The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is ready to provide whatever help it can to help in addressing Metro Manila's traffic woes, especially those caused by colorum vehicles.
AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla made this statement as the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) announced that it is studying the possibility of using military personnel in tracking down colorum vehicles.
"We will comment as soon as we receive and study the request or proposal to help in resolving Metro Manila's traffic woes. Nonetheless, as part of government, the AFP stands ready to assist within the limits of its resources," he added.
LTFRB chair Atty. Martin Delgra III earlier said they are considering assistance from the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group and AFP to track down colorum vehicles.
“We are working inter-agency with other government offices like MMDA, HPG and representatives of AFP so you see some soldiers on the road to go after colorum,” he added.
“With AFP, it will be just like what happened currently wherein we have sought assistance from HPG. They are deputized to enforce LTFRB rules. But details are still being discussed,” Delgra stated.