5 months AFP to send troops to security-challenged areas now that midterm polls are over MB
By Francis Wakefield The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Thursday said there is a plan to redeploy forces to security-challenged areas like the Sulu Archipelago for Focus Military Operations (FMO) against the Abu Sayyaf and other terror groups now that the midterm elections are over. Armed Forces of the Philippines (MANILA BULLETIN) AFP Spokesman Marine Brig. Gen. Edgard Arevalo made the statement regarding the projected deployment of the 1st Brigade Combat Team (1BCT) to the area now that the election period is over and national candidates have been proclaimed. Arevalo said the deployment of additional troops intends to add ... more