MANILA (PNA) — The Department of National Defense (DND) is planning to create a new intelligence agency which will eventually replace the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (ISAFP).
This was revealed by ISAFP head Brig. Gen. Eduardo Año who said that the proposal is still undergoing study as the planning guidance issued by DND Secretary Voltaire Gazmin aims to create a bigger intelligence organization.
He also dismissed talks that ISAFP will be abolished.
“It’s just that the intelligence unit of the AFP will be part now of the whole defense department,” he further said, noting that the new spy agency will be like that of the US Defense Intelligence Agency.
Año pointed out that nothing is final as of the moment as the plan is still undergoing review.
“Not within 2014, probably that will be (by) 2015… But of course, we are always trying to change the organization for the better, it’s the dynamics of the organization,” he said. (PNA)