By Gemma Nemenzo ALAMEDA, Calif.

On Monday, July 18 at 2 p.m. here, the 95-person crew of BRP (for Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas)Gregorio del Pilar will begin their homeward journey to their mother unit, the Philippine Navy, aboard their new ship. The send-off ceremony, which is open to the public, will display the rituals and traditions that naval forces are known for……. more..