VERA FILES FACT CHECK: KULANG SA KONTEKSTO ang pahayag ni AFP Chief Brawner tungkol sa umuugong na ‘destabilization’

Armed Forces Chief Romeo Brawner Jr. says he was taken out of context when news reports quoted him telling soldiers about destabilization efforts against the Marcos administration.

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Brawner and AFP Spokesman Medel Aguilar clarified that the destabilization efforts have not developed into a plot that’s ready to be executed to topple President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

Noong Nob. 4, humarap sa media si Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Romeo Brawner Jr. para linawin ang nauna niyang pahayag na may destabilization efforts laban sa administrasyong Marcos. Nangangailangan ito ng konteksto.

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GMA News, AFP Chief of Staff Romeo Brawner Jr., may mga naririnig umanong mga ugong na… | 24 Oras Weekend, Nov. 4, 2023

Western Mindanao Command, AFP, Joint Change of Command and Chief of Office Ceremony of Western Mindanao Command and office of the Inspector General, AFP, Nov. 3, 2023

ABS-CBN News, No destabilization plot, only efforts to ‘upset’ Marcos administration: AFP, Nov. 5, 2023

Brawner claimed that recruitment started on Sept. 21

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