State Dining Room, Malacañan Palace
November 29, 2022

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. listened to the report of the Department of National Defense (DND) in a meeting at the State Dining Room in Malacañan Palace.

As the Department aims to align its policies with the Administration’s agenda for a stronger country and strengthen its efforts in protecting Philippine territory, Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Senior Undersecretary Jose Faustino Jr. highlighted the DND’s ten-point defense agenda covering the following areas: sovereignty and territorial integrity; internal security and stability; disaster resilience and climate change adaptation; cyber defense; modernization, capability and capacity development; security cooperation and engagements; Reserve Force development; welfare of soldiers, veterans and civilian human resource; legal and legislative agenda; and protection of cognitive domain.

Other discussions also touched on the DND’s significant accomplishments.

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