Destabilization plot rumors confirmed by Malacañang

ABS-CBNNews.com reports that Malacañang confirmed that there are attempts to destabilize the Aquino administration but would not say who or what group is behind the plot.

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ABS-CBNNews.com reports that Malacañang confirmed that there are attempts to destabilize the administration but would not say who or what group is behind the plot. The report quoted Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte, who said, "What we can confirm is that there are people who are trying to take advantage of the situation. To what end we don't know. They're trying to spread misinformation and trying to take advantage of the situation. They're trying to arouse emotion."

 

The "situation" Valte is referring to is the death of 19 soldiers in Basilan. President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III has maintained that the government will still pursue peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) despite the Basilan encounter. This move has provoked mixed reactions among politicians, pundits, and the public.

 

Still, the report said that Malacañang remains confident that members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines would not be swayed to join a coup plot.

 

ABS-CBNNews.com also revealed that Valte said "the capacity of the plotters to launch the coup would still have to be assessed." When asked if the administration is threatened, Valte said, "I did not get that sense."

 

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