Bayan Muna: Supposed ouster plot absurd and ridiculous
Bayan Muna chairman and Makabayan senatorial candidate Neri Colmenares and Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate today called the effort to link them to a supposed Duterte ouster plot an outright lie.
“This supposed plot is so absurd and laughable were it not for the danger it poses to human rights lawyers and advocates. The wild allegations linking me to a supposed plot involving Bikoy and members of the media is utterly false and ridiculous. In fact, I was too busy campaigning that I was only able to watch the first Bikoy episode,” said Colmenares.
“Hindi ko nga napanood yung iba pang installments so how can I help orchestrate a plot based on videos most of which I have not even watched? Ganun naman palagi ang gobyerno. Pag opposition pinag-iinitan at nile-label na komunista o destabilizer dahil nailalabas namin ang kurapsyon at mga kamalian ng gobyerno. Malacanang must have been so angry when I made an expose on the Chinese loan for Chico dam and the plight of our fisherfolks in Scarborough Shoal. They want to attack our credibility and desist from exposing their shenanigans ” said the Makabayan senatorial bet.
“This latest attack is intended to sow fear among journalists and lawyers. They want us to stop filing cases against the government for its abuses or to report the truth. I ask our public interest lawyers and the media not to be cowed by this harassment and to continue performing their noble professions,” said Colmenares
Rep. Zarate meanwhile said the latest expose of an ouster plot was no different from last year’s supposed “Red October” plot which the AFP concocted and was proven fake.
“Parang silang mga sirang plaka na paulit-ulit ng kasinungalingan. Palagi na kasing nabubulgar ang kalokohan ng AFP, PNP at mismong Duterte administration kaya gigil na gigil sila na idawit sa mga ganito ang kanilang mga kritiko,” said the Davao-based solon.
“One can also see the coordinated pattern of attacks that they are doing now against the opposition before the elections to camouflage and justify the dirty operations they plan to do during election day itself,” ended Rep.Zarate.###