Give AFP more funds to better defend PH territory - AFP Chief of Staff

Give AFP more funds to better defend PH territory - AFP Chief of Staff

 

Its plain and simple, you want a functioning, modern and professional Armed Forces of the Philippines, then you need to fund it for its needs.

This was the call of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff Gen. Cirilito Sobejana last April 21 to Congress amid the continued incursions of China in the West Philippine Sea(WPS).

The AFP Chief said the Philippine military needs more funds if they will be true to their constitutional mandate  and that is to protect Philippine territory against the incursions/assaults from foreign countries, mainly from China.

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“We are calling on our legislators to increase the modernization fund so we can buy more ships,” Sobejana said.

 

The AFP Chief said the government’s “rigid” procurement system was also making the upgrading process more difficult.

 

The AFP as an organization has lobbied to lawmakers to legislate a different and separate procurement system for the country’s defense needs for a mre faster implementation of the AFP Modernization program.

“These things we hope can be reviewed or given attention so we will be more effective in performing our mandate in securing the people and defending our territory,” Sobejana said.

 

 

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