Accusations vs. FPRRD a ‘smokescreen’ for Marcos Jr.’s real issues—former ally

Accusations vs. FPRRD a ‘smokescreen’ for Marcos Jr.’s real issues—former ally

SEVERAL former allies of the Marcoses are now openly speaking out against the administration of President Bongbong Marcos Jr.

Among them is Atty. Glenn Chong, a former prominent supporter of Marcos who filed an election protest against Leni Robredo in the 2016 elections.

In an online program, Chong stated that the emphasis on former President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s alleged gentleman’s agreement with China is being used as a ‘smokescreen’ to cover up the country’s real problems and Marcos’s personal interests.

“These accusations against President Duterte are a smokescreen to cover up the issues currently faced by Mr. Marcos Jr.,” Atty. Glenn Chong, former prominent supporter of Marcos Jr.

One of the explosive issues is the involvement of Marcos’s name in illegal drugs, first mentioned by former President Duterte.

Recently, the Senate opened an investigation into PDEA leaks, where Marcos Jr.’s name was also mentioned in a pre-operation report by PDEA in 2012.

When Marcos was asked if this was true, he simply laughed instead of directly denying or admitting his involvement in illegal drugs.

Chong emphasized that the Marcos administration’s actions against the former president are unfair.

“We know that the Marcos administration is using President Duterte as a boogeyman to scare the public. That’s not fair to the former president,” Chong added.

Marcos admin uses Vice Admiral Carlos as ‘scapegoat’—former ally

Chong further added that in the heated issue of the alleged ‘New Model Agreement,’ Vice Admiral Alberto Carlos, the former WesCom chief, has become a scapegoat.

“What I see there is that Admiral Carlos has been made the scapegoat. (Why?)”

“I don’t think that he would bind the country to any agreement without the prior approval of his superiors,” he stressed.

In the issue of the New Model Agreement, China claims to have an agreement with the Philippines for smooth resupply missions in the West Philippine Sea, particularly at Ayungin Shoal.

However, the Philippines denied this. Subsequently, China released an allegedly wiretapped audio conversation between Carlos and a Chinese diplomat.

Carlos denied any secret deal. After this, he stepped down as WESCOM chief and filed a leave of absence for personal reasons.

Meanwhile, the current administration’s approach to diplomatic relations with China is far different from the official stance during the time of former President Ferdinand Marcos Sr.


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