AFP to hold info drive on national emergency guidelines
Armed Forces chief Gen. Ricardo Visaya ordered lectures for the soldiers following the proclamation of state of national emergency on account of lawless violence.
The conduct of Troops Information and Education (TIE) is intended to serve as guidelines on how to perform specific tasks related to the proclamation, AFP Public Affairs Office chief Col. Edgard Arevalo said in a statement on Wednesday.
The tasks include the conduct of checkpoints, foot or mobile patrols, enforcement of curfews, whenever and wherever necessary in tandem with the Philippine National Police.
President Rodrigo Duterte signed the proclamation declaring a state of national emergency on account of lawless violence in the country before he left for Laos on Monday.
The declaration was based on recent terror activities such as kidnappings, beheadings, and the Davao City bombing that killed 14 people and injured 67 others.
The information drive will be conducted in Western Mindanao Command, Eastern Mindanao Command, and the National Capital Region.
“We would like to ensure that as we respond to the Commander-in-Chief’s call for the AFP to help suppress lawless violence in Mindanao and prevent its spread in other areas of the country, the execution of our tasks will always be proper and with due regard to every citizen’s entitlements under the Bill of Rights,” Arevalo said. JE
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