Ranked:
N/A (2012)

Philippine Military Budget

See the chart below for a yearly breakdown of military spending in Philippines. (2001 to 2012)

Military Spending in Philippines

Our latest data shows that Philippines spent $2,815,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 1.2% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Philippine military budget data. We can only publish the past 12 years, but SIPRI has data as far back as 1988 on their site.

Total Spent: $29,619,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $2,062,000,000 1.5%
2002 $2,171,000,000 1.5%
2003 $2,419,000,000 1.6%
2004 $2,279,000,000 1.4%
2005 $2,322,000,000 1.3%
2006 $2,401,000,000 1.3%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $2,630,000,000 1.3%
2008 $2,630,000,000 1.3%
2009 $2,532,000,000 1.3%
2010 $2,657,000,000 1.2%
2011 $2,701,000,000 1.2%
2012 $2,815,000,000 1.2%

Note on Data: Constant (2011) US Dollars are used. For more information about this data visit SIPRI.org.

SIPRI Footnote: The figures for the Philippines are slightly overstated as they include spending on Veterans Affairs. Up to 2010 these amounted to around 1b. pesos or less, but in 2011 and 2012 this increased to 13.9b. and 8.3b. pesos respectively.

Other Countries in the Region

Indian Flag India
$48,255 Million (2012)
Thai Flag Thailand
$5,334 Million (2012)
Japanese Flag Japan
$59,242 Million (2012)
New Zealand Flag New Zealand
$1,809 Million (2012)
Chinese Flag China
$157,603 Million (2012)
Cambodian Flag Cambodia
$210 Million (2012)
Nepali Flag Nepal
No Data (2012)
Bangladeshi Flag Bangladesh
$1,514 Million (2012)

Philippines' Military Branches

Army, Navy (includes Marine Corps), Air Force.

Military Service Age in Philippines

17-23 years of age (officers 20-24) for voluntary military service; no conscription; applicants must be single male or female Philippine citizens with either 72 college credit hours (enlisted) or a baccalaureate degree (officers).