Loading
Breaking
Now Reading: ‘TOTALLY UNNECESSARY’ | Palace defers to provide proof on ‘Oust-Duterte’ matrix
‘TOTALLY UNNECESSARY’ | Palace defers to provide proof on ‘Oust-Duterte’ matrix
May 1, 2019 , 02:27 PM

MAY 1, 2019 – Malacañang on Wednesday said it is “totally unnecessary” to provide proof supporting the “Oust-Duterte” matrix, which claimed journalists and lawyers working against President Rodrigo Duterte.

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made the statement as he defended anew their move to disclose the matrix.

“Those named in the matrix demand proof of their participation in the ouster plot. Such is totally unnecessary,” the secretary said.

“The matrix shows that there is an ouster plot. It is just a plot, a plan, an idea. The same is not actionable in court it being just a conspiracy,” he added, saying conspiracy is not a crime unless the law specifically classifies it as one.

“Should their plans lead to overt acts punishable by law then criminal cases will also be filed against them. It is only when the cases are filed in court that proof will be submitted to substantiate the criminal charges,” Panelo furthered.

Malacañang earlier affirmed the existence of an “ouster plot” after the Manila Times published the supposed matrix.

Panelo said it was the same copy as the one held by Duterte, who received the information from a “foreign source.”

The gathering of information was not conducted illegally, Panelo argued as he laid down the possibilities on how the information reached the chief executive.

“The possibilities are endless,” Panelo said.

More From News5
Libreng cr at wifi
Niligdaan ni Pres. Rodrigo Duterte ang batas para magkaroon ng maayos na palikuran ang mga transport terminals.
Published On: June 25, 2019
Nagsorry kay Pres. Duterte
Humingi ng paumanhin kay Pres. Rodrigo Duterte ang kapitan ng F/B Gem-Ver 1 na kabilang sa mga inabandona sa laot ng mga Chinese. | Romel Lopez
Published On: June 25, 2019
'Black money scam'
Natangayan daw ng P10-milyon ang lalaking nabiktima ng scam. | Marianne Enriquez
Published On: June 25, 2019
U.S. Pres. Trump reelection bid
Sinimulan na ni Trump ang kampanya para sa 2020 elections.
Published On: June 25, 2019
Parangal kay Eddie Garcia
Itinanghal na best actor si Manoy sa 2019 Gawad Urian.
Published On: June 25, 2019
Matinding training ni Pacman
Alam na umano ng kampo ni Manny Pacquiao ang kahinaan ng makakalaban niyang si Keith Thurman.
Published On: June 14, 2019
Girian sa protesta sa Hong Kong
Tinututulan ng libu-libong raliyista ang extradition bill na layong malitis sa mainland China ang mga suspek mula sa Hong Kong.
Published On: June 14, 2019
Lumubog na bangka sa Recto bank
Sakay nito ang 22 Pilipino nang mabangga ng hinihinalang Chinese fishing vessel sa West Philippine Sea.
Published On: June 14, 2019
WOTD | Contempt of Court
Alamin ang iba't ibang termino sa usapang legal kasama si Atty. Mel Sta. Maria
Published On: June 14, 2019
Laban para sa anak
Nagpatulong ang ginang na mabawi ang kanyang anak sa dati niyang nobyo.
Published On: June 14, 2019
Top Stories
TOKYO 2020 | Local ticket demand higher than expected —organizers
By Jack Tarrant JULY 5, 2019 (Reuters) — Tokyo 2020 organizers said on Friday they had underestimated Japanese demand for tickets after 3.22 mill
Published On: July 5, 2019
‘USA! USA! USA!’ | Trump salutes military in pomp-filled July 4 celebration
By Jeff Mason JULY 5, 2019 (Reuters) — With U.S. fighter jets flying overhead, President Donald Trump praised the military and reveled in a show
Published On: July 5, 2019
‘COUNTERPRODUCTIVE’ | HNP shuns term-sharing scheme
(JULY 5, 2019) – Davao City mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and her regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) rejected the term-sharing scheme whic
Published On: July 5, 2019
CABINET MEMBERS WARNED | Duterte Coalition formed to ‘unite’ House
JULY 5, 2019 – Some lawmakers in the House of Representatives led by Davao City Representative Paolo Duterte formed a coalition in a bid to u
Published On: July 5, 2019
DEFENSE PACT | Armed attack vs PH to trigger US obligations under MDT – envoy
JULY 5, 2019 – An armed attack on Philippine forces could trigger the United States’ obligations under the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT),
Published On: July 5, 2019