Many if not all of them are veterans from Mindanao. They receive relief goods once a month from a Philippine propeller plane.
This soldier lives in old ship, “literally falling apart,” where supplies are hard to come by because a Chinese big, modern, ship intercepts supply lines coming from a yet poor Filipino village from a nearby island.
Interestingly, the ship in which the soldiers live is just on top of a submerged reef. They are poor soldiers, not aggressive, just staying there. And China is blocking their supply line.
Really, China, has an attitude so hard to describe. Bully, is a weak word. And the Philippines? Man, we literally ignored our kababayans in Spratlys.