PH to get $17 million in US defence aid

Money will support maritime security efforts.

PH to get $17M US aid to fight terrorists, guard seas

MANILA – The Philippines will be receiving over $17.68 million in assistance from the United States (US) to help enhance its law enforcement and maritime law enforcement capabilities.

Philippine Ambassador Jose Cuisia Jr. said the funds will be used primarily to support the Global Security Contingency Fund Program (GSFP) to prepare the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) for combating terrorism and maintaining internal peace and security in the lands and waters of the southern part of the country.

Cuisia said the funds will also be used to support the Southeast Asia Maritime Initiative project for the further development of the operational and institutional capabilities of the PCG and PNP Maritime Group.

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