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Mali-maling matrix: Winnie Monsod says Duterte ain’t doing homework as President

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Former socioeconomic planning secretary Winnie Monsod has slammed President Rodrigo Duterte for linking several personalities to an alleged plot to oust him without verifying the information.

In her April 27 column for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Monsod denied involvement in any destabilization attempt despite the inclusion of her name in the so-called “Oust Duterte” matrix.

“I state for the record (I originally did not want to dignify that matrix with a statement) that I have never participated in any ‘oust Digong’ movement. Why should I be interested in the outcome of the elections if I was part of a plot to oust him? He included me probably because I am a member of the Rappler board,” said Monsod, who teaches economics at the University of the Philippines.

The “Bawal ang Pasaway” host expressed doubts over the veracity of the matrix, which was first published by the Manila Times and confirmed by Malacañang.

She noted that there have been times when Duterte uttered a statement, only for him or his allies to dismiss as a joke afterwards.

“Did his intelligence agencies give him that matrix? None has come out to admit their participation. So I can only conclude, more logically than Sal, that it must be the product of the President’s fertile imagination,” Monsod said.

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