Navy launches 7th station in Northern Luzon
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Navy has inaugurated a new naval station in Casiguran, Aurora, to bolster maritime security in the area, particularly in the Philippine Rise.
Top Navy officials, along with Sen. Francis Tolentino, launched the new 12,000-hectare support facility and naval air detachment inside the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport on March 31, the Naval Forces Northern Luzon (Navfornol) said on Tuesday.
Navfornol said the Casiguran base will bolster security operations in the easter Luzon seaboard along with the station in Fuga Island in Cagayan.
Other bases under Navfornol jurisdiction are those in Bonuan, Sual, and Bolinao in Pangasinan for the western seaboard, and the bases in Itbayat and Mavulis in Batanes for the Balintang Strait.
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