Philippine Fleet Celebrates 47th Anniversaryhttp://www.philfleet.mil.ph/events-.htm
The Philippine Fleet, “the Navy’s Cutting Edge”, has celebrated its 47th foundation anniversary with the theme “Stronger Fleet Towards Stronger Nation” with VADM ROGELIO I CALUNSAG AFP, the Flag Officer-in-Command, Philippine Navy as the Guest of Honor last 22 August 2007.
The celebration was a culmination of a series of pre-anniversary activities that featured events and activities designed to highlight the unity and camaraderie of the Fleet. Some of the activities include the Paint A School Program, Shootfest competition, Essay Writing and Digital Photo Contest, Tree Planting and Sports and Seamanship skills Olympics. Similarly, to highlight the Command’s commitment to uplift the morale and welfare of its personnel, a Health Care fair 2007 ( Bantay Kalusugan) was also held.
The highlights of the anniversary activities at the Headquarters, Philippine Fleet were the 47thPhilippine Fleet anniversary celebration with the awarding ceremony to deserving personnel and units of the Fleet who have excelled in the performance of their respective duties followed by a Send-Off ceremony of four (4) vessels namely BRP SALVADOR ABCEDE (PG 114)
, BRP DIONISIO OJEDA (PG 117), BRP TEOTIMO FIGURACION (PG 389) and DF336 and two aircrafts, Philippine Navy CESSNA 324 and Philippine Navy Islander 320, which will be deployed to different operational areas especially in the south to support the campaign of our government.
This year’s theme of “Stronger Fleet Towards Stronger Nation” is a clear manifestation of the Command’s commitment to the Philippine Navy’s vision which is “To be a strong and credible Navy that our maritime nation can be proud of by the year 2030” as the command aims to give emphasis on achieving its mission in support to national development.