10 months AFP to deploy at least 30,000 soldiers for poll duties MB
By Aaron Recuenco The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will be deploying at least 30,000 soldiers to perform election duties for the midterm polls on May 13. Col. Noel Detoyato, military information officer, said the military election deployment will serve as an augmentation for the Philippine National Police which will be at the forefront of poll duties. “We will be deploying around 30,000 to 40,000. They will be deployed in areas that need extra security,” said Detoyato. It was recalled that there are almost 1,000 areas listed in the election hot spots and some of them were classified under ... more