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The Philippines always gets military aid from the United States[[note]]The country has also diversified by acquiring military hardware from other countries like Israel and Singapore while trying to create working indigenous hardware.[[/note]] (including the F-5E Tiger II aircraft that would appear in ''Film/ApocalypseNow''), but such aid has always been seen as controversial. The Philippine Senate booted out the U.S. from their Clark and Subic bases at the end of the Cold War due to incidents involving the U.S. military and general ultranationalism by Filipino politicians on both ends of the political spectrum. Even when U.S. troops returned in 2000 for military exercises and to aid Filipinos against the Abu Sayyaf terrorists, and even fight them, there are controversies surrounding U.S. soldiers. One example is the "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subic_rape_case Nicole Subic rape case]]", in which both the media and [[StrawFeminist the Gabriela women's rights movement]] fired it up, only to be proven by court that Nicole actually wanted to have sex with the [[SemperFi US Marine]] Lance Corporal Daniel Smith, which didn't impress many in the opposition, either, and called this a miscarriage of justice.

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The Philippines always gets military aid from the United States[[note]]The country has also diversified by acquiring military hardware from other countries like Israel and Singapore while trying to create working indigenous hardware.[[/note]] (including the F-5E F-5 Tiger II aircraft that would appear in ''Film/ApocalypseNow''), but such aid has always been seen as controversial. The Philippine Senate booted out the U.S. from their Clark and Subic bases at the end of the Cold War due to incidents involving the U.S. military and general ultranationalism by Filipino politicians on both ends of the political spectrum. Even when U.S. troops returned in 2000 for military exercises and to aid Filipinos against the Abu Sayyaf terrorists, and even fight them, there are controversies surrounding U.S. soldiers. One example is the "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subic_rape_case Nicole Subic rape case]]", in which both the media and [[StrawFeminist the Gabriela women's rights movement]] fired it up, only to be proven by court that Nicole actually wanted to have sex with the [[SemperFi US Marine]] Lance Corporal Daniel Smith, which didn't impress many in the opposition, either, and called this a miscarriage of justice.


* Filipino soldiers, with HumongousMecha appear in ''VideoGame/FrontMission 3''.

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* Filipino soldiers, with HumongousMecha appear in ''VideoGame/FrontMission 3''.''VideoGame/FrontMission3''


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 leader 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),''
[[note]] heh, heh, [[HehHehYouSaidX it sounds like "burp"]] [[/note]] formerly USCGC Dallas, and the ex-USCGC Boutwell (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 ex-Australian]] landing craft.

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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 leader 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),''
[[note]] heh, heh, [[HehHehYouSaidX it sounds like "burp"]] [[/note]]
(PF-16),'' formerly USCGC Dallas, and the ex-USCGC Boutwell (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 ex-Australian]] landing craft.


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 leader 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 (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 ex-Australian]] landing craft.

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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 leader 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),'' (PF-16),''
[[note]] heh, heh, [[HehHehYouSaidX it sounds like "burp"]] [[/note]]
formerly USCGC Dallas, and the ex-USCGC Boutwell (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 ex-Australian]] landing craft.


The Philippines always gets military aid from the United States[[note]]The country has also diversified by acquiring military hardware from other countries like Israel and Singapore while trying to create working indigenous hardware.[[/note]] (including the F-5E Tiger II aircraft that would appear in ''Film/ApocalypseNow''), but such aid has always been seen as controversial. The Philippine Senate booted out the U.S. from their Clark and Subic bases at the end of the Cold War due to incidents involving the U.S. military and general ultranationalism by Filipino politicians on both ends of the political spectrum. Even when U.S. troops returned in 2000 for military exercises and to aid Filipinos against the Abu Sayyaf terrorists, and even fight them, there are controversies surrounding U.S. soldiers. One example is the "Nicole Subic rape case", in which both the media and [[StrawFeminist the Gabriela women's rights movement]] fired it up, only to be proven by court that Nicole actually wanted to have sex with the [[SemperFi US Marine]] Lance Corporal Daniel Smith, which didn't impress many in the opposition, either, and called this a miscarriage of justice. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subic_rape_case]]

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The Philippines always gets military aid from the United States[[note]]The country has also diversified by acquiring military hardware from other countries like Israel and Singapore while trying to create working indigenous hardware.[[/note]] (including the F-5E Tiger II aircraft that would appear in ''Film/ApocalypseNow''), but such aid has always been seen as controversial. The Philippine Senate booted out the U.S. from their Clark and Subic bases at the end of the Cold War due to incidents involving the U.S. military and general ultranationalism by Filipino politicians on both ends of the political spectrum. Even when U.S. troops returned in 2000 for military exercises and to aid Filipinos against the Abu Sayyaf terrorists, and even fight them, there are controversies surrounding U.S. soldiers. One example is the "Nicole Subic rape case", in which both the media and [[StrawFeminist the Gabriela women's rights movement]] fired it up, only to be proven by court that Nicole actually wanted to have sex with the [[SemperFi US Marine]] Lance Corporal Daniel Smith, which didn't impress many in the opposition, either, and called this a miscarriage of justice. [[http://en."[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subic_rape_case]]
org/wiki/Subic_rape_case Nicole Subic rape case]]", in which both the media and [[StrawFeminist the Gabriela women's rights movement]] fired it up, only to be proven by court that Nicole actually wanted to have sex with the [[SemperFi US Marine]] Lance Corporal Daniel Smith, which didn't impress many in the opposition, either, and called this a miscarriage of justice.


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.

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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 communist revolutionaries and Islamic fundamentalists. Increasing the budget is also controversial: trying to transfer to defense funds that are usually meant for health and education[[note]]The 1987 Constitution mandates that the education department receive the highest budgetary allocation.[[/note]] earn typically earns the ire of the Philippine Left, Filipino Leftists, not to mention that the funds are usually tainted by corruption, anyway.



By the way, the premier Philippine special Forces is the 1st Scout {{Ranger}} Regiment, trained to fight in jungle combat. It earned a reputation in Asia as a pain-in-the-back for the Communist and separatist guerrillas.

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By the way, the premier Philippine Filipino special Forces forces unit is the 1st Scout {{Ranger}} Regiment, trained to fight in [[JungleWarfare jungle combat. combat]]. It has earned a reputation in Asia as a pain-in-the-back pain-in-the-ass for the Communist and separatist guerrillas.



* Episodes 16-18 of ''Series/SEALTeam'' Season 2 have Bravo Team deployed to the Philippines training with the Naval Special Operations Group. Bravo and NAVSOG later conduct a joint operation to destroy a cell of the [[DirtyCommunists communist terrorist group]] New People's Army after they commit a double bombing in downtown Manila.

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* Episodes 16-18 of ''Series/SEALTeam'' Season 2 have Bravo Team deployed to the Philippines training with the Naval Special Operations Group. Bravo and NAVSOG later conduct a joint operation to destroy a cell of the [[DirtyCommunists communist terrorist group]] New Resistance Force (an {{Expy}} of the real life New People's Army Army) after they commit a double bombing in downtown Manila.



* A Game Mod for VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals replaces the UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks with the AFP, which also replaces the [[UsefulNotes/ChineseWithChopperSupport Chinese]] and GLA factions with the [[DirtyCommunists Communist New People's Army ]] [[LaResistance rebels]] and Muslim seperatists, respectively.
** 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 [[UsefulNotes/VietnameseWithKalashnikovs Vietnamese People's Army]] in some maps.

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* A Game Mod for VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals'' replaces the UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks with the AFP, which also replaces the [[UsefulNotes/ChineseWithChopperSupport Chinese]] and GLA factions with the [[DirtyCommunists Communist New People's Army ]] [[LaResistance rebels]] and Muslim seperatists, respectively.
** * The Conflict ''Conflict Zone Mindanao Mindanao'' mod for {{VideoGame/ARMA}} ''{{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 [[UsefulNotes/VietnameseWithKalashnikovs Vietnamese People's Army]] in some maps.

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* Episodes 16-18 of ''Series/SEALTeam'' Season 2 have Bravo Team deployed to the Philippines training with the Naval Special Operations Group. Bravo and NAVSOG later conduct a joint operation to destroy a cell of the [[DirtyCommunists communist terrorist group]] New People's Army after they commit a double bombing in downtown Manila.


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 (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 ex-Australian]] landing craft.

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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 leader 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 (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 ex-Australian]] landing craft.

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* Episode 3 of ''Lone Target'' has ex-Navy SEAL Joel Lambert put his escape and evasion skills against the [[ScarilyCompetentTracker well-honed jungle tracking skills]] of the Philippine Army Scout Rangers in their home turf. [[spoiler:Despite his best efforts and the ASR's lack of equipment, they hound him constantly and manage to capture him.]]

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* Episode 3 of ''Lone Target'' ''Manhunt'' has ex-Navy SEAL Joel Lambert put his escape and evasion skills against the [[ScarilyCompetentTracker well-honed jungle tracking skills]] of the Philippine Army Scout Rangers in their home turf. [[spoiler:Despite his best efforts and the ASR's lack of equipment, they hound him constantly and manage to capture him.]]


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 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).

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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 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 [[UsefulNotes/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).


* A Game Mod for VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals replaces the 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.

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* A Game Mod for VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals replaces the UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks with the AFP, which also replaces the [[ChineseWithChopperSupport [[UsefulNotes/ChineseWithChopperSupport Chinese]] and GLA factions with the [[DirtyCommunists Communist New People's Army ]] [[LaResistance rebels]] and Muslim seperatists, respectively.


* 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.

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