Bacolod City – Amid swirling rumors of a coup d’etat against the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division issued a statement saying that there is no destabilization plot or movement against the government.
In a statement, Maj. Gen Marion Sison, 3ID commander, disclosed that soldiers had learned hard lessons from similar undertakings in the past, noting that it did not only adversely affect the Philippine Army as an organization, but also destroyed the lives of many soldiers, compromised the welfare of their families, and caused tremendous damage to the nation’s economy and stability.
Hence, with utmost certainty, I can assure you that nobody at 3ID will become a party to any similar undertaking, Sison said.
We have seen the horrors that this situation will bring. We will not go back to those trying days, the Army general further stressed.
Our loyalty shall always be to our constitution, to the duly constituted authority and to the people we have sworn to protect,” Sison added.
The 3ID supervises three Army infantry brigades, composed eight battalions, stationed in Negros and Panay islands.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) assured the public there are no attempts to overthrow the administration of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. and that AFP chief of staff Gen. Romeo S. Brawner Jr. was merely misquoted in the media when speaking about destabilization plots. (Gilbert Bayoran via The Visayan Daily Star (TVDS), photo courtesy of TVDS)