No destabilization plot vs Duterte will succeed— AFP Chief
Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año reiterated on Monday (March 20) that any plans to destabilize the government will not succeed because the military is solidly behind President Rodrigo Duterte.
In a statement, Año said recent developments in the political arena are within the democratic space as provided by the constitution and do not pose a serious concern.
He added that on the part of the AFP, it has not monitored any information pertaining to such moves.
“Your AFP as an institution is very much constitutionally grounded. The situation nowadays is a far cry from previous times and the AFP resolve to stand by the Republic and its institutions should not be doubted,” Año said.
“As the Commander-in-Chief himself said, the AFP’s loyalty must not be based on personalities but rather to the people and the flag. He further reiterated that the AFP must always focused on its Constitutionally mandated duties and work for the interest of the people and the nation. Soldiers will not allow themselves to be distracted from this,” he added.
Earlier, Duterte revealed that some mining executives are funding the opposition’s destabilization plot against him.
He said that mining executives are actively funding the destabilization plot.
The President added that even foreign personalities, particularly Americans, are helping the mining executives fund his administration’s destabilization. [source]