This is an update of last year’s article on defense spending (see here). The 2013 graph shows a disturbing P26.5M drop that may give the impression that the Philippines was reducing its defense commitments. This, however was there result of a shifting of responsibility for certain funds from the Department of National Defense to other departments.
A review of service-level budgets actually show a continuation of the upward trend of the past five years.
The allocation for the AFP Modernization fund remains at P5 billion.