3. Insure greater participation of local shipyards in the construction of new ships
and maintenance/upgrading of existing ships needed by the Philippine Navy
(PN) and other government agencies/entities.
Agency Responsible: PN, other government agencies (i.e., PNOC, NFA)
Target/Outputs/ - Meetings/dialogues with local shipyards conducted, and
Timelines: promotional campaigns undertaken on PN Modernization
Program from 2007 onwards
Investment Requirements: Funds to be sourced from the AFP Modernization
Fund and GAA.
Another area providing opportunities for more ships to be locally constructed or
repaired is through the Philippine Navy Modernization Program. As mandated by
R.A. No. 7898, otherwise known as the AFP Modernization Law, the Philippine Navy
has initially embarked on modest vessel acquisition and upgrade projects in order to
fulfill its mandated missions and objectives.
Although the mode of procurement under the PN Modernization Program is through
open and competitive public bidding, pursuant to R.A. No. 9184, greater participation by
our local shipyards would lead to the further realization of the objective of having more
ships locally constructed or repaired. As such, local shipyards would need to be
continuously aware and informed on the PN ships needed to be acquired or repaired,
hence the action plan of holding meetings/dialogues with them by the Philippine Navy
and the conduct of promotional campaigns relative to the opportunities being provided
under the PN Modernization Program.
Among the PN ships scheduled for acquisition/upgrading where local shipyards
could participate are;
● Landing Craft Utility (LCU) – acquisition---- already realized
• Fast Craft Ferry - acquisition------------------ status? any PN Program as of to date?
● Riverine Assault Craft (RAC) - acquisition-- those PA's project qualified?
● Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIB) - acquisition--- we've got incoming..any idea where will it be made?
● Rigid Raider Craft (RRC) - acquisition--------------status? any PN Program as of to date?
● PKM-Fast Attack – upgrade---------------------already realized
● Patrol ships – upgrade--------------------------already realized