In line with the government’s independent foreign policy program, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) has intensified its engagement with several air forces aside from its traditional allies.
This was announced by PAF chief Lt. Gen. Galileo Gerard Kintanar during the Air Force’s 71st founding anniversary celebration held at the PAF Multi-Purpose Gymnasium, Villamor Air Base, Pasay City.
“Outside our national partnerships in support of our government’s independent foreign policy, we have intensified engagements with counterpart air forces in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States,” he added.
Kintanar said the PAF will be establishing more cooperative engagements with other countries, including China, as this so far have resulted in significant initiatives bearing on the training and professional development opportunities of Filipino airmen.
Also, the PAF chief said they have revived the Air Force’s Self Reliant Defense Posture to utilize local talent and increase their logistical capacity to sustain operation and reduce dependents on foreign supplies.
“And through the legacy of our pioneers and heroes, we are committed to train and develop, so that the Air Force can breed airmen our nation deserves, airmen who live and breed the values of integrity, service above self, teamwork, excellence, and professionalism 24/7 all year long across our country, through 360 degrees,” Kintanar added.