MANILA-- So what else is new?
This was the apparent sentiment of the military following claims made by Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chair Jose Maria "Joma" Sison that government forces, with the assistance of the US Central Intelligence Agency, is planning to assassinate him.
"I believe Sison needs professional psychiatric help to treat his hallucinations. His statement is another (figment) of his imagination," said AFP chief-of-staff Gen. Eduardo AAo in a statement Wednesday.
The CPP founding chair also alleged that the military is planning to oust President Rodrigo Duterte.
"If I remember right, 'yan din ang kuwento nya nung 1999 during the time of former President (Joseph) Estrada where he also alleged that a hit team was sent to Netherland(s) by President Estrada and former Chief PNP Director Gen Panfilo Lacson to kill him using former ABB and RJ Faction operatives," AAo emphasized.
This is almost, if not the same plot, Sison is claiming now, the AFP chief said.
"Exactly the same plot as narrated by Sison. Sison is not only a criminal and master of deception but a congenital liar," he said.
Source: Philippine News Agency