US ship, submarine arrive in Subic


Posted at Jun 08 2013 05:35 PM | Updated as of Jun 09 2013 01:35 AM

MANILA, Philippines – A US Navy submarine tender and submarine arrived at the Subic Bay port on Saturday.

The submarine tender USS Frank Cable and submarine USS Asheville are docked in Subic for a routine port call and maintenance.

The visit will also allow US sailors to tour the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

Officials earlier said the visit aims to "highlight the strong historic community and military relations between the Philippines and the United States."

The women’s group Kaisa Kam, meanwhile, protests the presence of US military personnel in the country. -- Report from Jeff Gallos, dzMM