Pardon my ignorance, timawa sirs, but does the PN and PAF have enough sea/air lift assets to equip 2 maneuver forces on Luzon and Mindanao? Or was this directive meant to become operational when the MRV, C-130's, medium lift transports (i.e. C-27A, CN-235, etc), Sokols, UH-1H, Huey II's, and other assets arrive?
As of right now, why not prep one large maneuver force in the Visayas (e.g. Panay, Negros, or even Cebu) in the meantime?
From this layman's point of view, won't it be better to:
(a) equip one large maneuver force with everything we got rather than fielding two under-equipped units, and;
(b) base them centrally from where they can respond to either Luzon or Mindanao faster?
I know laymen like me ought to 'butt-out' of strategic matters but a "learned" input on this would be much appreciated. Thanks.
(And if you must heap scorn, please be kind. Remember: I'd probably only be good enough for a rifle - not a sabre - or clean latrines if I was ever called up to this man's army.