By MB Online
Allegations of a plot to denigrate and eventually unseat the president surfaced anew on social media with the trending hashtag “#LeniLeaks.”
This refers to the discovery of supposed correspondence in a “restricted” Yahoo group called Global Filipino Diaspora Council (GFDC) that seemed to show that the Office of the Vice President is part of the group’s well-orchestrated strategy to discredit President Rodrigo Duterte and former senator Bongbong Marcos in the international scene. Marcos is challenging the electoral victory of incumbent vice president Leni Robredo.
The vice president has already dismissed the controversy as “purely ridiculous.”
Prior to the #LeniLeaks controversy, Robredo has been accused of supporting efforts to oust Duterte, which the vice president had repeatedly denied.
The Manila Bulletin, on its Facebook page, asked its followers’ opinion about #LeniLeaks. It has garnered more than 2,600 comments as of this posting. We selected the most sensible comments.
An overwhelming majority of the respondents opined that the government should look into the #LeniLeaks controversy, seeing that the allegations merit an act of treason.
Some, on the other hand, do not believe the statements are seditious or that Robredo could do this. One even believe it’s a plot of Marcos to discredit the vice president.
Others, though, are ambivalent. One commenter gives both camps the benefit of the doubt.
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