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Philippine Navy sends off contingent to Russia Governance
🗓 July 15, 2019

Pier 13, South Harbor, Manila – The Philippine Navy (PN) held a send-off ceremony at Pier 13, South Harbor, Manila earlier today for its Landing Dock Ship, BRP Davao Del Sur (LD602) with Helicopter Detachment Afloat (HDA) onboard to participate in the Naval Parade during the Russian Day at Vladivostok, Russia from July 24-29, 2019.

The contingent is headed by Captain Richard Gonzaga which is comprised of a 300-strong sailors and marines from the different units of the navy composed of an air detachment, special operations and training. The Chief of Naval Staff, Philippine Navy, Rear Admiral Loumer Bernabe oversaw the send-off ceremony. It is expected that the contingent will arrive on July 24 in Vladivostok, Russia

In his remarks, Rear Admiral Bernabe stated that “this is a follow-up of our first port visit last year which hopes to broaden our horizon on capacity building and another opportunity for us to continue and strengthen our bilateral military cooperation and diplomatic relationship with the Russian Federation and other counterparts as well as an avenue to explore resolutions on issues and concerns mutual to all maritime countries.”

The Philippine Navy’s Port Visit in Russia and its participation in Naval Parade convey the Command’s commitment in promoting multilateral cooperation. It is an affirmation of its commitment in collaborating with other navies to promote peace and stability in the region.

Aside from the customary arrival ceremonies, PN sailors and marines are expected to participate in the Russian Navy celebration in Vladivostok, as well as visits to Russian naval facilities to exchange expertise especially with the scheduled visit in one of their submarines. It is likewise expected that other navies will participate in the Russian Navy Day by sending their respective contingents and ships to the Fleet Review.

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