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Bautista: No stopping AFP modernization

Gen. Emmanuel Bautista, the Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff, said he is optimistic the modernization program will push through even without the help of the United States. Bautista, who was in Baguio City for the PMA Alumni Homecoming over the weekend, said the modernization program of the AFP will continue with new […] Continue reading →

DND signs P1.3-billion contract for naval helicopters

The Department of National Defense (DND) on Thursday said it had signed a P1.3-billion ($32-million) contract for the acquisition of three Italian-made helicopters for the Philippine Navy, a move that, according to the defense chief, shows a “louder and clearer” intent to modernize the military. Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin announced the modernization move as China […] Continue reading →