Senator Sonny Trillanes is not going to assist any army intervention to oust President Rodrigo Duterte since there are “democratic remedies” to oust him.
Trillanes on Thursday requested affirmation from Armed Forces chief Gen. Eduardo Ano concerning the alleged “recruitment” by a “popular politician” of army officers and personnel to launch a coup in opposition to the President.
Ano, who helped Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana defend the P145 billion funds of the Department of National Defense (DND), mentioned that they haven’t monitored any ramblings inside the ranks.
Ano mentioned there was no cause for AFP personnel to be demoralized. “We regard those information as raw information. They have to be validated. So far, we have not monitored any recruitment activity within the organization.”
“Walang justification for a military intervention. We are trying to exhaust all the democratic remedies to rectify an anomaly such as Duterte. So, titignan natin how it works,” Trillanes mentioned.
Trillanes receieved info that retired Gen. Joselito Kakilala, former AFP spokesman, was recruiting officers belonging to the Phil. Military Academy (PMA) Class 2006 to destabilize the federal government. Kakilala belongs to PMA Class 1984.
“Fake news na naman ‘yan. Dun sa kanilang exchange talagang ako ang tinutumbok. Meron silang forum na mga PMAers,” mentioned Trillanes, a member of PMA Class 1995 and a critic of Mr. Duterte’s struggle on medication.