Duterte vows full implementation of AFP modernization programs

Duterte vows full implementation of AFP modernization programs

The thrust of the current government in upgrading and modernizing the Philippine Armed Forces remains a commitment of president Rodrigo Roa. Duterte.
During the 80th anniversary of the Department of National Defense (DND) at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City, President Duterte vows the full implementation of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) modernization programs that has the intention to improve the country’s defense capabilities.

He further vows to work hand in hand with Congress in passing vital bills related to the AFP’s upgrade.

Pres. Duterte and DND Sec. Delfin Lorenzana (photo credit to PCOO)
“Throughout our nation’s history, the Department of National Defense has been an important contributor in national development through the effective formulation and implementation of policies and the efficient management of resources to ensure our safety and protect our territorial integrity and sovereignty,” Duterte said.
“I assure you of my administration’s full implementation of the modernization programs by working with Congress towards the enactment of legislative measures that will further enhance the department’s capabilities,” he added.

Duterte also acknowledges and thanks the men and women of the Department of National Defense (DND) in keeping the country safe. He said that the Filipino nation is grateful for their service not only in matters of security but also on humanitarian aid and disaster response.
“I extend my sincerest thanks to you, the brave men and women of the DND, for successfully carrying out the sacred mandate to defend our country against external and internal threats and ensure peace and security,” he said.
“The Filipino nation will always remember you in their hearts for pursuing this noble task that puts you at the forefront of combating elements that threaten our freedom and democratic way of life,” he adds.

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