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INQToday: Allies’ commitment to free, open WPS big deal for PH – Marcos

/ 06:53 PM May 10, 2024

Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories:

Marcos: No reports of ouster plot among active PNP, AFP officials

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said the government has not received any reports of destabilization plots against him among active police and military officials, adding that discontent may be within the retired personnel.


In an ambush interview on Friday in General Santos City, Marcos said they have not monitored any movement among current Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) officials as personnel from both organizations are not engaged in politicking.


Marcos: Allies’ commitment to free, open WPS big deal for PH

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said on Friday that other countries’ commitment to maintaining the freedom of navigation over the West Philippine Sea (WPS) is a big deal for the country.

In an ambush interview in General Santos City, Marcos said the Philippine government is thankful for its allies, like France, whose Navy intends to join the country’s military exercises.

2025 Balikatan war games will simulate ‘full scale’ battle—Teodoro

Defense Secretary Gilberto Teodoro Jr. on Friday said the war games between Manila and Washington will see the emergence of a “full scale” battle simulation.

Teodoro made the announcement during the closing ceremony of Exercise “Balikatan” in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

Marcos: Ex-PDEA agent Morales is like a jukebox; will sing anything for money

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has compared former anti-drug agent Jonathan Morales, who linked him to illegal drugs, to a ‘jukebox’ — as the latter would sing whatever song is directed in exchange for money.

Marcos, in an ambush interview with reporters on Friday, said that it is hard to give importance to Morales’ claims, believing that the former Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) personnel is a professional liar.

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