Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Kazuhide Ishikawa attended the said ceremony at the PCG headquarters in Port Area, Manila October 12.
BRP Tubbataha is the first of ten Japan-made Parola-class 44-meter patrol vessels.
The Philippine government has ordered 10 Parola-class patrol vessels from Japan through the Maritime Safety Capability Improvement Project (MSCIP) Phase I. Parola-class patrol vessel is a 44-meter Multi-Role Response Vessel (MRRV) built by Japanese shipbuilder Japan Marine United (JMU).
The second Parola-class patrol vessel is expected to sail to the Philippines this December and will be named as BRP Malabrigo (MRRV-4402). Succeeding deliveries are expected every quarter until completion of 10 units in 2018.