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

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

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 »

3 brand-new naval choppers commissioned to AFP service

AFP chief General Emmanuel Bautista inspects one of  the three brand new naval choppers on Thursday at the blessing and commissioning rites. /AFP Public Affairs Office

Three brand-new naval helicopters seen to boost the country’s military patrol and territorial defense were commissioned to military service on Thursday.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

3 of 5 Agusta choppers delivered to PH Navy

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Three of five Augusta Westland AW109 maritime choppers for the Philippine Navy were delivered over the weekend, the military said.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Malampaya TRO seen to affect AFP modernization program

This rig draws gas from the Malampaya fields off the coast of western Palawan. Part of the revenue from the gas fields goes to the national government, which uses the money to finance various programs. The Supreme Court is being asked to stop the “systematic plunder” of the Malampaya Fund by resolving a petition pending for almost four years assailing its use by the government as illegal and unconstitutional.  FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court’s temporary restraining order on the release of funds from the Malampaya natural gas project will affect the military’s modernization program, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said.

Posted: October 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »