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The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Rapid Deployment Forces
THE PHILIPPINE MARINES
has into five(5) brigades. The Marine units include four(4) infantry maneuver brigades, composed of fifteen(15) tactical infantry battalions and one(1) heavy weapons brigade(composed of 105mm howitzer, 106mm recoiless gun, amphibious vehicle(LVT) and armoured units).
Two(2) of the marine battalions have specialized roles:
The Force Reconnaisance(Recon) battalion is used for very rapid airlift to troubled areas. This Recon battalion is also trained in shipboarding attack. On the other hand, the Marine Guard battalion is used for urban warfare and defending installations. The Philippine Marines(PM) is considered the shock force of the Philippine Armed Forces and will be the first unit to be involved in any amphibious or seaborne clashes.
Supporting the marines;
Philippine Navy Special Warfare Group(SWAG)
whose main unit is the Philippine Navy SEAL(Sea-Air-Land) Brigade.
Naval Reserve forces
Ready Reserve(RR) Naval Squadron Battalions and Standby Reserve(SR) Naval Squadron Battalions.
If necessary, the Philippine Marines and Philippine SEALs can call on the Philippine Army Special Operations Command(SOC)
Philippine Army Special Operations Command(SOC)
composed of elite troops divided into the Philippine Army Scout Ranger, Regiment(SRR)
the Special Forces Regiment(SFR), (Composed of 1st Riverine(SF) Battalion and the Special Forces seaborne battalion)
the Psychological Operations Group(POG) and the Special Operations Group(SOG). The "Delta Force" of the Philippine Army is the elite "Alpha Two Zero" or A-20 trained in counter-terrorist operations.
Philippine Air Force(PAF)
the 710th Special Operations Wing divided into ten(10)-man airborne attack teams.
Supporting units include the Air Commando Squadrons of the 15th Strike Wing under the Tactical Operations Command. Its official mission is to "conduct contingency operations against hostile elements".
If still needed troops
Other rapid deployment groups include
the three(3) elite units of the Philippine National Police(PNP), a paramilitary organization. This are
the Special Action Force(SAF)
-divided into fifteen (15) Regional Mobile Groups(RMG) tasked with unconventional warfare operations,
the Maritime Group(MG), tasked with police operations in Philippine seas and rivers and
the Aviation Security Group(ASG) tasked with anti-hijacking missions
If the situation is still fluid, then the Philippine army will send in its Rapid Deployment Divisions believed to consist of different infantry divisions; and the so called
Philippine Muslim Tribesmen.
Philippine civil security(Blue Guard) forces consisting of men trained for close-combat street fighting and the man CAFGU(Territorials) Force of the Philippine Army.
our last Hope:
Philippines has a Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) with the United States that it can invoke if the situation becomes uncontrollable.