Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, Jan. 12) — On Thursday, Protection Secretary-designate Carlito Galvez Jr. dismissed reports of what he identified as “unrest” in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), but stated some “legitimate challenges” were being remaining addressed.
“You can find no reality to the riots. Maybe, he identified as us meron [we have what we call] Some legitimate troubles, but we are addressing it now,” Galvez instructed a media briefing with returning AFP chief Andres Centino.
Galvez famous delays in official promotions in distinct.
He vowed the agency would function to speed up the approach, incorporating that he had spoken to President Ferdinand Marcos about the make a difference.
“So what do we do now? [what we’re doing now] It was to quickly observe some of the remaining promotions and deployments and assignments of distinctive commanders,” Galvez reported.
Rumors of an alleged destabilizing plot by the armed forces have emerged about the past week subsequent the sudden modify in management. Nevertheless, each AFP and the Philippine National Police denied the claim.
For his component, Centino pressured that such appointments relaxation in the hands of the CEO. “As soldiers, we just have to comply,” he added.
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Galvez, meanwhile, insisted that AFP and the Ministry of Protection remained intact and completely ready to have out their missions.