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AFP chief not keen on having soldiers as traffic officers

/ 10:20 PM July 05, 2016
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Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff Lt. Gen. Ricardo Visaya. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Armed Forces of the Philippines chief Lt. Gen. Ricardo Visaya seemed not too eager on the idea of soldiers helping out in traffic problems in Metro Manila.

[The] PNP (Philippine National Police) and MMDA (Metro Manila Development Authority) can do that,” he told reporters on Tuesday.

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The AFP chief said they have to do first their primary mission on internal security operations and assistance to the Philippine National Police’s anti-drug campaign.

Visaya was responding to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board’s plan to tap the AFP in going after colorum passenger vehicles.

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TAGS: AFP, anti-drug campaign, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, Lt. Gen. Ricardo Visaya, Metro Manila Development Authority, metro traffic, MMDA, Philippine National Police, PNP
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