The media ought to have heeded Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II who cautioned them that the preliminary info he shared on June 7 concerning the destablization plot towards the federal government nonetheless wanted verification.

In a press release Friday (June 9), the Department of Justice (DOJ) mentioned “during the press conference on Wednesday, June 07, 2017, he told the media that the information he got were very raw and he wanted to verify and investigate further.”

“Only that the media didn’t mention his repeated precautions that he is yet to fully verify the truth of the reported incident,” the DOJ added.

The media reported that through the press convention he carried out on the morning of June 7 Aguirre mentioned Sen. Bam Aquino, former presidential adviser Ronald Llamas, Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano and Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV met in Marawi City and met with influential Moro clans together with
the Lucman and the Alonto prior the assault of the Maute terrorist group.

Sources mentioned that the stories Aguirre obtained got here from Council for Philippine Affairs secretary normal Pastor Boy Saycon.

After the press convention, Aguirre that very same day issued a press release saying the Lucman and Alonto weren’t a part of the assembly.

In the identical assertion, he additionally cleared Aquino whom he mentioned went to Marawi City on May 19 upon the invitation of Gov. Soraya Alonto-Adiong to advertise the Go Negosyo Program.