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AFP Joint Task Force-National Capital Region


AFP Joint Task Force-National Capital Region

AFP Joint Task Force - NCR
Fuerza de Tarea Conjunta de las FAdelF - Region de la Capital Nacional
Active July 12, 2012[1] - Present
Country Philippines
Allegiance Philippines
Branch Joint Service Branch
Type Unified Military Task Force
Role Conventional and Unconventional Warfare, Anti-Guerrilla Operations, Anti-coup Operations, and Crowd Control Management
Size 2 Brigade size Units
Part of Under the Armed Forces of the Philippines
Garrison/HQ Camp Gen Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City
Nickname(s) JTF-NCR
Motto "Karangalan, Paglilingkod at Katapatan"
"Honor, Duty, Loyalty"
"Honor, Deber, Lealtad"
Anniversaries July 12
Engagements Anti-coup d' etat Operations, Anti-dissidence, and Community Development Operations
BGen Manuel S Gonzales AFP
BGen Manuel S Gonzales AFP
Unit Patch JTF-NCR Emblem derived from the NCRCOM Unit Seal

The AFP Joint Task Force - National Capital Region,[2] known officially as the JTF-NCR or Task Force NCR, is one the Armed Forces of the Philippines' Joint Task Forces assigned to combating Terrorism-Insurgency and act as support units to the Philippine National Police-National Capital Region in maintaining peace and order within Metro Manila.


  • History 1
  • Organization 2
  • Lineage of Commanders 3
  • See also 4
  • Operations 5
  • References 6
    • Citations 6.1
    • Bibliography 6.2


A Kia KM-450 Truck assigned to the defunct NCR Command during one of its MEDCAP Missions in Bgy Sto. Domingo, Quezon City.

AFP NCR Command was formally deactivated on 12 July 2012 following the retirement of its Commanding General, Lieutenant General Tristan M Kison AFP.[3]

Joint Task Force National Capital Region was formally activated that same day to assume the roles handed over by the former command, including providing assistance to the Presidential Security Group in securing the seat of power in Malacañan.[4][5]


The following are the units operating under or attached with the AFP JTF-NCR:[6]

Base Units
  • Headquarters & Headquarters Service Support Company
  • GHQ K-9 Unit
  • GHQ EOD Company
Line Units
  • Joint Special Operations Group (NCR Component)
  • Joint Task Force NCR - Disaster Rescue & Relief Management Unit
  • Presidential Security Group
  • 7th Civil Relations Group
AFP Technical Services
Philippine Army
Philippine Air Force
Philippine Navy

Lineage of Commanders

  • COL MANUEL S RAMIRO (GSC) PAF - 11 Jul 2012 - 22 Mar 2013
  • BGEN MANUEL S GONZALES AFP - 28 Jun 2013 - Present

See also


  • Anti-guerrilla operations against the New People's Army
  • Anti-terrorist operations against known terror groups operating in their AOR.
  • Community Development of identified urban poor areas within the National Capital Region[7]
  • Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence Operations against government destabilizers.[8]



  1. ^ News Clipping on the activation of AFP JTF-NCR.
  2. ^ Official Page of the AFP JTF-NCR.
  3. ^ News on the deactivation of the AFP NCR Command.
  4. ^ News on the activation of AFP JTF-NCR.
  5. ^
  6. ^
  7. ^ Report on Community Service missions rendered by the AFP NCRC.
  8. ^


  • Official Site of the AFP.
  • Official Site of the AFP JTF-NCR.
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