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Ex-Aquino exec jokes Miss U loss might be blamed on destabilizers

/ 01:28 PM January 30, 2017

Former presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda took to social media to congratulate Miss Universe candidate Maxine Medina for finishing in the Top 6 of the pageant.

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Lacierda, who served under the Aquino administration, said he was hoping Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II would not attribute Medina’s loss to alleged ouster attempts against President Rodrigo Duterte.

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“Congrats to Maxine for doing her best! Hope DOJ Sec. Aguirre doesn’t claim PH’s loss is a destabilization attempt on the president J,” Lacierda wrote on Twitter.

He capped his tweet with a smiling emoji.

Aguirre has said that the controversy surrounding the kidnap-slay of South Korean businessmen Jee Ick-joo involving rogue policemen may be part of what he called a destabilization plot against Duterte.

France’s Iris Mittenaere was crowned 65th Miss Universe, succeeding the Philippines’ own Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. YG/CBB/rga

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