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Spanish Navy ship here for goodwill visit

/ 01:02 AM September 06, 2019

A Spanish Navy ship docked on Thursday in Manila—the second time in 92 years—for a three-day goodwill visit.

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Armada Española (Spanish Navy) Alvaro de Bazan-class frigate Méndez Núñez (F-104) was officially welcomed at Corregidor Island by the Philippine Navy as she maneuvered to berth at the Manila South Harbor.

Navy public affairs office chief Lt. Cmdr. Maria Christina Roxas said the Spanish Navy’s visit was the second since October 1927.

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According to Roxas, after the visit, the 200-man Spanish Navy contingent, headed by Cmdr. Antonio Gonzalez del Tanago de la Lastra, will set sail for Baler Bay to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the first circumnavigation of the globe by Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastian Elcano and the arrival of Spain in the Philippines. —JEANNETTE I. ANDRADE

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