PNP ready to counter plot to oust President Duterte

MANILA -- The Philippine National Police said it is prepared to counter groups that are calling for the ouster of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Chief Supt. Dionardo Carlos, spokesperson of PNP, said this Wednesday following public statements issued by a group that called itself Patriotic and Democractic Movement or PADEM against Duterte.

The group has claimed it has members from the PNP and the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

"The full might of the 190,000-strong PNP will stand in the way of any attempt to destabilize government and challenge our earnest resolve to protect the state and its institutions," he said.

"Law and order will prevail," Carlos added.

The PNP spokesperson said the top police officials and rank-and-file personnel strongly deny involvement with PADEM.

"We call on these shadowy groups with sinister motives to please spare the PNP from their delusion of getting any form of support from our ranks. We will never allow the PNP to be used in any move to betray the Constitution and grab power," Carlos pointed out.

He added that the PNP remains faithful to the Flag, the Constitution, the Filipino people and to its sworn duty to uphold the rule of law; and obey only legal orders of the duly constituted authorities thru the Chain-of-Command.

Source: Philippine News Agency

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