AFP belies report media barred from headquarters

MANILA The military on Friday denied reports that it is preventing members of the media from entering the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

AFP spokesperson Col. Edgard Arevalo said there are no orders to bar the entry of members of the Defense Press Corps (DPC).

He, however, requested DPC members to present theirs IDs when asked by military personnel guarding the gates.

"For the information of DPC members, please present your DPC ID to the gate when demanded. There is no instruction to bar entry of DPC members. Others will clear with Col. (Noel) Detoyato (head of ) the Chief AFP Public Affairs Office," he added.

Arevalo also denied reports that the AFP scheduled a press conference Thursday night.

"Also, there is no (scheduled) press briefing. You will hear it from me (in case there is one), Col. Toods (Detoyato) or Director (Arsenio) Andolong (Defense spokesperson)," he added. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency