Certainly this will involve more “capacity building” and possibly more equipment transfers, but, perhaps more importantly, the US is sharing intelligence with the Philippines and other SE Asian nations to enhance maritime domain awareness.
I hope this will be another step toward a law enforcement alliance, a “Combined Maritime Security Task Force, Pacific,” perhaps following the model of the “Combined Maritime Force” in SW Asia.
Thanks to Xavier Ng for bringing this to my attention.
The ship she was one was the cutter Gabriella Silang, https://chuckhillscgblog.net/2019/07/19/ocea-launched-largest-aluminum-opv-in-the-world-for-philippine-coast-guard-naval-news/
Some additional background.