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× DND chief: Bad weather delays Pag-asa buildup

MANILA, Philippines -- Delays have yet again hampered the construction of the beaching ramp on the Philippines' biggest island outpost in the West Philippine Sea, which Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said will not be completed before year-end.

In a Viber message to reporters on Friday, Lorenzana said bad weather on Pag-asa Island caused the breakdown of construction equipment.

"Because of…