Philippine Navy AW109 Power Helicopter

Philippines House Representative Asks Military For Wish List

A hearing conducted by the House Committee on National Defense and Security earlier this month ,The Chairman and Muntinlupa Rep. Rodolfo Biazon  stated that the Department of National Defense (DND) should submit a “wish list” so that the Congress can expertise additional legislative measures to support these projects.

He added also that seeing the overall picture of the military’s plans in the long term. They should also submit a modernization plan that will span for about 15 years.

Armed Forces of the Philippines modernization program includes a long list of acquisition plans of military hardware including vehicles, air assets and naval vessels for the service branches of the military which include  the Philippine Army, Philippine Navy and Philippine Air Force.

Way Back in 1995 the first AFP modernization law was permitted in Republic Act No.7898 and it was targeted to be implemented in a 15-year period.

It is clearly declared that the Congress well scrutinizes the modernization project and if there will be leakage in the funds it will be turned over to the National treasury for the use of military.