


During the House budget hearing on the proposed P297,136,636,000 funds for the Defense Department next year, Lorenzana identified some of the projects in the WPS.


“We have established littoral monitoring stations in our feature in Spratly’s…Pagasa is now being refurbished. We are now cementing the runway,” he said.


“The features in Parola, Kota Island, Lawak Island, Ayungin Shoal, Patag, Panata, are also being constructed with…we are putting up barracks, helipad…” he added.


When the construction on Pagasa Island is finished, Lorenzana said they will build a fuel depot in the area.