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ADAS 2016: Philippines to establish dedicated defence industrial zone | IHS Jane's 360 - 29 September 2016
The plan to develop the Government Arsenal Defense Industrial Estate (GADIE) has been drawn up over the past two years and is now awaiting presidential approval, officials told IHS Jane's on 29 September at the Asian Defence and Security 2016 (ADAS 2016) exhibition in Manila.


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My post on this subject matter in the FB extension got buried. I was asking GA's Director MGEN Martir if part of the plans for the industrial complex is reviving the BNPP. The questiin was never anaered but I'm reviving this in the mother forum because I think it merits valid discussion. Nuclear power would provide cheap, reliable, dependable power for decades to come. Putting the power plant under the purvue of the GA/DND/AFP would reduce the risks in terms of security.

PH also has one of the highest electricity rates in the region. If the industrial estate can guarantee cheap and competitve electricty rates the potential for major international defense contractors to locate and partner for co-production increases.


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AFP to greatly benefit from GADIE establishment: Lorenzana
By Priam Nepomuceno  December 10, 2017, 9:16 am

MANILA -- The establishment of the so-called Government Arsenal Defense Industry Estate (GADIE) in Limay, Bataan will greatly benefit the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) as it will help the military achieve massive modernization and transfer of technology.

“With GADIE’s establishment, we will certainly have a massive modernization and transfer of technology. All of this will hopefully upgrade our military’s capability and make it at par with militaries of other nations," said Department of National Secretary Delfin Lorenzana during the DND-Philippine International Trading Corporation Summit held at the AFP Commissioned Officers' Club, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City Friday.

GADIE is a special economic zone for both foreign and local investors that seeks to attract manufacturers who will supply the Philippine military’s needs.

It is a 370-hectare estate in Limay, Bataan which also houses the Government Arsenal that provides basic weapons and other munitions to the AFP and police.

Lorenzana thanked the Philippine Economic Zone Authority for assisting them by inviting defense industries around the world like manufacturers of military aircraft, ships, arms and ammunition, drones, combat clothing, and other supplies needed by the military and the police. (PNA)


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DOF, NEDA not keen on Bataan defense-eco zone
By Butch Fernandez - June 5, 2018

OFFICIALS of the Department of Finance and National Economic Development Authority are not keen on readily endorsing passage by Congress of a new law creating a so-called “Special  Defense Economic Zone (SpeDEZ) inside the government arsenal defense industrial estate”  at  Camp Gen. Antonio Luna in Limay, Bataan.

DOF tax specialist Miriam Tassara reminded lawmakers that at least six eco zones are “already existing in Bataan.”

We do not see the need for (such an) eco zone with tax incentives,” the DOF official told the Gatchalian committee, noting that eco zones are “put up for competitiveness.”

She added that Rep. Garcia’s proposed eco zone is being put up to supply AFP-PNP requirements, which could be done by annual budgetary allocations. “That is why we do not support the bill as proposed,” the DOF official told the committee.

Rep. Garcia countered, however, that “what is being [proposed to be] converted as an eco zone is the area outside the 70-hectare arsenal” in Camp Luna. “We need foreign investors to come in,” he added, ” we cannot rely on local locators.”

Garcia told Gatchalian’s committee that “eco zones are no longer export oriented; they are no longer the export processing zone as we know it.