AFP also securing MRT-3 vs. security threats

MANILA The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is securing the vital Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 3 through intelligence and information monitoring of possible security threats, its spokesperson said Thursday.

"As requested by (retired) Gen. Rodolfo Garcia, general manager, MRT-3, DOTr (Department of Transportation), the AFP can provide support to the present railway guards and the police in the monitoring of possible security threats thru intel and info monitoring," Brig. Gen. Bienvenido Datuin said in a text message to the Philippine News Agency (PNA), when sought for comment on how the military is helping protect this important communication infrastructure.

Earlier, Garcia said the AFP is already assisting the DOTr-MRT-3 in securing their facilities, "not only through the CRS (Civil Relations Service) but also with the Intelligence Service of the AFP.

On Wednesday, the MRT-3 signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the AFP for the provision of free rides to all of its active military personnel.

The MOA stipulates that all active military personnel, even in civilian attire, are entitled to ride the MRT-3 (North Ave. - Taft) free of charge upon showing their AFP identification cards as access pass.

This is in recognition of the sacrifices made by men in uniform. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency

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