PH accepts $18 million dollars from U.S. to boost military

By Balitang America, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Oct. 1, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Proving that strong ties still exist between the Philippines and the United States, the U.S. is giving the Philippines close to $18 million dollars to help boost its law enforcement on land and at sea.

Signed at the Department of State last, the funds will go toward developing coast guard and PNP maritime capabilities.

The agreement was signed by Jose L. Cuisia Jr. and Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement William Brownfield

Cuisia says the agreement will also provide funding for the investigation, prosecution, and prevention of extrajudicial killings there.

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