Author: Fatima Reyes
Source: Inquirer Global Nation 
January 21, 2013
Manila, Philippines – The United States said it will continue to work with the Philippine government as it apologized for any damage that its minesweeper has caused when it ran aground the Tubbataha Reef off Palawan last week.
“When the Guardian is safely recovered by the U.S. Navy, the U.S. government will continue to work with the Republic of Philippines government to assess the extent of the damage to the reef and the surrounding marine environment caused by the grounding,” the US Naval fleet said Sunday in its official website.
“The Republic of the Philippines government was promptly informed of the incident and is being updated regularly by U.S. officials,” it added.
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