DND wants P63.5-B for territorial defense, security operations in 2016

4:11:00 AM
MANILA, -- For 2016, the Department of National Defense (DND) announced that it is allocating the sum of Php63,559,926,000 for territorial defense, security and stability operations.

This can be broken down into Php59,098,824,000 for internal security operations and Php4,461,102 for territorial defense.

This was stressed by Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Voltaire Gazmin during the House Appropriations Committee hearing on DND's proposed 2016 budget at the House of Representatives in Quezon City last Sept. 8.

And in line with its disaster relief missions, another Php1,533,715,000 will be allocated while another Php667,812,000 will be given to international engagement and peace support operations.

The DND is allocating Php93,100,927,000 force level C2, support and training (inclusive of pension).

 The DND is requesting a Php158,862,380,000 for Fiscal Year 2016.

Troops stand at attention during the celebration of the 118th Founding Anniversary of the Philippine Army at the military headquarters in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Metro Manila March 23, 2015.


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