PH Navy officially welcomes first missile-capable frigate, future BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150)

PH Navy officially welcomes first missile-capable frigate, future BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150)

The Armed Forces of the Philippines has just made another milestone, as the Philippine Navy (PN) officially welcomed at Alava Wharf, Subic, Zambales yesterday June 15 its brand new, modern and first missile-capable frigate built in South Korea by known shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).

The soon to be christened Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP) Jose Rizal (FF150) once it is commissioned to the service.

The warship was tendered a a traditional arrival ceremony led by the commander of Philippine Fleet Rear Adm. Loumer P. Bernabe after its successful two-week quarantine period in adherence to strict health protocols against the COVID-19 pandemic.
BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) docked at Alava wharf, Subic Bay, Zambales
(photo credit to PH Navy)

Due to unavoidable circumstances the separate handover christening and commissioning ceremonially originally coinciding with the birth anniversary of its namesake and national hero Dr. Jose Rizal was postponed.
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is expected to be the guest of honor and speaker of the momentous event.
 Philippine Fleet Rear Adm. Loumer P. Bernabe expressed his gratitude to all th officers and men of FF-150 for their efforts and perseverance in familiarizing the different systems of the ship through constant training and drills. 

“Together let us bring our Navy to the next level not only because of more modern ships, weapons and sensors but because of more competent and confident personnel equipped with modern and disciplined mindsets” he added.

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