South China Morning Post reported that insiders revealed that the former President of the PhilippinesDuterte(Rodrigo Duterte) plotted to overthrow the ruling Marcos family. On the other hand, there was also a “subversive force” within the Armed Forces of the Philippines (Armed Forces of the Philippines) that was ready to advance.
Former Philippine Navy officer electedsenatorAntonio Trillanes of Tripolitania revealed on Signal TV on the 11th that former President Duterte colluded with another former President, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, to plan a people’s rebellion, and the planning entered the “incitement stage.” Netizens supporting Duterte posted insults on Marcos Jr.’ Social media and a war began.
Additionally, during a military event of the Armed Forces of the Philippines on November 3, Army Commander Romeo Browder Jr. told troops that there were “subversive forces” in the country who were trying to overthrow the President for various reasons. “Unfortunately, these also include former officers of the armed forces.”
Browder further warned active-duty generals not to waver, and revealed that he had spoken to retired military officers involved in subversive forces. “You have the right to do that because the Philippines is a democratic system, but don’t drag active-duty military officers into the water.”
Browder did not say who he was talking to. The next day he clarified that “there was no planned coup” and reiterated that “planned means there is a plan that just needs to be executed. What I’m talking about is that I’ve heard reports that are devastating. Of forces… …I did not say the word ‘plan’.
Following Bruner’s comments, Filipino netizens began speculating whether Duterte was involved.
In an online event on November 7, Duterte responded that “whether the coup was planned deserves further investigation by the International Criminal Court.” The “bloody anti-drug war” during Duterte’s tenure triggered an investigation by the International Criminal Court.
He said, “I talked to some retired generals, and I just told them that unless there is a serious problem of corruption… I don’t think they have been discovered yet.”
In another interview the same day, Duterte’s former legal advisor Salvador Panelo denied that Duterte had any differences with current President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., saying, “Duterte supports the Marcos Jr. government. This is just the imagination of thoughtful people. Is.” The disliked “few” are ruling official and Marcos’ cousin Martin Romualdez. “We are critical of the (Duterte and Panelo) cabinet members.”
Panelo further said that Duterte once said there was no good reason to change the government now, adding, “If I really want to give a score, it would probably be 6 to 6.5 or 7 points.”
However, Panelo also said that Duterte is still a “strong political figure.” If the military actually overthrows the government and asks Duterte to lead the government, “as far as I know, he will accept it, but he will not take the initiative.” “A coup, absolutely not.”