AFP commissions BRP Jose Rizal into the military service

AFP commissions BRP Jose Rizal into the military service

A modern Philippine Navy is the dream of every Filipino, being an archipelago- 2nd biggest on the planet it is a must to have all the necessary equipment for them to do their mandate.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has commissioned the newly delivered brand new South Korean-made, four-dimensional warfare-capable frigate, BRP Jose Rizal (FF 150) into the service with the Philippine Navy (PN).

Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana was joined by AFP Chief of Staff General Felimon Santos Jr. in the  commissioning ceremony of BRP Jose Rizal (FF-50) at the Alava Wharf, Subic Bay Zambales  last July 10.
BRP Jose Rizal (FF 150)
(photo credit to owner) 

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte graced and delivered his speech virtually. The ceremony was also attended by the living descendants of Jose Rizal with Mr Emmanuel Herbosa being the eldest, the Philippine Navy Flag Officer in Command Vice Admiral Giovani Carlo Bacordo, Major Service Commanders, South Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Han Dong-Man, Olongapo City Mayor Rolen Paulino and Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Chairperson Atty Wilma Eisma.
The PN’s brand new frigate was named after the Philippine national hero Jose Rizal, she is one of two in her class of warship.
BRP Jose Rizal is a missile-equipped warship that is capable of carrying out anti-air, anti-surface, anti- submarine, and electronic warfare operations.

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