Fort San Felipe, Cavite City
21 May 2013

President Benigno S. Aquino III joined the dedicated men and women of the Philippine Navy as they celebrated 115 years of service to the nation at Fort San Felipe in Cavite City.

In his speech as guest of honor, the President thanked the Philippine Navy and the military for being defenders of the people and that reforms are on the way to ensure a stronger military.

“Ang Pilipinas ay sa Pilipinas, at kaya nating pumalag at ipagtanggol ang sarili tuwing may sisindak sa atin sa loob mismo ng ating bakuran,” the Commander-in-Chief emphasized.

He further said that with the confidence that the economy is currently experiencing, the country can repay the services that the men in uniform give like the AFP Modernization and Capability Upgrade Program that led to the acquisition of navy vehicles.

Likewsie, part of the program is the proposed acquisition of additional new vehicles and communication equipment. Its Phase II includes more than 14,000 housing units for the military and the police. A total of 31,200 units have already been built for employees of the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Corrections, Bureau of Fire Protection and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology.

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