Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) General Carlito Galvez Jr. said that if there are arrest warrants for the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) that plan to return the country, they will apply them.
"We will just follow what DILG Sec (Eduardo) Ano will say," Galvez said.
"We will only follow the order of the president (Rodrigo Duterte), and also the kung talagang meron order for the arrest of the force (if they have arrest warrants), we will support the PNP," he added
In other news, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana expressed his dissatisfaction over the reasons for NDFP's chief negotiator Fidel Agcaoilli on why he will no longer visit the country this month
after a scheduled meeting with President Rodrigo Duteret on November 23, 2018, canceled.
Instead, it will meet with Presidential Peace Advisor to the Secretary of the Israeli Duressa and Presidential spokesman and Chief Legal Adviser Salvador Panel.
"Are you sure you are not sure? A leader in the organization of the Nile?" (Why the president? Are they the leader of his organization?) Can I decide or do anything to the president because the president can make decisions and commit anything because he is president "said Lorenzana.
"They only represent Mr. (Jose Maria) Sison, so the president's representative will be the one who will talk to them." The president is very clear, he would only talk to Sison if he has reason to do so, "he added.
As this was developed, Agcaoili said for the record that his name and the name of Mr. Asterio Palme, as publicly known members of the NDFP negotiating council, were not included in the list of 600 in the abovementioned case for prohibition against CPP and NPA.
"As far as I know, I also do not have any unusual case in any GRP court," he said.
The president has previously found that NDFP leaders Luis Jalandoni and Agcaoili sought a meeting with him on the possible resurgence of peace talks. Duterte said he would first consult with his security officials before making a decision.
He later sent Panell and Durez to meet Jalandon and Agcaoili in Manila.