Armored personal carrier stalls near Palace
MANILA - Malacañang said it is "not unusual" for members of the Presidential Security Group to rush to the scene in Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard near Pureza where an armored personnel carrier of the Philippine Army was reported to have been stranded this morning.
Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the PSG men were there to check the situation especially since it is on a road near the Palace.
"It is always the duty and the mandate of the PSG to check these things out especially along certain roads that could lead to the point that they are guarding. Siguro they are just being prudent to check things out," Valte said.
A radio dzMM report said the APC Simba tank suffered from engine trouble at around 7:30 a.m. It was part of a convoy of military vehicles from Tarlac and was bound for Sangley Point in Cavite.
The stalled Army vehicle caught the attention of the police, who questioned the arrival of the APC in the city without the supposed proper coordination.
A mechanic eventually arrived to fix the vehicle.