The Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Gilbert Gapay congratulates the Philippine Navy’s contingent to the Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2020 in Hawaii via virtual conference on September 4, 2020 at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo.

The AFP Chief lauded the Naval Task Group 80.5 aboard BRP Jose Rizal (FF150) led by Captain Jerry Garrido after their successful participation in this year’s iteration of RIMPAC hosted by the United States Navy from August 17- 31 in Hawaii, USA.

The participation of the Philippine Navy in the world’s largest joint and combined naval exercises, RIMPAC 2020 which was participated by 10 nations, 22 ships, one submarine, and 5,300 personnel, tested the Philippine’s first missile-capable frigate and its crew on its maiden voyage, which was only commissioned into service last July 10 of this year.