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Armored car on main Metro Manila avenue stirs up coup gossip

Publication Date : 31-07-2014

 

Relax, it’s nothing, Philippine Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said.

But the sight of an armored personnel carrier escorting five military trucks carrying heavy weapons and equipment in front of Nepa-Q Mart on Edsa in Cubao, Quezon City, alarmed people in the area on Wednesday. Trillanes had hinted about brewing a coup against President Aquino recently.

The military apologised for the alarm, saying the Edsa scene was just a “routine logistical run” and had nothing to do with a coup.

“We apologise for the alarm. We want to assure you that the movement was authorised. These are quick authorised movements, logistical movements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and these movements are necessary for the administrative and logistical support of our troops in the field,” said Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala, spokesman for the military.

 

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