Augmentation Force

A battalion of police troops, including elite Special Action Force, has started to arrive in Cotabato City Thursday (10 January 2019) as augmentation force to secure the scheduled plebiscite on January 21 that will decide for the inclusion of the city under the new Bangsamoro region. COMELEC and security officials are expecting a tense environment amid threats of violence from opposing parties. MindaNews photo by FERDINANDH CABRERA