500 military personnel on SONA stand-by


Five hundred military personnel will be on stand-by during the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno Aquino 3rd on July 22, announced Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs office chief Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala on Thursday. He added that this force will back up the Philippine National Police should any untoward incident take place. “[We are hoping] that no untoward incidents will happen but we have made the (necessary) preparations,” Zagala stressed. The AFP public affairs chief also said that these military personnel are forward-deployed in major military camps.


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