AFP Modernization Program - updates

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Military drill showcases PH’s first amphibious assault vehicles

Sep 21, 2019 - 7:18 PM

The capability to launch an attack from the sea straight into land is basic and essential for militaries of coastal states, and the Philippines is now catching up with the acquisition of brand new amphibious assault vehicles

AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT. The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) debuted 4 of its 8 brand new amphibious assault vehicles (AAV) during its DAGIT-PA joint drills in Subic Bay, Olongapo City, on September 21. Photo by Rox Cezar, AFP Public Affairs Office

PH Navy to get submarines, might lease HQ

Aug 29, 2019 - 12:11 AM

Racing to keep up with other countries' naval capabilities, the Philippines plans to acquire new warships and submarines, but it might lease its naval headquarters to help fund the asset-buying spree

NAVY CHIEF. Philippine Navy Flag Officer in Command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad speaks to reporters at Naval Station Jose Andrada in Manila on August 28, 2019. Photo by JC Gotinga/Rappler

Corruption in AFP modernization? 'Davao Group' involved, says Trillanes

Sep 08, 2018 - 8:29 AM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV claims that a 'notorious and well-known' retired general acts as the 'conduit' to President Duterte

DUTERTE CRITIC. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV faces the media on September 7, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PH looks to Russia, China for new choppers after dispute with Canada

Feb 12, 2018 - 2:26 PM

The cancellation of the contract to acquire Canadian Bell-412 helicopters will delay the military's modernization program, says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

VIP TRANSPORT. Three brand new Bell choppers will be used to transport VIP guests during the APEC Summit

Duterte admin's infra spending in May highest in 6 months

Jul 06, 2017 - 10:10 PM

Infrastructure spending rises by 31 4 in May 2017 alone the highest since November 2016

DAY AND NIGHT. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) inspects the 24/7 construction of an infrastructure project along Quezon Avenue. Photo from DPWH

Mandatory ROTC? How about no?

Aug 02, 2016 - 5:58 PM

What we need is a better path for the socio civic involvement of the youth a path that is congruent to the challenges of the changing times

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COA to defense dep’t: Go after Canadian firm that didn’t deliver

Dec 03, 2015 - 8:35 PM

Waterbury Farrel a division of Magnum Integrated Technologies Incorporated of Canada should face sanctions and pay damages according to state auditors

DND moves to terminate controversial chopper deal

Mar 26, 2015 - 1:47 PM

The defense department has sent a notice to the foreign suppliers for their failure complete the delivery of the 21 choppers on time

FAILED BIDDING: Third bidding for 21 refurbished Huey helicopters failed. Photo from Philippine Air Force

JV Ejercito seeks probe into DND's P1.2-B chopper deal

Mar 16, 2015 - 9:22 PM

A resolution is filed to look into reports that the contract for the procurement of refurbished Huey helicopters was tailor fitted for a favored bidder

FAILED BIDDING: Third bidding for 21 refurbished Huey helicopters failed. Photo from Philippine Air Force

Gov’t infra spending jumps 63% in June

Aug 20, 2014 - 6:59 PM

Bulk of disbursements went to AFP aircraft acquisition and DPWH projects

FA-50: The Philippines recently signed a contract acquiring a squadron of FA-50 fighter jets from South Korea. File photo / Rappler

COA questions AFP transfer of P7.6B from treasury

May 23, 2014 - 10:48 AM

In December 2013 the military transferred P7 6B to its own account even without contracts for projects that are covered by this fund

LONE BIDDER: In September, there was a lone bidder for the Air Force's refurbished Hueys. File photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Aquino inducts new Navy chief amid maritime tensions

Apr 30, 2014 - 9:17 PM

President Benigno Aquino III highlights the increasingly important role played by the Navy as he led the turnover ceremony of new Navy chief Jesus Millan

NEW LEADER. President Benigno S. Aquino III presents the Medal of the command symbol to new Navy chief Jesus Millan. Malacañang Photo Bureau