Philippines plans to acquire 2 warfare choppers

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An anti-submarine warfare helicopter of the Pakistan Navy that it acquired from China. PHOTO FROM ASIAN-DEFENCE.COM

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of National Defense is looking into acquiring two new anti-submarine warfare helicopters for the Philippine Navy as part of the military’s upgrade efforts.

“This is part of the modernization program that we will implement in the next five years,” Department of National Defense Undersecretary Fernando Manalo told reporters Monday by phone.

The undersecretary noted, however, that Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin has yet to issue the consent for the acquisition of the helicopters pending the approval of the AFP Modernization Law.

“Without the modernization law we will have no budget (for this acquisition),” he explained.

The helicopters are planned to be assigned to the Maestrale-class missile-firing frigates from Italy that is to be acquired next year.

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  • VerticalPropulsion

    Go NAVY!!!

    • batangpaslit

      yup….with the shorelines we have, naval patrol boats is more relevant

  • chegravity8

    anti subs, for chinese submarines haha! but I think this isn’t enough though.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YJ4D2FUCXZQLOHU6NO2T2HGKHQ ramnol81

      enough to deter chinese subs from encroaching our territory!

      • chegravity8

        but still not enough, If tomorrow Chinese navy starts launching missiles we’re doomed. 2 anti-sub helicopters won’t match if they got fighterplanes or if their subs has anti aircraft missiles. We need better equipment QUANTITY and QUALITY. But gotta give credit to the admin for the little steps though.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UXLITLVNBO7MEZK6XZN7MEF3P4 Josef Roy

        not enough…..

      • batangpaslit

        chuckles…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AR3F3RNQX4U3PKBI526NJI6BYM Jose

      Got to start somewhere, somehow…

      • chegravity8

        true, but still not enough, If tomorrow Chinese navy starts launching missiles we’re doomed. 2 anti-sub helicopters won’t match if they got fighterplanes or if their subs has anti aircraft missiles. We need better equipment QUANTITY and QUALITY. But gotta give credit to the admin for the little steps though.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TEOXDWCP7O2ZBBIRGMGWBSHKOI Mao Mao Chamn

    As a member of chinese politburo, I will persuade my fellow chinese leaders to sell the Dong-Feng “carrier missiles” to the Filipin as long as the Spratlys, Scarborough Shoal, and Palawan will be negotiated on a “bilateral basis”.  These territories are part of our motherland since ancient time as evidence in our history books that most of them can be found in fortune cookies (part of snacks of food for our school children who are all studying chinese so called history).

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/M3LQ4MUAU3Z36MIQGIGSOKBCQE Rosauro

      Tonto mo e!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JDF5YTGZHIIP4356SC2APB5OAM Doodski

      tell it to your grandfather…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JDF5YTGZHIIP4356SC2APB5OAM Doodski

      giyera nalang tayo…gusto mo?

    • bugoybanggers

      Wak ka alala TSEKWA, kung wala kami pambili UTANG na lang kame sa inyo OKE? Sige naman, tutal ang pambayad namin yung mga DH na nagtatrabaho sa BANSA ninyo! Hayaan ninyo, Gawa CHINA narin bili namin para may DISCOUNT. Kung maaari paki sabi naman sa GOBIERNO ninyo na sana kapag nakabili kami yung may tatak na LEVIS. Itama nyo naman espeling baka mabistong PEKE. Yung mga BARKO na bibilhin at UUTANGIN namin, kunwari tatakan ninyo ng MADE IN USA para TATE ang dating. Kami kasing mga PILIPINO sanay sa kagamitang pinaglumaan ng US. Sana umandar naman para mapanghabol namin sa mga BARKO ninyo. Salamat po.

    • batangpaslit

      i like this

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FWD5IDZT7SXOEHKLE3O7CGFOAE Bright

    2 helicopters? that is not enough… 

    get real!! 

    • batangpaslit

      hahahaha….hehehehe….hohoho….hihihi
      mahilig tayo Bro sa mga tolen acts eh. para ba kunyari may nagawa.

  • Juan Pablo Belardo

    Two is better than nothing….we have to accept the truth that we’re not a rich country and that our defense is not that priority of some politician, better blame those who go against the AFP Modernization or blame yourself for voting those rotten eggs who just made their pockets full….

  • bugoybanggers

    Ang daming pa eklay! Puro nalang Press Release. Bilhin na lang kasi! Unahin mo na ang BARKO bago iyang helicopter, baka lalo pang magkaletse-letste ang plano kapag nabubulgar sa TSISMIS. Tayong mga PILIPINO dapat magPAKATOTOO na, ano ba talaga ang balak ninyo?  Tulungan naman ninyo ang BANSA sa tuwirang paraan hindi sa PAPOGI. Marami ng nakakapuna simula pa noong 8 buwang nakalipas. Ang tagal naring usapan ito o baka hanggang USAPAN na naman. Sige, BILHIN NA NINYO! BILI NA!

  • bugoybanggers

    Mahal kung TSEKWA,Wak ka alala TSEKWA, kung wala kami pambili UTANG na lang kame sa inyo OKE? Sige naman, tutal ang pambayad namin yung mga DH na nagtatrabaho sa BANSA ninyo! Hayaan ninyo, Gawa CHINA narin bili namin para may DISCOUNT. Kung maaari paki sabi naman sa GOBIERNO ninyo na sana kapag nakabili kami yung may tatak na LEVIS. Itama nyo naman espeling baka mabistong PEKE. Yung mga BARKO na bibilhin at UUTANGIN namin, kunwari tatakan ninyo ng MADE IN USA para TATE ang dating. Kami kasing mga PILIPINO sanay sa kagamitang pinaglumaan ng US. Sana umandar naman para mapanghabol namin sa mga BARKO ninyo. Salamat po.Ang NAGMAMAHAL at nagMUMURA,PINOY kami.

  • chegravity8

    We need NUKES hehe!

    • batangpaslit

      hahaha…i like your humor

  • zeroko

    This is absoutely useless and far too expensive for our Chinese Dominated Government to acquire “modern” helicopter. Why doesn’t our government just allow the Americans to open new bases here no matter how many with a treaty that they will protect our shores and territorial water? At least, it would be more productive because we can charge them for rentals, jobs will be created, and new business will be created. This is a billion dollar business for everyone. When ever Americans are established, hotels, motels, housing complex for servicemen are developed. So, why take a different approach.  .

    • 1Fz20

      kahit na may kasunduan,hindi mangyayari yan,protectahan lang nila yung interest nila so kahit i-plunder/nakawin ng tsina ang lahat ng isla/kayamanan natin, wala silang paki…hindi pwede yung rental,tignan mo halos lahat ng base nila sa boung mundo,yung hosting country ang nagmamakaawa para doon sila mag base,infact sila pa ang nagbabayad-check lahat ng base sa middle east…sumakay nalang tayo at makinabang sa ganitong setup…pero hindi nila protectahan ang sa atin, kanilang interest lang…itaga mo sa bato yan…kaya dapat lang na magkaroon tayo ng sariling depensa…good move ito asw helicopters,pero dapt pati aircraft at barko natin may asw cap din. next very impt-dapat mayroon tayong missile shield! tingnanmo ang israel atgaza, ulanan ng missiles!
      yung bumubuli sa atin may land,air,sea, undersea cruise missiles.

  • padrefaura

    eto na ang bayad kay archibald po sa pagturo nya kay FG. sya ang magiging contractor dito. 

  • zeroko

    Philippine military modernization is an exercise in futility. It’s what you call “too little to late.”

    • batangpaslit

      you’re a strategic thinker and brillian analyst
      if we can attend first the nation’s economic needs, it is not difficult to acquire military equipents when it is really needed

  • zeroko

    Indonesia will be laughing at us. They ordered top of the line stealth fighter aircraft, 30 jet airplane while we can not even afford 6 fighter airplanes. How is that?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/AEP3KRE4UR6PAJ64QAKW4KOJCM R

      Too many generals and admirals; corrupt governmeent employees, tongressmen and senatong’s; and to much PORK BARREL. Those are the BIG PROBLEM !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • zeroko

    Let’s just spend the money for military modernization so where else, like education, feeding the poor, financing our Department of Health. 

    • qryqry

      …haven’t you noticed how woefully ill-equipped our military is? We barely have an air force, we barely have 2 fairly-modern under armed “warships” , and most of our soldiers are are using Vietnam-era (maybe older) weapons.

    • batangpaslit

      agreed….i fully concur

  • MULEN

    These helicopters would only be useful if our Navy has the capacity to detect encroaching submarines from a hostile country. And with a vast territorial waters with aging if not non-existent early warning technology, the chance of this helicopters going into action is virtually nil. Hindi ito katulad noong World War II na literally makikita ng allied forces ang German U-Boats because their design only allowed them to be submerged at periscope level which is why they were effective during night time sorties. At isa pa,  bakit naman kakailangan pa ng mga Chinese na gagamit ng submarines na mismong mga warships nila, wala tayong panlaban. 

    • batangpaslit

      tumpak

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CSTG4QXQL5HV3KWD7J7RNNVDIQ Simona

    Its just for show  since the US  has enough subs  lurking around in the West Philippine Sea already ready to take out the Chinese aircraft carrier at the  point of conflict.

    • qryqry

       I totally agree. I’ll be darn well surprised if there isn’t even a single US submarine patrolling that area.

      • opinyonlangpo

        I read somewhere that there are at least nine US warships and submarines combined at any given time in the WPH. Not just sure what is the purpose whether for keeping the sea lanes open or for PH. or containment of China.

      • qryqry

         Most probably to contain China and as a sort of rapid response fleet.

  • ConstructiveMediaCritics

    MAS MAINAM KUNG MAUNLAD ANG ATING PAKIKIPAG RELASYON SA MGA IBAT IBANG BANSA UPANG PAUNLARIN ANG ATING BANSA…KAGAYA NG APEC AT IBAT IBANG PAKKIPAG ECONOMIC RELATION NG ATING BANSA PARA SA KAUNLARAN….

    HINDI LANG SA EKONOMIYA KUNDI SA USAPIN NG HUMAN RIGHTS AT EDUKASYON AT TOURISM AT UNITY OF THE WORLD, PEACE AT COMMON GOOD FOR ALL, STRENGTENING INTERNATIONAL LAWS AND UNITED NATIONS, ETO ANG MABUTING SANGKAP SA PAKIKIPAG-UGNAYAN SA IBANG BANSA SA HALIP NA PAGPAPALAKAS NG MILITAR AT PWERSANG PANGGIYERA…

    GUTOM ANG LIPUNANG PILIPINO, PATULOY AND USAPIN SA POVERTY ISSUES AT PAGUNLAD ANG KAILANGAN NATIN AT PAGKAIN PARA SA MGA SANGKATERBANG GUTOM SA PANTAWID KAPAMILYA AT IBA PANG NANGANGAILANGAN…
     
    PURO UTANG ANG BANSANG PILIPINAS AT DAGDAG PA SA UTANG NATIN ANG BUDGET PARA SA MGA HELICOPTERS NA YAN….SAPAT NANG MALAKAS TAYO SA PEACE AND ORDER SA BUONG BANSA IN ANY ENEMY AT KONTROLADO ITO NG GOBYERNO AT BUONG ENFORCEMENTS FROM AFP TO PNP….

    ANG PAGHANDAAN NATIN AY PAKIKIPAG-UGNAYAN PARA SA KAPAYAPAAN PARA IBANG BANSA AT HINDI ANG PAGPAPALAKAS NG PWERSA MILITAR AT MAKIPAGUGNAYAN PA AT  TIED UP SA US AT IBANG BANSA PARA SA MGA USAPIN NG MILITARY EXERCISES….

    USAPING PANGKAPAYAPAAN SA PANLABAS NA UGNAYAN AT INTERNAL CONFLICT ANG DAPAT PAGTUUNAN NG GOBYERNO AT HINDI PAKIKIPAGLABAN….GAYA NG MILF SA PAKIKIPAGUGNAYAN NG KAPAYAPAAN AY NAGHIMALA ANG DIYOS AT JESUS SA TULONG NI MOTHER MARY AT NAGKAROON NG ISANG MAUNLAD NA PAGSULONG ANG GPH AT MILF PEACE PANEL AT NABUO NARESOLBA ANG EQUATION SA USAPIN SA LABANAN AT NAKAMIT ANG BANGSAMORO AGREEMENT AT HINDI SA MADUGONG LABANAN NAGTAPOS ANG USAPIN…

    SA PAMAMAGITAN NG ATING PRESIDENTE BENNIGNO AQUINO III AY AY BINIGYAN SYA NG MULAT NA KAISIPAN NG DIYOS TUNGO SA KAPAYAPAAN AT SANAY MAGING PANGMATAGALAN NA ITO SA USAPIN NG MINDANAO CONFLICT……

    HINDI NAGKAMALI SI SECRETARY DELES NA MAGKAKAMIT NG HIMALA SA PEACE TALK PROCESS AT ITOY NANGYAYARI NA SA PANINIWALA NYA AT SANAY MAGTULOY TULOY NA ITO HINDI LANG SA MILF KUNDI SA LAHAT NG INSURGENTS AT MAGING SA BUONG MUNDO…….

    GOD AND JESUS AND MOTHER MARY LIGHTS, LIGHTS AND MIRACLE BLESS AND LOVE YOU ALL…..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZUPI47EV6XQTS7PBPF5QXXESP4 yahoo-ZUPI47EV6XQTS7PBPF5QXXESP4

      yes we are a Peace Loving Nation that can’t be taken away from Us…because of our love to Peace that we’re equipping and slowly modernizing our Military….Peace Loving nga tayo but ang China hindi what will you do if someone stepped in and grabs away part of your land na pinaghirapan mo?will you just give it away?…the Pres is exerting his effort to resolve it Peacefully but what do China do?…brags their new War Toys…hindi mauubos ang Pilipinong Gutom kung hindi rin sila magbanat ng buto para mabuhay, U can’t rely all to Gov’t…ilang milyon tayong Pilipino, ilan ba ang Gov’t natin? as for me Bro i’m not a War monger but i don’t want to be silenced and pushed aside either by other Race…

    • Bobby Espedilla

      Mawawala ang peace kung wala kang armas na maaasahan  Herbert.

    • batangpaslit

      God the Father, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit is the light, and none other. If we have more than these, it is already idolatry.
      The reason why the Philippines and other idolatrous nations are not progressing is simply because they do not worship the true GOD—the GOD who is the provider of all.

      • Nagagalitna

        Bro puro God ang nababanggit mo sa comment mo pero I know hindi ka nagbabasa ng Bible…hehehe.
        Magbasa ka ng Bible kon paano nagtagumpay si David…si Joshua, Caleb, Gedion and iba pang mga man of God…hindi Bro sila nakaupo lng at nanalo sa laban kundi gumamit sila ng manpower para iharap doon sa mga kalaban nila kahit alam nila na kakampi nila ang Lord.
        So ganoon din ang ginagawa ng gov’t natin…we need firepower para kahit paano erespito ng mga kapibahay natin kasi alam nila kahit kurot lng makakatikim sila sa atin pag lumakbang sila sa bakod natin.

        …sayang ok ka na sana sablay lng…hehehe

      • batangpaslit

        Bro, kung alam mo paano basahin ang sagot ko sa context ng pagka sagot ko kay Herbert Curia, ang bagay na sagot mo sa interjection ko ay dapat sumangayon ka.

        Nabanggit mo si Haring David (ama ni Haring Solomon); si Joshua, assistant ni Moses; si Caleb, naging assistant ni Joshua nang namatay na si Moses; si Gideon (mali ang spelling mo) na naging Judge ng Israeil. Tanong ko, sila ba ay nagsamba sa diyos-diyosan nang naki pagpaglaban sa kaaway?

        Sila ba ay may estatwa at nakiluhod sa diyos-diyosan na may mata pero hindi makakita, may paa pero hindi maka lakad, may tainga pero hindi makadinig?

        Talking of firepower para sa bansa, simula pa sa late 70s hanggang ngaon, Defense Contractor ako at ordnance supplier.
        You cannot teach me of about firepower for the defnse of the land.
        I know warfare. I was trained how to conduct and win battles.
        I negotiated the purchase of naval boats from Sout Korea in 1981; I negotiated the purchase of F-15 from Canada in 1995. Hindi lang natuloy dahil pa bago-bago ang decision.
        Before I migrated, I was involved in ammo production in Bataan. I import gun powder and brass strips from Mulwala, the manufacturing arm of Australia’s Dept of Nat’l Defence.

        I know what I am talking about concerning external and internal defense.
        Unfortunately, you don’t know how to read in the context of what I am commenting.

        To underline myself, I detest false worship of the Creator. There is no other mediator between GOD and Man, except Christ Jesus. That is what the Scriptures say.
        Mary, is not the mediatrix between GOD and man. That belief is false and grossly erroneous.

        Look at what the Filipinos did in EDSA. Filipinos prayed to GOD for protection during the four day war in FEB ’86.
        But what happened? To whom did the Filippinos attribute the honor?
        Filipinos alluded the victory to Mary.

        Kaya, buhol-buhol ang buhay ng bansang Pilipinas dahil ang karamihan sa mga Filipinos ay sumasamba sa diyos-diyosan, at hindi sa tunay na buhay na PANGINOON.
        ‘Yon ang point ko sa sagot kay Henry sa sinabing niang “Mary lights”.
        I never refuted about arming the Philippines. I may defer in priorities; but, I am for well equipped Armed Forces, and well trained internal security defense including police, the blue guards, and the civilian populace.

      • bugoybanggers

        MagPAKAMATAY ka na BRO! Para mapuntahan mo na iyang LANGIT mo. Tumahimik ka!

      • batangpaslit

        hahaha…
        hindi mo kaya maki pagtagisan ng mga sagutan.
        kawawa ka naman Bok
        problema mo, di ako namamatay agad eh.
        naki bakbakan ako sa mga cattle rustles sa parang, at sa mga sea pirates sa dagat, hindi man lang ako natamaan ng bala.
        naki pag barilan din ako sa mga goons ng warlord, apat ang patay sa kasamahan ko, pero ako may naiwang pang isang magazine na bala
        naawa ako sa ‘yo Bro.
        wala kang alam. ‘di ka makasali sa debate
        hehehe…

  • qryqry

    I honestly doubt these choppers will even have the chance to take off in the event of war. Even if they do manage to get in the air, I doubt they’ll survive long enough to even find any submarine. The navy would be better off with destroyers.

    I don’t doubt our pilots’ bravery and skills. I just know what they’re up against.

    • superpilipinas

      Basahin mo muna ang capabilities ng mga anti-ship/submaring helicopters.

      • qryqry

        Basahin mo rin muna kung anong kaya gawin ng mga fighter planes sa helicopter. Do you really expect the Chinese air force to be idle in the event of war? We’ll not only lose those ASW choppers; we’ll lose what air “force” we have.

    • batangpaslit

      galing. brilliant analysis…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    BUTI PA SI MARCOS MAY SARILING MISSILE TECNOLOGY TAYO ANG MAG BEBENTA NG ARMAS HINDI SIYA BIBILI

    • superpilipinas

      Missile technology? He-he-he. Matatawa ka pag nakita mo yung mga litrato.

      Bobo si Marcos. Hindi niya pinakinabangan ang US. Hindi man lang tayo nakakuha ng F5 technology.

      • http://www.facebook.com/tristan.dhon Tristan Dhon

         Its the SANBA he’s referring to. Kung naipursue yon, baka late 80’s eh nagbibinta na tayo ng MISSILES.

  • sakinlang

    Anti submarine warfare helicopter? Hindi pa nga natin kayang lumaban sa mga nakalutang doon kaagad nakatuon ang paningin ng militar sa mga nakalubog! Baka tayo ang lumubog niyan – sa UTANG at KAHIHIYAN!
    Wala bang priority plans ang militar at pamahalaan? Hmmmmp!

    • qryqry

       TAMA! =D

    • Nagagalitna

      Bro kung tuloy yong pagbili ng Maestrale missile ship we need this hele ah…ngayon pag drawing lng yong pagbili ng missile ship drwaing lng din ito 2 helos…hehehe

  • JK1000

    Filipino masyado mayabang , gusto lagi siya tama . Gawa na nga ng aksyon ang gobierno para buti AFP, dito kita dami TALANGKA. Dami sabi para sila mga experto sa bagay ito. Sabi Instik, ” Ang tao lagi dada pero wala gawa para tulong bayan ay lagi dala malas sa buhay at negosyo, kasi gamit niya lagi laway at bibig niya panis” Ang Instik kapag wala pera, tahimik lang, filipino kahit wala pera…siya mayabang pa rin.

  • superpilipinas

    Good plan. That’s what I wrote months ago on what we should acquire. But I’m suspiscious about the timing of this news. It’s again coming out after the ASEAN news. Is this only government propaganda? They better be truthful about it. We’ll see.

    • what_is_going_on

      I agree…the headline is deceiving. It reads that the government is in the process of acquiring these helos, but if you read the article further, it states the government is looking into acquiring these helos. Sounds like more propaganda to me. 

    • tomcatters

      me thinks the gov gives a confusing infos to the media,theyre giving just clues..as our enemy are stalking all around.malalaman naman yan next year..surprise nalang :D

  • opinyonlangpo

    Aww a submarine equalizer, the Philippines needs more of these. The government should now ask for donations from well off expatriates to help in the AFP modernization, I am sure many are willing to donate.

    • qryqry

       The only donations they will get are those too old and too few in numbers to be effective in modern warfare. No $, no good hardware…… Unless of course the US implements a lend-lease system for the Philippines much like they did for Britain during WWII….

    • what_is_going_on

      Donations?!?!?! Purchasing military weaponry is the responsibility of the government! That’s why we pay taxes!! It’s not about having a bake sale and collecting donations to pay for the equipment. This is the one of the problem with people like you…depending too much on OFW’s and other successful expats because they have money. 

      • opinyonlangpo

        Obviously you are one of those stingy Filipinos who has no love for their country and think only of what they can suck from the Philippine government. Since you are an OFW, you are not also paying for your income taxes. Although I am no longer one of you, I still want to see your country and other Filipinos in good standing. My previous post was not meant for unpatriotic Filipino citizens like you. . . so you can just ignore it,you might as well just give away South China sea and its islands to China because you don’t deserve it. And please, don’t consider yourself successful because you still have to leave your relatives and hometown to become wage earner to survive.

      • what_is_going_on

        So you are fine with paying taxes that line the pockets of the corrupt politicians instead of them utilizing those funds to purchase 1st rate military equipment? 

  • JK1000

    Pangulo Aquino marunong , siya punta Europe para bili gamit AFP. Hindi tulad ng iba presidente, sila lagi hintay sa mga kano kung tayo bigay gamit para AFP. Para tayo pulubi ,hindi alam kung tayo bigyan gamit para AFP. Sabi Instik, ” Ang tao lagi hintay buka bibig sa wala ay lagi palpak kinabukasan, dapat siya gawa iba solusyon para buhay ganda”

  • rgf_md

    Excellent picture by the author, Lintik! Lets buy it from China like Pakistan and use it against them.

  • batangpaslit

    if i have a choice, i would rather spend the funds for economic development.
    when the old homeland is prosperous, the netizens have disposable income—we can procure naval armaments to patrol our shores, air assets to patrol our skies, and equipped our Armed Forces and Police Force adequately to fend off crimes and immediate defense of the nation’s soveregnty until allied aid comes
    anti-submarine warfare?
    how many submarines invaded the territorial shores of the Philippines?
    i prefer a warfare against smuggling, against sea piracy rather than seeking out submarines of perceived enemies.

    • Orly Lacerna

      We can also use that chopper!, sa lahat ng mga binanggit mo, may special na function syang ganon kasi moderno sya.Naa ala ala ko pa noong nasa military pa ako , way back 1981-82, assigned ako noon sa 582d Air Craft Control and Warning Sqdn. PAF. Gozar Air Station, Lubang Occ. Mindoro,sumasakay kami sa mga eroplano na may kahinaan na , alam mo nakaranas na akong sumakay sa eroplano namin na kapag umuulan ay mababasa ka rin. Don ba sa Islander 7seater lang pero kadalasan ay 11 or 12 kami kasi kulang nga sa eroplano, yong Nomad na 12 seater yata yon minsan ay 16 kami at yong C-47 na world war II pa ay ginagamit pa rin namin kahit  nag ba vibrate na sya. Kahit parachute na manufactured 1962 pa at many years na rin na expired na sya ay nagagamit pa rin namin, kaya minsan sa kanyang pag buka ay nabubutas na na halos lusot na ang yong ulo, tapos may mananahi na nakahanda para tagpian ang nabutas na parteng yon para magamit na muli. Tuwing Dec. and Jan. meron kaming X mas break and New years break. Kailangang mg break ang 30plus na tao and the only available plane for us ay yong 7seater Islander kaya kailangang hakutin pa kami sa loob ng maghapon, buti na lang kadalasan ay mabait at masipag ang piloto. During that .time ang C-130 cargo plane natin ay tatlo pa, meron pa rin tayong World war II na C-47,ang UHrIH na chopper ay mahigit na 100 pa na sa ngayon ay 28 na lang daw at the present we have only one C-130 cargo plane and our C-47 ay phase out already many  years ago. Yon ay yon lang natatandaan ko. Sa ngayon , ilan na lang kaya ang natitirang eroplano natin?? Pasalamat tayo dahil nagkaroon tayo ng presidenteng hindi corrupt at may malasakit sa ating bayan, Kung hindi baka ilang panahon na lang ay maglalangoy na lang pauwi ang ating mga sundalo para lang mag celebrat ng X mas or new year!!! Kasi 36 days na lang yata pasko na! MERRY X MAS sayo pare!!. Talagang kailangan na talaga natin ang PAGBABAGO !!

      • batangpaslit

        Orly, saludo ako sa ‘yo!

        Ang panahon na nabanggit mo nang nasa PAF ka pa, ang ka deal ko noon ay taga A4 at A8. Diko alam kong naging CO mo ang mga magkapatid na Isleta?
        Noon, kasama ako sa SRDP program (Self-Reliance Defense Posture) the joint Special Committee of the AFP and DND to transform the country self-sufficient in in-country manufacturing of war materials. Ang hawak ko noon ay ammo production, including aerial bombs, kaya ang ka deal ko noon ay A8 (Materiel).

        Noon, kasama din ako sa pag scout ng subsonic Air Force plane. Dahil nga ang malaking problema natin noon ay ang seccessionist movement ng Moslem sa Mindanao; at ang insurgency problem sa Luzon at Visayas.

        Nandoon ako sa DND grounds nang dumating ang Sikorsky Helicopter. Dumating noon si Haig, retired Secretary of State, dahil noon sia ang presidente ng kumpanyang nagbenta ng Sikorsky.

        Sabi ko nga sa mga taga DND at GHQ, bakit Sikorsky, pang aasault lang? Ang kailangan natin ay multi-purpose rotary wing na puedeng air hospital para sa search and rescue operations, as well, be able to transport a squad size of troops.

        Iba kasi Orly ang aking pananaw, eh. Gusto ko ring kumita, but not at the expense of the fighting troops. Madami akong kamag-anak sa Armed Forces at sa Constabulary Command, PNP na ngaon.

        Naki pagsagutan pa nga ako noon sa isang ranking procurement officer at sa presidente ng supplier ng combat boots (retired general), dahil sabi ng kamag-anak kong nag tour of duty sa Mindanao, masayahin daw silang tropa kahit humahaging ang bala.
        Hindi naman maka takbo paatras, or tumakbo towards the objective to execute an assault.
        Kasi daw, ang suot nilang combat boots ay “laughing shoes”. Tanggal ang suwelas nang tumawid sila ng ilog.
        Pati daw ang tent hindi magamit dahil pag umulan, umuulan din sa loob ng tent.

        Ang punto ko, ay: sana, bigyan pansin kung ano talaga ang need ng ating sundalo. Diko na maalaal kung anong encounter ang nangyari sa Basilan na hindi maka bigay saklolo ang AirForce.
        Walang panggasolina. The chopper can fly to the battlefront, but it does not have enough fuel to fly back. 
        Ang sundalo natin hindi mamatay sa barilan, kundi, dahil sa kapos ang fuel.

        Sana nga Orly mabasa ng mga decision makers ang panawagan mo: ang pagbabago sa kalakaran ng pamahalaan natin.
        Sia Nawa….

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/AEP3KRE4UR6PAJ64QAKW4KOJCM R

        Batang Paslit,

        Sana ang mga nasa puwesto: colonels, generals, admirals, goverment employees, all public servants, tongressmen, at senatongs ay magkaroon ng konsensya para ang bansa ay hindi basta bastang lapastagin ny sinumang dayuhan lalo na ang China. Yong sina Casinio, Reyes, at mga walang silbing aktibista sana nasa harapan kayo ng ating sandatahan (AFP) kong magakabarilan sa mga kalaban. Peace.

      • batangpaslit

        R…agree.
        If only the old homeland have a consistent program of government, I think, it would serve good our country.
        Problema kasi, pag bago ang pamahalaan, palitan ang programa kesyo concept ng lumang gobyerno. Tuloy, walang matapos kahit maganda ang programa.
        We really need a strong civil service, para kahit nagpalit ng Pangulo, the project that had been started for the common good of Filipinos would be carried out regardless who occupies Malacanang Palace.

      • Orly Lacerna

        Para sa akin ay tamang lahat ang yong sinabi!!Lalo na sa combat boots at mga tent at maging sa fuel!! Napakaimportante talaga na lahat ng boses ay marinig!! Para sakin lahat ng comments…,masakit man ang sinasabi o hindi, pabor man o hindi ay kinakailangang biyan din ng puwang para marinig dahil para sa akin ,kung sino man ang nag ko comment ay sila ang mga taong nasasaktan,mga taong may pakialam sa nangyayari at higit sa lahat ay may malasakit sa ating bayan !Tipuning lahat sana ang mga comments at don pa lang ay pwede ng mabalangkas ang isang desisyon na para sa lahat !!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/AEP3KRE4UR6PAJ64QAKW4KOJCM R

        Orly, salamat at nasabi mo ang nasa loob mo. Saludo ako.

      • nti_boohaya

        I feel you bro, especially when maintenance in your air force is questionable at best.  The air assets, or lack thereof, were not optimally deployed.  Paano ginagawang personal taxi ng mga pinuno ninyo kaya kapag kinakailangan ng air assets to support the grunts on the ground, be it medevac, infil or exfil, or as simple as “kicking” door bunbles out.  C-47, when properly maintained is a perfect platform for P.I.  Lagyan mo lang ng 105 at  minigun, fit it with the availabe optics and fire control mechs e di may pang pulbus ka ng kahit ahong kota sa kabundukan.  Anti sub naman e dapt lang na magkaroon ng bayan ng ganyan dahil uso na ngayon ang drug smuggling using crude subs.

        Ok lang na magkaroon ng multi-role birds at kinakailangan yan. Ang beef ko lang ay halo halo ang gamit na magiging nightmare ang logistics. But then again uncle sam is a phone call and a day sail away.

      • bugoybanggers

        Magagamit nga pero dapat BILHIN na! Hindi puro SALITA o MEDIA Press release. Sagwa ng pamamahala!

  • 010609

    ayusin muna internal security system ng pilipinas! daming holdaper, rapist eh! bago yang mga anti submarine na yan….

    • tomcatters

      so paramihin natin ang police?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KTVOLMLCOWNDUMKYEOU3GUR7LM Arnold

      Iba nga Internal sa domestic problems ng Bansa, ang kapulisan ang bahala sa mga Holdaper nayan, ang AFP naman sa mga Shoars natin. kaya kilangan yan mga anti submarine na yan.

  • Practicalandconcerned

    Unfortunately as impractical as it may be…In managing a country it cant just focus on one issue at a time. Andaming nangyayari…Sabihin nating efocus natin sa internal security o domestic security lang that doesnt mean nothing else is happening, are we suppose to ignore and pretend the other doesn’t exist. Magnify and simplify the situation. If your a student, do your have control on how many subjects you take in a day and do your have control of our teachers, to give you one test a day only?…If you are of working age, do your really do just one job and nothing else…At the end of the day, it is really multitasking and it is here and will not stop no matter how much we object.

  • tomcatters

    sirs..its an investment..
    our military are starting to make efforts to defend our territory with reliable high end equipments. and we mustn’t lose every inch of our territory as possible since china uses our weak military as their advantage to bully and claim every oil rich territory we have..ngayon may chance na magkaroon ng bagong kagamitan na ang afp e againts kayo.pero lagi nyong nilalait na makaluma ang military natin..hmmm

  • malampaya_1

    kala ko ba apat yan? ‘tong DND d mo maitindihan pabago-bago ng sinasabi, baka bkas isa nlang yan o cancelled, malamang pati maestrale cancelled nrin sa susunod nilang report by january… nagiging kwentong barbero nlang e…

  • Sai Akiyama

    PURO PLANS! BULLSHT!!! WALANG NABILI KAHIT ISA PATI UNG AIRPLANES FROM KOREA.. STUPID GOVERNMENT BUDGETARY SYSTEM, CORRUPT OFFICIALS WHO ONLY LOVE PUBLICITY, IF WAR IS WON BY PUBLICITY PHILIPPINES WOULD HAVE BEENA WORLD POWER

  • m1600

    OK lang yan wag lang babagsak agad .as usual pilot error  again and dahilan. . 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TNASVGXZ23VCJWV7KO7WPDIKKI George

    time to revive and train the aswang/mananaggal brigade. lots of idiot pinoy believe on this. oh and also the mangbabarang skills, we can share that with the CIA for big money.

  • turfwaybox

    Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you will feed him for the rest of his life….  it wont hurt instead of us asking Uncle Sam to give or sell us surplus arms … why won’t we ask to just teach us how to make one or deputized us to do so?  Andaming pinoy scientist / engineers here sa US working for defense technology ….and there’s plenty more where they came from !  

    • GustoKoHappyKa

      nah.. Uncle Sam will not give or teach anything to us…. those Hamilton ships they sold to us was even strip of weapons and communication system.

  • oink2oink

    Mapapabilis ang budget diyan kung 1/3 ng present pork barrels ng mga congressmen at senador na lang ang ibigay sa kanila. Use the 2/3 for military equipment modernization, mas may silbi pa kesa sa pork barrel na pagkalakilaki, sa bulsa lang naman nila iyan napupunta.  Tanggalin o liitan na lang yang pork barrel na yan, tingnan natin kung marami pang kakandidatong politiko na galing sa iisang pamilya. Tiyak walang masyadong interesadong kumandidato.  Yang pork barrel kasi ang diamanteng nag-aattract sa kanila .  Bibili tayo pag na-invade na tayo ng intsik, puro ngakngak, mas una ang publicity kesa sa gawa, parang DOJ ibabalita muna sa media bago ipadala ang mga warrant of arrests or mga subpoena, sisiraan muna ang akusado sa publiko bago bigyan ng hustisya.

  • ronaldimus

    Ha dalawa lang!?….and PLANS nanaman…Eh yung attack helicopter nga na supposed to be from FRANCE nawala bigla. Parang pina tulo lang laway ng mga piloto natin sa AIRFORCE.
    Anyway, since puro plans and press release and DND. Idagdag natin sa wish list ang mga sumusunod:
    1) 2 Nuclear powered submarine.
    2.) 2 Aegis class Destroyers.
    3.) 3 squadron of MRF (F-16, Eurofighter, or Grippen)
    4.) 3 squadron of attack helicopters (Apache or Lynx)
    5.) Heavy lift helicopters for fast mobilization (Merlin, Chinook or Super Stallion)
    6.) 4 iron dome system from Israel….(Pang abang ng missiles mula China)

    Libre lang kasi mangarap…pero mahirap gawing totoo. Gaya dapat siguro tag line ng AFP natin ay “DREAM ON AFP, KEEP ON DREAMING”.

    • $26606290

      ubos yan in half a day kung China ang kalaban?
      kahit isang AC130 na lang para sa abu sayyaf at NPA.

    • valsore

      Really?  So all these news reports I read here are part of the “Air  only, no force” ?

    • fiveoclock

      bossing may pang-7 pa….yung GALACTICA na hindi na luma-landing sa lupa nasa-future plans din yan ng Pinas……hay naku mababangongot na AFP natin diyan….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RL37HV32DKYDK7ACEKAKYDY634 Torero

    bakit kasi ibinabalita pa ito?  exposed na exposed na military capability natin.  ano ba naman kayo media

    • valsore

      I agree.  This kind of news reporting is like adding insult to injury to our national pride, or lack of it.

  • valsore

    It’s nice to know what you guys are planning to buy.  But is that really news?.  Real news is when you catually buy hundreds of these stuff.  Let’s follow Israel’s defense posture.  It is a small country but its neighbors cannot bully Israel.  Israel has 900 fighter jets, and 30,000 tanks.  We probably need at least 600 fighter jets and 20,000 fast patrol boats. And yes, please fortify the Shoal and Spratleys with automatic guns like what the South Koreans installed in their DMZ with North Korea, create a large naval base north and south of Puerto Princesa.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BWGRMTFXD4XQ274QZMQYO43KOI fear_

    puro plan ala nmn ano ba yan?nakakahiya nauna ung salita lage wl nmn nkikita

  • rodulio

    Two little mosquitoes…hahaha..LOL…just weak…

  • what_is_going_on

    All we ever hear coming out of the DND is that they are “looking” into acquiring some sort of military equipment, but then nothing happens. Until they actually acquire some heavy military equipment to help fortify our defense stance, DO NOT announce to the world what your plans are.  It’s bad enough as it is we do not have even a minimal defense to repel any attack. 

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