During his visit to Philippine Army’s Special Operations Command (SOCOM) in Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija on November 22, President Duterte specifically mentioned the acquisition of “23 gunship helicopters” and “multiple rockets”.
“You will have the best of the arms now. Hindi na ako pumayag na magbili tayo ng secondhand,” he said.
“Maybe next year, late, I don’t know but sabi ni [Secretary of Budget and Management Benjamin] Diokno, scheduled for delivery na ‘yung 23 gunship helicopters,” President Duterte told the elite troops.
He said that he will be “buying all the available equipment that are needed to fight the rebellion.”
“‘Di naman kayo tinamaan ng ballistic missiles. ‘Yung mga multiple rockets, ‘yun ang kunin natin so utangin ko na lang. Mahirap naman na kasi mag-sige lang tanggap,” he added.
“Maybe Secretary Esperon will go back there to – ito ngayon, credit na ang. Uutang na lang tayo tapos payable in soft loan 25 years but we have to borrow to buy the equipment na kailangan ninyo,” he added.
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