Magdalo Partylist Representative Gary Alejano said that President Rodrigo Duterte is wrong for saying the communist group and Magdalo together with anti-Duterte administration entities have combined.
“Alam mo si Sison pati itong Magdalo. Sison, Magdalo pati itong mga ayaw sa akin, ‘yung talagang hindi tumanggap sa akin ever since the election, they have combined. And we have the evidence and we have the conversation provided by a foreign country sympathetic to us,” the President said during his tête-à-tête with Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo.
“We do not have that sophistication na – but meron and the connection will be shown maybe any day now,” Duterte added.
However, Alejano said “Mr. President you are wrong.”
“Ang Magdalo ay hindi nakipag kuntsaba sa komunista. Malabong mangyari iyon. On the contrary, ikaw ang may history ng pag-alyansa, pagsuporta at pagkanlong sa mga komunista hindi lamang noon sa Davao city kundi pati ngayon sa pamagitan ng pag appoint ng kanilang mga kaalyado sa iyong gabinete. Di man naconfirm sa pwesto ang ilan, marami pa ang nandiyan na naiwan sa loob ng burukrasya,” Alejano said.
He also raised that the President’s party, PDP-Laban, is the one that has agreements with Communist Party of China and North Korea.
“Mr. President, this is a breach of national security when foreign country intercepts communications of our citizens. You should not allow or even tolerate that. Worse, be a party to the violation,” he added. “This is also a clear violation of anti- wiretapping law. In a way, the pres is admitting that he is willfully violating it.”
“If the pres is confident on his info, I challenge him to release it to the public so we can validate it instead of maligning, villifying, destroying people’s name without basis. Otherwise, mauwi lang yan sa tsismis. Sayang ang bilyon na confidential and intel fund ng Office of the President,” he added.
Sources: https://pcoo.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/20180911-T%C3%AAte-%C3%A0-t%C3%AAte-between-President-Rodrigo-Duterte-and-CPLC-Salvador-Panelo.pdf; https://www.facebook.com/GaryAlejano/posts/1697972556995376