BRP Davao Del Sur welcomed its new skipper through a Change of Command and Graduation Ceremony with the Commander, Philippine Fleet Rear Admiral Loumer P Bernabe PN as Keynote Speaker; and, Commander Sealift Amphibious Force, Capt Florante N Gagua PN as Presiding Officer aboard BRP Davao Del Sur (LD602) while ship is moored pier side of Pier 13 South Harbor Manila last October 22, 2020.
Capt Homer D Gonzales PN who commanded the vessel for two (2) years handed over the helm to Cdr Elmer G Toriado PN who commanded several Fleet vessels.
For his achievements, Capt Gonzales received the award of Command At-Sea Plaque and Badge; and for having successfully completed his third sea duty tour commanding various vessels of the Philippine Navy.
The activity was conducted under a “new normal” situation with strict adherence to health and biosafety protocols such as limited social distancing and mandatory wearing of face mask and face shield. PHILIPPINE FLEET