AFP chief of staff tells troops to shun politics; dismisses destabilization rumor

Posted By on March 7, 2012

CEBU CITY, March 7 (PNA) – Lt. Gen. Jessie Dellosa, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff, has urged troops here to shun politics.

”Let us let them be. We should not get involved since politics are for politicians and we opt to follow the chain of command,” Dellosa told troops during his first visit Tuesday to the AFP Central Command (Centcom) in Camp Lapu-Lapu, Lahug, this city.

Dellosa also said rumors about a destabilization plot are just part of a disinformation campaign against the administration.

”It is not true and we will not allow it to happen,” he said.

He also denied reports retired AFP officers have recruited soldiers for the purpose of unseating President Benigno Aquino III. [full story…]