“What we can say is we are prepared in any contingency as far as the government asks us to do,” Lieutenant General Jeffrey Delgado, Philippine Air Force Commanding General said Wednesday at the Villamor Air Base.
“Even with our meager resources, we can confront any[one] should there be a need for us to be involved,” the General said as reported by Inquirer.net.
However Delgado said “right now we are avoiding confrontations, and adhere to the rule of law.” As of the moment, the primary task of the air force is to monitor the disputed sea and provide intel.
Earlier report said 10 to 12 Chinese vessels are guarding the Spratly Islands. Chinese government have also asked Philippine troops and civilians to leave the Spratly Islands.