Southeast Asia Speaks: Ex-navy chief Giovanni Bacordo on dealing with Chinese incursions in West PH Sea

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Tension between the Philippines and China continues to rise in the West Philippine Sea.

On Thursday, August 19, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to retired vice admiral Giovanni Bacordo, former chief of the Philippine Navy, about dealing with Chinese incursions in the West Philippine Sea.

Bacordo served as flag officer-in-command of the Philippine Navy from February 2020 until his retirement in June 2021. He was the commander of the Philippine Fleet, overseeing Navy's assets and sailors.

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