outbrain
Close  

Palace dismisses AFP-CIA plot to kill Joma, oust Duterte

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 02:54 PM August 10, 2017
Ernesto Abella

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella. KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photo/FILE

Malacañang on Thursday dismissed as “pathetic rumor” the alleged collaboration of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to overthrow President Rodrigo Duterte.

READ: NDF bares alleged CIA plan to kill Sison, oust Duterte

ADVERTISEMENT

“Yun pong mga rumor of attempts to overthrow the President has been around from day one, okay,” Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in a Palace briefing.

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) on Tuesday disclosed an alleged plot by the US CIA and the AFP to kill communist leader Jose Maria Sison and oust Duterte.

FEATURED STORIES

“This latest twist where they include themselves is an insertion of themselves into the plot. It’s rather pathetic, okay,” Abella said.

“There’s no basis for that,” he added.

The military has denied the report, saying it was a mere communist propaganda.

“Not true at all. This is once again a propaganda line of the left to gain sympathy and toe the anti-US line that they usually take. Again, this is such a preposterous statement,” said AFP Spokesperson Brig. Gen Restituto Padilla. JPV

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: AFP-CIA kill plot, Ernesto Abella, Jose Maria Sison, Malacañang, Restituto Padilla, Rodrigo Duterte
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.