The Philippines has reactivated the Armed Forces of the Philippines Counter-Intelligence Group (AFPCIG) to beef up the AFP’s counter-intelligence efforts across the nation and support the AFP’s mission. The counter-intelligence mission refers to military activities that aim to subdue foreign espionage agents and their missions.
First stood up and activated on Dec 29, 1989, the organisation was deactivated in 1995 and separate from the AFP’s Intelligence Service. AFP chief, Gen Romeo Brawner Jr highlighted the vital role of the unit in safeguarding the Philippines in times of the ever-changing security landscape of the region and beyond. “To the valiant men and women of the AFPCIG, the security of our beloved nation rests upon your capable shoulders. Your tireless efforts will ensnare any threats and guarantee the safety of our treasured citizens. May the AFP Counter-Intelligence Group ascend to unimaginable heights, preserving the rights and liberties of our great nation,” he said. shp/adj/dl (Pix:Armed Forces of the Philippines)