BREAKING: Palace to investigate #Lenileaks
MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang is looking into the leaked emails about the supposed plan of supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo to create dissent against President Rodrigo Duterte that surfaced on social networking sites recently.
Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said the Palace is taking the matter seriously but would not make judgments until the information contained in the emails are validated.
“It has really become a national issue. I said even before it becomes a national issue, as one of the president’s men, I am concerned about this. I need to know about the veracity of the reports,” Andanar told radio station dzBB Sunday.
Andanar said National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. is also concerned about the alleged emails and is ready to have them investigated.
“I said ‘Secretary Jun (Esperon), it is already viral. It can go two ways. Either they are full of truths or full of lies. I have to pass the documents so he can look at it,” he said.
“Secretary Esperon said he is also worried but we in the government are not in the business of jumping into conclusion without investigating.”
Duterte revealed in a recent interview that Robredo was excluded from Cabinet meetings because she had attended demonstrations calling for his ouster. Robredo has denied the claim and lamented that Duterte believed what she described as “false” reports about her. [source]