MANILA, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is spending P853.5 million for ammunition of 105 mm howitzer.
The Philippine Army bids and awards committee set the pre-bid conference for 28,450 artillery rounds today.
Lt. Col. Ray Tiongson, chief of the Army’s public affairs office, said the procurement of ammunition is not because of the conflict in Marawi. He said the military is not running low on ammunition due to the ongoing fighting with Maute militants.
Tiongson said the procurement of ammunition is a regular operational requirement of troops in the field.
”We are advancing our procurement based on projected requirements,” Tiongson said. “We have to maintain the basic loads of our artillery units as well as our reserve ammunition.”