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The price AFP needs to pay to become ‘heavyweight’ military

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Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Catapang. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

What will it take for the “lightweight” Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to become a “heavyweight” and stand up to nations that are bullying the Philippines? Money. Lots of it.

Posted: October 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

[VIDEO] Aquino: No more ‘butchers’ in AFP

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President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday showcased the “new face” of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) — an institution rid of butchers. Video by INQUIRER.net’s nestor Corrales

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino: No more ‘butchers’ in AFP

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President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday showcased the “new face” of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) — an institution rid of butchers.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH acquires P23.7B-worth of fighter jets, helicopters

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Representatives from Philippines and South Korea signed the contract for 12 FA-50 lead-in trainer fighter jets at Camp Aguinaldo on Friday.

“With the eventual delivery and acquisition of these new air assets our air force can already forget the lingering naughty joke that it is all air without force,” Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said in his speech at the joint contract signing held at Camp Aguinaldo.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

36 AFP modernization projects completed under Aquino, says Gazmin

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Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A total of 36 modernization projects worth P41.2 billion have been so far completed and awarded under the leadership of President Benigno Aquino III as part of the military’s modernization upgrade.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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