Obama to visit Philippine Navy flagship

Philippines acquired the Gregorio del Pilar frigate from the United States in 2011US President Barack Obama will on Tuesday visit the Philippine Navy’s flagship, the White House said, seeking to highlight American commitment to regional maritime security. Obama will board the US-made Gregorio del Pilar shortly after arriving in the Philippine capital of Manila for annual trade talks with Asia-Pacific leaders, including China’s Xi Jinping. “In the afternoon, the president will tour the BRP Gregorio del Pilar,” a White House statement said on Monday as it detailed Obama’s plans for his first of three days in Manila.

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