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Members of Philippine coast guard anti-terrorism unit stand next to the newly commissioned coast guard's Multi-Role Response Vessel (MRRV) BRP Malapascua during a ceremony at the coast guard headquarters in Manila on March 7, 2017. The multi-role response vessel is one of the 12 coast vessels acquired by the Philippine government from Japan. It will be deployed in Sulu province, where the military has been battling the Abu Sayyaf, a kidnap-for-ransom network that has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. / AFP PHOTO / Ted ALJIBE

August 30, 2017 4:22 PM (UTC+8)