Mindanao Times

500 soldiers deployed for poll duties: military

- BY RHODA GRACE B. SARON

THE 10th Infantry Division has deployed about 500 soldiers to help secure the May 9 elections.

Captain Mark Anthony Tito, Public Affairs Office head of the division, said the provisiona­l election duty battalion of the division under

Lt. Col Edward R. Estonia is primarily the unit assigned to take on the election duty. It is composed of four companies and a reservist company.

Members of the battalion, he told TIMES, will be sent primarily to areas that the commission on Elections identified as areas of concern.

"Also, ( troops that are deployed are for) area security (and) not necessary that all precincts will have soldiers but based on the area of responsibi­lity," he said.

The division covers the

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