Palace: USS Guardian damaged 1,000 sqm of protected reef

MANILA — The United States Navy minesweeper USS Guardian that ran aground on Tubbataha Reef last week has damaged around 1,000 square meters of the protected marine area, MalacaƱang said Wednesday. Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda made the announcement based on the initial assessment conducted by the US Navy and the joint Task Force Tubbataha headed