Philippine armed forces to deploy 40,000 troops during midterm elections

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will deploy up to 40,000 troops to help maintain the peace during the country’s midterm elections on May 13, a military spokesperson said on Tuesday.
AFP public affairs chief Col. Noel Detoyato said the troops will help the police in ensuring the safety of the voters. Already, he said the AFP has identified areas described as “hot spots” or where violence is likely to erupt.
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