Palace downplays destabilization plots PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 October 2010 11:25

No amount of destabilization efforts will stop the Aquino administration from pursuing its resolve to advance good governance and uplift the state of the lives of marginalized Filipinos.

In a media briefing in Malacanang Wednesday, Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said no member of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is involved in the advertisement of the group who called themselves Solidarity for Sovereignty.
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he said group came out with a full-page newspaper advertisement on Tuesday questioning the constitutionality of the last automated elections, among others, claiming that soldiers from the three main branches of the AFP were among their signatories.

However, Undersecretary Valte said this was denied by AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Jose Mabanta Jr. during their conversation Wednesday morning.

“Nakausap po natin kanina si General Mabanta, ang spokesperson ng AFP, at ang sabi po niya is that there is no truth to that. Na wala pong miyembro ng Sandatahang Lakas na pumirma doon po sa ad na iyon,” Valte said.

Just like in the case of past administrations, Valte said there are groups who will always declare their dissatisfaction.

“Ngunit gayunpaman, hindi po kami magpapatinag doon sa aming pagpapatuloy ng pagbabalik ng good governance sa ating pamahalaan,” she stressed.