235 troops deployed to help secure MM polls

MANILA -- While no security threat has yet been detected for Monday's Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, the military's Joint Task Force-National Capital Region (JTF-NCR) has deployed 235 officers and enlisted personnel to augment the security preparations in Metro Manila's five police districts.

In a message to the Philippine News Agency (PNA) late Friday, JTF-NCR head Brig. Alan Arrojado said three officers and 53 enlisted personnel have been assigned to the Manila Police District; three officers and 63 soldiers to the Southern Police District; one officer and 25 troops to the Eastern Police District; one ranking official and 22 troopers to the Northern Police District; and five officers and 59 enlisted personnel to the Quezon City Police District.

When asked about any security threat, Arrojado said they have yet to detect any.

"So far, no threat has been monitored," he said. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency