Today News
A+ A A-

RP, Russian navies to benefit from warships’ visit to Manila

Officials of the Philippine and Russian navies yesterday cited the benefits for both militaries of the routine port calls by Russian warships in Manila.
Yesterday, guided missile cruiser Varyag and large sea tanker Pechenga of the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet arrived at Pier 15 in Manila’s South Harbor for a goodwill visit.
At a briefing, Capt. Alexsei Ulyanenko, commanding officer of Varyag, said the visit is “very important” for the Russians.
“This courtesy call is very important to us,” said Ulyanenko, through an interpreter.
For his part, Capt. Leo Ramon Miado, of the Philippine Navy Fleet, said  the goodwill visit will provide an opportunity for personnel of both navies to interact.
“It’s a training opportunity…we can also view their technology as part of our modernization,”  Miado said.
It will be recalled that President Duterte has ordered the Armed Forces of the Philippines to consider Russian military equipment for its ongoing modernization program.
On Saturday, the Russian warship will be open for a shipboard tour — scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. while a concert by the Russian Cultural Dancers and Music Ensemble will be held the following day at the Luneta Park.
Earlier, Russian ship Boris Botuma, along with its sister tanker, had also visited Manila for a routine port call.                 

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated.Basic HTML code is allowed.

Commentaries

An idea that won’t fly

01-05-2017 Ninez Cacho-Olivares

An idea that won’t fly

Just as the Asean Summit theme this year called for non...

France’s le Pen struggles with fear of f…

01-05-2017 AFP and Tribune Wires

France’s le Pen struggles with fear of far-right

Nice, France — France’s far-right leader Marine le Pen ...

Missing my Manila

01-05-2017 Aldrin Cardona

Missing my Manila

Before the rise of the Mall of Asia and the new Baywalk...

Patchwork

01-05-2017 Dinah S. Ventura

Patchwork

I like development. I appreciate growth. I like a leade...

In Indian Kashmir, social media becomes …

01-05-2017 AFP and Tribune Wires

In Indian Kashmir, social media becomes a battleground

Srinagar, India — An unprecedented ban on Whatsapp, Fac...

Panic, fear and hubris

01-05-2017 Tribune Wires

Panic, fear and hubris

A certain lawyer Jude Josue Sabio was punished by the S...

Metro

Headlines

Nation

Metro

Sports

Life Style

Etcetera

Motoring

business

Copyright 2000-2012 All rights reserved, The Daily Tribune Publishing Inc.