BCDA Contributed P8-Billion for AFP Modernization Program Under Pres. Rody Duterte

The state-owned Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) has contributed a whooping PHP8 Billion for the modernization program of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) during the first two years of the Duterte administration.


The P8-billion contribution of the BCDA to the modernization program of the AFP represents 20 percent of the total P40 billion received by the men and women in uniform from BCDA since the state-run agency was created during the year 1992.

BCDA President and Chief Executive Officer Vivencio Dizon was quoted as saying "That is very, very significant. Two out of the 25 years of BCDA, and under the term of President Duterte, 20 percent of the total PHP40 billion was remitted to AFP," the BCDA President and CEO Vince Dizon said Thursday.



The BCDA CEO also noted during a forum with public information officers of the AFP that he expressed high hopes that the trend "would keep on going up." He stated "That just shows everyone how important the AFP is to this administration. We want this to just keep on growing and growing," he said.

Dizon stressed BCDA’s mandate to transform military bases into premier centers of economic growth. “BCDA is here, it exists to help strengthen our Armed Forces while we build great cities. That’s what really BCDA is all about,” he said.



Aside from Dizon some top officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines graced the event like Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla Jr. and Department of National Defense (DND) spokesperson Director Arsenio Andolong.

According to AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bienvenido Datuin Jr., he recognized BCDA as an “active partner” not only in AFP modernization but also on infrastructure development.

DND spokesperson Padilla, for his part, said that the government’s support for the AFP boosts the morale of the troops, especially after the Marawi siege.

Pres. Rody Duterte, the very first President from Mindanao has given soldiers the assurance that the further modernization of the military will be one of his administration’s top priorities



Source: PNA

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