Should Malacañang say sorry for tagging Hidilyn Diaz a 'destabilizer'?
Should Malacañang apologize for once dragging Hidilyn Diaz , the Philippines' first ever Olympic gold medallist, in an alleged plot to oust President Rodrigo Duterte?
In 2019, then Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo presented a "matrix" of personalities, including Diaz, who were allegedly involved in an “Oust Duterte” plot. The Olympian denied this, saying she was too busy with training. WATCH:Watch more on iWantTFC "Hindi ko po alam kung ano ‘yong sinasabi n’yong matrix, kasi sa tanggapan ko po, at iisa lang po ang opisyal na spokesperson ng gobyerno, ako lang po ‘yon. Wala po kaming gan'yan," current Palace spokesman Harry Roque said, when asked to react on the accusation.
(I do not know which matrix you are talking about because in my office, and there is only one spokesperson for government, that's me. There is nothing like that.)Pressed on whether or not Malacañang needed to say sorry to Diaz, Roque replied, "Wala po. As spokesperson, wala po akong kahit anong binintang kay Hidilyn Diaz."
(None. As spokesperson, I did not make any allegation against Hidilyn Diaz.)When he presented the supposed matrix in May 2019 together with Communications Secretary Martin Andanar at a press briefing in Malacañang, Panelo said the groups and personalities there were supposedly identified based on "intelligence information that has been validated." headtopics.com
All those tagged belied the allegation, with former Malacañang spokesman Edwin Lacierda saying "a Grade School Matrix does not an evidence make."Diaz on Monday won the women's 55-kilogram category for weightlifting at Tokyo 2020, after lifting a combined weight of 224 kg, an Olympic record.
WATCH:Watch more on iWantTFC The 30-year-old Philippine pride, immediately after bagging her gold medal, cited the "matrix" controversy as among the hardships she had to overcome to achieve her latest victory."Sa totoo lang, ang dami kong pinagdaanan. After winning in the Olympics, ang hirap mag-sustain, nagkaroon pa ng matrix, 'di ba?" Diaz said in the mixed zone in an interview with Gretchen Ho of Cignal TV. Incidentally, Ho was also tagged in the "matrix."
Diaz credited her triumph to her training, her conviction to win, and to God.In a statement on Monday night, Panelo, serving now only as Duterte's chief legal counsel, congratulated Diaz but did not mention anything about Malacañang's previous allegation against her.
"Her feat makes us Filipinos proud. Her getting the gold is a testament to the Filipino race’s talent and indefatigable spirit," he said. "It serves as an inspiration to all Filipino athletes that getting gold in the Olympics is no longer a dream but a reality," he added. headtopics.com
In another statement on Tuesday, Panelo said "when reporters noted the name of Ms. Diaz in the matrix two years ago and hastily concluded that the government is declaring her to be part of an ouster plot against the President, I immediately issued a statement averring otherwise."
"I explained that the name of Ms. Diaz was shown in the diagram as she was being followed in social media by a certain Rodel Jayme who was connected to the uploading of the video titled, 'Ang Totoong Narco List', with the sole purpose of revealing to the public the interests, personality and disposition of the latter online," he said.
He also slammed a social media card bearing what he says is false information. "I never said that Ms. Diaz is not entitled to drugs just because she is a sports medalist. Neither did I aver that she was part of a drug list.""It is truly disheartening that there are people who seek to take the limelight out of Ms. Diaz's recent triumph and convert it into a political skirmish of who should and should not celebrate our country's win," Panelo said.
"As for me, I can only admire Ms. Diaz and sincerely congratulate her who, together with our other athletes in Tokyo, continues to make us proud," he added.Roque, the incumbent Palace spokesman, said: "Iuukit po natin sa kasaysayan ng Pilipinas ang pangalan ng Hidilyn Diaz." headtopics.com
(We will carve the name of Hidilyn Diaz in Philippine history.)- with report from Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News Read more: ABS-CBN News Channel »
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It is a must... if they are gentlemen. Panelo butiki at galamay nya buwang mag sorry taga tangap lang nman ng fake news yun tulog ok lang po, pero mas ok po kung dadagdagan allowance nila hihihi For sure they should but they wont. Theyll deny. Panelo already did. But they will claim the victory. Mga gago kasi
Yes hindi naman masama na paminsan minsan eh tumangap ng pagkakamali para magkaroon ng closure din si hidilyn What do you expect from this administration? ZERO DECENCY. Mukha pa lang ni Panelo, cousin ata niya si Satan. lloyddennis Spox already distant himself from his predecessor. Former Spox is suffering for LIEarrhea 💩. No need.
Hindi yan. Makakapal mukha ng mga yan eh.
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Yes. Ngturo n kasalanan dw ng media bkit nasama sya s matrix..🤣🤣🤣 hahaha d man lng nghanap ng facts bgo ngbroadcast..🤣🤣🤣 Yup YES! And to all the other freaking lies that they put out through out the last 5 yrs! Yes! They should apologize in public, whoever messed up with her They should but their ego says nope.
They MUST! Kahit anong okasyon, politika padin ang naiisip nyo. What's sorry? Yes!
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A must lalo si butiki😂😂😂 D A P A T. The whole of Malacañang, including its inhabitant to be all covered in shame. dami nyong problema ano😂 As if naman magso-sorry sila 🙄 Dapat lang mag sorry ka attysalpanelo Mahilig kasi kayong dilawan mag hero worship.. kayo na lang humingi nang sorry mga ulol. waste of time . dont let them use u. dont give them that opportunity
They should but it’s unlikely. But table this and focus on her victory. It’s happier 😔 Sorry for what? Clearing her name? Matagal na nagmove on yung atleta, yung mga hindot kapit tuko pa din sa isyu. 🤣
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Hwag na kaplastkan lang ang sorry nila Memory gap lng? Should - yes. Would…asa pa! Apologize! Patay Malisya sina Panelo at mga be Du30 enabler, si Harry naman, playing safe.🤡 YES. they were dragging her down instead of helping her. my bet is that someone in china doesn't want her to win because they know she's a tough contender and we just proved that yesterday. and we all know who's china's lackeys here. we just beat china yesterday. 🇵🇭🙌💪🏋🏻♀️
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