‘Red October’ not a diversionary tactic — Malacañang

September 28, 2018

MALACANANG belied yesterday that it is using the alleged ‘Red October’ ouster plot to divert the public’s attention from the current economic problems.

“Well, hindi ho namin kailangang pagtakpan ang problema na hinaharap. So, lahat po tayo apektado ng inflation,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in an interview on radio dzRH.

He added the government is doing everything to address the rising prices of commodities.

“Gumawa na ng hakbang para mapababa ang mga presyo at mangyayari na po iyan. Lahat ng bigas na kinakailangan natin, inangkat na natin, lahat ng gulay, dinadala na natin galing Mindanao, lahat ng kinakailangang papasuking pagkain ay ginawa na natin nang wala na pong balakid at hadlang,” Roque explained.

He said the ouster plan can only be a diversion if the government is doing nothing.

He added it is the duty of the military to conduct intelligence operations against enemies of the state.

“Ang intelligence galing mismo sa military. Iyan po talaga ang trabaho ng military at uulitin ko lang: kahit anong banta nila, hindi po sila magtatagumpay, suportado ng taumbayan ang Pangulo,” he said.