“We firmly believe all these efforts will fail,” Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesperson Col. Restituto Padilla said today. “First, because of the high degree of dedication and professionalism of our AFP today.”
“Second, majority of our citizens no longer buy these kind of efforts and easily see through its real intent which is, that all these are political in nature with an end view for 2016,” the AFP spokesman added. “And third, the administration still enjoys a high degree of support.”
“Another factor why the military won’t support these coup plots as reforms in the AFP, which include those of the modernization, infrastructure, and personnel support, are starting to kick-in,” state-run news agency said.