PN's plans inlcude newbuilds but they may not be all about war ships with teeth. As mentioned in local forums and newpapers, its a mix of sea vessels and air assets to provide for a capability or a minimum credible defense posture. From 6 frigates configured for AAW, 12 corvettes for ASW, 18 OPVs, to Strategic Sealift vessels, LCUs, etc. Right now at the rate of plans are going, its going to take a little longer to have these realized. And yes, more importantly money, along with political support from approving bodies is crucial to this plan. Despite having a president who is serious enough (compared to his predecessors) to modernize the Armed Forces, it has been a roller coaster ride (for major acquisitions) for the AFP modernization. Recently - the PN had RFI from the US (FBO solicitation) for an OPV, this was made last year.