Another Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) vessel, the JS Setogiri (DD-156) and helicopter is now docked at Pier 15, Manila South Harbor from Friday to Saturday for a goodwill visit.

Before the vessel arrival, spokesperson Captain Lued Lincuna of the Philippine Navy said the Japanese destroyer will be at Manila on Friday morning with 220 officers and enlisted personnel.

The contingent will be overseen by JMSDF Escort Division head, Capt. Susumi Moriyama, and JS Setogiri skipper, Commander Tokeshi Tonegawa.

According to Lincuna, “The PN will render customary welcome ceremony upon arrival of the vessel, to be followed by a port briefing on security and health aboard the JS Setogiri”.

JS Setogiri is the fourth JMSDF ship to visit the Philippines in the past five months with JS Osumi being the third and destroyer, JS Akizuki, the second, and JS Amagiri the first.

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