Duterte 'unbothered' on alleged military men withdrawal of support

By Jennylou Canon

PHOTO: PCOO

After reports on withdrawal of support by military men, President Rodrigo Duterte is unbothered on the issue, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said on Monday.

“Hindi po nababahala ang Presidente. Alam po ng Presidente na tapat siya sa Saligang Batas at alam po niya na nirerespeto rin ng ating kasundaluhan ang ating Saligang Batas," Roque said.

“Sabi nga po niya, kung talagang siya ay inutil, matagal na siyang pinatalsik ng militar. Alam po niya kung gugustuhin ng militar, na kahit sino ay puwede ipatanggal ng militar pero kampante po sya na walang dahilan para naman umakto ng ganyan ang ating kasundaluhan,” he added.

Roque also dismissed the reports as mere hearsay, saying that the military remains loyal to the republic.

“Kwentong kutsero lang po yan. Naniniwala po kami na lahat ng ating kasundaluhan, tapat sa republika at alam po nila na hindi po talaga panahon ng pulitika ngayon. Isang taon na lang po, mag-e-eleksyon na. Puwede natin halalin ang kung sino natin gustong halalin,” Roque said.

Meanwhile, the Department of National Defense (DND) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) tagged the withdrawal of support issue as fake news.


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