The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) JS SETOGIRI paid a one-day goodwill port call. JS SETOGIRI arrived at Pier 15, South Harbor, Manila Bay on 25 May with one helicopter and approximately 200 officers and crew on board.
Captain Susumu Moriyama, Commander, Escort Division 7 visited Headquarter Philippine Navy (PN) for a courtesy call on Vice Admiral. Robert A. Empedrad, Flag Officer-in Command, PN.
The purpose of this goodwill visit is to strengthen the naval relationship between Japan and the Philippines. It will continue to enhance the peace, stability, and maritime coordination for regional security.