First on Marcos’ agenda for armed forces is the revamping of the current pension system for military and uniformed personnel. The administration is also fast-tracking measures that seek to make the ROTC and NSTP mandatory for tertiary education.
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In his 2020 State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Rodrigo Duterte asked Congress to prioritize the approval of a bill that will provide a unified system of separation, retirement, and pension for the military and uniformed personnel (MUP).
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President Rodrigo Duterte barely mentioned the continuing modernization of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in his fourth state of the nation address in 2019 and even undermined its capability to defend the Philippines from China’s intrusions. (See SONA 2019 Promise Tracker: Foreign Relations)
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Halfway into his term, President Rodrigo Duterte’s relationship with the military remains strong as ever, with the commander-in-chief promising to take responsibility for consequences in the execution of their missions such as that on the war on drugs and insurgency.