Tuesday, 21 November 2017
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AFP ready for ASEAN 2017 kickoff

col-arevaloQuezon City — The Armed Forces of the Philippines assured that the troops are ready to enforce security to the upcoming Association of Southeast Asian Nation Summit  (ASEAN) 2017 and Miss Universe Pageant to be held in the Philippines.

According to Marine Col. Edgard Arevalo, chief of AFP Public Affairs Office, the public shouldn’t be worried about the possible threats on the incoming events because the military, together with the Philippine National Police, already conducted the safety and security protocols.

Arevalo said the AFP task force that was assigned to be in ASEAN, already flew to Davao in the preparation of the chairmanship of the Philippines for the event this coming Sunday, January 15.

He also explained, they’ve already set all the K-9 units and the Explosive Ordinance Teams.

The Joint Task Force Harribon is also prepared for the said event.

Aside from this, Arevalo also confirmed that they will use the security that has been conducted on the successful Traslacion in Quiapo. (LMC/AGBG)

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