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Monday, August 22, 2011

PHL Navy's biggest warship arrives at Manila Bay

BRP Gregorio del PilarPresident Benigno Aquino III is set to formally welcome on Tuesday the Philippine Navy’s newly acquired — and largest — ship.

The Hamilton cutter ship arrived at the Manila Bay on Sunday morning after sailing for more than a month from San Francisco in the United States. It will be named BRP Gregorio del Pilar, after one of the country’s heroes.

Navy chief Vice Admiral Alexander Pama boarded the ship at the Manila Bay anchorage and had a lunch with the 95 officers and men, led by Capt. Alberto Cruz, that sailed the ship from the US last July 18.

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