DND, AFP ready to defend Kalayaan in West Philippine Sea

The Department of National Defense (DND) said that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and DND are ready to defend and enforce laws in Philippine territories.

“The DND and AFP stand ready to defend Philippine sovereignty and enforce our laws within our territory. This includes the Municipality of Kalayaan, which is part of the province of Palawan,” DND said in a statement.

“While we denounce war as an instrument of national policy, we will use whatever resources and means at our disposal to defend our own if and when we are called to action by the National Command Authority,” the DND added.