Duterte LOLs at LeniLeaks, tells alleged ouster plotters: ’I wish them all the success’
President Rodrigo Duterte isn’t taking the alleged ouster attempt against him seriously, so much so that he even wished those who supposedly want him out to succeed.
In an interview with Karen Davila on ANC’s “Headstart” Tuesday (Jan. 10), Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said he told Duterte about the so-called “LeniLeaks” at the sidelines of Monday’s (Jan. 9) Cabinet meeting.
“Sabi ko, “Mr. President, what can you say?” Sabi niya, “Sabihin mo, Martin, sa media na sabihin doon sa mga kung sino man ang nagpa-plano ng destabilization at kung sino mang sangkot dito sa ‘Leni Leaks’ na ito, I wish them all the success,” Andanar quoted the President as saying.
Asked if Duterte believes the alleged ouster plot against him, Andanar said the President was laughing when they talked.
LeniLeaks refers to the email exchanges between personalities, including US-based immigration lawyer Ted Laguatan and certain persons in the Philippines on how Duterte could be ousted. The messages were posted on the public Yahoo! group of the Global Filipino Diaspora Council whose members include LP supporter and Filipino-American philanthropist Loida Nicolas Lewis.
The purportedly incriminating emails also include the social media strategy supposedly proposed by Vice President Leni Robredo’s staff following the criticism she drew for proceeding with her US trip while Typhoon Nina battered Bicol during the Christmas season.
Andanar said National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. and the Department of Information and Communications Technology are already looking into “LeniLeaks.”