by Priam F. Nepomuceno, Philippine News Agency | Saturday, 18 June 2016
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) strongly denied on Saturday allegations that some of its officers are in cahoots with the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits.
"Our armed forces and police have been at the forefront of the fight against all KFRGs (kidnapping-for-ransom groups) and the ASG for a long time. We have lost so many servicemen in the process. We do not doubt the dedication and commitment of our troops," AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said.
In addition, commanders on the ground are in full...