Former Arroyo Cabinet Secretary Bobi Tiglao is claiming that Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio is a disciple of former National Security Adviser Jose Almonte in spreading the the anti-China propaganda.
“Carpio is deranged in his anti-China xenophobia, which I think he got from his ideological guru Jose Almonte, around whom so many rumors have been swirling for years over his deep connections with the US CIA (United States Central Intelligence Agency),” said Tiglao in his Manila Times column.
Almonte is part of the Philippine Military Class of 1956 and retired from the Armed Forces in 1986 with a rank of Major General. He worked as an intel officer since 1962; went to Vietnam as a deep penetration agent in the Viet Cong; helped establish Philippines’ ties with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic in 1975; joined the Reform the Armed Forces Movement; scoured world in search of Marcos’ hidden wealth; and led the dismantling of monopolies under the Ramos administration.
Tiglao agreed with President Rodrigo Duterte calling Carpio “buang” after the most senior magistrate savaged the Chief Executive for claiming that China was free to fish in Recto Bank which was within the country’s exclusive economic zone.
But Tiglao said Carpio was buang or crazy but not in a stupid or ignorant way. He thinks Carpio was buang in a “diabolically devious” sense.
“Maybe Duterte is right in calling Carpio buang if that term is used in its more precise meaning, which is ‘someone deranged, and possibly dangerous’. And Carpio is dangerous, for his skill in spreading disinformation, said Tiglao.
“His criticism of Duterte is just another instance of his incessant propaganda to stoke anti-Chinese xenophobia using our territorial disputes with China, exploiting the respected pulpit of a Supreme Court justice,” he added.