AFP Chief reminds soldiers to remain non-partisan, professional

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The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) reminded soldiers to remain non-partisan and maintain professionalism while performing election duties on Monday, May 9.

In his message to troops, General Andres Centino reminded members of the AFP that they are bound by their sworn duty to protect the sanctity of the people’s right to suffrage.

“Our constitution mandates us to remain non-partisan and neutral thus we must perform our task to secure with utmost integrity, impartiality, and professionalism,” he said.

More than 45,000 composite members of the Army, Air Force and Navy were deployed all over the country to perform election duties as deputized by the Commission on Elections.

General Centino also assured the Filipino people that the military organization is on red alert to guarantee a safe, accurate, free and peaceful National and Local Elections.

He also assured the public that soldiers are always available to accommodate citizens who seek assistance during the election period.

“Let us all help each other to achieve peaceful and orderly elections, towards the shared dream of continuous progress and development for our country,” General Centino said. — AFP

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