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Robredo reiterates denial in taking part of Duterte ouster plot

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By Raymund Antonio

Vice President Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo vehemently denied being part of the alleged leaked emails online nor the group that has a well-orchestrated plan to oust President Rodrigo Duterte.

Speaking to reporters on Monday, January 9 in an interview in Marinduque, Robredo said she has found herself at the receiving end of fake news circulating over the internet.

“I don’t know if what was my participation. My name was being mentioned but I’m not part of that group. There were alleged emails circulating. No, I was not also part of it,” she said.

The so-called “#LeniLeaks” spilled the supposed correspondence in a restricted Yahoo! group called Global Filipino Diaspora Council (GFDC), whose members are allegedly behind efforts to undermine Duterte.

Thinking Pinoy, a Filipino blogger, posted online the leaked emails that showed exchanges among GFDC members, some of whom are Robredo supporters.

TP said some of major players in #LeniLeaks are Fil-Am billionaire lobbyist and Liberal Party supporter Loida Nicolas-Lewis and her sister Imelda Nicolas, head of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas.

Robredo’s camp remained tightlipped about #LeniLeaks over the weekend even as she became a subject of online backlash.

Read more: Robredo: No need for me to explain #LeniLeaks

The Vice President said the issue is not “clear” to her at this time because she has been busy making rounds in typhoon-ravaged areas in Bicol until she only received information about it by “bits and pieces.”

She said it was not surprising that her name was floated in the said exchanges because she is the vice president.

Robredo is baffled that if the “conversation is secret, why is that it is a public group?”

Robredo said the last time she personally met Nicolas-Lewis was before the election campaign when she ran as Camarines Sur representative.

“It was said that we met in America, that’s not true,” said Robredo, the former housing chief.

She said she and Nicolas-Lewis know each other because the latter is a fellow Bicolana and was one of her supporters during the congressional campaign.

The vice president made the clarification after she was asked by reporters in Marinduque about their supposed meeting while she was vacationing in the United States with her family last December.

“Even a personal meeting nor a phone call, we haven’t called each other nor met in America,” she stressed.

Amid the vicious attacks against her on social media, she prefers to focus on her job as vice president.

“Mayroon kaming mandatong kailangan gampanan—na kung magpapadala kami sa kasamaan na nangyayari online, paano namin magagampanan ang aming mandato?” Robredo asked.

“As much as I can, iyong focus ko nasa trabaho. Kaya kahit ganoon ang tira sa akin, kaliwa’t kanan, pinagbubuhusan ko talaga ng panahon ang trabaho ko.”

Lewis, for her part, belied there is a plot to oust the president, contending that her opposition to the president does not equate to a conspiracy.

Read more: Loida Nicolas Lewis denies plot to oust Duterte

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  • dee

    Of course, you will deny it! You know, I don’t know if it is “negligence” or “in purpose” for allowing that yahoo group GFDC easily accessible. For social media practitioner, different social fora are more reliable than news from newspaper or anything written by a known journalist…very few news of information nowadays are written without certain bias.

  • Lightpowered

    Fake News. Du-dirty’s passion to advance the interest of the wealthy and powerful
    Oligarchs , particularly Bong-bong Kalabong, Anak ng One of the Top Ten Mandarambong
    and Corrupt Leaders of the World, Ferdinand Marcos. It is a public knowledge that Ma-dugo Du-Dirt admitted receiving substantial amount of money from Imee Marcos for his Presidential
    political campaign. In exchange for blood-money that Du-Dirty got from tempter-Serpent Satanist IMEE, he AND his henchmen are spreading FAKE NEWS about VP Leni Robredo.

    God curses a nation that is ruled by a lawless leader at ma-dugong kamay ng Presidente;

    “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

    All those who are without the church invisible, [such are murderers, whoremongers, sorcerers, liars], or idolaters, or unbelievers and hypocrites, shall all be cast to hell.

    The fearful, who, through fear of losing their reputation, estates, honours, or lives, deny me, or shall not dare to own me.

    And unbelieving; such as will not agree to the proposition of my gospel; or will not come to me that they might have life.

    The abominable; sodomites, and such as live in beastly lusts.

    Murderers; such as, without any warrant from God, take away men’s lives wilfully,

    Whoremongers; such as defile their neighbors’ wives.

    Sorcerers; such as exercise witchcraft, consult the devil, and trade with familiar spirits.

    Idolaters; whether they commit the idolatry of Ahab, giving Divine adoration to
    the creatures, as the term of their worship; or the idolatry of
    Jeroboam, worshipping the true God by images.

    And all liars; and all such as are liars with their tongues, speaking what they know
    to be false; or liars in practice, that is, hypocrites, seeming to be what they are not.

    Shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death: all these, and all such like, shall be eternally damned.”
    —————————————————————————————- end.

    • Gabriela Silang

      double time daw sabi ng boss mo…kasi nasa kumunoy na ang fake VP.

  • Mike_Realism

    The more lies you make, the more deeper pit of a trouble you make. The VP is like a ticking time bomb ready to self explode by their own yellow stupidity.