Department of National Defense (DND) Sec. Delfin Lorenzana personally went and inspect Pag-Asa Island on Friday.
Lorenzana together with other military officials inspect the government facilities in the mentioned island that needed repair.
This the first visit of Lorenzana as Defense Secretary.
Lorenzana said the government allocated funds for the rehabilitation of the runway and sewage system in Pag-Asa Island to improve the condition of soldiers assigned in the area.
The Secretary reiterated that Pres. Rodrigo Duterte is serious in his plan to convert the island into a marine research facility and a tourist attraction.
Pag-Asa Island is part of the disputed Spratly Islands.