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AFP to get more equipment, aircraft next year – Aquino


MANILA, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippine will receive more equipment and aircraft by early 2013, President Benigno Aquino III said Monday.

In his third state of the nation address at the House of Representatives, Aquino said that by the end of the year, the Armed Forces will receive 21 refurbished UH-1H helicopters, four combat utility helicopters, radio and other communication equipment, rifles, mortars, mobile diagnostic laboratories and station bullet assemble.

He added that by January 2013, BRP Ramon Alcaraz– the country’s second Hamilton Class cutter– will arrive in the Philippines.

“Di na bangkang papel ang ating ipapalaot; ngayon, mga hi-tech at de kaledad na barko na ang tatanod sa 36,000 kilometers nating coastline,” Aquino said.

(We are not sending paper boats out to sea. Now, our 36,000 kilometers of coastline will be patrolled by more modern ships.)

The BRP Ramon Alcaraz is a 45-year old vessel retired from service by the United States Coast Guard.

Likewise, $30 million funds from the United Stated for the Defense Capability Upgrade and Sustainment of Equipment Program for the AFP has also been approved.
“Bukod pa po ito sa tulong nila upang pahusayin pa ang pagmanman sa ating mga baybayin sa ilalim ng itatayong Coast Watch Center ng Pilipinas.

(This is in addition to their assistance in improving the way we patrol our shores under the Coast Watch Center of the Philippines, which will soon be established.)

He added that by 2013, 10 more attack helicopters, two naval helicopters, two light lift aircraft, one frigate and many force protection equipment are expected to arrive, Aquino said.

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  • Platypus09

    It is about time.

    Our country deserves better military protection, from internal and external conflicts.

    Plus, our military men and officers also deserve better and high-tech equipments in serving and protecting our country.

    • Panzerjock

      They’re the ones risking their necks for you guys. Treat them well, pay them well, arm and equip them well, and they’ll protect you with their lives.

      • Platypus09

        I agree. They should be well-compensated with great benefits. 

  • http://www.yahoo.com JOSE RIZAL

    Inside the brain of a 5-yr old balding man (Phil setting) is that whenever a child neighbor possesses that war toys, he will also wanted to buy the same to show off.  When the reality calls for him to just DIPLOMATICALLY win his opponent neighbor, he is not mentally capable of doing it.  But instead would tell his playgroup and his observing neighbors that he would be buying the same war toys.
    Hahahaha!  What a mediocre predicament!  And the yellows love it!  Sabi niya:  “Kayo ang gumawa niyan”.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin


    • http://profile.yahoo.com/WULVVUKU3NPT5TJPMV3ZIE22TY John Mabini

      Pesting yawa ka Jose Rizal…sarap tlaga manira ano ha! Ikaw may nagawa ka ba? O nag-aantay ka lang ng biyaya? Pustahan tayo, pag tuloy-tuloy gumanda kalagayan ng Pinas isa ka sa babalimbing! Napakadaling manira talaga…lalo na naka-upo ka lang sa computer mo maghapon. 

  • jopal

    kulang pa yan mr. president kailangngan din natin ng mga missiles para pang sangga sa insik alam mo naman na paliliparing lang nila ang mga missiles nila bulseye yang mga Barko ng pinas na  galing sa America kawawa naman tayo at mga sundalo natin di ba mr. pres pero bilib talaga ako sa yo within 3 years lang marami ka ng maibibigay sa AFP DAHIL NAPAHINTO MO ANG MGA MAGNANAKAW  NG MGA GENERAL SA AFP, MERON PARIN NATITIRA MR.PRES SA MINDANAO SA VISAYAS NANDIYAN LANG SILA SA TABI TABI NAGHIHINTAY NG TAMANG PANAHO PARA MAKAPAGNAKAW NANAMG MULI , LALO NA  NGAYONG MERON MGA BAGONG ARMAS NA DARATING  PARA SA KASUNDALUHAN  BAKA IBENTA NAMAN ITO SA KALABAN HA HA HA HA HA MAGINGAT PO KAYO MR. PRES KAILANG TALASAN NINYO ANG INYONG PANDINIG TANAW AT AMOY SA MGA WALANG HIYANG MARAMING MUKHA PAG NASA TABI NIYO

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D3LDMMAKC6UDQLDVFP2DGSJBXY Jezzrel

    Kulang na kulang yan, at ang tagal naman, now na, kasamang bilhin mga fighter planes para me pang patrulya sa WPS…

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