Senator Panfilo M. Lacson, chairman of the Senate national defense and security committee, today saluted the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for their maturity and professionalism in their handling of the recent killing of four AFP officers and men allegedly by members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Jolo contingent.
The AFP, according to Lacson, immediately rectified false claims that responding policemen tampered with the crime scene in Jolo, Sulu.
It even went to the extent of apologizing for the action of their soldiers in mishandling the situation, he added.
Both the PNP and the Armed Forces of the Philippines have agreed to tap the NBI to become the lead investigator of the incident in Jolo that has been causing tension especially among the soldiers deployed in Sulu.
PNP chief Gen. Archie Gamboa appealed for calm and sobriety as he accused some sectors of possible deliberate attempt to sow wrong information in order to drive a wedge between the police and the military.
He then asked the public to wait for the result of the investigation from the NBI, even as he assured that the PNP would yield to the findings and would act based on the result of the investigation.