Transforming an insular army

Transforming an insular army

It was only when former president Benigno Aquino revived a 15-year military modernization program that the military leadership began to focus on external defense capabilities.

Training for war

Training for war

Filipino army soldiers are, for the first time, test firing an FGM 148 Javelin, or an advanced anti-tank weapon system-medium (AAWS-M) man-portable, during this month’s bilateral Army-to-Army conventional exercise, Salaknib, in northern Luzon.

Turning the military into a private army

Turning the military into a private army

The creation of a special military unit to provide security and protection to the vice president sets a very dangerous precedent. There is real danger the military unit will become the vice president’s own private army. The military is an apolitical organization. It...