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    Philippines Military 1997

      Military branches Army, Navy (includes Coast Guard and Marine Corps), Air Force

      Military manpower - military age 20 years of age

      Military manpower - availability
      males age 15-49: 19,231,427 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service
      males: 13,574,133 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually
      males: 782,064 (1997 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure $1.3 billion (1996)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP 0.7% (1996)

      Disputes - international involved in a complex dispute over the Spratly Islands with China, Malaysia,Taiwan, Vietnam, and possibly Brunei; claims Malaysian state of Sabah

      Illicit drugs exports locally-produced marijuana and hashish to East Asia, the US,and other Western markets; serves as a transit point for heroin and crystalmethamphetamines

      NOTE: The information regarding Philippines on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Philippines Military 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Philippines Military 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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