Former President Fidel V. Ramos has urged President Rodrigo Duterte to cease speaking in regards to the supposed destabilization plots bankrolled by mining corporations which have been ordered shut down by Environment Secretary Gina Lopez.
In a column for the Manila Bulletin Sunday (March 19), Ramos mentioned disgruntled corporations might be unable to topple the federal government even when they’ve the cash.
“All P. Digong has to do is to get a daily 10-minute briefing jointly from his National Security Adviser Jun Esperon and Presidential Security Group commander General Rolando Bautista (or their deputies), and he’ll find out that there is no such destabilization plot because it takes much, much more than the DENR and its ‘audits’ to cause an incumbent government’s downfall,” the previous President mentioned.
In a speech in Malacañang on March 13, Duterte accused mining corporations of financing efforts to topple his administration.
“Kayong mga mining, I know you are funding the opposite side. I know that some of you are funding the other side to destabilize. If the police and the military will allow it, that’s their problem,” the President mentioned.
Ramos mentioned it seems it’s Duterte who’s in a panic mode by always speaking about destabilization makes an attempt parroted by his allies.
“By constantly repeating the now-dirty word ‘destabilization,’ Digong is driving away potential investors, tourists, and other foreign assets, while unduly alarming our own people,” he mentioned.