Duterte to #LeniLeaks plotters: “Good luck”

Duterte to #LeniLeaks plotters: “Good luck”

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DAVAO CITY, January 10, 2017 — President Rodrigo Duterte wished those supposedly plotting to destabilize the Duterte administration good luck, according to Presidential Communications Office head Martin Andanar.

In an interview at ANC’s Headstart with Karen Davila, Andanar said he personally asked Duterte what his response would be on the purported #LeniLeaks document.

“Sabi ko, ‘Mr. President, what can you say?’ Sabi niya:

Sabihin mo, Martin, sa media na sabihin doon sa mga kung sino man ang nagpa-plano ng destabilization at kung sino mang sangkot dito sa ‘Leni Leaks’ na ito, I wish them all the success.”

Andanar said the government is already investigating the documents to see whether they are legitimate.

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)is now part of the investigation, he added.

We have a copy and I gave a copy to (National Security Adviser Hermogenes) Esperon. He already has the copy and then may bagong sumali sa grupo, and this is DICT Secretary Rudy Salalima. Because you need online forensic investigators to verify the document if it’s a bona fide Yahoo group’s document, number 1, and kung if it’s a bona fide document, if it is verified then you will have to check then the members of the Yahoo group. So, ngayon na kay Secretary Rudy Salalima na ang bola,” Andanar said.

Andanar had recently discussed via Facebook Live how the government sourced the document from MindaNation’s columnist Sass Rogando Sasot and blogger Thinking Pinoy.

The document is a PDF of a Yahoogroup thread discussing methods to put the President and his allies in a bad light.

It allegedly involves the social media team of Vice President Leni Robredo.

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