President Marcos has full backing of AFP – Brawner
MANILA, Philippines— President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has the full backing of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, AFP Chief of staff Gen. Romeo Brawner Jr. affirmed on Wednesday.
Brawner made the assurance on Wednesday, a day after he was quoted saying that many, including soldiers, share Vice President Sara Duterte’s opinion that the government should reconsider its decision to revive the peace talks with the communist rebels.
“Basta’t solid ang AFP and professional,” Brawner said in an interview at the Senate.
“Full support kami kay Presidente (We are in full support of the President),” he stressed.
Told about his previous remarks on talking peace with the communists, Brawner initially refused to talk about it.
“Wag na para hindi ma-divide,” he said, but later advised the media to look at his entire statement on Tuesday.
“Look at the entire [interview] because it seems like it was just cut,” he said in Filipino.
Several media outlets quoted him as saying that Vice President Duterte’s stand against the peace agreement was shared even by some AFP members.