PH warship joins Singapore Navy’s fete
The BRP Gregorio del Pilar has embarked on a voyage to Singapore to join the 50th anniversary celebration of the city-state’s navy later this month.
The warship, which was acquired from the United States in 2011, sailed out of Manila Bay Saturday for the Singapore Navy’s golden jubilee celebration from May 11-19.
Rear Admiral Allan Ferdinand Cusi, the chief of naval staff, presided over the send-off ceremony at Manila’s South Harbor.
Naval Task Group 80.5
On board BRP Gregorio del Pilar were members of Naval Task Group 80.5, which will proceed to Davao for the Philippine Navy’s 119th anniversary on May 24.
Adm. Ronald Joseph S. Mercado, the Navy’s flag officer in command, will also attend Singapore’s first International Maritime Review; International Maritime Defense Expo Asia 2017 and the fifth International Maritime Security Conference.
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