From Update.Ph (Oct 30): Military to deploy K-9, explosive ordnance disposal teams
To forestall possible terror bombing attacks during the “Undas” holiday, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will deploy its K-9 and explosive ordnance disposal teams at possible entry and exit points in urban centers.
This was announced by AFP chief-of-staff Gen. Ricardo Visaya in a statement Sunday.
He added deployment of these specialized units are part of the military’s efforts to ensure the peaceful observance of All Saints and Souls on November 1 and 2.
“The AFP is one with our people in the peaceful and meaningful commemoration and visitation of our departed loved ones. We assure our people that your soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen are on their toes,” Visaya stressed.
“We nonetheless enlist the support of our people for their cooperation, vigilance, and security consciousness as their contribution to our joint efforts to make our All Saints Day and All Souls Day safe and secured,” he added.