Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Wednesday denied rumors circulating that he and the Magdalo group are behind a supposed coup plot against President Rodrigo Duterte.
In a statement, Trillanes said there was “absolutely no truth” to the rumors.
“I maintain my position that there is no need to oust President Duterte because he is already self-destructing,” he said.
“This is the handiwork of Dutertard trolls who have nothing else to do but to divert the attention of the public from the gross incompetence and shortcomings of the Duterte administration,” Trillanes, a staunch critic of Duterte, added.
A text message circulating said the “Magdalo group led by Trillanes and Alejano has started preparing a coup.”
The Magdalo party-list is represented by Rep. Gary Alejano.
Trillanes and Alejano are former military officers who got jailed for rising against then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
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