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Bacolod City, Philippines Wednesday, March 15, 2017
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No destabilization in Visayas – Aying

There is no destabilization report in the Visayas against the government.

This was the response of Maj. Gen. Jon Aying, commanding general of the Army's 3 rd  Infantry Division, to reports of attempts to destabilize the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Aying said they have not monitored such reports in the three Visayas regions.

The 3 rd  Infantry Division supervises internal security operations in Western and Central Visayas, as well as the Negros Island Region.

“I don't think there is such destabilization. I don't believe in that”, Aying said in an interview with Negros-based reporters Monday night.

Aying said President Duterte may have been referring to the destabilization attempt at the national level.

Duterte claimed on Monday that some mining groups have partnered with the opposition and drug dealers in a campaign to oust him.

No one in the 3ID has an idea, or any bit of thinking of going against the government, Aying also stressed.

Dutertehad said that, “If the police and military will allow it, it's their problem “.

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV yesterday denied that he is behind the supposed coup and destabilization attempts against President Duterte, as alleged by Senator PanfiloLacson.

“I categorically deny that I have plans of a coup de etat or destabilization,” Trillanes, a former Navy junior officer who led several coup attempts during the Arroyo administration, said in a statement he issued.

Lacsonhad earlier accused Trillanes of having a hand in the destabilization efforts against Duterte, noting that he is one of the handlers of retired Davao City policeman Arturo Lascañas, who has linked Duterte to extrajudicial killings. * GPB





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