12 August 2017

News Story: Palace - 'No basis' for NDFP claim of plot vs Duterte

By Alexis Romero

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Thursday dismissed the National Democratic Front of the Philippines’ claim that the US Central Intelligence Agency plans to oust President Rodrigo Duterte as a "pathetic" rumor.

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella said rumors about alleged plans to remove Duterte from office have been swirling since he assumed the presidency.

“Rumors of attempts to overthrow the president has been around from Day One, okay. However, this latest twist... where they include themselves (NDF)... is an insertion of themselves into the plot,” Abella said in a press briefing.

“It’s rather pathetic,” he added.

Abella said the supposed plot to overthrow Duterte has no basis.

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