Most recently (and egregiously), Hezbollah and the LAF
launched joint military operations this summer against Islamic State militants along the Lebanon-Syria border.
manned a defensive line to the west while Hezbollah deployed in a line of mountain-top outposts to the north and south of the militants.
"The government had always provided allocations for the LAF
in previous years, however for 2015, this particular outlay was conspicuously not included in the budget under the National Expenditure Programme for that year," he said.
During the hearing, she alleged DFA also revealed it spent no LAF
for Mary Jane Veloso's trial in Indonesia.
Aside from the dwindling budget for the OFW LAF
, Binay noted other anti-OFWs policies under the Aquino administration like the collection of the P550.00 terminal fee at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), which RA 10022 exempts them from paying, and the Bureau of Customs' (BOC) earlier proposal to open balikbayan boxes and tax personal items.
The weapons deal comes as the LAF
battles to hold back the spill-over from the Syrian war.
Dr Ximena Cordova, LAF
Project Manager, said: "We hope it will serve to strengthen the ties between the 50,000-strong community of Latinos living in the UAE and our hosts, and to bring up to date the ancient history of links between Arabic and Hispanic culture, thus highlighting the role of Dubai as a major site in contemporary global culture".
Quietly over the past few years, the LAF
has been developing a credible force, with US assistance.
is held in high esteem among all sectors of Lebanese society.
In 15%-30% of the AF patients, no underlying heart disease could be identified; these cases are referred to as lone AF (LAF
The United States has delivered to the Lebanese Armed Forces' (LAF
) infrastructure for the construction of a maintenance tent that helicopter mechanics can use to carry out maintenance on helicopter engines, the influential Beirut daily AN NAHAR reported on Wednesday.