Wala kaming kinalaman diyan! Palace denies hand in sedition raps vs Leni, et al.
By Prince Golez
Malacañang on Friday insisted that it had nothing to do with the filing of sedition charges against Vice President Leni Robredo and other opposition figures over their alleged involvement in the viral videos “Ang Totoong Narcolist.”
The YouTube video series had claimed that the family and close allies of President Rodrigo Duterte benefitted from the illegal drugs trade.
“We have nothing to do with this case. None at all. Absolutely nothing. Otherwise e di kami na ang nag demanda diyan noon pa,” said Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo in an interview with ANC.
“Eh di ba pinabayaan na lang namin. Sanay na si Presidente diyan, ang mga paninira sa kanya, kaya nga ayaw na niya maging Presidente yung anak niya,” Panelo added.
The Philippine National Police filed sedition and other criminal complaints last Thursday against Robredo, Senators Leila de Lima and Risa Hontiveros, former senators Paolo Benigno Aquino and Antonio Trillanes IV, some members of the Otso Diretso senatorial slate, and other administration critics.
The complaint was based on a sworn statement of Peter Joemel Advincula, the man who confessed to be “Bikoy” in anonymous videos against Duterte and his friends.