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01:02 PM, October 24, 2017
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China To Donate Four 'fast Boats' To Help Philippines In Anti-Terror Fight

China will likely donate four fast boats to Manila to be operated in the high risk waters of the Sulu Sea, the Southern Philippines region.

"They're also giving us fast boats to be used in the Sulu Seas. Four fast boats but they are still manufacturing them," Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana was quoted as saying by The Philippine Star during a televised press conference on Tuesday.

Lorenzana's statement was made after Beijing officially turned over $3 million worth of construction equipment on Tuesday to the Department of Public Works and Highways for the rehabilitation of war-torn Marawi.

The high-speed boats are expected to be delivered to the country before the end of the year, according to Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua.

Philippine troops, backed by airstrikes and artillery, have battled for over a month to drive the extremists out of Marawi but the militants have fought back.

The high-speed boats are expected to be delivered to the country before the end of the year, according to Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua.

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