Recommendation of an update to the Dolgorae is also in the context of higher priotities for the Philippine Navy which mitigate against heavily investing in submarines. Such priorities for the Navy and Coastguard include:
- Philippine Navy of Airforce aircraft flying within sight of "Chinese" Couth China Sea islands is one means of economically "showing the flag". S advised in Comments below on October 28, 2015 that according to Reuters Japanese Edition (06/Aug/2015), the Japanese Government is considering to offer the Philippines modified trainer aircraft TC-90 (Beechcraft King Air) instead of P-3C. This is because highly complex operational needs including information analysis [and maintenance] is needed for P-3C [as well as very expensive maintenance]. In contrast the TC-90 is much easier and less expensive to operate. However, S advises that Japan's Public Finance Act, which prohibits gratuitously or cheaply transferring state owned property to foreign governments obstructs this deal. Therefore the Japanese Government is now considering various options including selling at a reasonable price or excluding this deal from Public Finance Act. The Japanese Government supports enhancement of friendlly countries’ maritime security in the South China Sea.