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Retired generals not endorsing bets as a group

/ 07:43 AM April 29, 2016

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MANILA — A group of retired senior military officials has maintained that it will not back any candidate in the upcoming May 9 national and local elections.

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The Association of Generals and Flag Officers said it would not support any political bet as an organization, although individual members could have their own preferences.

AGFO president Edilberto Adan, a retired lieutenant general, pointed out that their organization has not announced any show of support to any of the candidates.

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“We want our members to vote wisely with the national interest, and national security as a foremost consideration,” the retired military general said on Thursday.

Adan issued the statement in reaction to claims that the AGFO has thrown its support behind certain candidates or groups.

He pointed out that whoever has dragging the name of the retirees’ organization should stop doing so.

“We cannot do that. We want a candidate with a good, mature view, knowledgeable and well versed in national security matters,” Adan said.

He added that the AGFO’s guideline for its members is for them to “vote wisely for candidates who have the national interest as a foremost consideration.”  SFM

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