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The 2-country rule for AFP modernization purchases
« on: October 20, 2017, 02:23:29 PM »
Over the past few weeks there have been discussions about the supposed prohibition against buying equipment that's only be used by one country. As shown below, this is actually INCORRECT.

The two-nation rule only applies to equipment not used by the country of origin.

[REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10349]

AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7898, ESTABLISHING THE REVISED AFP MODERNIZATION PROGRAM AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

SECTION 1. Section 4(b), (d) and (e) of Republic Act No. 7898, otherwise known as the AFP Modernization Act, is hereby amended to read as follows:

SEC. 4. Components of the Revised AFP Modernization Program. The Revised AFP Modernization Program shall consist of the following components:

(a) x x x

(b) Capability, materiel, and technology development The AFP Modernization Program entails the development and employment of certain capabilities that can address the assessed threats: Provided, That the acquisition of air force, navy and army equipment and materiel of such types and quantities shall be made in accordance with the need to develop AFP capabilities pursuant, to its modernization objectives: Provided, further, That the acquisition of new equipment and weapons systems shall be synchronized with the phase-out of uneconomical and obsolete major equipment and weapons systems in the AFP inventory: Provided, even further, That no major equipment and weapons system shall be purchased if the same are not being used by the armed forces in the country of origin OR used by the armed forces of at least two countries: Provided, furthermore, That only offers from suppliers who are themselves the manufacturers shall be entertained: Provided, finally, That no supply contract shall be entered into unless such contract provides for, in clear and unambiguous terms, an after-sales services and the availability of spare parts.