Navy to welcome contingent to 1st AMNEX Wednesday

MANILA -- The Philippine Navy (PN) contingent, which took part in the first-ever ASEAN Multilateral Naval Exercise (AMNEX) 2017, will be formally welcomed Wednesday.

Welcoming ceremonies will take place 2 p.m. at Pier 13, Manila South Harbor, Navy spokesperson Capt. Lued Lincuna said. The event will be headed by Philippine Fleet commander Rear Admiral Gaudencio Collado Jr.

The contingent consists of the BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (FF-15), the BRP Tarlac (LD-601) and 600 sailors and marines, Lincuna bared.

The PN contingent to AMNEX 2017 is headed by Commodore Albert A. Mogol.

The naval exercises where 10 ASEAN nations and nine non-ASEAN member states took place in Pattaya and Sattahip Bay, Thailand.

It started November 13 and ended on November 22, the PN spokesperson added.

Source: Philippine News Agency