A Philippine Navy delegation headed by its Flag Officer-in-Command (FOIC) Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad attended the Russian Navy Parade on July 29 during the Day of the Russian Navy in St. Petersburg in Russia.
Aside from attending the naval parade, Philippine Ambassador to Russia Carlos D. Sorreta said Vice Admiral Empedrad will also be meeting with Russian naval and other officials while in St. Petersburg.
Empedrad is accompanied by Philippine Fleet commander Rear Admiral Danilo Rodelas, and Philippine Defense and Armed Forces Attache to Russia Colonel Dennis Francis V. Pastor.
The Day of the Russian Navy honors the members of units of the Russian Navy.
Sources: https://www.facebook.com/king.sorreta.5/posts/10155990758635432; https://www.facebook.com/mod.mil.rus/posts/2150411331868278