Mariing pinabulaanan ni AFP Chief of Staff General Cirilito Sobejana ang Viber group diumano ng retired at active military officers na may planong bawiin ang suporta kay Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte at magsagawa ng hindi awtorisadong aksyon para solusyunan ang isyu sa WPS.
Tiwala diumano ang AFP sa pamamalakad ng gobyerno sa sitwasyon sa mga pinag-aagawang teritoryo at ang diplomatikong approach nito sa pagprotekta sa soberanya ng Pilipinas.
Gayunpaman, sinabi ng AFP na alerto sila sa mga indibidwal o grupo na nagpaplanong pabagsakin ang gobyerno sa pamamagitan ng fake news o propaganda.
Sa inilabas na pahayag ng AFP nitong Abril 18, “The AFP commits to the nation its unflinching loyalty to the Constitution and the duly constituted authorities. We assure our people that the soldiers, airmen, sailors and marines of the AFP are firmly behind the chain-of-command.”
Anchored on its mantra, “Sentro ng Katotohanan, Tapat sa Mamamayan”, Balita Central Digital complements and supports the Balita Central newspaper published bi-monthly to combat fake news and to provide the public with easy-to-digest news bits that are sourced solely from the Presidency and government agencies.
Balita Central is under the supervision of the Bureau of Communications Services (BCS), one of the attached agencies of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO).
Launched on February 28, 2019 at the Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 2 (LRT-2) Cubao Station, Quezon City, it also aims to raise awareness among local communities about the policies, programs, and accomplishments of the Presidency.
Through this platform, Balita Central Digital aims to reach further the online community to deliver more accurate information and communication services in order to educate the citizenry regarding national issues which would enlighten them to be engaged and be empowered in contributing to building a better nation.
Balita Central is situated at the BCS Headquarters located beside the Philippine Cancer Society along San Rafael, San Miguel, Malacañang Complex, Manila City. Its official website address is balitacentral.ph.
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