Retired Generals Reaffirm Support for President Marcos Administration
A group of retired military generals has rejected allegations that they are supporting moves to destabilize the administration of President Marcos. This reassurance was given to Speaker Martin Romualdez during a meeting on Monday at the House of Representatives.
The meeting, facilitated by several military associations, was attended by 22 retired generals who all voiced their support for President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr, his administration, and the leadership of the House of Representatives and the Senate. The group reiterated their commitment to defend the Constitution and support duly constituted authorities.
Retired Admiral Danilo Abinoja, chairman and CEO of the Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association (PMAAAI), stated that the support for the Marcos administration extends beyond the PMA to all schools producing servicemen for the Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. The Association of Service Academies of the Philippines is issuing a manifesto of support for President Marcos and his administration.
Retired Maj. Gen. Marlou Salazar, vice president of the National ROTC Alumni Association, Inc. (NARRAI), emphasized their opposition to any attempt to destabilize the government, highlighting the importance of stability for peace and progress.
Chairman of the Philippine Military Academy Retirees Association Inc. (PMARAI), Retired Gen. Raul Gonzales, echoed this sentiment, stating that their group does not support moves that seem to undermine the stability of the government.
Gonzales also presented Speaker Romualdez with a resolution issued by PMA Class ‘75 condemning acts that undermine the economic, social, and political gains made by the current administration.
The meeting comes amid apparent moves to amend the 1987 Constitution, with the retired generals making it clear that they are united in their support for the Marcos administration and their commitment to defending the Constitution.