MANILA (DWDD) – The Arrival Ceremony to formally welcome the Philippine Navy’s third Weather High Endurance Cutter Barko ng Pilipinas (BRP) Andres Bonifacio (FF17) will be held on Dec. 9, 2016 9:00 AM at Pier 13, South Harbor, Manila with Sec. Delfin N Lorenzana, the Secretary of National Defense as the Guest of Honor and Speaker.
The highlight of the event will be the tribute and recognition to the laudable efforts of the sailors who were instrumental for the ship’s safe and successful voyage to the Philippines.
Just like BRP Gregorio del Pilar (FF15) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF16), the other two Del Pilar Class Frigates (DPCF), FF17 will be primarily important for the PN’s maritime security and sovereignty patrols in line with the Navy’s mandate to protect the people and the state. NPAO / MCAG