I have not been able to confirm if the AFP has fully complied with its commander in chief’s orders. It is possible though that our government has diplomatically chosen not to brag about our program to fortify what we occupy in the KIG. Or perhaps Duterte is still unable to raise the billions of pesos needed to defend our territories.
Malaysia’s Layang-Layang resort
This principle is most clearly demonstrated in Malaysia’s occupation of Swallow Reef (which it calls Pulau Layang-Layang) in the Spratlys, which China and Vietnam claim. Merely on the basis of its own unilateral assertion that the reef is on its continental shelf, and close to its mainland, Malaysia sent a company of its elite Special Forces to occupy it in 1983.