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Taiwan beefs up patrols in waters near Philippines

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Taiwan Sunday dispatched four coastguard and naval vessels to beef up patrols in waters near the Philippines following public outrage over the shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by Filipino coastguards. 

Newspapers in New Taipei City carry the story of a Taiwanese fisherman shot by Filipino coastguards, May 12, 2013. Taiwan has dispatched four coastguard and naval vessels to beef up patrols in waters near the Philippines following public outrage over the shooting.

"The government is determined to protect our fishermen," cabinet spokeswoman Cheng Li-wen said in a statement as a Lafayette-class naval frigate and coastguard vessels set sail for the area where the 65-year-old Taiwanese fisherman was killed Thursday.

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