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South Korea wants to donate two more Pohang-class corvettes to PHL

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Tuesday said South Korea was planning to donate two more Pohang-class ships to the Philippines.

“I think the South Korean government is thinking of donating two more of this Pohang-class... They’re thinking of two,” Lorenzana said in his speech during the welcome ceremony of BRP Conrado Yap.

A welcome ceremony was held at Pier 13 in Manila South Harbor for the BRP Conrado Yap (PS39), which will boost the Philippine Navy’s capability in patrolling the maritime domain.

According to Lorenzana, the Pohang-class corvette will guard the Philippines’ maritime territory and protect the nation’s interest.

The said vessel arrived in Manila last Sunday.

The Navy has regarded BRP Conrado Yap as the “most powerful ship,” which will focus on anti-submarine warfare capabilities. —NB, GMA News