09 Maret 2015
AFP modernization program (image : AFP Modernization Insider)
AFP thanks DBM for modernization funds
MANILA (PNA) -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has expressed gratitude to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) for allocating funds for its ongoing modernization program.
"This is a welcome development that would truly enhance the AFP's capacity and capability in order to effectively accomplish our mission areas such as in internal security operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, territorial defense operations, peacekeeping operations, and international defense and security engagements," newly-appointed AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Joselito Kakilala said in a message to the PNA.
The DBM earlier said that AFP Modernization Program will receive a budget of Php20 billion from the allotment of the AFP General Headquarters as well as Php10 billion from the 2015 Unprogrammed Funds.
The Army, Navy, Air Force and AFP General Headquarters were allotted with a total of Php95.8 billion.
“Creating an environment where there is just and lasting peace, security, and the prevalence of the rule of law is an integral part of our thrust to create inclusive growth,” it added.