BRP Apolinario Mabini deploys to West Philippine Sea

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The Philippine Navy’s Jacinto-class corvette BRP Apolinario Mabini (PS-36) has deployed to West Philippine Sea.

“Answering the call of duty, BRP Apolinario Mabini (PS36) arrived [in] Puerto Princesa City on 12 April 2021 to augment the efforts of Western Command to intensify the Philippines presence in West Philippine Sea,” BRP Apolinario Mabini’s public information office said.

“This in support to the Philippine Governments claim in the area,” it added.

Prior to said deployment, BRP Apolinario Mabini was in Eastern Mindanao area securing the Philippine-Indonesia border.

“She is one of three Peacock Class patrol gun boats that was acquired by the Philippine Navy from the British Navy in1997,” PS36 PIO added.