A high-ranking general of the Armed Forces of the Philippines today said that an invasion of Hong Kong, if so ordered by the President, can be successful given the current equipment the Philippines has.
The military official spoke to Eritas Times today, under condition of anonymity, during a courtesy call at the Philippine Military’s General Headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.
The unnamed General said that the Philippines is capable of launching a surprise attack on Hong Kong since it is only a few hundred miles away, and can be executed in a such a way that personnel are not detected until the moment of attack, achieving complete surprise.
The General said that the Philippines has thousands of rubber and pump boats at its disposal, and can be deployed in fairly short notice. He also said that Philippine soldiers are trained well on the use of these boats for modern warfare since it has been the primary mode of sea transport used by the military in its campaign against insurgent elements in the southern provinces.
“The morale is high, and Philippine soldiers are ready,” the General said.
At the lower ranks, Col. Pacifico Palayfay, commander of the 306th Marine “Fighting Boatmen” Division said that his men are ready for any challenge given to them by the President.
“We have been training with the aid of scenes from the US Navy SEALs movie ‘Act of Valor’ and the recent ‘Lone Survivor’ to get some tips and pointers on survival and attack tactics,” Palayfay said. “Just give us a mission and we will accomplish it,” he added.
According to a leaked report from J4 (Logistics), Eritas Times has learned that the inventory of rubber and pump boats were close to 10,000 units in October of 2013. However, after super typhoon Yolanda hit the southern part of the Philippines, this number has decreased to a mere 600 vessels.
Meanwhile, Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda, when asked about the statements made by the general, would not comment saying it was the first time he heard of such a claim, and he would like to look into the matter first before commenting.