Pimentel can’t blame Palace for probing ‘LeniLeaks’

Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III on Monday said he could not blame Malacanang for the decision to probe reports on an alleged plot by supporters of Vice Pres. Leni Robredo to oust President Rodrigo Duterte which have surfaced online and been dubbed as "LeniLeaks."

"That's the attitude of the Executiveall reports, rumors about destabilization or threats to administration should be investigated and seriously treated," Pimentel told reporters in an interview in Hotel Sofitel in Pasay City.

"I will not blame or criticize them for that," he added, noting that the reports of LeniLeaks has not really "bothered" him.

He said that he has not even read full reports of LeniLeaks, but only headlines.

Senate President Pro-Tempore Franklin Drilon, however, thought that probing LeniLeaks was "a waste of time."

Drilon, instead, urged Malacanang to be cautious in taking reports from social media, especially from possible trolls, seriously.

"My advice to the Executive branch is exercise extreme caution in giving credits to such reports in social media since today anyone can post it," Drilon said in a separate interview.

"In the first place if there is really credible plot, you will never find it in social media," he added.

Presidential Communications Secretary (PCO) Martin Andanar in a previous radio interview expressed the need to investigate on the leaked emails to verify their authenticity.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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