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Panaligan inquires on AFP modernization

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Oriental Mindoro Rep. Arnan C. Panaligan has attended the meeting of the Committee on National Defense and Security of the House of Representatives as member.

According to Panaligan’s office, the agenda included updates on the Armed Forces Modernization Program, Development of the Government Arsenal and Disaster Management of the Office of Civil Defense.

“The Officer in Charge of the Department of National Defense, Senior Undersecretary Jose Faustino, led the defense and military officials present in the hearing. The chair of the committee is Rep. Raul Tupas,” said the office.

Meanwhile, Panaligan said that he inquired regarding the modernization initiatives of the armed forces.

“Bilang miyembro ng komite, tinanong ko ang mga heneral ng Armed Forces of the Philippines tungkol sa status ng ipinapatupad na AFP Modernization Program at iba pang paghahanda ng militar na may kaugnayan sa pambansang seguridad,” said the lawmaker.

“Ipinahayag ko rin sa meeting ang aking pagsuporta sa mga panukalang batas sa kamara hinggil sa pagtatayo ng mga defense industries,” he added.

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