Military denies spying on Tiamzon couple

MANILA-- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) strongly denies allegations that its operatives are tailing or spying on National Democratic Front (NDF) consultants Benito and Wilma Tiamzon.

This was disclosed by AFP public affairs office chief Col. Edgard Arevalo in an interview Monday.

"For the record, we deny effort being alluded to the military that we are tailing or spying on the Tiamzon couple," he said.

The Tiamzon couple were among the jailed 21 peace consultants who were granted conditional bail so they can participate in the peace talks.

Arevalo stressed that the AFP, as a whole, remains committed to primacy of the peace process and will not do anything to sabotage this.

He also called the NDF accusation as baseless as the group does not have enough basis or evidence to support their accusations other than that they saw two riders aboard aboard a motorcycle allegedly tailing them.

Arevalo also said the AFP is focused on ensuring the safety and security of the Filipino people against terrorism and other threats to just tail members of the NDF consultants for no apparent reason.

Source: Philippines News Agency