This is what cabinet Sec. Leoncio Evasco said of alleged plans of the Liberal Party members and some elite businessmen out to topple Pres. Duterte. Speaking on Friday, Sept. 30 during the induction ceremony of new officers of Zamboanga del Norte United Correspandents or ZNUC, a group of local media pratitioners here, Leoncio Evasco said that no amount of talking will bring destabilization.
Have to armed component to continue their plans. ” karon, sige silang pag-kumbinsi sa military ug pulis, kini si Sen. Trillianes, nga mo apil sa ilang kausa pag pukan ni Pres. Duterte,” Leoncio Evasco said. (Now they are convincing police and military, This Sen. Trillianes, to join in the cause to topple Pres. Duterte.) The Cabinet Secretary explained a.k.a elite in Manila identified with the Liberal Party count not accept that they are defeated by somebody who come from Mindanao.
It’s because they look down on us, they did not know our mind were molded by our experiences, our outlook, and our studies that the elite dont have,” Leoncio Evasco said. He also added that the elite group first tried to destroy Pres. Duterte at the grass roots of level by using media, riding on the issues of summary killings, the burial of the former President Ferdinand Marcos, and also the extrajudicial killings.
“Sad to say that there are many media practitioners who is yield to the temptation of money. And we are talking millions of pesos here.” Leoncio Evasco said. He also added that the plans for the coup attempt fizzled, and the group went international, which why, he said, American President Obama, UN Sec. General Ban ki moon and European Union want to investigate Pres. Duterte human rights amid rising number of drug related kills in the country.
Antonio Trillianes said, “President Rodrigo Duterte brought crisis to himself when he start killing his own people. It is made worse by the diplomatic blunders and controversial statements by the President.” Leoncio Evasco reminds the media practitioners in Zamboanga del Norte to be honest to their chosen field of service. The media and government have no other master except to the people. Tell the truth, defend oppressed and voiceless. That is not easy, a lot of your colleagues are killed for doing that.” Leoncio Evasco said.