The Philippine military has been perceived as one of the weakest in Southeast Asia because of its lack of equipment.
National security adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., however, clarified that there would be no “military operational deployment” to the Middle East.
The Pentagon is also mulling sending an additional 1,000 US service members to the war-torn country.
In Kuwait, about 15,000 soldiers are spread among Camp Arifjan, Ahmed Al Jaber Air Base, and Ali Al Salem Air Base.
File “I said that if you need us, you just call and if you want even, if things break lose, I hope it will not. “If you need troops here, just in the borders for show, just put it in writing that they are here for training, but they can stay here if you want. If you want to deploy us here, we will agree because of our national interest and the lives of the Filipinos,” he added.
I pray to God that it will remain fundamentally on the side of the Middle East this time. “You (Saudi Arabia) have treated my countrymen good, you have somehow improved the education of the young because of the remittances of the money by the Filipino worker.