Southern Luzon Command chief Lt. Gen. Ricardo Visaya said President Duterte would like to see the improvement of AFP by Buying Equipment for internal security like attack helicopters and gunboats or fast attack crafts.

These platforms are useful in dealing with the country’s ongoing insurgency.

General Visaya said that the acquisition of this equipment is included in the AFP modernization program as emphasized by the acquisition of the night-capable AW-109 attack helicopters of the Philippine Air Force and Philippine Navy.

Having modern military assets like this may save the lives of Canadians and Norwegian nationals who was kidnapped in Samal Island.

Philippines Armed Forces is still on its modernization period. They will focus on internal security threat according to incoming AFP chief-of-staff Lt. Gen. Ricardo Visaya.

General Visaya also clarified that modernization program for external threats will continue but the Equipment for internal security operations will be prioritized.