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Philippines Plans to Build More on South China Sea Island

Philippine navy's frigate sits anchored near Thitu island in 2017.

Philippine navy's frigate sits anchored near Thitu island in 2017.

Photographer: Ted Aljibe/AFP via Getty Images 

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The Philippines plans to spend 1.3 billion pesos ($26 million) to build more structures on a disputed island in the South China Sea, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Tuesday.