Duterte: AFP modernization phase 2 now in progress

President Rodrigo Duterte announced during the Commencement Exercises of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) “Alab-Tala” Class of 2018 that the government is now working to implement the second horizon of revised Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) modernization program.

He said his administration is “working to implement the Second Horizon of the Revised AFP Modernization Program (RAFPMP) wherein priority projects are currently in several stages of completion to ensure that our men and women in uniform are provided the benefits and armed with the equipment to perform their duties effectively.”

President Duterte told the graduates that the academy has equipped them “with the knowledge and skills to excel but how far can you go will depend greatly on the discipline and determination and faith.”

“Remember always the three words that have been ingrained deeply in your hearts—courage, integrity and loyalty. Embody these words and use them to guide your actions throughout your careers,” he added.

“As you dedicate your life in the service of God, country and people, know that the Armed Forces of the Philippines has the government’s full support,” he said.

Source: https://pcoo.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/20180318-Speech-of-President-Rodrigo-Duterte-during-the-Commencement-Exercises-of-the-Philippine-Military-Academy-Alab-Tala-Class-of-2018.pdf