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AFP helps fill public transport gap on Metro’s first GCQ day

/ 09:02 PM June 01, 2020

MANILA, Philippines—The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has deployed buses and trucks to transport stranded commuters on the first day of Metro Manila’s transition to general community quarantine on Monday (June 1).

Brig. Gen. Edgard Arevalo, AFP spokesperson, said the military had sent six vehicles to the Batasan and Philcoa areas in Quezon City.

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In the afternoon, Arevalo said, the military was told to send 11 vehicles to areas that would be determined by the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA).

The military vehicles were sent to augment limited public transport.

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Arevalo said the AFP has placed 48 vehicles on standby, ready for dispatch when requested by the MMDA.

“They determine the location where there is a need to send our vehicles,” said Arevalo. “This will also ensure that we do not add up to the traffic congestion in some areas,” he said.

Edited by TSB

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