House Speaker Ensures Adequete Funding for the Philippine Air Force

On July 1st, Speaker of the House Martin Romualdez vowed to provide the Philippine Air Force (PAF) with sufficient funding under the proposed 6.352 trillion pesos (107 billion USD) 2025 national budget. Romualdez stated at the Philippine Air Force’s 77th-anniversary celebration that “we will continue to work on policies that enhance our defense capabilities, improve the conditions of service for our soldiers, and ensure that the Philippines remains safe and secure.” 

This statement follows the recent February approval by the Marcos administration to spend up to 2 trillion pesos (35 billion USD) in the next decade for military modernization. The current 2024 national budget is set at 5.768 trillion pesos (98.2 billion USD), with 285.69 billion pesos (4.86 billion USD) allocated to the defense sector.