Manila Bulletin, Wednesday, May 5, 2010
By: Elena Aben
Some 272 Philippine Sailors and Marines returned to the country last Tuesday after a month-long overseas mission Malaysia where they engaged the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) in the annual bilateral maritime training activity (MTA) dubbed MALPHI-LAUT 13/10.
Lt. Col. Edgard Arevalo, Navy spokesman, said the arrival honors were rendered to the returning sailors and marines at the Capt. Moya Boat Landing, Naval Base Heracleo Alano, Sangley Point, Cavite City.
According to Arevalo, the Philippine contingent to the MTA MALPHILAUT 13/10 was composed of officers, crew, and some 272 Sailors and Marines. Also part of the contingent was a patrol vessel BRP Apolinario Mabini (PS 36), a logistics ship BRP Dagupan City (LC 551), a PN Helicopter (PNH) 411 and two teams of Naval Operations Group (NAVSOG).
The sailors and marines, among them the 49 Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class 2010 members who joined the Navy, participated in the month-long annual bilateral MTA with the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) in Lumut, Malaysia and Malacca Strait area.