The National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP), in partnership with the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) and the AFP Office for Strategic Studies and Strategy Management (OSSSM), hosted the 14th Heneral Luna Colloquium on the Philippines’ Self-Reliant Defense Posture (SRDP) on 30 September 2021 via CISCO Webex.
The activity featured BGen Eric E Nicanor PN (M), the Chief of AFP Systems Engineering Office, MGen Arnold Rafael Y Depakakibo AFP (Ret), the Acting Director of Government Arsenal, and Dr Michael Raska, Coordinator of the Military Transformations Programme of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
The presentation and open discussion covered issues and challenges concerning AFP modernization, SRDP in relation to the future of warfare and technological innovation, SRDP in the context of the wider strategic environment, technology transfer, local defense industry, economic challenges and industry sustainability, strategic and operational adaptability, strategic culture, revolution of military affairs, among others.
The Heneral Luna Colloquium Series is the result of the tripartite partnership among NDCP, FSI, and OSSSM. It offers a platform for free exchange of thoughts on defense, security, and foreign policy issues.