Monday, April 28, 2014

BRP Ramon Alcaraz welcomed by President Benigno "NOYNOY" Aquino

MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino led Tuesday's arrival ceremony (August 6, 2013) for BRP Ramon Alcaraz, the warship acquired recently by the Philippine Navy from the United States (US) Coast Guard.

The welcome rites were held at the Alava Pier in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

Aquino delivered an address during the event, which was attended by top security officials. The president also done the traditional "welcome handshake" with the BRP Alcaraz crew members.

Capt. Ernesto Baldovino, commanding officer of the ship, delivered a report on their voyage from the US, which lasted for about two months.

After the arrival ceremony, the 45-year-old ship will be prepared for its commissioning, which is expected to be held next month. The white frigate will also be repainted to grey, the color of Philippine Navy ships.

The BRP Alcaraz anchored at Subic Bay and was subjected to quarantine procedures

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