AFP on red alert for NPA anniversary
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will declare red alert starting Saturday in connection with the New People’s Army (NPA) anniversary.
“The AFP will declare red alert status starting 12 noon tomorrow March 28 up to 12 noon March 30. Troops will not be allowed to leave their duty stations during the duration of the red alert status,” Armed Forces public affairs office chief Lt. Col. Harold Cabunoc said at a press briefing on Friday.
“The AFP is ready to perform its mandated tasks to protect the people against any armed threats including the NPA bandits who are normally launching attacks against government installations and people during their anniversary,” he said.
Cabunoc said they would take preemptive measures to thwart the communist rebels’ plans of mounting violent attacks.
The NPA will hold its 46th anniversary on Sunday. RC
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