THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has yet to monitor a "credible" destabilization plot against President Rodrigo Duterte, its spokesperson said Thursday, May 30, 2019.
“Sa AFP wala tayong nakikitang isang kapanipaniwala among sa mga kung may napapaulat man na mga destabilization plot. Our president, our commander in chief, has attained the highest satisfaction rating hindi lang ng mga sundalo but ng ating mga mamayang Pilipino sa pangkalahatan (not only among the soldiers but among the Filipino people in general),” said AFP spokesperson Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo.
He said no destabilization plot would materialize without the support of the police and military forces.
He assured that the AFP is not taking part in any plan to forcefully take over the government as it remains professional, mature and highly competent.
“Your AFP is comprised of very professional, matured and higly competent na mga sundalo at opisyal na masasabi natin na natututo na sa napakaraming karanasan natin na wala naman naidulot na mabuti in terms of trying to replace the leadership by force and besides sa ngayon napakaganda ng itinatakbo ng ating bansa at nakikita po natin ang AFP dapat ang focus is on defeating the enemies of the state and not and not an overthrow of government,” said Arevalo.
“Kaya kung meron man pong nagiisip at umaasa na sila ay makakauha ng suporta buhat sa sandatahang lakas ng Pilipinas ay nagkakamali po kayo dahil ang AFP ay mananatiling propesyunal matured at tumatalima sa kinikilala at tinalaga ng ating konstitusyon bilang pangulo at commander in chief and you can count on us,” he added.