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The implementation of AFPTR started in 2005 when the Philippine Military Academy adopted the Performance Governance System or PGS in crafting the “PMA Roadmap 2015”. In 2006, the Philippine Navy followed with its “Sail Plan 2020”. In 2010, the Philippine Army took the governance challenge with the “Army Transformation Roadmap 2028”. In 2012, the AFP followed with the “AFP Transformation Roadmap 2028”. And in 2014, the Philippine Air Force caught the governance trend with its “Flight Plan 2028”.

 The AFP saw the need to pursue deliberations using the AFP Transformation Roadmap, a 15-year strategy that will serve as a framework to attain its vision. The AFPTR works under the Security Sector Reform or the SSR mandate of the defense department. It is formulated and firmed up in 2013.

 From its traditional core competency of “war-fighting”, the AFP’s mandate has evolved and expanded to the non-traditional roles such as peace support operations, humanitarian assistance, and disaster response. However, the level of capabilities did not go along with the changes in functions.

 

While the AFP’s capabilities continually stagnate, the security environment has become more complex, dynamic, and uncertain (e.g. terrorism and cyber threats). Issues on capabilities vis-à-vis expanding functions and changing security landscape are exacerbated by challenges from within but felt by the stakeholders. The public’s perception towards the organization has been affected by cases of human rights violations, graft and corruption, and involvement in partisan political activities. In light of all these issues and challenges, the AFP recognized the urgent need to adapt and undergo a sustainable reform and transformation program in order to remain relevant as armed forces of the Filipino people.

 

March 19 2013 PGS Initiation To achieve the desired transformation, the Performance Governance System (PGS) – the Institute for Solidarity in Asia’s (ISA) local adaptation of Kaplan and Norton’s Balanced Scorecard (BSC) – was adopted to serve as the Strategy Execution framework in developing the AFP’s initiative called the AFP Transformation Roadmap (AFPTR). Under this framework, the AFP must go through the four (4) stages of the PGS Pathway: Initiation, Compliance, Proficiency, and Institutionalization. 

The AFP was conferred the Initiated status in the PGS Pathway on 19 March 2013;Compliant status on 11 April 2014; Proficient status on 04 May 2015; and Institutionalized status on 29 November 2016.

April 11 2014 PGS Compliance The AFPTR is a fifteen-year Organizational Development strategy that aims to transform the Armed Forces into a strong and credible institution built on good governance. It serves as a strategy in pursuing reform initiatives within the framework of security sector reform (SSR). In line with this, our efforts are geared towards two (2) strategic priorities:capability development and professionalization of all AFP personnel.

 The AFP’s agenda for change aims to bridge organizational gaps in its systems and processes, capability and personnel; the end goal of which is an armed forces that is joint and fully mission capable with professional, disciplined and competent soldiers, airmen, sailors, and marines.

 

May 04 2015 PGS ProficiencyThese basecamps are the major checkpoints or milestones during which intermediate goals must be achieved prior to the vision year 2028. For Basecamp 2016, the AFP is envisioned to be “mission capable” for Territorial Defense (TD) and “fully mission capable” for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response (HADR), Internal Security Operations (ISO), International Defense and Security Engagements (IDSE), and Peace Support Operations (PSO).ch is an armed forces that is joint and fully mission capable with professional, disciplined and competent soldiers, airmen, sailors, and marines.bility development and professionalization of all AFP personnel.

 

 AFP Change AgendaA mission capable AFP for TD means having the minimum credible defense posture. Minimum credible defense posture refers to the range of defense capabilities that would enable the government to protect the national interest by deterring and preventing intrusions or possible invasion of Philippine territory or parts thereof. Fully mission capable AFP for HADR, ISO, IDSE, and PKO on the other hand refers to the full capability to respond to situations necessitating AFP presence. To achieve this basecamp, the AFP must reduce the capabilities of internal armed threats’ authorities to take the lead responsibility for the safety and well-being of their constituents. This is critical so that the budget as well as the other resources of the AFP can be effectively refocused for TD missions.

Towards Basecamp 2016, the AFP transitions into a “strong and sustainable Armed Forces in the Pacific Region, source of national pride.” Within this basecamp, the AFP is foreseen to be on its way of becoming fully mission capable for TD while remaining as an active regional partner in addressing traditional and non-traditional concerns.

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