Philippines—Ships Headed To Middle East To Rescue Citizens Trapped By Rising Tensions

Abs-Cbn | 01/14/2020

The Philippine navy has sent two ships to the Middle East to evacuate Philippine citizens in the midst of rising regional tensions, reports ABS-CBN News (Philippines).  On Tuesday, the amphibious ship Davao del Sur and patrol ship Ramon Alcaraz left Manila following a ceremony led by President Rodrigo Duterte.  The ships are expected to reach Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in 25 days, said a navy spokeswoman. The combined force can provide for about 700 evacuees plus the company of sailors...
 

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