Department of National Defense (DND) Delfin Lorenzana denied any fact to alleged coup talks or “recruitment” within the ranks of these in energetic service within the navy to stage a destabilization plot.
“(There’s) nothing to worry,” Lorenzana mentioned to Senate reporters in an ambush interview after attending a price range listening to.
Senator Antonio Trillanes claimed retired Brig. Gen. Joselito Kakilala has been allegedly spreading pretend information on his alleged recruitment of troopers to mount a coup.
Lorenzana admitted knowing Kakilala but they haven’t had any probability to speak to recently.
:Hindi pa kami nag-uusap nyan. Ngayon ko nga lang namaman na mayroon sya pinalalabas (na ganung data). Before this, hindi ko alam na meron syang pinapalabas,” he mentioned.
The DND chief mentioned they haven’t been in receipt of any data regarding such matter both from among the many ranks of these within the energetic or retired service.
“We have not received any such report. Lumalabas lang sa social medi, so ang tingin ko lang, fake news ‘yan. Siguro one or two persons are trying to sow some discord (in the military) kaya gumagawa sila nyan,” he mentioned.
Lorenzana mentioned it’s “very remote” for any coup to materialize at this cut-off date and if there’s any, even within the works or within the offing, they are going to be capable to get wind of it, will in some way attain him and on this case, it has not.