MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) – President Benigno Aquino formerly witnessed the docking of the BRP Gregorio del Pilar, the newest military acquisition of the Philippine government, at Pier 13 of the South Harbor in Manila on Tuesday.

In his speech, Aquino said the docking of the Hamilton class warship represents the renewed strength of the country’s Armed Forces towards protecting its coastlines and assets.

He assured the Armed Forces that the government will not stop in the acquisition of ships, helicopters and patrol crafts. MORE HERE: ABS-CBN News