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President Aquino orders release of P10 billion for AFP modernization program

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President Benigno Aquino III has ordered the release of P10 billion for the military’s modernization program, including P1.6 billion for new Air Force planes which will all be purchased by the end of the year.

But deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte made it clear Sunday that the release of the P10 billion for the Armed Forces of the Philippines modernization fund had nothing to do with the government’s 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,” Valte told state radio dzRB when asked whether the release was connected to last week’s bloody clash between government and MILF troops in Al Barka town in Basilan that left 19 soldiers dead.

Valte said the new military equipment to be purchased was essentially for the modernization of the AFP. “It will help them do their work wherever that is.”

She said Budget Secretary Florencio Abad was now preparing the special allotment release orders for the P10 billion, adding that the money will be sourced from the appropriations of the 2010 and 2011 national budget at P5 billion each.

In a phone interview, Abad said the military had just recently finalized its shopping list because officials had to reassess it “because of recent tension in the region and concerns for territorial integrity.”

“They had to balance internal security concerns with regional territorial concerns,” Abad told the Inquirer.

Abad said he expected the military to complete the new purchase by the end of the year.

The P10 billion will now bring to P15.3 billion the total amount released for the AFP modernization program since President Aquino took office last year.

In a statement, Abad said the amount would not only fund the purchase of new equipment but also provide training to soldiers.

From the P5-billion fund for the 2010 appropriations, Abad said the military planned to equip the Philippine Army with 14 armored personnel carriers, 272 20-man pack radios and 3,480 force protection, all amounting to P1.4 billion. The Philippine Navy will procure a P2-billion strategic sealift vessel while the Philippine Air Force will acquire one special mission aircraft and two light lift aircraft amounting to P1.6 billion.

Abad said the 2011 budget would be used by the military to purchase vehicles for civil military operations, health service and disaster response activities.

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

Also included on the shopping list using the 2011 budget were weapons and communication equipment, according to Abad.

The Army will get 1,376 handheld radios, 210 AV configuration radios and 100 base radios as well as 150 mortars while the Air Force will get 78 units of audio-video equipment, 160 portable radio receivers, 100 sniper rifle systems and 2,000 standard weapon systems.


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  • Anonymous

    kandarapa sa paglabas ng pera ang gobyerno ni pinoy.bakit ngayon lang kung kailan maraming mga sundalong namamatay.dahil ba wala kang tiwala sa militar kaya sinosolo mo yung perang para sa modernization nila.kaya natepok yung mga sundalo naubusan daw ng bala dahil hinihigpitan mong bilihan sila.ngayon dedo ka sa coup detat pag nagkataon

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FHE3SLJLDR4PL27A563XPVGFSQ DAR

    Why is this administration is so afraid of the MILF? Mindanao will be better getting rid of these treacherous criminals than making peace just for the sake of fliPNOY political agenda!
    Remember what RAMOS did, and what happened then? 
    Is there any useless fliPNOY official ever read HISTORY? 

    “THOSE NEVER LEARNED FROM HISTORY ARE BOUND TO REPEAT IT” ask Ramos he knew!

    • Anonymous

      Because the United States of America is interested in the natural resources of Mindanao.  Are those Moros fool enough to give the natural resources of Mindanao to the Americans in a silver platter?  Of course, with a price.  The Philippines will never harvest any fruits from the resources of Mindanao should the Moros got what they want.  Coup d tat now and all out war tomorrow

  • Anonymous

    This is what calls for an “All-out war” results. Public money goes into the pocket of arms companies, instead of going to public universities, schools, and hospitals. Then, we’ll protest for spending cuts and rising taxes? Wake up, people! There’s no gain in war, only lives lost. That’s the reality of war.
    Palibhasa sa isang condo sa makati kayo nakatira at hindi niyo pa nararanasan na mag’evacuate dahil sa digmaan.

  • Anonymous

    Moderno nga ang gamit ng AFP hindi naman puwedeng gamitin laban sa MILF, at NPA.  Puwede siguro gamitin laban sa Commander-In-Chief.

  • Anonymous

    Besides the usual logistic and needs of the military, I think the AFP should also invest in an attack helicopter, one that has good targeting system like the Apache helicopter or the Cobra helicopter.  The attack helicopter doesn’t have to be cutting edge, state-of-the-art attack helicopter, but for the budget of the AFP, an inexpensive attack helicopter that meets the requirements should be satisfactory.

    Also, AFP should invest in Tanks to be used as a spearhead in attacking MILF fortified positions.  AFP soldiers shouldn’t just go in and attack a fortified position with no heavy mechanized infantries to back them up.  Again, for the AFP budget, the Tanks doesn’t have to be expensive and state of the art, a tank with sufficient protection from rpg, good electronics, and firepower should be adequate.  You don’t need a state of the art tank to fight a foe that doesn’t have tanks or modern mechanized weapons.

    Another thing to invest in is body armour for the soldiers.  Too many times, soldiers die in the field because a bullet proof vest that would have normally stopped a bullet and saving the lives of soldiers was not there.  The rate of fatality to AFP soldiers would be lessens if the AFP have enough bullet proof vest to distribute to every soldiers in the battlefield.

  • Anonymous

    @zoiloperez I think too many Filipinos over estimate themselves. I don’t think the US is even remotely interested in the natural resources of Mindanao The natural resources in Mindanao is very limited and there’s not a whole lot that it can offer that the US would want it as if it was an oil rich middle eastern country.  The US is more interested in fighting terrorism in Mindanao and the terrorist that hides there than anything else.

    • Anonymous

      Who said natural resources confines only in oil? How about metals and precious metals?

  • Anonymous

    Aanhin pa ang damo kung patay na ang kabayo?

  • Anonymous

    Baka kung kaninong bulsa na naman mapunta iyan.

  • DarkJustice

    WOW! 10 Billion! Pyesta na naman ang mga generals sa AFP! Yuhooooooo! For sure,wala pa din magiging modern sa AFP! Kung meron,kung sa halip na 20 eroplano, 5 lang lalabas dyan hanggang sa mapalitan na uli ang bagong gobyerno! Tsk! Tsk!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RPHTGSJAOGANPLHAQFBW3PLFE4 Joma Momo

    Good move.
    Let’s use the Fighter planes and Attack Helicopters to nail the MILFs and the ASGs hard.
    A sole ground war against the Moro bandits and rebels will cost many lives from our soldiers, attacks from the air complimented with ground support will minimize lost of lives. It’s about time we have these military equipments and erase in the earth these Moro bastards.

  • Anonymous

    GO…GO….GO….AFP!!!!! ibangon nyo ang inyong karangalan laban sa mga kaaway nyo na mga sira ang ulo, dont let them taste the power of M-16 anymore maliban na kung visible na ang kaaway nila, give them the most horrible lethal weapons in war iyon bang sabog ang eardrum nila para sa ganon madidiscourage ang iba at ang simpathiser na gustong sumali pa.

  • http://twitter.com/toothpastesales be honest

    Abad haha nice talk.  ” The military had just finalized its shopping list “. Then go on naming all those. 
    The shopping list has been sitting on your desks for months, some items were even since last year. It is the military modernization program budgetted for year 2010 and 2011. 
    You want people to believe that in 2 or 3 days time after the slaughter of soldiers, then the military submit the list to you ???
    You had been withholding the budget and its a  KNOWN  FACT.
    Sad story that soldiers died because A-Bad did nothing.

    As for Valte – be careful of what you say on your  WEEKLY  EXPOSURE  in state radio dzRB. Seems you are saying your personal opinion. You may ” eat your own words ” like the Army spokesman, and get fired. Or may be you are associated with MILF.  
    Better just talked like last week that ” P-Noy likes chocolate. He always excuse himself in meeting and get some chocolate for those in the meeting “. ( read he smoke outside ).

  • http://twitter.com/toothpastesales be honest

    Why clueless P-Noy did not ask U.S. for military equipments ?
    Every year the U.S. has joint excercise with Philipupine military. After the excercise, politely ask U.S. to leave the equipments behind.
    The equipments would be useful and working.

    • Anonymous

      Equipment. No such word as equipments. Before you engage in sarcasm, check your grammar first.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VMUBJCKMXMR5CVQITA4KEXNURA Mang Dolphy

     Akala ko ba yong mga pinagbentahan ng mga military bases gagamitin para sa AFP modernization? Di ba si Ramos nagbenta noon? Ano ba ginawa ni tabako doon sa pinagbentahan? Akala ko ba bilyones yon? Di kaya pinaghati-hatian nila ng mga heneral? Siguro dapat pagaralan ito ng mga investigative journalists. Ipakita man lang sa taumbayan kung ano nabili doon sa bilyones na yon. Baka trisicad lang ang nabili tapos sa resibo tangke de giyera. o dili kaya luambas sa resibo, bumili ng F16 jet fighter pero sa totoo pinaayos lan ang Tora-tora planes. Puwede ba malaman kung ano mga military reservatyions ang naibenta na at magkano napagbilhan at kung saan ginamit ang pera? Pleas naman o.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_25E2BH472IFEAICQAY4MZ4XFNQ raymund

    Sabi nga ng matatanda, “Aanhin pa ang damu kung patay na ang kabayo.”….at sabi naman ng bata, “Aanhin pa ang binili mong bagong-pinaglumaan ng armas kung patay at ubos na ng mga kalaban ang ating mga matapang at dakilang sundalo na gagamit nito.”.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OIIICCZXYTLGJYZIYLCVNIG6UM bernardo

    Aanhin nyo ang modernong baril kung duwag naman ang “commander in chief” nyo? saan gamitin yan? sa war games lang? or sa firing range lang? Kaya tayo binu-bully ng china, isang  grupo lang ng MILF ayaw pang labanan ng ating presidente..

  • Anonymous

    19 sundalo ang minasaker at sa halip na suportahan mo ang mga sundalo mo eh sinibak mo si colonel spokesman at pinagalitan mo ang mga opisyal ng AFP, tanong lang mr. President kanino ka ba talaga kakampi sa MILF o sa AFP? ano ba talaga koya di kaya mas mabuti magla ladlad ka na lang ng tunay na pagkatao mo.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jojo.tabalon Jojo Tabalon

    How about putting all the senior officers of the entire AFP through lifestyle checks? That should uncover 10 billion right there

    • Anonymous

      How about putting the President on lifestyle check. Hindi kaya member ito ng KGB at federation ng mga ladlad.  Kasi hindi kamay na BAKAL ang gamitin, kundi kamay ng BAKLA

  • http://inquirer.net unokritiko

    An honest to goodness military man probaly a captain or Lt Col.!!!
    Give me not more than 2B pesos for military budget and I get all this culptrit!!!
    I need a battalion with 10 Air surveillance infra red camera vehicle for aupport to ground troops during reconaissance mission day and night!! of course this includes laptops and voice communication to guide the troops in action!!!
    Existing arms and munitions will do!! M-16, 105Howitser, M-14 and G-launcher
    or M1 rifles and transports vehichle is enough!! Training for less than 2months will
    adopt my men to this new tech!!! Air support is probably not necessary but on standby!!!
    I need a secured camp near the war theatre to put my nerve center and guide the troops in action!!!
    This is the best option to fight this uncivilized people in mindanao with less or no casualty on my troops!!!
    Think about this you indiots in the govt!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Boy go to sleep! This not a computer game.

      • http://inquirer.net unokritiko

        a stupid reaction from person with no brains!!!
        Thanks anyway from your reaction that sounds your name equally!!!
        Hope your not this kind of person in real life!!!
        you are out of this world if you will not adopt to this kind of technology!!!

      • Anonymous

        before u could use and deploy what you wished for, naunahan ka na ng mga rebelde. dont you think wala silang spy sa loob ng militar, why on earth they knew our military movements? now who is brainless here? pang computer games lang ang taktika mo nagmamarunong na kritiko. kahit nasa yo na lahat ng armas kung ang kokote ng mga opisyal ay kagaya mo

      • http://inquirer.net unokritiko

        My friend if you think and analyze carefully my opinions and views i think its the opposite of what you are saying!!
        Look I said a battalion of real men in uniform and it is a highly operational forces and special training!!(I did not elaborate further on this hoping that you got the point!!) more than the equivalent of SEAL in the US navy of japan!!
        Do you think it can be penetrated from the spy of the enemy???Think again mr Watot!!!
        The big problem is really coming from you because your brain is not capable
        to adopt to advance technology now in use by other country!! Need to change your idea for nothing!!! hihirit ka pa?? baka mabokya ka!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    EQUIPMENT. No such word as equipmentS. Before you engage in sarcasm check your grammar first.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2UMHGIG2H4KOHCAOA5H7VMKLQY CAJUN

    I hope the AFP and the civilian government now buys the right and proper equipment. And let us keep an eye on those procurements and contracts that the AFP will conclude. I hope our COA people wil be more watchful and the AFP more prudent this time.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WPT54PLXLILFZH7NRBDP75HLLM tongti

    IMPECCABLE TIMING BUT PEOPLE WON’T BUY IT ANYMORE

    AGAIN, THIS IS NOTHING MORE THAN A DESPERATE AND THOUGHTLESS POLITICAL PLOY BY THIS MORONIC PRESIDENT AND HIS IDIOTIC POLITICAL ADVISERS.

    WHAT YOU NEED TO PUT ON THE TABLE IS YOUR UNTAINTED AND ALL- OUT  POLITICAL WILL.

    FOR PETE’S SAKE…. ENOUGH OF YOUR MEDIA PROPAGANDA, POLITICKING.AND FOOT DRAGGING.

    TIME TO DO SOME REAL PRESIDENTIAL WORK.

    PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY DYING!!!!

    MORON!

  • Anonymous

    See what the coup de tat rumors can do? It can release 10 Billion in 3 days ! No amount of lies this Valte and Abad say will make it appear normal. Pnoy should fire this Valte like the Phil Army spokesman because most of the time she is giving her opinion. People are not interested to know what the opinion of this Valte is  , also known as “Singaw”, but only official statements from Malacanang.

  • Anonymous

    President Benigno Aquino III has ordered the release of P10 billion
    for the military’s modernization program, including P1.6 billion for new
    Air Force planes which will all be purchased by the end of the year.

    But deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte made it clear
    Sunday that the release of the P10 billion for the Armed Forces of the
    Philippines modernization fund had nothing to do with the government’s
    ongoing skirmish with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)….. I AM SO FLABBERGASTED BY THE WORDS OF ABIGAIL VALTE…is that how stupid you think we are?..this was PNOY promised on the first day he took his oath as president.. Modernization of the Arm Forces… Why can you just admit that PNOY ordered it release so the army can be pacify in restlessness. .. PNOY IF YOU TRULY ARE FOR THE MODERNIZATION OF THE ARM FORCES,, order right away the best armament for use to end the terrorist in Mindanao…. there’s no time to lost.. order it from Israel, France, Italy, UK and tell them to deliver is ASAP..Ask uncle Sam to lend you 5 drones to spy on the positions of these bastards and blast them all off..

    • Anonymous

      Para bang bibili sa palengke ungas. Alam mo ba Kung magkano yang hinihingi mo?

      • Anonymous

        @ watot taking time to answer your comment is not worth…

  • Anonymous

    Siguradong maraming improvements sa equipment ng AFP at benefits ng sundalo under PNoy. By January libo libong housing na naman ang matatapos para sa mga sundalo kasunod sa mga na award na last july.

    Siguradong sigurado dahil bantay sarado sa kurakot at tuwid ang landas ng pangulo kaya kahit limitado pa rin ang pera pero malayo ang mararating.

    Isang dekada ni arroyo walang improvement sa AFP. Puro kurakot.

  • Anonymous

    Mukhang hindi ata kasama yung development ng remote-controlled aircraft to peek on the position of the enemies. This is important because the troops cannot just go to their targets without knowing if the enemies are an ambush position. This small remote controlled aircraft can be fitted with small cameras that be used during daytime and night time.

  • Anonymous

    What about laptop computers so that the ground troops can also search on Google Earth to at least know the terrains in that particular area of their operations?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3UZOAQ6YXZ7LV4AEKHDH6HDDCA Jeamergs

    na mi miss ko na yong mga coup d’ etat , sana meron isa mangyayari ngayon sa panahon ni p-nay este p-noy pala.

  • Anonymous

    Sana hindi maibulsa nanaman yang billiones na perang yan..magkano kaya yung mga eroplanong bibilhin nila?/ bago o used?? 

  • juan katutubo

    10 BILLION??! Wow! Jackpot ang mga nasa General Headquarters! Kurakot time again. Maglalabasan na ang mga buwaya sa kani-kanilang mga lungga (opisina) Unahan pa yan…  

  • Anonymous

    We have new condition in the purchase of firearms: That all suppliers are required to fall in line to be shot at with the bullets and mortars they have supplied. That’s a prerequisite for the Certificate of Conformity. The happy part of it is that all the suppliers will be laughing while on target as the mortars and bullets will be SUYOT.

    Modernization huh. They will provide the military with IPads and IPhones so they can do the fb and twit well. They will be equipped with 3D specs so they can do their marksmanship training perfectly. Then the military can join the KKK to compete in video games with PNoy. Sayang wala na si Steve Jobs, kundi eh di kinuha rin sana siyang adviser and spokesperson for the modernization of our military.

    Too late the hero – nung ala nang maisasaing saka lang bibili ng bigas. Wag na kayong mangatwiran. Sayang ang boto ko para sa iyo.

  • Anonymous

    kaya pala naubusan ng bala….ito bibili pa lang! wag sana mapunta ang budget sa mga MRS, ng mga GENERAL….

    mag assign ng 3rd party ACCOUNTING GROUP para may BALANCE CHECK!

  • Anonymous

    nagkabistohan na! ito bibili pa lang ng bala, uniform, combat, etc….

    siguro itong nangyayari lalo na sa basilan paraan ito para mabisto ang na ubos talaga ang budget sa military….dahil sa CONVERSION, PABAON, etc….

    wag i-release ang budget na walang 3rd party AUDITING! ang COA….hmmm….COhA ang tawag dyan!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K2RI3LJVGNNED3XPMG7HVMIIO4 Herbert

    Tiba-tiba na naman ang KKK ni Aquino nito… AFP! Gising!!!

  • Anonymous

    Valte said the new military equipment to be purchased was essentially
    for the modernization of the AFP. “It will help them do their work
    wherever that is.”  WTF??? you don’t know?  you are a “spokesperson” for the President and you don’t know, no wonder…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3Q3R7YECYPU5JOXDMKEZKU6EBE Marcelo

      tanga. wherever that is means mindanao, spratlys, etc. kung saan man yun. bobo

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6GQ752PZJPHPSBIG53P53TGF7Y Nelson

    Human life seems to be a cheap commodity for Pnoy administration. Remember the inaction of Pnoy during the Luneta tourist bus seige? This time the military paid dear precious lives of our soldiers for the very complacent, indolent president because of his lethargy and torpidity. This 10 billion budget release is just to appease the growing dissention of our soldiers  in the field and can no longer and will never ever take back the wasted lives of our brothers who galantly defend our democracy. How many lives it need to be wasted before Pnoy come to his senses, if he has senses at all?

  • Anonymous

    There’s no better than to admit into submission from “fear-inspiring force” only Military establishments can brag about and has potential capability to undertake. A sour note of disappointments emanating from the military chain-of-commands prompted the stoical Commander-in Chief not to duplicate the same coup attempt incurred by his late mother former president Cory Aquino, by ordering the timely release of P10 billion tax payer’s money intended for military’s “pocket modernization program?” That’s
    a lot of Baloney!  We are not on a state of war for goodness sake.  These sporadically clash between government forces and rebels have a permanent place in our society already.  So…what’s about this
    modernization for?  To fill up their dwindling pockets?

  • Anonymous

    Siguradong maraming improvements sa equipment ng AFP at benefits ng
    sundalo under PNoy. By January libo libong housing na naman ang
    matatapos para sa mga sundalo kasunod sa mga na award na last july.

    Sigurado dahil bantay sarado sa kurakot at tuwid ang landas ng pangulo
    kaya kahit limitado pa rin ang pera pero malayo ang mararating.

    Isang dekada ni arroyo walang improvement sa AFP. Puro kurakot.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WBXS7HGUTUSH6L2VYEHNMPPMUY Mesc

      Ano’ng silbi nito kung mababa ang morale ng sundalo dahil sa malamyang commander in chief? Ang kailangan ng AFP ay strong leadership na malinaw na wala si Penoy.  Tuwid na daan?  Ituwid muna ni Penoy ang baluktot na patakaran sa Hacienda Luisita para may maniwala.

  • http://twitter.com/grandpaber mel bercel

    TONGgresso speaker: the session is now open to approve gov’t Tongtrata bill..senatTONG president: gusto ko happy kayo sa Tongtrata, para happy din ako. aba Tongrata lawyer ata ako when i was in private practice.TONGtratista: mga kagalang-galang na TONGgressista at senaTONG, noong panahon po ni TONGmelda at ni pres macoyTONG, 10 percent lang ho ang serviTong fee, pero noong panahon ni TonGMA, arroyo ko po tumaas ng 50 percent kasi iyon ang advise niTong si ben abaloTong, overprice po kasi ang mga deliveribables ng mga Tongtrata.Tongtractor: cost of business po tumaas, paTong paTong po ang gasTong.Tongtractor worker: kuTong po ni foreman huwag daw kakalimutan para may pambalaTong daw siya na ipapakain sa kanyang familya.Tonggresita BuluTongin: your honors please, as long as you don’t reduce our pork barrel allocaTong, okey lang sa amin, kasi marami kami projecTong para sa distriTong namin, paTong paTong lang ang pangangailangan sa lalawigan kasi para ang mga ingratTong botante ay bumoTong para sa aTong partido please your honors.Supreme Court: we are of the opinion that it is unconstiTongtional to put a limit to the profit of any Tongtrasista who enters into Tongtract with the governemnt. there must be profunderance of evidence that there is a Tongnivance between Tongtractor and Tongtractee. so order iTong decision with finality unless my mag-MR niTong decision. so ordered.

  • Anonymous

    Release the 10billion for arms purchase for the soldiers, then the soldiers got ambushed by MILF so the arms went to MILF…this is not really an AFP modernization program…this is an MILF modernization program….

  • Anonymous

    How can Pnoy defend the country from China when he can’t even defend it against local pork loving moro bandits in an island?…

  • Anonymous

    10 billion of hard-earned taxpayers’ money to be divided among the fat generals and all those graduates from PMA!!!!! God have mercy on the Filipino people and save us from the greedy crocs in our government.

  • Anonymous

    “the Air Force will get 78 units of audio-video equipment, 160 portable radio receivers, 100 sniper rifle systems and 2,000 standard weapon systems.”

    Why would the Air Force need sniper rifles?

    • Amiel Lopez

      Coz the Army can’t shoot for ….

  • Anonymous

    Use that money to build your “own” weapon system. Don’t buy. Create your own.
    Fool!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CBBPG4SGSURB5V5A5BBQX4HF2Y Peter

    Even if an atomic bomb is given to the AFP, and our darling President will not use it against those moros, its utterly USELESS.

    • Anonymous

      Ayy! kabaro ni Vice Ganda…Pnoy para kang si HomoFloyd walang bayag!

  • http://twitter.com/bolblizt dominic rivera

    I hope the money is spent and used well for the benefit our soldiers and the security of our country.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MZUGUPHNODJJPVDEY5I5TKMCOA Reynaldo

    PRAYED THAT THE MONEY WILL REALLY GO TO THE INTENDED PURPOSE,KUNG HINDI ANG MAGKAKAMAL NG SALAPI AY ANG MGA WALANG KALULUWANG CORRUPT NA OPISYAL NG MILITARY AT GOBYERNO. ITONG GA TAO NA ITO AY MGA TRAITORS, WALANG KABUSUGAN, BAYAN GUMISING KA!! BAGO MAHULI ANG LAHAT!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MZUGUPHNODJJPVDEY5I5TKMCOA Reynaldo

    PAGING HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS MGA CIVILIANS AT NON COMBATANTS ANG MGA NAPATAY, TAHIMIK YATA KAYO?19 NA SUNDALO PATAY, MAY UMIIRAL NA CEASEFIRE BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND MILF, WHERE ARE YOU, WALA KAYONG KIBO?

  • Anonymous

    ANO ANG SILBI NG PERANG YAN KUNG D NAMAN GAGAMITIN SA PAG SUGPO SA KALABAN. PARANG DECORATION LANG LANG. MAY BARIL PERO D PWEDENG PAPUTUKIN. HAHAHA. ANAK NG TUPA OH.

  • Anonymous

    Ano pa ang aasahan ninyo sa mga muslim na yan. mga traydor ang mga yan. pag nakatalikod ka dun ka titirahin. dapat sa mga yan exterminate sa mindanao. pati na rin ang muslim sa quiapo bantayan ng maigi dahil pag nagkataon dadalhin nila ang gyera diyan sa metro manila. walang sinasanto ang mga yan. may kasabihan sila na “an eye for an eye” kaya dapat sa mga yan tanggalan ng mata tapos huwag kaagad ilibing tapos ipakain sa mga baboy ang labi para magtanda at mabigyan ng leksyon.

  • Amiel Lopez

    Its about time… Panahon na para bigyan ng importansya ang Militar ng bansa. P10B modernization = maybe P3B – P4B for modernization and the rest for the military officials hahaha graft and corruption time nanaman. Madami nanaman magkakaroon ng bahay dito sa States at madaming mga asawa ulit ng mga officials ang happy. If the budget for modernization is not handled properly then the money will go to someones packet like always.

    The AFP needs to invest heavily on body armor and training facilities. Improve and increase leadership schools for the military and police. The improvement of equipment is nice and great but creating better soldiers and better leaders is better…

  • Anonymous

    I’m not sure if this amount can purchase “drones” which are very effective weapons used by the US in Afghanistan…always precise on their targets intended and zero loss of life of american troops. The down side is the collateral damage it causes…civilian casulaties. 

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

      The cost of one UAV (drone) is USD 154.4 Million or Php 6.6 Billion per unit. It is a good idea!  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QHGUJ3OJZAOIMBYYWTABNV2EEM Ai

    Hoping that this is the NET amount, corruption and pabaon already deducted! :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H27QVUBMP6KCZOXQW33RP2KOGU Plazans

    Is it just me, or does PNoy seem always late in releasing funds for government projects? First, he released some 60B for roads and highway infrastructure projects a month ago, but not before the horrific flooding and devastation the country has suffered from the back-to-back typhoons weeks earlier. Now, he’s authorizing a 10B modernization for the AFP, days after we lost some 30 lives (and counting) of our uniformed men and women from the hands of the MILF. Of course, money is money and they always come handy for the needed programs and project improvements, but I bet it sure would been a lot better if it came sooner, or before crisis actually happens, right? My 2 cents.

  • Anonymous

    there is no spy. only an idiot running the command.

    • Anonymous

      sa iba kasi ginagamit ang intelligence fund.

  • Anonymous

    nasaan na yung mga jet fighters na bibilhin dapat para sa air force Pnoy?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WBXS7HGUTUSH6L2VYEHNMPPMUY Mesc

    Di ba mahilig daw sa shooting si Penoy?  Bakit ngayong tutuong barilan na nanginginig siya?  Ibig sabihin, front lang yun.  Puro porma lang para takpan ang katotohanan na malamya siya.  Allotting P10 billion for the armed forces is also ironic dahil he insists on a ceasefire kahit sunod sunod ang opensiba ng kalaban. Para saan ngayon itong mga armas na bibilhin kung di gagamitin?  Kung ngayon pa lang niya binabalak gumanti, ngayong nadama niya ang pagkadismaya ng bayan sa kalambutan niya, huli na ang lahat.  Nakuha na ng terorista ang momentum at advantage.

  • Anonymous

    Siguradong maraming improvements sa equipment ng AFP at benefits ng
    sundalo under PNoy. By January libo libong housing na naman ang
    matatapos para sa mga sundalo kasunod sa mga na award na last july.

    Sigurado dahil bantay sarado sa kurakot at tuwid ang landas ng pangulo
    kaya kahit limitado pa rin ang pera pero malayo ang mararating.

    Isang dekada ni arroyo walang improvement sa AFP. Puro kurakot.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WBXS7HGUTUSH6L2VYEHNMPPMUY Mesc

      Gaya ng sinabi ko, ano’ng silbi nitong mga improvements kamo kung mababa ang morale ng sundalo dahil sa malamyang commander in chief? Ang kailangan ng AFP ay strong leadership na malinaw na wala si Penoy.  Tuwid na daan?  Ituwid muna ni Penoy ang baluktot na patakaran sa Hacienda Luisita para may maniwala.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ESHBUAHKJ6TPHIPWCRJUM7MLEQ c5cjr

    happy days are here again!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6JJZUBVB26IUPOVKAAZ6IPWIFU Alpha

    Wow, starting today no more war because they are now enjoying the money. Kawawa ang mga sundalo na laging sasabak sa bakbakan. Sana naman walag kickback pag bibili ng mga armas at hindi dagdagan ang presyo ng mga binibili para may ma ibulsa. Kahit ilang bilyon pang pera ang ilaan nyo hindi at hindi matatapos ang gulo sa mindanao. Hindi kaya ng pilipinas sugpuin napa kadaling gumawang karahasan kay sa gumawa ng pagbabago. Pag all out war, wala ka ng makikitang rebelde sa gubat dahil nagiging civilian na sila lahat. Paano ba yan matatapos? Not unless ubusin ang Nuclear weapon ng US targeting mindanao yun siguro tunaw na ang Mindanao. Mindanao is a wasted land dahil hindi kayang palaguin ng Philippine government. Time will come na pag ubos na ang mga resources sa ibang bansa, dito na naman mag simula ang gulo kagaya sa nangyayari sa Libya.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZWTTKJTI57YO7TZBJC66GA2OLU dennis

    To ensure trust of the Filipino people,we need a BREAKDOWN of that 10B expenses for modernization of AFP to be publish in Newspapers!The costs of it´s weapon,as what other countries did it too!

  • Guest

    pres noy
    pwede bang gamitin ang modernization
    to build up our local industries
    by developing and buying local armaments

    we can easily assemble and fabricate
    1. light aircraft
    2. patrol boats
    3. rockets and missiles
    4. guns
    5. accessories
    6. armored vehicles
    7. utility vehicles
    etc.

    like in the past

    • http://twitter.com/Rhymzilog Rhym Zilog

      We lack strong knowledge about metallurgy. We do not have the capability to manufacture and mold very hard metal for military use and this is the major component in any weaponry and military hardware. We do not even have the capability to manufacture car engine block which is softer than a barrel of cannon. This pre-WW2 German technology had remain a top secret and may not available still in any third world countries including China. Even our Danao has no capability to smelter, mold and groove with precision an iron or steel hard enough to be used for barrel of a 35mm cannon or M16 and M60. We also do not have the capability to fabricate a strong but light metal plates. But we can build military equipments that do not require very hard or high tensile strength metal. We have many creative Filipinos with special skills, talent and creativity. Our government just need to invest and form a think tank group of skilled,creative and ingenious Filipinos that can fabricate and build useful hardware.

  • Anonymous

    sa ibang bansa, for instance singapore, kung ano man ang mga plano ng Ministry of Defence ay hindi ipinapaalam sa buong bansa. simply because it is supposed to be a SECRET and PROTECTION against enemies! SG’s Prime Minister’s said that the government cannot divulge what the Ministry of Defence is doing for preventive measure and for national security. pero sa atin hindi maiwasan dahil sa kelangan ibandera kung ano ang kanilang mga accomplishments o contribution pra maganda ang imahin sa taumbayan. ang ating media nman ay super kulit na malaman kung ano ba tlaga ang plano o strategy ng gobyerno pra malabanan ang mga terorista o kung sinu-sino pa. hey, we are dealing with national security pwede bang wag nman ipaalam sa mga kalaban kung ano ang ating depensa? lumalabas na pati ibang bansa nakikita nila ang kakulangan ng ating depensa kya hindi sila matatakot na lusubin o giyerahin tayo! pilipinas? wala yan kya khit makipaglaban tayo s spratlys walang magagawa yan kc puro lng yan daldal, papogi, etc, etc. etc.

    pakiusap, pwede bng kung may budget pra sa additional AFP reinforcement ay ipatupad na lng ng gobyerno at wag ng ibandera sa buong bansa at sa buong mundo? at sa media nman pwede po bang bigyan naman ng konting “secrecy” ang plano ng ating sandatahan at depensa pra nman hindi nalalaman ng kalaban ang ating depensa at hindi tayo nauunahan ng kalaban? kya kc tayo nauunahan ng kalaban ay dhil sa leakage ng intelligence. hindi nga pala leakage lang ang nangyayari kundi tlgang pagbubunyag ng ating intelligence! saan k pa?????

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WBXS7HGUTUSH6L2VYEHNMPPMUY Mesc

      Tama ka rosa.  Secret dapat ang pwersa para di mapaghandaan ng kalaban.  It’s elementary military strategy. Dapat alam ito ng commander in chief para naaabisohan niya ang mga alipores niyang tulad ni Abad na wag daldal ng daldal.  Transparency daw?  E, bakit ayaw ipasa ang FOI?!

  • Anonymous

    The ten billion fund for AFP modernization was delayed because of the rampant corruption of the military investigated by Senators. With the current release of this particular fund the people are watching if the new system works.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3UZOAQ6YXZ7LV4AEKHDH6HDDCA Jeamergs

    hindi yang klaseng order ang hinintay  ng AFP. kahit gaano ka moderno kagamitan ng military mo hindi mo naman gagamitin sa kalaban wala rin. magagamit lang yan tuwing may parade sa camp aguinaldo.

  • Anonymous

    @joboni96: maganda ang iyong plano at mabibigyan pa ng tsansa ang ating kababayan na magkaroon ng trabaho at pagkakakitaan at cguro makakatipid tayo ano? BUT, don’t you think it is too late for the government of Pnoy to implement it considering that the war is on-going??? This should be done before not these days! besides your breakdown of plans cost not just P10B!

    @dennis: alam ko nman na nawawalan na tayo ng tiwala sa mga taong nasa gobyerno pero pwede bang bigyan din muna natin ng konting tiwala sila ngyon? baka sa dami ng mga corrupt na tao ay meron pa ring natitira sa ating sandatahan ngyon o nsa ibang sangay ng gobyerno ang natitirang matino at mapagkakatiwalaan. let’s leave the commission on audit to do their job. to publish in a broadsheet the breakdown of what the P10B would go is an indication of telling the whole wide world of the true measure and/or capacity of our defense system, which I believe should remain confidential.

    may tama ba ako Mesc?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WBXS7HGUTUSH6L2VYEHNMPPMUY Mesc

      korek ka jan, rosa.

  • Anonymous

    alam ba ninyo ipinapaalam na ni  sec abad  anong bibilhin sa 10 billion  pesos  para sa modernisation program sa afp  para magbigay na rin ang MILF  kung anong klaseng armas ang gusto nilang  bilhin pagdating nito dito sa pinas  yan din ang gagamitin nilas para sa mga kawawa  nating  sundalo  sa mindanao  o kahit  saan man   balik na naman ang masasayang araw  ng mga  ilnag magnanakaw sa AFP  ha  ha  ha

    • http://twitter.com/Rhymzilog Rhym Zilog

      It is a choice between secrecy or confidentiality and transparency. I prefer secrecy or confidentiality provided honest officials with dedicated integrity will initiate the procurement. In any military strategy, secrecy is one of the vital ingredients of winning the war and neutralizing the enemy. Exposing what fire power the military are going to have and offensive capability will just provide the enemy some tactical advantage and preparedness. If they are just trying to scare the enemy or inflict a psychological warfare advantage, I don’t think this will put a stop to rebellion of those people whose programmed mindset is ‘David and Goliath’. Sometimes, good fighting strategy of the enemy can even match even the most equipped military soldiers. What our military mostly needed are preparedness, surveillance, communication and knowing where the enemies are to eliminate any surprised attack. Only then you can apply the sophisticated weaponry and fire power to disable or eliminate the enemy. Brave soldiers with good fighting skills cannot kill birds with their eyes blind-folded or arming them with inferior, short range and defective weapons.

  • Guest

    rosa kung ganyan sasabihin natin ngayon
    after 20 years
    parehas pa rin ang sitwasyon natin

    time to start now
    kahit local licensed production pa lang

    sa patrol boat merong halter at aguinaldo class designs
    sa trainer merong layang-layang, defender at pinto/cali designs
    sa armored car merong simba
    etc

    iwan ko lang kung may guts tayo

    • Anonymous

      joboni96, i was not trying to say that your suggestion is wrong, in fact it is right because if your plan will materialize more people will have a chance to have a job and of course we can save a lot of money. What i’m trying to say is that, if the P10B budget to reinforce AFP’s resources will be used for your plan instead, that will not help now because the war is ongoing and your plan may only yield result 2 or years from now. what we need now is immediate response to the needs of our poor armies! You know, our mindset vs those who are in the battlefield are absolutely different. While we have the luxury to just sit and debate in here, those armies have no time to talk even with their comrades beside them. With that perspective, we should learn how to distinguish which is emergency, urgent, or luxury.

      We are in an Emergency situation now, so we need first aid, which is the P10B. I can consider your plan as Urgent such that the government must look into your suggested plans immediately and consider allocating enough budget for your plans so that in the end we have the Luxury to defend ourselves against enemies.

      ^_^

      • Guest

        agree po

        sana gamitin yan sa pagkumpuni
        ng mga maraming patrol boat, huey, v150, armas etc
        na naka tengga lang
        using internal afp capabilities
        with bonuses for afp maintenance personnel who will do it

        magaling ang mga marines dyan
        pati navy at airforce

        dahil kay aroyo kasi
        prinayvatize lahat yan
        sa sabi ng mga boss niya sa world bank
        iba talaga ang mga foreign doctorated economists

  • Anonymous

    SARO is still being prepared by Secretraitor A-bad who is releasing the budget of the AFP for 2010 only now and for 2011. It’s already end of October and next week November will set in. What took the hypocrite A-bad too long for this budget to be released? He is undermining the military operations. If not for the carnage in Mindanao, he might still be playing hard ball sitting at the military’s budget.

    The coup rumor pressured him and Nhoynhoy to appease the military by releasing last year’s fund and this year’s. I’m sure the military have been thinking what really are the motives of A-bad and Nhoynhoy for the delay.

    • Anonymous

      Are we sure that the govt money is still in the govt coffer and not being invested by the Abad clan.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Natalie-Fenton/100001649651277 Natalie Fenton

    oh great 10billion more to steal. can they just  finish the fight with NPA and milf then abolish the military. give the military budget to education sector instead!

  • Anonymous

    “But deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte made it clear Sunday
    that the release of the P10 billion for the Armed Forces of the
    Philippines modernization fund had nothing to do with the government’s
    ongoing skirmish with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).”

    hahaha, I don’t know what to say anymore!
    Sino niloko nyo?

  • Anonymous

    ang galing! at ngayon pa naglabas ng pondo si Pnay!
    akala ko ba ay ayaw nya ng baril-barilan sa milf?
    sige, e pagpalagay lang natin na may P10 bilyon para sa mga kasangkapang pang militar, ang tanong: kailan bibilhin? at ilang taon bago makuha ang mga gamit? baka nakakalimutan ni noyAbnoy na mabagal ang procurement procedures sa gobyerno!
     

    • Anonymous

      oo mabagal sa dating gobyerno, dahil mistulang nawala parang bula ang pambili, haha

  • Anonymous

    Siguradong maraming improvements sa equipment ng AFP at benefits ng
    sundalo under PNoy. By January libo libong housing na naman ang
    matatapos para sa mga sundalo kasunod sa mga na award na last july.

    Sigurado dahil bantay sarado sa kurakot at tuwid ang landas ng pangulo
    kaya kahit limitado pa rin ang pera, pero malayo ang mararating.

    Isang dekada ni arroyo walang improvement sa AFP. Puro kurakot.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah! Bomb them!!

    Go PNoy!!

  • Anonymous

    10 billion? Aanhin pa? Patay na ang sundalo! Military budget for 2010-2011 ngayon lang irerelease!!! Ano na nga ba ito??? Consuelo de bobo! Kung ikaw ba e sundalo, me kamaganak na sundalo o kahit pangkaraniwang tao iisa lang ang iisipin at mararamdaman mo…galit!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

    kung tutuusin kulang ang 10 billion para ma-upgrade ang mga military assets, pero kung gusto talaga nila makatipid eh punta na lang sila sa la loma at ipunin na lang nila ang mantika ng mga litson para gawing lubricant sa kanyon at ipampahid sa mga bala dahil epektibo ito laban sa mga traydor at gumon sa shabu na mga muklo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7NHDUDLC2F7G6BRTDLESS3LL6Y tino

    Sa wakas makakatikim din ang AFP ng kunting upgrade kahit mga surplus lang, butina yong mayroon kaysa wala.. yon nga lang nakakairita yong diwig na ngiti ni Aquino.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ESPSLPH7VXAKKKJKB274CZOX2E Raphael

    matutuwa na naman mga generals at meron na silang makukurakot ulet! puro radyo ang mga binibili ah..wala sa mga eroplano.hehe

  • Anonymous

    That’s the way to go.

    Good for you, Sir Commander in Chief.

    But please Sir, make sure that this money is well-spent for what is being intended and does not go to wrong corrupt military hands.

    And please choose the Officers in the military with good track record in good spending, honesty, and integrity to head the purchase of these excellent military equipments and upgrades as well.

    We know we can trust you, Sir Commander in Chief, in doing what is best for the military of the country.  Thank you.

  • Guest

    @rhyme:disqus even the u.s. and tsina are not 100% self sufficient
    if we cannot make it specially high tech, we buy
    nandyan ang canada, russia, india, brazil, france, scandinavia
    south africa, indonesia, skorea, israel etc

    importante
    1. lalakas ang industriya natin
    2. pilipino ang kikita
    3. malakas ang depensa natin



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