Statement

On the BRP Jose Rizal


We are pleased to announce the historic arrival to the Philippines of BRP Jose Rizal, our country’s first-ever guided-missile frigate.

The arrival of the country’s most advanced warship, delivered during this Administration, is a testament to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s commitment to modernize our armed forces. This forms part of the national leadership’s initiative to enhance the country’s defense capabilities to secure our seas against current threats.

We consider this a breakthrough in the Philippine Navy’s transformation journey in our goal of building a strong and credible maritime force.

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