Police, military generals face off


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Police, military generals face off

The bloody January 25 operation of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Forces (PNP-SAF) could have ended differently if the military, which had superior equipment than the police, provided timely reinforcement. This is what relieved SAF commander Police Director Getulio Napeñas told the Senate on Monday, February 9. Armed Forces chief of staff General Gregorio Catapang Jr however said they needed 3 crucial information before they could provide artillery fire, of which the SAF was able to provide only one: location of troops. He also said there was a danger of a full-scale war if the military hastily joined the firefight.

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