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Militants blast US military plan

  • ucanews.com reporter, Manila
  • Philippines
  • March 8, 2012
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Angry fishermen today accused the United States government of trying to turn Palawan island into a military outpost similar to Japan’s Okinawa.

"It is interesting to note that the next staging of [joint US-Philippines military] exercises is chiefly focused in Palawan province,” said Salvador France, head of the Pamalakaya fishermen’s group.

He said the US is turning the eastern island province into a de facto naval base for US troops currently stationed in Okinawa.

He claimed that the April 16-27 joint military exercises are designed as a "preparatory stage" for the establishment of mini-naval bases not only in Palawan, but in nearby provinces in Luzon.
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