History UsefulNotes / FilipinosWithFirearms

16th Sep '17 4:46:19 PM nombretomado
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* A Game Mod for VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals replaces the {{Yanks With Tanks}} with the AFP, which also replaces the [[ChineseWithChopperSupport Chinese]] and GLA factions with the [[DirtyCommunists Communist New People's Army ]] [[LaResistance rebels]] and Muslim seperatists, respectively.

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* A Game Mod for VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals replaces the {{Yanks With Tanks}} UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks with the AFP, which also replaces the [[ChineseWithChopperSupport Chinese]] and GLA factions with the [[DirtyCommunists Communist New People's Army ]] [[LaResistance rebels]] and Muslim seperatists, respectively.
16th Sep '17 4:45:14 PM nombretomado
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The Armed Forces of the UsefulNotes/{{Philippines}} can trace its beginnings to the Katipunan guerrilla forces against Spain in 1896. When they won their independence in 1898, they realized that the YanksWithTanks were another problem; the Americans wiped out the Filipino rebels, finishing the job in 1915 after putting down the last resistance among the Moros. The Philippine military was officially reformed in 1935 when America promised them independence, but when the [[ImperialJapan Japanese]] came in 1941, they had little weaponry. They had some fierce battles, but the U.S. Army decided that it was ThoseWackyNazis that they had to deal first; eventually, they were forced to surrender and march from Bataan to Tarlac (the infamous Death March).

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The Armed Forces of the UsefulNotes/{{Philippines}} can trace its beginnings to the Katipunan guerrilla forces against Spain in 1896. When they won their independence in 1898, they realized that the YanksWithTanks UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks were another problem; the Americans wiped out the Filipino rebels, finishing the job in 1915 after putting down the last resistance among the Moros. The Philippine military was officially reformed in 1935 when America promised them independence, but when the [[ImperialJapan Japanese]] came in 1941, they had little weaponry. They had some fierce battles, but the U.S. Army decided that it was ThoseWackyNazis that they had to deal first; eventually, they were forced to surrender and march from Bataan to Tarlac (the infamous Death March).
31st Jul '17 12:32:03 AM bwehehehe
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The Philippines is engaged in an insurgency against Islamic separatists (the MNLF and the Abu Sayyaf with the BIFF[[note]]Known as the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, another rogue group made of ex-MILF fighters who are really for violence to create an independent Mindanao.[[/note]] with the campaign against the MILF waning down since they've signed a peace accord with the government) and DirtyCommunists like the Marxist Huks (who actually also fought the Japanese) and their Maoist successors, the New People's Army.

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The Philippines is engaged in an insurgency against Islamic separatists (the MNLF and the Abu Sayyaf with the BIFF[[note]]Known as the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, another rogue group made of ex-MILF fighters who are really for violence to create an independent Mindanao.[[/note]] with the campaign against the MILF waning down since they've signed a peace accord with the government) government), Islamic extremists (the IS-linked Maute group), and DirtyCommunists like the Marxist Huks (who actually also fought the Japanese) and their Maoist successors, the New People's Army.



These days, though, the Philippine military has seen a decline due to [[ObstructiveBureaucrat obstructive bureaucrats]], corruption in the government, obsolete equipment and little money to replace them (including arms left over from World War II), and being led by [[TheNeidermeyer Neidermeyers]] for so long. Not to mention the financial crisis that gripped most of Asia. For example, when the Philippine Air Force wanted new [[CoolPlane F-16s]], they got orders to shoot terrorists until 2012, which proved to be a ''really'' stupid idea for many of the PAF people because their existing planes are rusting. This doesn't mean that they have lost their BadassArmy status, however. Many of them are quite eager to learn new tactics and finally obtain all the cool gadgets they wish for, if only TheGovernment would actually listen to them. In the meantime, though, they are engaged against revolutionaries and Islamic fundamentalists. Increasing the budget is also controversial: trying to transfer to defense funds usually for health and education earn the ire of the Philippine Left, not to mention that the funds are usually tainted by corruption, anyway.

Recently, the Philippine Air Force had bought 8 Polish Sokol helicopters. And the Navy acquired the former US Coast Guard Cutter USCGC Hamilton (now renamed ''BRP Gregorio del Pilar (PF-15)'' after the famous and handsome FourStarBadass who lead the LastStand on Tirad Pass, ironically ''against'' Americans.) arrived in port on the last week of August 2011. Two more similar ships have been acquired by the navy (''BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16),'' formerly USCGC Dallas, and the ex-USCGC Boutwell (future PF-17), which was decommissioned on March 2016). On June 1 of the same year, the Navy's largest ship, ''BRP Tarlac (LD-601)'' was commissioned along with three [[[UsefulNotes/AussiesWithArtillery ex-Australian]] landing craft.

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These days, though, the Philippine military has seen a decline due to [[ObstructiveBureaucrat obstructive bureaucrats]], corruption in the government, obsolete equipment and little money to replace them (including arms left over from World War II), and being led by [[TheNeidermeyer Neidermeyers]] for so long. Not to mention the financial crisis that gripped most of Asia. For example, when the Philippine Air Force wanted new [[CoolPlane F-16s]], they got orders to shoot terrorists until 2012, which proved to be a ''really'' stupid idea for many of the PAF people because their existing planes are rusting. This doesn't mean that they have lost their BadassArmy status, however. Many of them are quite eager to learn new tactics and finally obtain all the cool gadgets they wish for, if only TheGovernment would actually listen to them. In the meantime, though, they are engaged against revolutionaries and Islamic fundamentalists. Increasing the budget is also controversial: trying to transfer to defense funds usually for health and education[[note]]The 1987 Constitution mandates that the education department receive the highest budgetary allocation.[[/note]] earn the ire of the Philippine Left, not to mention that the funds are usually tainted by corruption, anyway.

Recently, the Philippine Air Force had bought 8 Polish Sokol helicopters. And the Navy acquired the former US Coast Guard Cutter USCGC Hamilton (now renamed ''BRP Gregorio del Pilar (PF-15)'' after the famous and handsome FourStarBadass who lead the LastStand on Tirad Pass, ironically ''against'' Americans.) arrived in port on the last week of August 2011. Two more similar ships have been acquired by the navy (''BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16),'' formerly USCGC Dallas, and the ex-USCGC Boutwell (future PF-17), (now ''BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17)''), which was decommissioned on March 2016). On June 1 of the same year, the Navy's largest ship, ''BRP Tarlac (LD-601)'' was commissioned along with three [[[UsefulNotes/AussiesWithArtillery [[UsefulNotes/AussiesWithArtillery ex-Australian]] landing craft.
27th Jul '17 10:39:18 PM Gillan1220
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* Portrayed poorly in ''Dragon Strike: The Milleneum War'' in which they surrender to Chinese forces easily. The last mission to retake a Philippine-claimed reef that was seized by China ends in failure, with the Filipinos losing majority of their troops, a gunship, and a troop carrier ship while only one Chinese soldier was killed.

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* Portrayed poorly in ''Dragon ''[[Literature/DragonStrike1997 Dragon Strike: The Milleneum War'' War]]'' in which they surrender to Chinese forces easily. The last mission to retake a Philippine-claimed reef that was seized by China ends in failure, with the Filipinos losing majority of their troops, a gunship, and a troop carrier ship while only one Chinese soldier was killed.
23rd Jul '17 3:42:00 AM Piterpicher
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** The Conflict Zone Mindanao mod for {{VideoGame/ARMA}} adds not only the Philippine Army, Philipine Marines and the [[PraetorianGuard Presidential Security Group]], but also the Philippine National Police, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front ([[FunWithAcronyms MI]][[UnfortunateNames LF]]), renegade soldiers, and the Sword Bearers terrorist group (based on the Real Life terrorist group Abu Sayyaf), and the [[VietnameseWithKalashnikovs Vietnamese People's Army]] in some maps.

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** The Conflict Zone Mindanao mod for {{VideoGame/ARMA}} adds not only the Philippine Army, Philipine Marines and the [[PraetorianGuard Presidential Security Group]], but also the Philippine National Police, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front ([[FunWithAcronyms MI]][[UnfortunateNames LF]]), renegade soldiers, and the Sword Bearers terrorist group (based on the Real Life terrorist group Abu Sayyaf), and the [[VietnameseWithKalashnikovs [[UsefulNotes/VietnameseWithKalashnikovs Vietnamese People's Army]] in some maps.
25th Feb '17 1:23:32 PM nombretomado
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* Appears in DaleBrown's ''Sky Masters''. They are cannon fodder against the Chinese forces, at first.
* In the Bourne Series, the fighting style used by the military is used by Bourne himself to disarm some guys.

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* Appears in DaleBrown's Creator/DaleBrown's ''Sky Masters''. They are cannon fodder against the Chinese forces, at first.
* In the Bourne Series, ''Literature/TheBourneSeries'', the fighting style used by the military is used by Bourne himself to disarm some guys.
18th Jan '17 9:50:05 AM Gillan1220
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* Portrayed poorly in ''Dragon Strike: The Milleneum War'' in which they surrender to Chinese forces easily. The last mission to retake a Philippine-claimed reef that was seized by China ends in failure, with the Filipinos losing majority of their troops, a gunship, and a troop carrier ship while only one Chinese soldier was killed.
20th Nov '16 8:16:59 AM Odacon_Spy
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* In The Hunt for Eagle One where it was set in Mindanao, a group of US Marines are sent to rescue captured a US Marine and a Filipino Captain while stopping a group of Al-Qaeda-backed local rebels from launching biological weapons. The Philippine Army and the Philippine Marine Corps appear on film.

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* In The ''The Hunt for Eagle One where it was One'' is set in Mindanao, where a group of US Marines are sent to rescue captured a US Marine and a Filipino Captain while stopping a group of Al-Qaeda-backed local rebels from launching biological weapons. The Philippine Army and the Philippine Marine Corps appear on film.
20th Nov '16 8:16:16 AM Odacon_Spy
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* In The Hunt for Eagle One where it was set in Mindanao, a group of US Marines are sent to rescue captured a US Marine and a Filipino Captain while stopping a group of Al-Qaeda-backed local rebels from launching biological weapons. The Philippine Army and the Philippine Marine Corps appear on film.



* In The Hunt for Eagle One where it was set in Mindanao, a group of US Marines are sent to rescue captured a US Marine and a Filipino Captain while stopping a group of Al-Qaeda-backed local rebels from launching biological weapons. The Philippine Army and the Philippine Marine Corps appear on film.

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* In The Hunt for Eagle One where it was set in Mindanao, a group of US Marines are sent to rescue captured a US Marine and a Filipino Captain while stopping a group of Al-Qaeda-backed local rebels from launching biological weapons. The Philippine Army and the Philippine Marine Corps appear on film.
11th Nov '16 7:03:28 AM Gillan1220
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* In The Hunt for Eagle One where it was set in Mindanao, a group of US Marines are sent to rescue captured a US Marine and a Filipino Captain while stopping a group of Al-Qaeda-backed local rebels from launching biological weapons. The Philippine Army and the Philippine Marine Corps appear on film.
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