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Jakarta Post

PAL won a US$90 million contract in an international tender, beating eight other countries to build two warships for the Philippine Navy in 2012. The second vessel, which is still under construction, is expected to be delivered to Manila next May. The success of the SSV Tarlac comes as a confidence boost for the country's shipbuilding industry as it strives to prove itself in its own eyes and those of the world.

Read our longform story, "Achieving mastery of the seas" here.

(The Jakarta Post/ Liza Yosephine)