BRP Jose Rizal to officially enter Navy service today


The Philippine Navy’s first Jose Rizal-class frigate BRP Jose Rizal (FF150) will be officially entering Navy service at around 3 pm today, July 10 at Alava Wharf, SBMA, Zambales.

The event, which will be streamed by Philippine Navy, will be attended by President Rodrigo Duterte and National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.

Navy chief Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo confirmed on July 9 that President Duterte will virtually attend the event.

“He is going to deliver a message,” Vice Admiral Bacordo said. “May mga restrictions sa health issues at saka syempre even the PSG will recommend for the President not to go, we understand that, we also do not want the President to be exposed unnecessarily.”