The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) (Tagalog: Sandatahang Lakas ng Pilipinas, or in Spanish: Fuerzas Armadas de Filipinas) is composed of the Philippine Army, Philippine Navy and Philippine Air Force. The AFP is a volunteer force and has a total active strength of 125,000 with more than 130,000 personnel in reserve service.
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