MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Wednesday said it will continue to work with local government units and other stakeholders to achieve lasting peace and development.

“With the continuous cooperation of the local government units and law enforcement agencies, the AFP will remain steadfast in its efforts to protect the best interest of our people. We will work as one in achieving the overall goal of just and lasting peace and development for our nation,” said AFP chief, Gen. Felimon Santos Jr., in a statement.

Santos made the remark as he thanked the city government of Oroquieta, Misamis Occidental which commended its troops for assisting the local police in arresting a ranking criminal in the area.

“The AFP is grateful to the Oroquieta City Government for recognizing the unwavering efforts of our soldiers in supporting our local government units and law enforcement agencies to bring and maintain peace and development in their communities,” he added.

He was referring to Resolution No. 2020-02-125 of the Oroquieta City government which commended soldiers of the Western Mindanao Command along with 19 police troops of the Oroquieta City Police Station, Misamis Occidental Provincial Police Office, and Misamis Occidental Provincial Field Unit.

They were feted for their assistance during the law enforcement operation led by the police against Jennifer Aguhob on February 5.

Aguhob was captured at her residence by virtue of a warrant of arrest for murder issued by the Dipolog City Regional Trial Court on July 29, 2019.

Adopted on February 24, the resolution stated that the city of Oroquieta and its people stand proud of the unified accomplishment of the police and military in maintaining the peace and order in their community.

“It is just and proper to afford these personnel of PNP and AFP due commendation for their indefatigable performance and dedication to their duties and responsibilities in the pursuit of peace as manifested in the arrest of Jennifer Aguhob,” the resolution said.

In the document, Aguhob was identified as “a mole and a threat” to the government and to the people of the city.

It further said that her arrest assures the people of Oroquieta of its safety and a guarantee of continued effort in maintaining public safety.

The resolution was signed by Oroquieta City Mayor Lemuel Meyrick M. Acosta, Sangguniang Panlungsod Member Sol Jude D. Gamalinda, and Secretary to the Sanggunian Juanita Montejo. (PNA)

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