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dabawenyo
^^^yeah geezer. coz yama$hita gave the map? duh2.gif
VAMAN
Filipino soldiers parade during the change of command of Armed Forces of the Philippines at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City, eastern Manila, Philippines on 12 May 2008.





Very colorful with lot of grace.
VAMAN
Philippine air force to buy 18 Italian trainer planes

Sat May 17, 4:29 AM ET

MANILA (AFP) - The Philippine air force will buy 18 trainer planes from Italian aircraft manufacturer Alenia Aermacchi for 625 million pesos (14.6 million dollars), an air force spokesman said Saturday.

The contract for the 18 SF260 trainer planes includes pilot, technical, and maintenance training, spare parts support and other after sales services support said Lieutenant Jonelle Beltran.

The planes are scheduled to be delivered in batches starting June next year and will be used for pilot training, he added.

Under the terms of the contract, Alenia Aermacchi will transfer some parts production technology and aircraft assembly to its local partner, distributor, and authorised service station Aerotech Industries Philippines Inc., Beltran added.

The Philippines has one of the most poorly equipped air forces in the region. While the government has sought to modernise its equipment, it has been hampered by a lack of funds.

Source - http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080517/bs_afp/philippinesitalymilitaryaircraft_080517082933
2ndsun
QUOTE(The Red Baron @ May 2 2008, 07:26 PM) [snapback]3675817[/snapback]
despite not having a lenghty military tradition and not so modern equipments, our
armed forces are the most experienced bad-asses in the pacific. we got insurgencies
so most of our soldiers have lots of actual combat experience which other armed
forces cant afford to give to their troops(unless they invade someone). i can guarantee
that in times of war, the combat experience of armed forces will take its toll on the enemy.

you should also research about the Philippine Scouts. The best marksmen and best unit in
the Pacific during WW2.



Experienced?? Thats a bunch of bullsh*t, there is evidently something wrong with our armed forces when we had to rely on the Americans just to hunt down and kill Abu Sabaya. ONE FUC*ING MAN and the whole AFP couldn't even get to him only until recently. The Philippines had been receiving military aid and training in the billions from the USA prior to the 1991 closing of the US bases there, yet that military aid and training still could not defeat the NPA and the MILF, despite having experience in fighting insurgencies. I'm not putting down the AFP, but still theres more needed improvement before praise. Take a look at Afghanistan's armed forces that were defeated by the rag tag mujahidin back in the late 80's and early 90's despite having among the best weaponry available to them from the Soviets and the so-called experience of knowing the land and fighting the rebels.
2ndsun
QUOTE(VAMAN @ May 24 2008, 08:29 AM) [snapback]3715744[/snapback]
Philippine air force to buy 18 Italian trainer planes

Sat May 17, 4:29 AM ET

MANILA (AFP) - The Philippine air force will buy 18 trainer planes from Italian aircraft manufacturer Alenia Aermacchi for 625 million pesos (14.6 million dollars), an air force spokesman said Saturday.

The contract for the 18 SF260 trainer planes includes pilot, technical, and maintenance training, spare parts support and other after sales services support said Lieutenant Jonelle Beltran.

The planes are scheduled to be delivered in batches starting June next year and will be used for pilot training, he added.

Under the terms of the contract, Alenia Aermacchi will transfer some parts production technology and aircraft assembly to its local partner, distributor, and authorised service station Aerotech Industries Philippines Inc., Beltran added.

The Philippines has one of the most poorly equipped air forces in the region. While the government has sought to modernise its equipment, it has been hampered by a lack of funds.

Source - http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080517/bs_afp/philippinesitalymilitaryaircraft_080517082933



I'm looking forward to three more years until the PAF will start buying new fighter jets.
dabawenyo
QUOTE(2ndsun @ May 26 2008, 11:08 AM) [snapback]3718489[/snapback]
Experienced?? Thats a bunch of bullsh*t, there is evidently something wrong with our armed forces when we had to rely on the Americans just to hunt down and kill Abu Sabaya. ONE FUC*ING MAN and the whole AFP couldn't even get to him only until recently. The Philippines had been receiving military aid and training in the billions from the USA prior to the 1991 closing of the US bases there, yet that military aid and training still could not defeat the NPA and the MILF, despite having experience in fighting insurgencies. I'm not putting down the AFP, but still theres more needed improvement before praise. Take a look at Afghanistan's armed forces that were defeated by the rag tag mujahidin back in the late 80's and early 90's despite having among the best weaponry available to them from the Soviets and the so-called experience of knowing the land and fighting the rebels.

coz these punks got experience too.
VAMAN
QUOTE(2ndsun @ May 26 2008, 08:38 AM) [snapback]3718489[/snapback]
Take a look at Afghanistan's armed forces that were defeated by the rag tag mujahidin back in the late 80's and early 90's despite having among the best weaponry available to them from the Soviets and the so-called experience of knowing the land and fighting the rebels.

Afghanistan's Mujahedins weren't a rag tag army, they were plentifully supplied through U.S. funding.
2ndsun
QUOTE(VAMAN @ Jun 3 2008, 10:17 PM) [snapback]3734733[/snapback]
Afghanistan's Mujahedins weren't a rag tag army, they were plentifully supplied through U.S. funding.


And so were the NPA, MNLF and the MILF who were plentifully supplied by corrupt Filipinos soldiers, the 1980's Communist China and donors in the Middle East. Yet the AFP still couldn't defeat them with all the U.S. training and the best arms.
2ndsun
QUOTE(dabawenyo @ May 30 2008, 06:15 AM) [snapback]3726862[/snapback]
coz these punks got experience too.


No not only experience, it's because they know their land, got good weaponry, discipline and funding from foreign sources.
VAMAN
RP, US navies to hold 'CARAT' military exercise in Palawan

May 19, 2008 - 7:42:47 PM

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, May 20 (PNA) -- The Philippine and United States navies will conduct the annual bilateral naval training exercise “Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training” (CARAT) from May 24 to June 4.

CARAT 2008 is a combined naval tactical operations exercise involving fleet forces of both RP and US Navies.

LCDR Joselito De Guzman, Public Information Officer of Naval Forces West (Navforwest) here, said several activities are lined up for the exercise such as communication relations projects and providing medical/dental/engineering civic action projects in host communities.

The communication relations projects will be held in West Central School, Share a Life, Bahay ni Nanay, Bancao-bancao Elementary School and Puerto Princesa Pilot Elementary School, all in this city and Panacan Elementary School in Barangay Panacan, Narra town.

The medical, dental and veterinary services will be held in Aborlan and Narra towns.

On May 24, the USS Tortuga (LSD 46), a dock landing ship serving under Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 7/Task Force 76, will arrive at the city’s pier.

ESG 7/Task Force 76 is headquartered at White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, Japan, with an operating detachment in Sasebo, Japan.

De Guzman said the CARAT’s goal is to strengthen the cooperation between the RP-US navies in thwarting intercontinental and trans-border crimes, piracy and maritime terrorism which are growing concerns of the global community.

The RP and US navies will exchange information and exercises on various fields, such as at sea tactical operations and amphibious training which will be held in Inagawan Beach, this city.

Last year, some 1,400 U.S. troops participated in CARAT that kicked off in Western Mindanao headquarters in Zamboanga City. CARAT is part of the activities between the two countries under the RP-US Mutual Defense Treaty. (PNA)

http://www.positivenewsmedia.net/
TheUsualSuspect
Air Forces in SEA,

Myanmar has MiG-29 Fulcrums
Vietnam has Su-27 & Su-30 Flankers
Malaysia has Su-27 & Su-30 Flankers, F/A-18 Hornets
Thailand has F-16 Falcons and Jas 39 Grippens
Singapore has F-16 Falcons, with orders on F-15 Eagles and F-35 Lightnings


Singapore seems to have the most potent and modern air force, followed by Malaysia and Thailand.

Little info is known of the Philippine, Lao and Cambodian AF, or simply...weak?


VAMAN
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Navy earmarks $100m to acquire logistics ship

By Jaime Pilapil

THE Armed Forces is acquiring a $100-million logistics support ship to enable the Navy to better fight security threats and conduct rescues during calamities.

Naval Staff Chief Commo. Vicente Agdamag said the Navy was negotiating with a local partner of an international shipbuilder regarding the specifications.

Maybe within the year we will have a brand-new ship that will cater to all our needs, Agdamag told Standard Today.

The vessel, at least 147 meters long, would have a range of 5,000 nautical miles and a displacement of 6,000 tons, travel at a speed of 20 knots, and accommodate 500 passengers, Agdamag said. A flat top would accommodate amphibian vehicles and at least one helicopter.

Lt. Col. Ariel Caculitan, information officer, said Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro had ordered the Navy to speed up its acquisition of the long-range transport ship as part of the Armed Forces modernization program.

The Navy would sign a multi-year contract with National Maritime Lease Corp. to buy the ship, he said.

Bidders from the United Kingdom, the United States and Singapore have already inquired about the specifications.

Among other tasks, he said, the new ship could be used to repatriate Filipino workers who must flee hot spots, as they did in Lebanon.

Also yesterday, a battalion, consisting of about 500 Marines took off yesterday at Manila Bay on board three ships on its way to Basilan to bolster the governments campaign against the Abu Sayyaf Group.

The send-off was part of the Navys 100th anniversary celebration.

We are sending one battalion of Marines which will replace our current force now stationed on Basilan island, Agdamag said.

Actually, this is part of the troop rotation which we practice here in the Navy. This new batch had undergone rigid training, and we hope we could reduce significantly the number of Abu Sayyaf still in the area.

Two ships, BRP 111 and 116, will transport the 500 Marines. The ships are newly refurbished with brand-new engines and equipment.

Caculitan said the new batch of Marines in Basilan belonged to the 3rd Marine Battalion, replacing the 10th Marine Battalion.

Our Marines will not only be busy going after the bandits but also hold tri-border patrols with soldiers from Malaysia and Indonesia, Caculitan said.

Meanwhile, a third ship, BRP Lanao del Norte, will also leave Manila Bay. The ship will carry 550 pieces of heavy equipment, for civil military operations.

Navy operations chief Capt. Miguel Jose Rodriguez said the Navy today was made up of 22,000 men and women, but some 1,500 new recruits were needed this year.

Source - http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/?page=news4_may21_2008
tamang hinala
^ that is nice... maybe soon, they are planning to build a submarine
VAMAN
QUOTE(tamang hinala @ Jun 23 2008, 01:25 PM) [snapback]3770459[/snapback]
^ that is nice... maybe soon, they are planning to build a submarine

Submarines can wait. What Philippines really needs are big logistic transport ships that can ferry men, machines and materials across various islands. It will give a huge boost to Philippine military.
VAMAN





Reserve officers of the Philippine Air Force apply first aid on 'hostage victim' during demonstration of capability readiness inside military camp in Taguig City, south of Manila, Philippines, 28 June 2008. The event is part of series of activities to culminate in this year's celebration of Air Force 61st founding anniversary on 02 July.
martin_nuke
QUOTE(VAMAN @ Jul 1 2008, 12:08 AM) [snapback]3785952[/snapback]

Looks like my uniform. Cool
↓↓↓
VAMAN
QUOTE(martin_nuke @ Jul 1 2008, 12:19 PM) [snapback]3786109[/snapback]
Looks like my uniform. Cool
↓↓↓

Are you a soldier?
martin_nuke
I am an Army Reserve Private first class

That is also the Uniform of the Philippine Scout Rangers the Elite soldiers of the Philippine Army.
VAMAN
QUOTE(martin_nuke @ Jul 1 2008, 12:54 PM) [snapback]3786149[/snapback]
I am an Army Reserve Private first class

That is also the Uniform of the Philippine Scout Rangers the Elite soldiers of the Philippine Army.

Salute to you my friend. beerchug.gif
VAMAN
Draft RP-Thai military accord approved soon--AFP chief

By Joel Guinto
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 16:06:00 07/01/2008

MANILA, Philippines -- A draft military agreement between the Philippines and Thailand will be "approved soon," Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff General Alexander Yano assured his Thai counterpart on Tuesday.

Yano met with General Boonsrang Niumpradit, supreme commander of the Royal Thai Armed Forces, in his office in Camp Aguinaldo and said the visit "signifies the strong defense cooperation and security relation" between the two countries.

The Status of Visiting Forces Agreement (SOVFA) will pave the way for military exercises between the Philippines and Thailand, if approved, said AFP spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Ernesto Torres Jr.

"[Yano] said the agreement is expected to be approved soon," Torres said of the two-year-old draft SOVFA.

The Philippines has a military agreement with only one country, the United States, its main military ally. Several joint exercises between are staged in the country every year.

A SOVFA with Australia has been signed by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and then Australian Prime Minister John Howard in May 2007 and is pending the ratification of the Philippine Senate.

The Philippines is also eyeing similar agreements with Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore, defense officials have said.

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/...soon--AFP-chief
Selkies
QUOTE(TheUsualSuspect @ Jun 22 2008, 05:41 PM) [snapback]3768719[/snapback]
Air Forces in SEA,

Myanmar has MiG-29 Fulcrums
Vietnam has Su-27 & Su-30 Flankers
Malaysia has Su-27 & Su-30 Flankers, F/A-18 Hornets
Thailand has F-16 Falcons and Jas 39 Grippens
Singapore has F-16 Falcons, with orders on F-15 Eagles and F-35 Lightnings
Singapore seems to have the most potent and modern air force, followed by Malaysia and Thailand.

Little info is known of the Philippine, Lao and Cambodian AF, or simply...weak?


Two of my favourties fighters are on list beerchug.gif

the Su-27,35 and 37's are my favourite class fighter. It just look so imposing and dangerous, i personaly think that no other fighter can match the sukhoi in a dog fight not even the f-15 or f-22 can match it has superior maneuverability and power but it has outdated technology so the americans fighters can still beat it without even engaging dogfigh. It is who locks on first wins. icon_sad.gif

My other favourite is the f-16 IMO the best fighter ever built because of it flexibility and superb performance as a multi-purpose fighter.
kiengiang
QUOTE(Selkies @ Jul 4 2008, 11:26 AM) [snapback]3791397[/snapback]
Two of my favourties fighters are on list beerchug.gif

the Su-27,35 and 37's are my favourite class fighter. It just look so imposing and dangerous, i personaly think that no other fighter can match the sukhoi in a dog fight not even the f-15 or f-22 can match it has superior maneuverability and power but it has outdated technology so the americans fighters can still beat it without even engaging dogfigh. It is who locks on first wins. icon_sad.gif

My other favourite is the f-16 IMO the best fighter ever built because of it flexibility and superb performance as a multi-purpose fighter.

Who locks on first win? What is the radar, anti-radar missile, air 2 air missile range of the American's fight vs Russian?
Selkies
QUOTE(kiengiang @ Jul 5 2008, 12:38 AM) [snapback]3791408[/snapback]
Who locks on first win? What is the radar, anti-radar missile, air 2 air missile range of the American's fight vs Russian?


i think US fighter have more better radar and advanced systems, srry bht i have forgotten what they are, but yea they are way ahead.
So a US fighter can lock on and release their missiles before the russian fighters know they are even there, also the stealth of the latest f-22 will more likely guarantee that would occur so regardless of the superior maneuverability and dogfighting prowess of the sukhoi fighter over it's US counterparts part it becomes virtually useless in long range.
Barracuda
QUOTE(Torete_ako_sa_yo @ May 4 2008, 05:05 AM) [snapback]3677092[/snapback]
Philippine Special Forces



Isn't that fat turd Hensoldt with his plastic Bandai M-16 made in China?
VAMAN
^ It looks like either M4 rifle or a SOAR. It's a very sophisticated rifle.
VAMAN
Balikatan 2008 Amphibious Training
http://youtube.com/watch?v=r-QT27XuaSM
kiengiang
QUOTE(Selkies @ Jul 5 2008, 08:46 PM) [snapback]3793647[/snapback]
i think US fighter have more better radar and advanced systems, srry bht i have forgotten what they are, but yea they are way ahead.
So a US fighter can lock on and release their missiles before the russian fighters know they are even there, also the stealth of the latest f-22 will more likely guarantee that would occur so regardless of the superior maneuverability and dogfighting prowess of the sukhoi fighter over it's US counterparts part it becomes virtually useless in long range.

I doubt that the AAM of the U.S fighter can outrange the radar range of the Sukhoi that U.S' fighter can launch the missile first before being picked up by the radar of the Sukhois

If you are talking about Mig31 with its powerful radar, there is a huge debate on military forum that if fighting in its own turf backed by S-400 and a whole bunch of radar network, it can defeat the F-22 raptor

F-22 raptor is not invinsible on the radar
Selkies
but the soviet jets are never updated since the cold war is over and even if they did update the systems they can only put it on a few number of planes, but if u put it on a 1on1 dog fight close range the f-22 does not stand a chance on the sukhoi fighter.
VAMAN
Meet an interesting man, a gunsmith.

^ Filipino gunsmith Retired Colonel Juanito Bayang holds his 1911 pistol gun while granting an interview in his residence at Pasay City, southern Manila, Philippines on 16 July 2008. As a member of the military, the 70-year-old Bayang was assigned in the Vietnam War for one year as part of the PHIL CAG-V (Philippines Civil Action Group in Vietnam). Once an avid combat shooting hobbyist, Bayang, who retired from the military after 35 years of service, set up his gunsmith shop to service shooters with their gun enhancement and maintenance needs. Bayang says gun enhancements cost between 5,000 pesos (69.1558 euros; 109.993 US Dollars ) to 30,000 pesos (414.835 euros; 659.928 USD) and has been greatly affected by price surges of basic commodities. "People tend to spend hard-earnerd cash on food and family first," he adds.


^ Philippine national police chief, Gen. Avelino Razon, eyes a 22 cal. German Sports Gun GSG-5 during the opening of an annual defense and sporting arms show in a commercial center in Manila on July 17, 2008. The gun show aims to promote local and imported sporting arms and ammunitions and other safety gear.


^ Gun seller Jon Miranda shows German made automatic firearms being sold during a Defense and Sporting Arms Show in Manila suburbs, Philippines on 17 July 2008.
VAMAN
Philippines, U.S. hold 10-day war game class session

12:35, July 24, 2008

The elite navy troops of the Philippines and the United States are conducting a 10-day classroom-based war game in the southern Philippine city of Zamboanga, local news network ABS-CBN News reported Thursday.

The deputy commander of the U.S. 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force and tactical exercises control group, Fred Grant told the news network that the exercise will be handled by around 20 instructors from the U.S. Marines.

Grant said the training would enhance the capability of the Philippine Marines in tactical warfare and it would also help develop camaraderie among Filipino and American soldiers.

Washington and Manila hold various military drills every year, including the annual large-scale Balikatan military exercise which involves 8,000 Filipino and American soldiers this year.

The U.S. government said it will help the Armed Forces of the Philippines with training, particularly in learning new tactics in military operations, and cooperation in humanitarian missions.

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90777/90851/6458007.html
VAMAN
Philippine fighting ends, but peace process under threat

By Trefor Moss
15 August 2008

Several days of fighting between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) ended on 13 August with the peace process between the government and the separatist group in serious jeopardy.

The UN also warned of an "unfolding humanitarian crisis", with 160,000 civilians having fled their homes in central Mindanao to escape the fighting. The World Food Programme said on 13 August that it planned to supply enough rice to feed 96,000 people for a month in the North Cotabato area.

MILF fighters had seized 15 villages around North Cotabato after the establishment of a new autonomous Muslim 'state within a state' called the Bangsamoro Juridical Entity - which the government had been due to sign up to formally on 6 August - was blocked by the country's supreme court amid fears it could precipitate the break-up of the Philippines.

http://www.janes.com/news/defence/jdw/jdw080815_1_n.shtml
Pogpog
^^^

that's already history, they're now gearing up for battle again and this time there might be no more ceasefire.
AlfonsoCastro
make napalm and some "daisy cutters" ad torh the damn jungle, so that the Marines can move in.
VAMAN
^ Napalm is scary. Okay some miscellaneous pictures.


Philippine Marines patrol the capital town of Jolo in volatile southern Philippines on Sunday June 15, 2008 as negotiators work on the release of popular television journalist Ces Drilon, cameraman and a Muslim professor who were kidnapped June 8, 2008 by suspected Al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf militants. A negotiator said Monday, suspected al-Qaida-linked militants have set a Tuesday deadline for the payment of a ransom for the release of the kidnapped victims. (AP Photo/Al Jacinto)




A Philippine Army sniper take position behind a sandbag in Baliki village in Midsayap town on August 8, 2008 as sporadic gunfire broke out when Muslim separatist rebels of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) began their pullout from nearby occupied villages before the government deadline. The 12,000-strong MILF is pushing for the settlement deal, which will give them control over large swathes of land on the southern island of Mindanao but on August 4 the Supreme Court struck down the agreement that was meant to pave the way for a final political settlement to end MILF's 30-year fight for an independent Islamic state in the southern third of this largely Roman Catholic nation.


Philippine troops fire howitzers at Muslim rebel lairs in Midsayap town, North Cotabato province, southern Philippines on Sunday Aug. 10, 2008.
VAMAN
10th International Aviation, Maritime and Defense Exhibition 2008

Philippine Trade Training Center, Manila Philippines
24-27 September 2008


http://www.gsmi.com.ph/gevents/AMD/index.asp
VAMAN
'A gallant officer whose death would not be in vain'

By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
Visayas Bureau
First Posted 13:32:00 08/23/2008

ILOILO CITY, Philippines -- The way he lived is the way he will be remembered.

Visitors stream in continuously to view the remains of the fallen officer in the white casket flanked by an honor guard.

The modest home is filled with flowers of various colors, sizes and shapes strung with messages of sympathy from President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, government officials, military officers and friends.

Lieutenant Colonel Angel Benitez's death and heroism have brought grief, and pride, to the simple home in the village of Tabuc Suba, Jaro District, Iloilo City.

"We grieve for the loss of a very professional and competent officer," said Armed Forces Chief of Staff General Alexander Yano at the wake on Thursday.

"His death is a great loss to the armed forces and the government but I know he did not die in vain. We are continuing what he fought for," Yano said.

Benitez, 40, executive officer of the Army's 102nd Brigade, was killed along with two soldiers when they were ambushed by Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebels in Lanao del Norte on Aug. 18.

He was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Conduct Star on Wednesday for bravery and gallantry in action for holding his ground after he and his men shot it out with hundreds of MILF rebels while continuously texting their location to their superiors.

It was a tragic but not surprising end for an officer who dedicated 18 years of his life to the military.

Benitez's career took off after graduation from the Philippine Military Academy in 1990. He topped the Scout Ranger and military intelligence and psychological-operations courses he took.

Recently, he graduated at the top of his class from the General Staff College (GSC) after taking a course required for promotion to full colonel and to command a battalion.

Benitez, who was commander of various infantry and intelligence units, had also won several awards and medals including the Bronze Cross and Military Merit Medal.

Maj. Dennis Pacis, a classmate at the PMA, said officers and troops who were under Benitez were all praises for the officer.

"He got along well with his troops and led them in achieving their work and mission," said Pacis, a member of the staff of the Army's 301st Brigade based in Dingle, Iloilo.

"He was the perfect soldier," said his widow Maria Elena or "Cookie."

But despite his achievements and stature, Benitez remained unassuming and lived a simple life.

"He was so frugal and did not want any extravagance," said Cookie.

She said she opted to hold her husband's wake at their home instead of a more spacious funeral parlor because that was what he would have wanted.

"He always encouraged us and trained the children to only spend for the essentials and not for what they want," said Cookie.

Benitez would only buy new school shoes for their children when the old ones could not be worn anymore.

"He told our kids that shoes did not make students excel or do good in school but hard work and intelligence did," said Cookie.

He also stressed the importance of preparing for the future.

Their four children aged 9 to 15 have bank accounts into which they deposit savings from their allowance and birthday money.

The couple had also invested in a property from his savings after he was assigned to a peacekeeping force in Sudan in 2006.

Despite his frugality, Benitez made sure to fulfill promises he made to the children like a treat to a fast food restaurant or swimming at a resort.

"He did not want to break the trust of our children so he would make sure to fulfill whatever commitment he made," said Cookie.

"I am happy and proud that he has not been involved in any irregularities in his long years in the service," she added.

Source - http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/
VAMAN













Army troops fire a 105 mm Howitzer canon into Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) positions in Aleosan, North Cotabato Province, southern Philippines on August 11, 2008. The military poured more troops and intensified its artillery assault to flush out renegade Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels from some 22 villages they had occupied in North Cotabato. The fighting erupted after the Supreme Court last week stopped government from signing a deal with the MILF that would have given them powers to control vast swathes of land in the south.
Suzuka00
QUOTE(VAMAN @ Aug 29 2008, 07:54 AM) [snapback]3899083[/snapback]













Army troops fire a 105 mm Howitzer canon into Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) positions in Aleosan, North Cotabato Province, southern Philippines on August 11, 2008. The military poured more troops and intensified its artillery assault to flush out renegade Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels from some 22 villages they had occupied in North Cotabato. The fighting erupted after the Supreme Court last week stopped government from signing a deal with the MILF that would have given them powers to control vast swathes of land in the south.

oh my!
AntiBeast
QUOTE(Suzuka00 @ Sep 4 2008, 12:02 AM) [snapback]3908225[/snapback]
oh my!


How come they're wearing shorts?
Suzuka00
QUOTE(AntiBeast @ Sep 4 2008, 02:53 AM) [snapback]3908452[/snapback]
How come they're wearing shorts?

yes there is no protection for them they need some camaflauge.
tamang hinala
i think soldiers are pretty confident that they will win thats why they aren't wearing their camouflage uniform.
Suzuka00
QUOTE(tamang hinala @ Sep 4 2008, 03:18 AM) [snapback]3908474[/snapback]
i think soldiers are pretty confident that they will win thats why they aren't wearing their camouflage uniform.

but still they should protect themselves.
Selkies
it's their new fashion trend. icon_smile.gif
VAMAN
QUOTE(AntiBeast @ Sep 4 2008, 01:23 PM) [snapback]3908452[/snapback]
How come they're wearing shorts?

Artillery soldiers usually strip down to shorts and t-shirts while firing cannons. They are very far from actual combat zone so they need not wear any camouflage uniform or any other protection.
bejing


Red short . Why they not wearing uniform?
salamat
QUOTE(bejing @ Sep 13 2008, 06:52 PM) [snapback]3920602[/snapback]
Red short . Why they not wearing uniform?


cant afford it probably...thats so sad.
Philippines needs a new President...when is Arroyo getting out of office??
martin_nuke
QUOTE(VAMAN @ Aug 29 2008, 07:54 AM) [snapback]3899083[/snapback]

What's wrong with soldiers wearing shorts? Look at the Philippine Army they are wearing a shirt with army written and wearing shorts but with combat boots. That must be their official Uniform.

Look at this Philippine Soldier Doll wearing shorts.
VAMAN
QUOTE(bejing @ Sep 14 2008, 04:22 AM) [snapback]3920602[/snapback]
Red short . Why they not wearing uniform?

Errr you got it wrong. Those are local bystanders. Army men are wearing different colored t-shirts and shorts with ARMY written on the t-shirt.

QUOTE(martin_nuke @ Sep 14 2008, 08:27 AM) [snapback]3920992[/snapback]
What's wrong with soldiers wearing shorts? Look at the Philippine Army they are wearing a shirt with army written and wearing shorts but with combat boots. That must be their official Uniform.

Nothing wrong with soldiers wearing shorts. In fact it is a standard practice for these type of conditions - hot and humid, not in actual combat zone. I think that outfit along with the footwear are more comfortable for this purpose than typical army clothing.

QUOTE(martin_nuke @ Sep 14 2008, 08:27 AM) [snapback]3920992[/snapback]
Look at this Philippine Soldier Doll wearing shorts.

That's a WW2 infantry soldier doll.
liambleu
lol

theyre wearing shorts because of the hot and humid tropical climate..

besides, theyre operating altillery.. they're far away.. haha..
see the civilians loitering around the soldiers..

but when youre into disputed and dangerous territory, you wear camouflage
uniform for protection..

most people in this forum are really oblivious about Filipino combat..

besides, the rebels are conducting guerilla warfare, rebels are not wearing
prescribed uniforms, although most of them do mostly out of fashion, not camouflage
martin_nuke
MILF 10 year old soldier.
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