AFP denies ouster plot rumors

March 3, 2012 1:56 am 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, March 2 — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) vehemently denied reports that there are ouster plots against President Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III.

In the same vein, AFP through its spokesperson Col. Arnulfo Burgos Jr., said that the military was solid behind Aquino.

"As far as the AFP is concerned, we have not monitored any report of an ouster plot. The AFP is solidly behind the President and Commander-in Chief. As a professional organization, we are focused on fulfillment of mandate to protect people and sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country," he said.

Burgos also said that the AFP would continue to monitor and validate information regarding the ouster plots versus Aquino.

"We will continue to intensify collecting information (regarding the matter)," the AFP spokesperson said.

He also assured the public that the AFP was not behind this rumor.

"As far as the AFP is concerned the ouster plot is not brewing in the organization. Our chain of command remains strong and everyone adheres to chain of command," Burgos said.

The AFP spokesperson also said that the state of morale and discipline of the troops remained high. (PNA)



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