The Daily Manila Shimbun


PNP says it has no links with group calling for Duterte’s ouster

August 23, 2017

The Philippine National Police said it has no links with the Patriotic and Democratic Movement (PADEM), a group which represents the police and military calling for the ouster of President Rodrigo Duterte for alleged “betrayal of public trust and in violation of national sovereignty and democratic rights of the Filipino people.”

"The Officer Corps and rank-and-file of the Philippine National Police (PNP) dissociate ourselves with any pseudo organization using the name of the police and military institutions in patently political moves to wrest power from duly constituted authorities," the PNP said in a statement on Wednescday.

The Armed Forces of the Philippines said on Tuesday it has no ties with this group.

"We will never allow the PNP to be used in any move to betray the Constitution and grab power." said the PNP.

"The full might of the 190,000-strong Philippine National Police will stand in the way of any attempt to destabilize government and challenge our earnest resolve to protect the state and its institutions," it added. DMS