Fact check: Former Pres. Ramos did not purchase any naval vessel for AFP modernization

Fact check: Former Pres. Ramos did not purchase any naval vessel for AFP modernization

- An online post has claimed that former President Fidel V. Ramos did not purchase any nasal vessel during his term

- The post also mentioned that Ramos allegedly sold many government properties under his administration

- However, it has been reported that the claim was false and misleading

- Three vessels were reportedly purchased after Ramos signed the AFP Modernization Act in 1995

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A social media post has claimed that former President Fidel V. Ramos did not purchase any naval vessel for the modernization of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

However, KAMI learned that the claim was false.

In a report by Rappler, the post mentioned that Ramos also allegedly sold many government properties during his term.

The photo was shared by Facebook page Team FUDA on December 15, 2019.

“Walang nabili ito kahit isang barko o eroplano para sa AFP modernization, pero andaming mga government properties ang ibinenta ng mokong na ito," it read in the caption.

According to Rappler, during the Ramos administration, three patrol vessels were added to the fleet of the Philippine Navy. Those were purchased under the AFP Modernization Act signed by Ramos.

The three vessels were purchased from Hong Kong in 1997. These were used by the Royal Navy before the Philippine Navy bought it.

The purchase was considered as the “sole major purchase” since the AFP Modernization Act was passed.

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In February 1995, Ramos signed Republic Act No. 7898 which aims to modernize the AFP by reforming its management operations and facilities.

Fidel Valdez Ramos is a 91-year-old retired Filipino soldier who served as the 12th President of the Philippines from 1992 to 1998. He is currently the oldest living former President in the Philippines.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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