Armed Forces has mechanism to prevent coup attempts

“The Armed Forces of the Philippines has brought to bear so much lessons learned from previous experiences, both good and bad, that matured the AFP into what it is now: a highly professional organization dedicated to its mandated constitutional duty where coup rumors and recruitment will find no place,” military public affairs chief Lieutenant Colonel Harold Cabunoc said in a statement.

“We also continue to work together for the interests of the nation and deny any rift between us,” Lt. Col. Cabunoc said.

“Based on initial consultation with ground commanders, we have not received any feedback confirming the reports which were spread by some quarters.

The military official noted that the institution has a mechanism monitoring unnecessary movements of troops. “We have established an excellent monitoring system where troop movements and suspicious activities are directly reported to the leaders along the AFP’s chain of command.”

In earlier statement, Cabunoc called on Filipino people to stand behind soldiers and policemen “amid the issues that arise from the Mamasapano encounter.”