Security escort urged for Celebes Sea vessels

By Manuel Cayon
LIPATA PORT, Surigao City—The business community in Mindanao plans to petition Malacañang to make the Navy and the Coast Guard to make escorting cargo vessels and cargo on roll-on, roll-off (Roro) trips a regular or routine service in the Celebes Sea.
Several business leaders from the Davao and Caraga regions wanted to ask President Duterte for a regular escort along the route, after he and Indonesian President Joko Widodo launched on April 30 the Roro cargo shipping plying the Mindanao cities of Davao and General Santos and crossing the Celebes Sea to connect them with Bitung, an international gateway of Indonesia on the northern Sulawesi region.
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