No destab plots vs Duterte administration — AFP

MANILA — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Tuesday announced that it is still to detect any destabilization movements against the Duterte administration.

This was disclosed by AFP public affairs office chief Col. Edgard Arevalo in a press briefing Tuesday.

“We are still to detect any destabilization attempts against the Duterte administration,” he added.

This is despite earlier claims by Presidential Communications Office Secretary Martin Andanar who said that revelations made by SPO3 Arturo Lascañas, claiming he and other police officers were paid to do vigilante killings in Davao City, are part of this plot.

Arevalo said that they might not have yet the information possessed by the government official but stressed that the AFP is ready to respond decisively against such threats.

In the same vein, the AFP official said that these groups will get no support from the military as troops appreciate the support being provided to them by the Chief Executive especially in terms of equipment they need in their operations.

Also, the gestures made the President, which include visiting wounded troops in hospital, personally condoling with the families of slain soldiers, and dropping by in faraway camps and bases, despite his hectic schedule, are all appreciated by military personnel. Priam Nepomuceno/PNA-northboundasia.com