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Military’s anti-coup unit deactivated, says Dellosa

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The military’s primary anti-coup unit National Capital Region Command (NCRCom) will be downgraded to a joint task force upon the retirement of its incumbent chief Maj. Gen. Tristan Kison next week.

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff Gen. Jessie Dellosa, in a chance interview last Monday afternoon, said the decision to deactivate NCRCom and the creation of a joint task force is already final.

“Not actually abolition but it is downgrading,”  Dellosa said.

“That’s final. Actually, we are discussing now the structure once the NCRCom is downgraded from two or three-star general to only one-star general. So, meaning to say the headquarters would be smaller,”  Dellosa added.

Dellosa said the downgrading of the NCRCom will take effect upon the retirement of Kison on July 12 when he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 56..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/metro-section/item/1061-military%E2%80%99s-anti-coup-unit-deactivated-says-dellosa

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