BRP Jose Rizal with med supplies to arrive May 23

BRP Jose Rizal with med supplies to arrive May 23




The South Korean ship building giant Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI)the contract builder of the brand new BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), remembers the valiant, brave and democratic loving soldiers of the Philippine Expeditionary Forces of Korea (PEFTOK).



BRP Jose Rizal the Philippine Navy’s first modern missile-frigate is en route to the country carrying on its way home medical supplies donated by the South Korean government and the HHI.


The donation from the South Korean Government consists of 35,000 Covid-19 test kits; 20,000 face masks and 2,000 units of hand sanitizers, this according to the interview of Philippine Navy public affairs office chief, Lt. Commander Maria Christina Roxas.

(photo credit PH Navy)


BRP Jose Rizal and the donated medical supplies are expected to arrive this weekend, will augment the Philippines’ capacity in battling the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the shipyard that built and equipped the ship, also gave 180 bottles of environmental disinfectants; 300 packs of disinfectant wipes; and 1,080 pieces of face shields.

Hanwha Systems also provided 492 packs of Vitamin C tablets, with each pack containing 180 pieces.


BRP Jose Rizal is the lead ship of her class, the PN will have its first-ever multi-mission frigate capable of conducting anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, and electronic warfare operations.






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Report from PNA



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