The Philippine Air Force is building a state-of-the-art cybersecurity center in partnership with PLDT-Smart, the country’s leading telecommunications network. The MVP Cybersecurity Center for Excellence aims to boost the military’s cyber defense capabilities. Attending the groundbreaking ceremony at Villamor Air Base are (from left) PLDT Inc. chief revenue officer and Smart Communications president Alfredo Panlilio; PAF deputy assistant chief of air staff for C4S Lt. Col. Derrick Ablog; AFP deputy chief of staff for CEIS (J6) Major Gen. Vener Odilon Mariano; Smart assistant vice president Francisco Ashley Acedillo; PLDT-Smart chairman and chief executive Manuel Pangilinan; PLDT chief information security officer Angel Redoble; PAF commanding general Lt. Gen. Allen Paredes; 520th Air Base Wing commander Brig. Gen. Michael Lorenzo; PAF multi sectoral governance council member Atty. Michael Toledo; Air Force inspector general Brig. Gen Stepeh Parreno; and Air Force chief of engineer Col. Pio Gomez.