The Philippine Air Force successfully held the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the MVP Cybersecurity Center for Excellence led by the Commanding General, Philippine Air Force LTGEN ALLEN T PAREDES PAF on January 13, 2021 at Colonel Jesus Villamor Air Base, Pasay City together with the PLDT-SMART President and CEO Mr Manny V Pangilinan as Guest of Honor.
The first ever MVP Cybersecurity Center for Excellence aims to establish a cybersecurity facility to enhance the cyber defense capability of the PAF in line with its modernization efforts towards Flight Plan 2028. More importantly, it is a testament of the joint commitment and faith in the PAF and PLDT-SMART in their collaborative engagement to achieve a resilient cybersecurity posture for our nation.
This state-of-the-art facility will house the PAF Security Operations Center, Network Operations Center and Cyber Range which will serve as the training ground for future PAF cyber warriors.
Senior PAF Officers and other guests were also present to witness the momentous activity while maintaining physical distancing and observing health protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19.