JTF-NCR personnel to be feted for well-done job in securing visiting Pope Francis

January 26, 2015 11:17 am 

MANILA, Jan. 25 — For playing a key role in protecting Pope Francis and ensuring that his five-day papal visit was free of untoward incidents, the Armed Forces of the Philippine (AFP) said it will be commending all officers and enlisted personnel of its Joint Task Force-National Capital Region (JTF-NCR).

Awarding will take place after the flag-raising ceremonies Monday morning, AFP spokesperson Col. Restituto Padilla said.

The AFP deployed 17,000 military men, including those of JTF-NCR, to help augment the 28,000 Philippine National Police personnel deployed to secure Pope Francis during his historic visit to the Philippines on Jan. 15 to 19.

Aside from members of JTF-NCR, personnel from the three major services who augmented its ranks will also be feted, Padilla said. (PNA)

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