Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen will be conducting a working visit to the Philippines on 18 to 19 July 2017, to gain a better understanding of the ongoing security situation in the southern Philippines and to explore ways for Singapore to support the Philippines in its counter-terrorism efforts. As part of his visit, Dr Ng will meet Philippine Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana.

Dr Ng's visit underscores the warm and friendly defence relations between Singapore and the Philippines. Dr Ng last visited the Philippines for an introductory visit in 2014.