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National Budget 2020
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Re: National Budget 2020
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2019, 03:14:11 AM »
https://www.janes.com/article/90603/philippines-outlines-modest-increase-in-2020-defence-budget

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Philippines outlines modest increase in 2020 defence budget
22 August 2019

The defence budget represents funding allocated to the Department of National Defense (DND), but does not include total spending for procurement, which is usually augmented by unprogrammed additions through the Revised Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernization Program (RAFPMP).

Documents issued by the government’s Department of Budget and Management (DBM) show that from the DND-allocated expenditure, the Philippine Army (PA) will receive nearly half, with an appropriation of PHP91.5 billion.

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Re: National Budget 2020
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2019, 01:24:20 AM »
Palace: P1.5 billion increase in Duterte's budget 'necessary'
Arianne Merez, ABS-CBN News
Posted at Aug 27 2019 03:44 PM

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/08/27/19/palace-p15-billion-increase-in-dutertes-budget-necessary

MANILA- Malacañang defended Tuesday the proposed P1.5 billion increase in the budget of President Rodrigo Duterte's office, saying the raise is "necessary" for public service.

The Duterte administration is proposing an P8.2 billion budget for the Office of the President next year, P1.5 billion higher than the P6.7 billion this year.

In 2018, the Office of the President had a P6-billion budget.

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Duterte's office needs additional funding since it usually "steps in to extend a helping hand and augment whatever shortage there may be in delivering the requisite assistance."

"The Palace reiterates that the increase in the budget of the Office of the President, where the seat of power and supremacy in governance lies, is necessary in order to provide efficient, meaningful and effective public service to the Filipino people," Panelo said in a statement.

Panelo added that the additional amount is necessary to protect the country from threats.

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Re: National Budget 2020
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2019, 01:25:54 AM »
What Does the New Philippines Defense Budget Say About Future Military Modernization Under Duterte?
A look at what the new proposed allocations say about the country’s defense outlook for 2020 and beyond.

By Prashanth Parameswaran
August 28, 2019
     
https://thediplomat.com/2019/08/what-does-the-new-philippines-defense-budget-say-about-future-military-modernization-under-duterte/
 
Last week, numbers were disclosed for the Philippines’ initial defense budget. While these numbers are still preliminary, they nonetheless warrant analysis to get a sense of what they say and do not say about the Southeast Asian state’s defense outlook for 2020 and beyond under Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

As I have noted before in these pages, though the Philippine military has long faced a range of internal and external challenges – including insurgencies, natural disasters, and unresolved territorial and sovereignty issues with neighboring states – it has also suffered from anemic and at at times astrategic investment in past periods. While the country has been trying to make up for this through advancing a phased Armed Forces Modernization Act over the next few decades – with three horizons or phases initially out to 2028 – the defense budget every year tends to be scrutinized for continuity and change with respect to that longer-term trajectory.

Last week, we saw the revelation of Philippine budget numbers sought by the Duterte administration from Congress, which included those for the Department of National Defense (DND). Per the budget announced on August 21, the proposed defense budget for the Philippine military, known as the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is 188.6 billion pesos ($3.6 billion) for 2020. This initial amount constitutes a slight 3 percent increase compared to the amount for 2019.

The composition of the defense budget and DND budget more generally reflects some structural realities in Philippine defense spending that are evident in some other Southeast Asian countries as well. For instance, while the budget for the AFP constitutes an increase, of the overall budget of 258 billion pesos for the DND – which also administers other institutions, including veteran services – around a quarter of 69.7 billion pesos went to pensions, a 24 percent increase from the previous year despite ongoing efforts by policymakers to control rising costs in this area.

In addition, within the defense budget itself more specifically, despite rising maritime security challenges for the Philippines – Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana told Congress when asked about Chinese infringements into Philippine waters that Manila had “very small capability to react to these intrusions” – the bulk of Philippine defense spending is still going to the army. The service distribution proposed has 91.5 billion pesos for the Philippine Army – nearly half of the overall budget – with 29 billion pesos for the Philippine Navy, 25.9 billion pesos for the Philippine Air Force, and 36.8 billion pesos for General Headquarters, most of which is allocated for the AFP’s military modernization efforts.

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