AFP Statement re Declaration of Restoration of Ceasefire
The Declaration of Restoration of Ceasefire by the President and Commander-in-Chief Rodrigo Duterte that takes effect midnight of 20 Aug 2016, and his clear instructions for the AFP to restore its erstwhile operational guidelines will be communicated forthwith to all AFP units on the ground by all means possible as we speak.
The nation can expect that the guidelines will be followed to the letter as it has been so prior its lifting by the CinC due to the want of similar declaration from and attacks on the AFP personnel by the other party to the talk.
We are as hopeful, and as prayerful as the nation and its people are that this restoration of Ceasefire by the President will be matched with the same zeal and sincerity by the other party. So that in the end peace, progress, stability, and security will be for our people to relish.