#LeniLeaks: The Global Filipino Diaspora Council (GFDC) is the new CIA!

Conspiracy theories of yore singled out the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as the key culprit in foreign-led covert operations that sought to shepherd Philippine politics towards certain agendas. A Newsweek report cites observations that the United States has long ago “gone beyond interfering with elections” in countries around the world and has “overthrown seven governments since World War II.”

How things have changed. The CIA is now playing the victim card amidst allegations of a Russian conspiracy to influence the recently-concluded US presidential elections…

Apparently, America reserves the right to topple governments and help establish regimes they support all across the globe. If Russia really is able to interfere with America’s so-called democracy, then perhaps the CIA is experiencing firsthand what they have been doing to countless governments for decades — and perhaps America’s seemingly omnipotent power is waning if it can be undermined by a foreign power.

Closer to home is an even more interesting development. Filipinos have now taken over the role of the CIA as agents in the destabilisation of their own government. It seems that a certain shady group known as the “Global Filipino Diaspora Council” (GFDC) is the new CIA.

FILIPINO-American supporters of Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo are allegedly behind efforts to undermine President Rodrigo Duterte, leaked emails posted online by bloggers showed.

The leaked emails, first posted by the “Thinking Pinoy” blog on Friday, showed exchanges between members of the “Global Filipino Diaspora Council” (GFDC) including billionaire philanthropist Loida Nicolas-Lewis and her sister, former Commission on Filipinos Overseas chairwoman Imelda “Mely” Nicolas, both Robredo supporters.

Robredo is currently being investigated for her ties with Nicolas-Lewis relating to allegations that her campaign for a seat in Congress in 2013 was funded by foreign sponsors. Under Philippine law, foreign contributions to election campaigns are illegal and politicians caught receiving foreign contributions are subject to permanent exclusion from running for office in the future.

Unfortunately, unlike the CIA, supporters of Leni Robredo and the people involved in the potentially seditious effort to undermine the current Philippine government are hopelessly incompetent operatives. Robredo and her handlers, for their part, swung from flat-out denial of the conspiracy to a desperate scramble to manage the fallout from the scandal as leaked information from the YahooGroups email forum (the group had since upgraded their settings to Private) spread across social media.

Article 142 of the Philippines’ Revised Penal Code cites Inciting to Sedition as a “crime against public order”. The law states that an offender includes…

[…] any person who, without taking any direct part in the crime of sedition, should incite others to the accomplishment of any of the acts which constitute sedition, by means of speeches, proclamations, writings, emblems, cartoons, banners, or other representations tending to the same end, or upon any person or persons who shall utter seditious words or speeches, write, publish, or circulate scurrilous libels against the Republic of the Philippines or any of the duly constituted authorities thereof, or which tend to disturb or obstruct any lawful officer in executing the functions of his office, or which tend to instigate others to cabal and meet together for unlawful purposes, or which suggest or incite people against the lawful authorities or to disturb the peace of the community, the safety and order of the Government, or who shall knowingly conceal such evil practices.

As the purported “vice president” of the Philippines, much is expected of Leni Robredo. Acting in the best interests of the Republic is the least of these expectations. For an official who is but a heartbeat away from the presidency to be party — even by distant association — to any “crime against public order” is therefore nothing short of an outrage.

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9 thoughts on “#LeniLeaks: The Global Filipino Diaspora Council (GFDC) is the new CIA!

    mrericx

    (January 10, 2017 - 3:15 pm)

    It’s time to file an impeachment case against VP Leni because of this #LeniLeaks but of course those LP will have their plan B right now to oust President Duterte and again, they’re plan will be backfired. We will just observe what they’re current actions and protect our president & our country through legal means & solidarity and not through blood & guns!

    klara

    (January 10, 2017 - 6:16 pm)

    The Lenileaks and the schemes it entails was no surprise. It was only a matter of exposing it. What’s surprising is that when you think they can’t be any more stupid, and then they prove you wrong. Does it call for a political and legal action? Although such attempt to oust PRRD is practically futile, the office of the vice president- a constituent of the administration itself colluding in a movement to unseat the president should not be inconsequential. If anything, the manner and schemes they resort to reveal how unprincipled they are contrary to what they purport to stand for. There’s no problem in expressing dissent, the problem is doing it with deception and crossing the fine line. You can’t expect people to trust you to have a place in government when you betray the government itself. Have opposing views? Discuss them directly and privately with those involved. Unless the intention is to do damage, then discuss with the media and then publicize regardless of protocol. It’s the “liberal” way. As long as they’re mouthing anything labelled with “rights”, they’re the noble ones. They call their critics trolls? Such a predictable response when one can no longer argue in defense, or offense for that matter.
    This time around, we have a shot at real democracy. We now have considerable information symmetry reinforced by capable informers (shall we say network of intelligentsia?) working in their own will.

    Dick S. O'Rosary

    (January 10, 2017 - 9:41 pm)

    Nobody should be using Yahoo! in this day and age. They have been compromised twice and anyone who has ever had a Yahoo! account could have had his/her passwords leaked some time ago.

    215Hyden007Toro99999.999

    (January 11, 2017 - 3:30 am)

    The U.S./C.I.A. has toppled many governments, directly or indirectly. Ferdinand Marcos, Sr. was toppled, and undermined by the U.S./C.I.A.

    Cory Aquino was the puppet of the U.S./C.I.A. Pres. Bashar Al Ashad of Syria, is being overthrown, by the U.S./C.I.A. , with anti Ashad fighters, as their proxy.

    Pres. Duterte was not in good relation with Obama…so, this unknown group: ” Global Diaspora Council”, can be a CREATION of the U.S./C.I.A. to undermine Pres. Duterte , and put a puppet like , Leni “The BOBO” Robredo, as President.

    Loida Nicolas Lewis, who is married to an African American Billionaire, can be just a front, to finance the destabilization of Pres. Duterte…

    Let us wait and see, if this anti Duterte – Pro Robredo group, will still be active, when U.S. Pres. Donald J. Trump, will take office by January 20, 2017.

    However, we must be all vigilant. We don’t know, if this destabilization group is being financed by the Aquino Cojuangco political axis. They want the Hacienda Luisita, back…they want their power, back !

    It is hard to tell, which is which. Many are trying to take power in the Philippines. The Chinese Triad Mafia, with its illegal Shabu Drug business in ruin. Their Drug Cartel in the Philippines is being investigated, may also have a hand in the destabilization process of Pres. Duterte.

    4DSakeOfDCountry

    (January 11, 2017 - 11:05 am)

    This is pretty typical and obvious move by the Yellows just like previous Administrations. If they cannot “Manipulate” to do their “Evil Deeds” the President or isn’t their “Puppet”, obvious ouster plot to put their “Fake” Hocus Pocus Yellow Vp as the President!!!

    #NeverAgainLP

    amanda

    (January 12, 2017 - 3:41 am)

    Check this out.

    Is Uncle Sam rolling out Oplan Sagip Leni dahil sobrang duguan na ang manok nila from the #Lenileaks scandal?

    Should we expect an “international award” and/or “international speaking engagement” and/or “international media interview” soon to swing the PR momentum back to Robredo?

    I don’t recall US ambassadors meeting this often with Philippine “vice-presidents” in the past.

    Is this a message that the oust-Duterte plot is still in play despite Trump’s win?

    Some pundits in the US say that the warmongering interventionists operate like a shadow government no matter who the US president is.

    Too bad for them Robredo is disintegrating faster than an ice sculpture at a Boracay wedding.

    There’s an annoying condescension in this photo.

    Ano ito, “if it’s from Uncle Sam, it must be good”? Basta tatak “made in the USA”, tatanggapin na namin kaagad?

    Sorry Uncle Sam, we’re not your little brown alipores anymore. I love traveling to the States, but that doesn’t mean I’ll accept this airhead “VP” just because you tell me to.

    7898Hyden007Toro99999.999

    (January 12, 2017 - 7:27 am)

    U.S. ambassadors are mostly connected with the U.S./C.I.A.

    Any U.S. Consulate officer can be connected with the U.S./C.I.A. They could have agents, inside the Philippine government.

    Fidel Ramos was a U.S./C.I.A. agent. Juan Ponce Enrile offered his services to the U.S./C.I.A.,during the ouster of Pres. Marcos Sr. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, was a U.S./C.I.A. agent…

    I am sure there is a U.S./C.I.A. agent/mole inside the Pres. Duterte’s inner circle.

    The U.S. is forced to control countries, because of its business and political interests…especially the energy (oil) business…

    It happened in our country. It happened in Iraq , Yemen, Lybia, etc…it is now happening in Syria !

    Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty !

    d_forsaken

    (January 12, 2017 - 11:08 pm)

    Americans, in foreign policy, are torn to the point of schizophrenia. They are reluctant, than aggressive; asleep at the switch, then quick on the trigger; indifferent, then obsessed, then indifferent again. They act out of a sense of responsibility and then resent and fear the burden of responsibility they have taken on themselves. Their effect on the world, not surprisingly, is often the opposite of what they intend. Americans say they want stability in the international system, but they are often the greates disrupters of stability. They extol the virtues of international laws and institutions but then violate and ignore them with barley a second thought. They are revolutionary power but think they are a status quo power. They want to be left alone but can’t seem to leave anyone else alone. They are continually surprising the world with their behavior, but not nearly as much as they are continually surprising themselves.

    757Hyden007Toro99999.999

    (January 13, 2017 - 3:55 am)

    Large business corporations, contribute to the campaign funds of U.S. politicians, for their election expenses.

    These corporations deal with foreign countries.
    So, these U.S. politicians return the favor by interfering with foreign country’s internal affairs.

    Take the case of oil…oil is a very important commodity. U.S. power is in the Middle East, to control and safeguard this oil source (energy source)…

    At the same time, the U.S. and other countries, sell arms to these oil rich countries. Conflict in that area, is good business for the U.S., and other arms selling foreign powers. At the same time, they have reason to stay in that area: “to keep the peace” !

    Obama gave Iran, billion Euros…a return payment from the late Shah of Iran, for purchase of military equipment. This is a trick. The U.S. want Iran, to be powerful. To frighten the other Middle East countries, who are mostly Sunnis. Iran is Shiite…

    It is “Petro Politics”, in the Middle East, combined with “Sectarian Religious Politics”…ISIS is a creation of Obama and Hilary Clinton…

    In our country, it is : “Kleptocracy” and “Narco Politics”…

    The Philippines is an important trade route , for the U.S., to sell its products…this is the reason, they are controlling us !

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