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Lorenzana says P18M worth of military equipment to arrive in December from US


Some P18 million worth of military equipment from the United States are set to arrive in December, according to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.

This was disclosed by Lorenzana as he shared to reporters his last week's meeting with US Embassy's Chargé d’Affaires John Law.

"'Yung mga equipment nila na puwedeng i-offer sa atin, they have given us some P18 million worth of equipment arriving next month... 'yun 'yung mga precision-guided munitions na puwedeng ibagsak ng pinpoint accuracy," Lorenzana said.

Lorenzana said they also talked about the relations between the Philippines and the US under the leadership of US President-elect Joe Biden.

"'Yung foreign policy ng US kahit magpalit ang presidente, sabi niya it will be the same. 'Yung concern nila sa West Philippine Sea which is also our concern," he said.

"Ganon naman pinag-usapan namin, huwag kayong mag-alala, kahit sinong presidente, the alliance will remain the same," he added.

Law earlier said he is expecting that the alliance between the two countries would remain productive.

According to Lorenzana, the US is also ready to assist the Philippines in its rehabilitation efforts following the effects of the previous typhoons.

He said the Department of Foreign Affairs is already processing the assistance of some foreign countries before it will be handed over to the Office of Civil Defense. --KBK, GMA News

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