RELATIONSHIP between the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) still remain strong, the spokesman for the 150,000-strong police organization said on Thursday.
The staement came from the PNP spokesman, Chief Supt. Wilben Mayor, after reopening of the Senate probe of the Mamasapano operation that resulted in the death of 44 members of the elite Special Action Force (SAF) of the PNP in Maguindanao ion January 25 last year.
The PNP spokesman said in a news briefing in Camp Crame in Quezon City that both members of the PNP and AFP are “both professional and their primary concern is the safety and the security of the country and its people, more than their self-interest and emotion.”
He described only as incidental an exchange of words between AFP and PNP officials during Wednesday’s reopening of the Senate inquiry into Oplan Exodus that targeted high value terrorist targets.
“We cannot jeopardize or compromise the fate of the Filipino people and of the country,” Mayor said.