PNP looking into alleged ouster plot against Duterte
The Philippine National Police (PNP) leadership assured on Monday that they are studying the allegations made by President Rodrigo Duterte that government officials, political parties, and communists are plotting to oust him.
“We are looking into these information, these are all serious allegations, hindi namin pwede palampasin itong mga information na ito (we cannot let this information just pass by),” PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said on Monday.
“Right now we are in the process of confirming and validating this information. We take all the information that we get seriously,” he added.
After Duterte returned from his state visit to Israel and Jordan, he said that the public should be wary of the Liberal Party, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, and the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army, which are planning to remove him from office.
However, Trillanes denied the allegations, implying that it is the President, and not him, who has links to the communist movements.
During the press briefing at Camp Crame, Albayalde also answered questions why Duterte is aware of such plots while the PNP does not have an idea.
“Remember the President has unlimited sources of information, hindi lang (not only the) PNP, kaya whatever he says, we take that seriously,” he claimed.
“Although ‘yong ibang information can come from us, ‘yong ibang information, we do not know, because meron siyang (he has) unlimited access to information, probably outside of the region,” he explained. /je
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