US destroyer to visit Philippines

Manila, Feb 4 (IANS) A US Navy guided missile destroyer will arrive in the Philippines Tuesday for a routine visit, the American embassy said Monday.

It said that USS Stockdale (DDG-106), the third US vessel to visit the Philippines since January, will replenish supplies and offer its crew an opportunity for rest and relaxation, Xinhua reported.

The vessel will land in Subic Bay in northern Philippines.

This will be the Stockdale's first visit to the country. It is part of its nine-month deployment to the Western Pacific that began in January.

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