It’s time to upgrade!
So much I’m reading on, and listening to all the issues happening back home From Australia to the Philippines I follow all the news.
China still pushing its weight around, we once had the opportunity when the US had its bases stationed here in the Philippines, and they were ousted, for what ever reasons, be it corruption, payouts the then government or money people wanted to lay there pockets, this was a silly move as territorial issues have and are still flourishing over land and boundaries since the presence of the US base was dwindling.
Now the PH government are fast tracking re-negotiations with the US, as really our country is no match to Chinas aggressions and stand over moves. Things are finally looking good, and there is even news that Japan will be alliance with the US and the PH?
President Aquino detailed a 75-billion-peso (US $1.82-billion) military modernization program last month that gives priority to upgrading the navy, which is one of the weakest in Southeast Asia. Our country has been locked for more than two years in an increasingly hostile dispute with China over rival claims to the South China Sea, which is believed to sit atop vast resources of oil and gas reserves and China insists it has sovereign rights to most of the sea, even waters close to the coasts of Southeast Asian countries as well as Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia and Taiwan also claim parts of the sea.
Last month the delivery of 22,000 new Glock handguns to its police force to replace older models was a good sign, and another order of 17,000 more are coming, its a step forward of upgrading our police to better protect themselves and our people, hopefully they don’t fall into wrong hands as the illegal gun trade in the Philippines is huge, frightening to even imagine.
I’ve seen many posts and articles on modernising the Philippines with new attack helicopters, planes, ships, vehicles, ammunition and communication equipment, all for the better cause we need to, not only to protect our borders but also to better protect our people from corruption, (another story about that later) kidnappings and murder from terrorists, plainly groups that are against the average community like rebels, this is our main issue here at home.
We have a long road ahead to better ourselves, were fighting on 2 different fronts and need to start at the top to the high people down to our civilians. So it’s not only our borders we need to better protect its also what’s really going on in our home country, inside our city’s and around our country.