|Philippines Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says China had encroached on the Philippines' economic zones at sea.(Photo by=AFP/Mandel Ngan)|
[Asia News Communication = Reporter Reakkana] Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana welcomed on Wednesday the possibility that South Korea may donate two more retired Pohang-class corvettes to the Philippine Navy.
South Korea donated last year its retired Pohang-class ship “Chungju” to the Philippines which commissioned it as the BRP Conrado Yap (PS-39).
Built in the 1980s, Pohang-class corvettes are armed with 76mm Oto Melara guns, 40mm cannons, depth-charge racks, triple torpedo tubes and surveillance systems. South Korea also built the country’s first frigate, the BRP Jose Rizal. (Inquirer PH)