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Senator Recto said the Philippines has been recognized as the fourth largest shipbuilder in the world. “If other nations find our ships exceptional, then we should, too.”
He said local shipbuilders can build the “country’s humanitarian fleet.”
“We need a hospital ship. Kahit maliit lang. Or two all-purpose mercy ships which can be used as floating headquarters when all land structures have been destroyed. We are an archipelago. And when there’s a typhoon and the roads are destroyed, the only way to reach the victims is by sea,” he said. ... See MoreSee Less
WE CAN AFFORD RP-MADE PASIG RIVER FERRY BOATS, HOSPITAL SHIPS－RECTO
For a fraction of the P18 billion price tag of two Navy frigates, the country can buy locally-made Pasig River ferry boats, floating hospitals, environmental patrol boats and other ships needed by a disaster-prone archipelago where half of the towns lie along the coast.
The call was made by Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto who said the deficit in ships is not only in the Navy, but also in civilian activities such as coast guard patrol, calamity response and tapping Manila’s main waterway as an alternative to its car-choked streets.
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