Duterte wants idle lands in military camps leased

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- President Rodrigo Duterte has disclosed his desire to have idle lands in military camps and bases leased immediately to private investors for commercial purposes.

Speaking during the 67th anniversary of the Scout Ranger Regiment or FSSR in Camp Tecson, San Miguel, Bulacan recently, the President in particular pointed to Basa Air Base, home of 5th Fighter Wing of the Philippine Air Force in Floridablanca, Pampanga, and Camp Tecson in Bulacan province.

President Duterte said he wants ordinary soldiers to benefit from the rental of idle lands in camps and military installations.

He added that proceeds from such commercial operations will also be used as capital for the creation of the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ own insurance and pension system similar to the Government Service Insurance System.

The government is eyeing about P50-billion from the rental of idle lands in military camps and bases. (PIA)

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