Philippines, Indonesia Agree to Boost Joint Maritime Border Patrols
Dennis Jay Santos and Jeoffrey Maitem
The Philippines and Indonesia have agreed to intensify joint maritime security patrols to check the movements of terrorists across their porous borders, military officials from both nations said Wednesday.
Naval officials forged the security arrangement two years after the neighboring countries launched air and maritime patrols with Malaysia in a bid to combat kidnappings by Abu Sayyaf, a militant group based in the southern Philippines.
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