No coup d’état against the Duterte administration - Military

No coup d’état against the Duterte administration - Military

The President of the Republic has called the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) and they have heeded the call of their Commander in Chief.

AFP Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Edgard Arevalo dismissed the President’s statement as “random.”

“We have, time and again assured him, as we reassure him today, that we in the AFP shall constantly and will remain loyal to the flag, to the Constitution, and to the Filipino people whom we swore to protect with our lives,” he said in a statement.

In this Aug. 6, 2016 file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte tells soldiers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines at Camp Lapu-Lapu in Cebu, he’s working on increasing soldiers’ pay and benefits. The

During the Philippine Air Force (PAF) anniversary, Duterte has asked the AFP and the PNP not to stage any coup during his term

“Do not do it please during my term,” he said. 

“I told you before all you have to do kung ayaw ninyo ako, do not bring your weapons and mechanized armors there. Just call me and we’ll have coffee and I am ready to say, ‘It’s yours for the taking,’” he added. 

“We were given more than what we can ask for from a President and Commander-in-Chief who has shown genuine care and concern to his soldiers, airmen, sailors, and marines,” he said. 

AFP “is comprised of professional and matured servicemen and women who are patriots and loyal to the constitution and the duly constituted authorities. We have learned our lessons from the past and we shall live with it,” he also said.

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