Manila, August 9, 2018 — Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet Adm. John C. Aquilino visited the Philippines August 7 to 9 to meet with Philippine military and political leaders and to underscore U.S. commitment to the Philippines and the Indo-Pacific region.
Adm. Aquilino assumed command of the Pacific Fleet on May 17, 2018.
While in the Philippines, Adm. Aquilino met with U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim, Philippine Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana, Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Cayetano, and Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Gen. Carlito Galvez.
Adm. Aquilino’s visit focused on enhancing the relationship between both countries’ navies.