Nene Pimentel dares US intel: Prove Duterte is 'threat to democracy'

Sunday (February 25, 2017), the US intelligence community was challenged to provide evidence that will prove that President Rodrigo Duterte is a threat to democracy, by former Senate President Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel, Jr. during his radio interview with DZMM radio.
"Huwag naman basta sinabi ng Amerikano e totoo na iyan(Just because the Americans said it, doesn't mean it is automatically true)." Pimentel said.
"Kahit sino pa ang magsabi d'yan -- Intsik, Amerikano, Hapon o sino d'yan -- they must produce the proof para mapaniwalaan ng tao (No matter who said that, regardless ofmtheir nationality, must produce proof for the public to believe them.)" he added.

Because of the US’ claim and the threat of Duterte to declare a nationwide martial law, Duterte was placed in the lists of impediments to Southeast Asia’s democracy based on the recent report published by the World Threat Assessment Report, alongside Cambodia’s Hun Sen, the Rohingya crisis and Thailand’s military-backed constitution.

Earlier, a report regarding Duterte’s independent foreign policy, which made him “not a favorite among the Americans", was rejected by Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque.

But according to Duterte’s staunch critic, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, the assessment was a "warning shot" for the President who is "nearing a red line."


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