Philippine Navy re-launches museum

by Chari Santos

The Philippine Navy (PN) conducted the re-launching of its Museum at Fort San Felipe, Cavite City last October 16, with the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ deputy chief of staff, Rear Adm. Erick A. Kagaoan, as its guest of honor and speaker representing the AFP chief of staff. Fort San Felipe re-launched as the Philippine Navy Museum will become the pride of the Navy where the vast history of the country’s naval force are exhibited and displayed.

The re-launch of the PN Museum coincided with the PN-hosted 2nd Philippine Arts Summit of the Tagapagtaguyod ng Sining at Kultura ng Pilipinas (TSKP) which ran from October 18, 2020 also at Fort San Felipe. The 2nd Philippine Art Summit showcases the different art forms and cultural heritage of the Philippines. The project intends to promote the love and awareness of arts and culture. The centerpiece of said art summit is the rehabilitated and restored Fort San Felipe in Cavite, which is inside the first port town in the Philippines.

Guests who attended the re-launch include other military and government officials as well as foreign dignitaries.

To ensure the successful implementation and completion of the project, the Philippine Navy has tapped the expertise of Cdr. Flordeliza Villaseñor (Res), a dedicated Navy reservist and incumbent chairperson of TSKP, to act as the curator of Fort San Felipe Naval Museum and other museums being maintained by subordinate units of the Navy. She joined the Task Force “Pagsasaayos” in the planning, preparation and coordination phases of the project.

~Press release and photo courtesy of the Public Affairs Office, Philippine Navy

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