Chinese warships arriving in Manila

A Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) naval task group is scheduled to arrive today in Manila for a four-day goodwill visit, the Philippine Navy said.

The Chinese naval task group is composed of frigates “Wu Hu” and “Han Dan”, accompanied by replenishment ship “Dong Ping Hu”.

A welcome ceremony and port briefing will be held at Pier 15, South Harbor, Manila.

According to Philippine Navy spokesperson Captain Jonathan Zata, this is the second goodwill visit by a Chinese naval task group under the Duterte administration.

The first took place in Davao City on April 30 to May 2, 2017.