Recently participated in the House Committee on Appropriations Hearing on the 2016 Budget of the Department of National Defense. A bigger budget for the Armed Forces of the Philippines would mean increased capabilities in protecting our territories in the West Philippine Sea, in strengthening the participation of the AFP Reserve Force (Citizen-Soldiers) during time of calamities and disasters, and in the modernization of the AFP for them to become a credible military force that can support the growing leadership role of the Philippines in the Southeast Asian Region.
The DND is the government office in charge of physically protecting the entire Philippine Republic, meaning all the other departments and sectors rely on this office for their survival in times of national emergencies. The MAGDALO Party-List does not only approve of their proposed 2016 Budget, but we also hope for a much bigger budget to allow them to properly serve their mandate of protecting the People and the State, defending the National Territory, and upholding the Sovereignty of the Republic of the Philippines. Mabuhay ang DND and More Power to the Men and Women of the Armed Forces of the Philippines!
- Date:Sep 2015