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Aquino orders release P10B for AFP modernization—Palace

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MANILA, Philippines—Malacañang announced on Sunday that President Aquino has ordered the release of P10 billion for the military’s modernization program.

But deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte made it clear the release of the budget for the modernization program of the Armed Forces of the Philippines had nothing to do with the government troops’ ongoing skirmish with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

“This (release of the P10 billion) was already in the works. It just so happened that we are releasing this money just now,” Ms. Valte told state radio dzRB, in reply to the question whether the release of the money was in relation to last week’s bloody clash between government and MILF troops in Al Barka town in Basilan that left 19 soldiers dead.

Valte said Budget Secretary Florencio Abad has been preparing the special allotment release orders for the P10 billion, which would be sourced from appropriations of the 2010 and 2011 national budget at P5 billion each.

“From the P5 billion fund from 2010, the AFP plans to equip the Philippine Army with armored personnel carriers, radios to really upgrade the equipment. The Philippine Navy intends to procure a sea-lift vessel, while the Philippine Air Force targets to acquire one special mission aircraft and two lift aircraft amounting to P1.6 billion,” Valte said.

Valte added that the military would use the remaining P5 billion in the 2011 appropriations for civil military operations, health services and disaster response activities.

This included 32 five-ton dump trucks and 55 special-purpose vehicles for the Army; two search-and-rescue helicopters; and 30 special-purpose vehicles and 15 amphibian vehicles for the Navy.

“Also under the 2011 budget, the AFP will also purchase – if necessary – weapons and communications equipment, handheld radios, AV configuration radios, and base radios, as well as audio-video equipment, portable radio receivers, sniper rifle systems and standard weapons systems,” Valte said.


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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZF7VNMHTQ42UM5HGJUV37STELY arn

    finally, procurement is justified..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZF7VNMHTQ42UM5HGJUV37STELY arn

    all weaponry is a must to protect the citzenry.. whether there is war or not..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JVSRJEZSRPVLZSS2UWZKR5WESI Oracle

    Feasta time for the corrupt generals! Poor PNoy, he should see how these generals play the game at the expense of the soldiers. PSP at shooting paper targets lang kasi ang alam ng ating presidente.

    • Anonymous

      Matagal na nilang alam na walang alam yang si penoy.

  • Anonymous

    ALL OUT WAR AGAINST THE TRAITOR MILF…

  • Anonymous

    BULLET PROOF WITH PLATE,ACH(KEVLAR HELMETS) AND YOUR M4 CARBINE(BABY ARMALITE) FOR YOUR TROOPS…

    • Anonymous

      Matutuwa MILF nyan, may mag susupply na sa kanila ng mga first class weaponry at a budget price.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CSQ3C2BKNFJVRW7N5SFHXYS6P4 thor

    hay ilang milyon na naman kaya ang mapupunta kay general tsk…tsk….tsk… 

  • http://www.braintecs.com wishfull thinking

    Ang kailangan ng military ay rapid troop movement in case of emergency…dapat marami troops and cargo helicopters at attack helicopters na pwede tawagin at kumilos ng mabilis. Kasama na dyan ang satellite communications at gps para ma-track ang movements at position.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZEBE6PPD5PJIHJZZRRH2VM3MYE Ed

    So this is P-noy’s way to appease the demoralization among our soldiers. Kailangan pa palang may mga sundalong mamatay bago mag-action etong si P-noy.

  • Anonymous

    whats the use of modernization if its not use against terrorist group  like milf,mnlf,abbu sayyaf and npa..what is this a front act…we need action Pnoy and not drama only…go ahead terrorized that idiotic milf,before  you loose all  your military…milf are in killing spree…they just killed  soldiers for what..for peace talks..stupid peace talks only govt following that peace talks…Pnoy if you declare all out war…all filipinos will be happy for you…or else you want only milf to be happy…where are you standing now Pnoy..with milf or with your soldiers…act now before its too late….we vote for you to defend the constitution  and not to spoil it with the milf….

  • Anonymous

    Hala….bantayn mo yan ng maigi Penoy kasi marami na nangangti ang kamay. Marami kasing dapat bigyan ng pamasko si general eh…Baka hindi ka na mamatulog Mr. President. Tsaka, ihanda mo na daw Mr. President ang pang regalo mo…mamamasko daw sa inyo yung mga kaluluwa ng sundalong namaty…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BGWIX3YN3V7634EQ2AI3UEF7DM eduardo

    As usual, MANAGEMENT BY CRISIS.
    Why don’t they include GPS receivers so that they can easliy see the terrain!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Another way of Malacanan adding insult to injury.

    Lalong ma dedemoralize mga sundalo nyan. Alam naman ng lahat na binebenta lang ng mga top military officials sa kabila yung supply na mabibili sa 10B nayan. Alalahanin mo ang rebellion ay nagsisimula sa middle class officers hindi sa mga top brass.

    Penoy panahon na para gawin sa aktwal yang mga war strategy natutunan mo sa PSP, para sure gawin mong master tactician si Josh. Alam naman namin na hindi ka manalo sa kanya.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OJWHBJLMWPTRUOZMN6JOMHLO2A Banana Na

    low-tech lang ang kalaban di ninyo pa KAYA, papaano pa tayo makipag-deal sa SPARTLY with CHINA na high tech sila…sa 30 years na nandyan ang mga bandits, di ninyo maputol ang mga LIFELINES ng supply nila FINANCIALLY at mga MILITARY EQUIPMENT nila papuntang MINDANAO, talaga di matatapos itong gulo nito…wala ba mga RADAR EQUIPMENT sa LAND and SEA ang mga military ng PILIPINAS…kailangan ng PILIPINAS ng maraming PATROL BOATS sa MINDANAO at may attack helicopter at attack fighter jet para walang maka-pasok na arms supply sa kanila…luma na ang F-5
    and Bronco jet fighter pwede na yan e-benta sa junk shop…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FVBPRR4NKZ2DFURBCD5I4Q5GN4 Leg

      negosyo lang yan pre…CHina din naman supplier ng mga MILF.  Bakit ipa-high tech pa ang AFP eh di talo na agad ang MILF nyan! — di na makapagbinta ng mga armas ang Chinang mahal ni Pnoy.

    • http://twitter.com/MarLouWang Marlou Wang

      to Banana Na: di mo nabasa siguro noon… sabi ni presidente hindi tayo match sa china… so this means we cannot afford to fight with them… so do not include ‘SPARTLY’ in this blog.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AYITA5V33GYZSLC3G37UCVNTKA Ben

    Also under the 2011 budget, the AFP will also purchase – if necessary – weapons and communications equipment, handheld radios, AV configuration radios, and base radios, as well as audio-video equipment, portable radio receivers, sniper rifle systems and standard weapons systems,” Valte said.
     
    Under this statement, should include the purchase of guided missiles mounted on fixed or mobile system based on the Philippine military bases (in order that it will not fall in the rebel hands) that can be used for precision strikes deep on enemy lines for support of the foot patrol, (to transport mobile ones an airlift aircraft must be used so it can avoid being ambushed) this will be a strategic weapon in addition to already we have -artillery which is not an accurate weapon. Rapid response helicopters such as Apache to carry guided missiles in addition to slow helicopter gunship should be acquired too, I`m sure these equipments will be an excellent addition to our arsenal in the fight for lawlessness, it will just be limited by the minds of military strategists and tacticians and coordination between the three branches of the AFP. We need more coast guard cutters armed with guided missiles to help enforce blockade or patrolling high risk islands and other territories in order that rebels will not slipped through as they always did before when they were being hunted down.

    These equipments should have been acquired since FVR implemented the AFP modernization law, no funds is a lame excuse that hunted our pasts and will continue to haunt us for failing to prepare our security by modernizing and acquiring adavnced equipments to rise further above from having a strategic stalemate with the rebels, we could already be prioritizng other advanced equipments already by now, but because of our ningas cogon and manyana habit, the costs of the acquisitions jumped exponentially just buying the most basic due to decades of neglect.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_46FZQLNJQBRTPMRARMGNF4QVR4 Jun

    Our special forces should be given life-saving body armor and modern rifles such as the M4A1 with scope na may red-dot for pin-point accuracy upon firing at the enemy. I see several swat teams in Metro Manila and the NBI already using this rifle and armor but how come ‘yun mismong special forces na mas malaki ang pakinabang sa ganitong klase ng armas at proteksyon ay wala nito?

    These basic weapons and equipment is more attainable compared to Apache helicopters and Guided Missile which alam naman natin na million dollars ang halaga. Also, we should send some of our special forces soldiers abroad, much better if in the U.S., to train along with US Special Forces. Some countries are already doing this to improve their troops’ capability.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FVBPRR4NKZ2DFURBCD5I4Q5GN4 Leg

    ok na yan para hindi makapag-isip ng coup d’etat ang mga sundalo natin…mapatalsik pa si Pnoy before xmas.
    yan cguro na come up niang strategy sa meeting nila anoh? parang xmas gift ah!

    upgrade, upgrade…all made from China…negosyo pa rin yan sa bansang mahal ni Pnoy.

    “two lift aircraft” — para sa mga bangkay ng mga sundalo.

    “This included 32 five-ton dump trucks and 55 special-purpose vehicles for the Army; two search-and-rescue helicopters; and 30 special-purpose vehicles and 15 amphibian vehicles for the Navy.”
    – panghakot pa rin ng mga bangkay…hindi pwede pang-attack eh…

    • Anonymous

      and dont forget tons of body bags..or else ibabalot na lang sa dahon ng saging mga bangkay ng mga sundalo….tsk..tsk..tsk…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_63Z7GKXCG7BOORMSFADOHLWNNY Cel

    di ba bawal ang bribery sa matuwid na daan ? ang babaw naman ng lidership style ng kumander mischief.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FVBPRR4NKZ2DFURBCD5I4Q5GN4 Leg

      matuwid na daan…sa gilid ang corruption…puro naman lubak-lubak!…di alam kon saan patutungohan.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SFY4Q6R2K5YUZEXXIJO3TLG2UM Aspo resurrection

      Cel, attempted bribery pa lang…kung tatanggapin yan po ay hindi pala bawal !

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_63Z7GKXCG7BOORMSFADOHLWNNY Cel

    hindi maibabalik ng 10 bilyon ang buhay ng mga sundalo. manhid. talagang wala kayong malasakit sa mga sundalo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AYITA5V33GYZSLC3G37UCVNTKA Ben

    Just focusing on basic armaments issued to the individual troops can be an invitation to a disaster. Remember a soldier`s account? They came in droves and overwhelemed them, meaning their guns run out of bullets their body armor and modern weaponries will just be seized by the rebels and we are giving them instant modernization if the back up plan (their reinforcement of foot patroll happened to be also ambushed and so they are left to fend for themselves) is nothing to support them. A guided missiles launch inside the bases, an apache helicopters rapid deployment are better than another foot patrols as reinforcement…combine them that will be formidable.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_46FZQLNJQBRTPMRARMGNF4QVR4 Jun

      I kinda agree with having a formidable attack helicopter as air support for our SF troops. Though, i would say that a SuperCobra attack helicopter, the ones being used by US Marines, would be more practical (and realistic) for our government for the same missions as we would think of Apache. For  one, the SuperCobra is much lower in its cost compared to more than 800million pesos for one Apache Helicopter (for this pricetag alone our government could probably buy 2 if not 3 SuperCobras). Considering that our government was able to purchase a navy ship just recently, i guess they might also consider this kind of acquisition with the kind of allocation (10billion) that they had just made.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PYQ2UB7PHJ34WII42OSCOUGUXA yeoj

    Huli man daw at magaling huli pa rin…… bwahahaha la ka talga maasahan sa presidente puro pacute parang sister kris… lupeeeeeet

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PYQ2UB7PHJ34WII42OSCOUGUXA yeoj

    Kudeta! kudeta! kudeta! kudeta!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_75NKXEK63AWAXOYZKGI3FC3KHI Chu li

    mga propetang magagaling

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LLPTRPFUTYJXKI3KJS4B2UO4LI Jim De Garman

    pres aquino…whatever the logistics and hardwares you will put in place to modernize your AFP it is nothing to compare if your command responsibilities are not in line with your duties.. what is the use of modern arsenal, planes, helicopters, tanks, if you don’t want to command your army it will serve nothing and useless…show to the world and to the Filipino people that you have the courage to upheld the constitution as commander in chief..let your forces go and get those MILF bandits involve in killing your army..postponed your peace initiatives… give justice to the fallen soldiers.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SFY4Q6R2K5YUZEXXIJO3TLG2UM Aspo resurrection

      I remember my auntie, she bought a pair of new shoes but only to hide it in the cabinet???
      Upgrading our military hardware still useless if his attitude won’t change, baka mamaya pagsabihan ang mga sundalo,O bakit nyo ginamit yan e alam nyo bang bago ang mga iyan???

  • Anonymous

    “This (release of the P10 billion) was already in the works. It just so
    happened that we are releasing this money just now, in light of Noynoy’s publicly announcing his lack of confidence in the army  after the massacre of 19 soldiers, and the sacking of the Army spokesperson” Ms. Valte told
    state radio dzRB. “We ran out of GMA related press releases so hopefully this will do” she added.

  • http://twitter.com/MarLouWang Marlou Wang

    sobra naman kayong magkomentaryo! akala niyo may nagawa kayo puro din naman kayo blah blah blah na parang asawang uhaw na matagal nang hindi nakatikim…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XGRYJTY5W5U2NNQW74DFP3AF3M Manuel

    IF the Freedom of INFORMATION Bill is already a law: we can DEMAND that the Government present all the RECEIPTS, BIDDING DOCUMENTS (if any), then conduct OCULAR INSPECTION by MEDIA and various groups or NGOs to see that indeed PURCHASES were MADE.

    or TEN BILLION PESOS will go to waste, several pockets, pabaon, pasalubong…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSPLKSPHZHKEVAMNJQQV4GDGAQ ely

    Luppeeet NI KALBO!

    ANO NGAYON??? LOLOKOHIN MO NAMAN ANG MGA TAO SA MGA RE-ACTIVE APPROACH MO???

    AUTISM….

    KUMANDER MISCHIEF???

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSPLKSPHZHKEVAMNJQQV4GDGAQ ely

    LOLOKOHIN MO NA NANAMAN ANG MGA SUNDALO SA 10B PESOS!!!

    huwag nalang daw!!! kasi tapos na ang plano nang kudeta!!!

    magtatago ka ngayon kasami nang PSP mo….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSPLKSPHZHKEVAMNJQQV4GDGAQ ely

    Nataohan na rin tong si ZTE!!!

    Naubosan na nang bala si pnoy kontra GMA! ubos na daw hearsay at EXPOSE.

  • Anonymous

    This brings to the forefront the excesses and abuses of the past administrations:  there is no excuse that the AFP had always been budgetted sufficiently every year – ONLY IF those military officials did not conspire with government officials, both elected and appointed, in raiding the coffers of the military, INCLUDING the Retired Armed Forces’ Pension Fund.

    The Filipino taxpayers, especially the soldiers and their families, have been crying for justice! Justice in the form of REALLY “equipping”  these men and women adequately both in armaments, boots and clothings, nutritious food rations, and psychologically as well.

    There is no time to act than the present.

    – drefaura “For every tree that disappears, a part of the Philippines goes with it”

  • Anonymous

    Now we know why the soldiers run out of ammo. Their budget since 2010 was being witheld by the DBM. Too late Pnoy. The people see you as a weakling and indecisive president. Resign and let VP Binay handle the problem in mindanaw.

  • Crispin Abarientos

    blame the past administration, gloria et. al. for lack of military equipments. napunta lahat sa pamilya at alipores ni gloria. 

    • Anonymous

      mabuti hindi na irelease ito noon sa time ni GMA, baka mga secondhand ang mabili.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FVBPRR4NKZ2DFURBCD5I4Q5GN4 Leg

        ..pagnarelease to noon..mero pa sanang extra magazine with bullets, boots, socks, nutritious food ang mga sundalong na-ambush at namatay anoh? …kaso ayaw ng oposisyon noon eh.. :p

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FVBPRR4NKZ2DFURBCD5I4Q5GN4 Leg

      ayaw ng oposisyon irelease eh…baka kasi lumakas popularity at military support ni ate glo. :D

  • http://twitter.com/boymatiao isko daya

    “Valte said Budget Secretary Florencio Abad has been preparing the special allotment release orders for the P10 billion, which would be sourced from appropriations of the 2010 and 2011 national budget at P5 billion each.”

    See how stupid this DBM Secretary to release a budget of the AFP for 2010 just now! And it’s now October before the military funds for modernization is released! This guy must be into something.

    He is undermining the security and safety of the people and country. I guess he now feels threatened after the death of the 19 soldiers.

    Whatever the action was, the budget release was already delayed and very late. This traitor must face the appropriate punishment he deserves, whatever it may be from whoever may be.

    Many now are missing Erap who give value to the dignity of the nation and who is dauntless enough not to bow to the recalcitrant and abusive Moros.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NXU2XGAHFDYLAQULE3TMTR6SWU Brando

      Abad is a known communist. Ever since he wanted the country to be under the communist. So….??? By the way take a look, review who are the men and women close to PNoy? Hahahaha! Communists almost all! Why?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TKQGLJHFJDUE3RQTVXM3XFYJF4 JosephJ

    what’s this…..soldiers are not kids that you’ll give them presents to stop crying…… this is bribery..

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

      Ano ba talaga kuya?

  • Anonymous

    Huwag na tayong maglokohan. Let us ask the Philippine government this question: Who is FUNDING the MILF/MNLF? Is it Malaysia or Saudi Arabia???? Why is Malaysia so ADAMANT to be the third party to the “piece” negotiations??? If these countries or any other countries are funneling money to these organizations, then they have technically waged war against the Philippines. They should be held culpable as to what these terrorist organizations are doing!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FVBPRR4NKZ2DFURBCD5I4Q5GN4 Leg

      funding ‘ka mo???  China ->Malaysia -> Philippine politikos -> communist group/MILF/Abbu/Akbayan/BayanMuna  ??? :D

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ISQ65RKMSOWVRSFB5WQC4MIXGQ Jun Gagno

    another 3 soldiers killed in ambush, 2 zambo schools occupied by MILF then took a couple of sack of rice and carted two cows at gunpoint, 5 civilians killed by MILF gunmen very recently. All of these atrocities by MILF bale wala lang kay el presidente penoy. El presidente penoy, open your eyes and don’t listen sa mga cabinet secretaries at advisers mo na puro makakaliwa. Ipagtanggol mo ang mga sundalo bilang commander-in-bobo nila at mga sibilyan bilang presidente nila. O baka naman makakaliwa ka rin kaya bale wala lang sa iyo ang lahat. yung ni-release mo na 10 bilyon para sa military kuno, palagay ko ay suhol mo yun sa mga generals na tuta mo para tumahimik pero walang magagawa ang mga tuta mong mga generals kapag ang mga junior officers at ranks ay umaksyon laban sa inyo. Sana nga ma-kudeta ka na para magkaroon naman kami ng pangulo na may isang salita at gawa at may malasakit hindi gaya mo puro dada pero walang gawa.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FVBPRR4NKZ2DFURBCD5I4Q5GN4 Leg

      pro-China yan eh…communista..eh di makaliwa…China yata nagsupporta sa mga communista ng Pinas.  Sayang ang taxes ng mga pinoy napunta lang sa Anakbayan, BayanMuna..mga communist party…supportado pa ng China…kaya nga wala imik pag-Spratly na ang issue or anything that involves China.

  • Anonymous

    Ms. Valte sigurado ka ngayon nirelease yang 10B hindi dahil natatakot na kyo dyan sa Malacanang na mgkudeta na ang mga sundalo ng AFP?Sa tingin namin oo dahil natakot kyong lahat dyan baka hindi na kyo sundin ng mga sundalo sa Mindanao at ng AFP chain of command.  Paano naman c Presidente pinagalitan pa yung mga sundalo sa Command Conference nagluluksa na nga at namatayan sisisihin pa and AFP, at kulang pa sinibak pa sa pwesto si Col. Parlade at ung chief ng Special Forces sa Basilan. Ano bang klaseng Commander in Chief si Presidente mag-iingat po kayo sa mga susunod nyong hakbang at sasabihin sa AFP kc paunti ng paunti ang pasensya nila.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AUVZQYX3IUO7R2PEZRDS6ZDFUA RamBoDan

    ang tagal naman ng paper works nyan…dami nang nalagas sa AFP…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FVBPRR4NKZ2DFURBCD5I4Q5GN4 Leg

      epinafinalize pa kasi ang listahan ng makakatanggap…malapit na pasko eh…so they should be nice, not naughty, to Pnoy. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NXU2XGAHFDYLAQULE3TMTR6SWU Brando

    Hindi yan ang kailangan ng mga foot soldiers this time. What they want is a president who cares for them in times like this. The soldiers by the way know that amount is not for modernization of the AFP but only for the upgrade of their war equipment.  They better want a fine leadership starting from their commander-in-chief. All because they know leadership spells the difference.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SFY4Q6R2K5YUZEXXIJO3TLG2UM Aspo resurrection

    Ms Valte, what ever you’ve said I cannot believed ang galing nyong tumayming wala naman sa tayming.
    If that is your opinion, today is your last day PNoy will kick your nice #ss!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SFY4Q6R2K5YUZEXXIJO3TLG2UM Aspo resurrection

    Sec. Robredo wants to buy firetrucks worth hundred of millions , Carandang wants blackberry and iMac using government funds while our soldiers used their own money to buy boots and our teaher use their own money to buy chalk???…what a life experience !!!

    • https://me.yahoo.com/amayabaleleng#44604 amayabaleleng

      oo..nga…budget ng chalk di nakaabot sa mga teachers yan pa kayang P10B!??

  • https://me.yahoo.com/amayabaleleng#44604 amayabaleleng

    ..para yan sa ARMM eleksyon!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AYITA5V33GYZSLC3G37UCVNTKA Ben

     should include the purchase of guided missiles mounted on fixed or mobile system based on the convenient Philippine military bases that can be used for precision strikes deep on enemy lines for support of the foot patrol, this will be a strategic weapon in addition to what we already have, but less precise -artillery. Rapid response helicopters such as Apache to carry guided missiles in addition to slow helicopter gunship should be acquired too, these equipments will be an excellent addition to our arsenal in the fight for lawlessness, it will just be limited by the minds of military strategists and tacticians and coordination between the three branches of the AFP. We need more coast guard cutters armed with guided missiles to help enforce blockade or patrolling high risk islands in order that it will making it harder for the rebels, poachers, smugglers, pirates to freely roam and wreak havoc in our ways of life .



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