Retired Gen. Victor Corpus Denies Involvement in the Alleged Duterte Ouster Plot

Veteran infantry official, Retired Brigadier General Victor Corpus denied any allegations of involvement in the controversial ouster plot against Pres. Rody Duterte which was made public by former Vice Mayor Pulong Duterte on social media.


According to the statement released by retired Gen.Victor Corpus on social media through former DILG Secretary Raffy Alunan, the veteran soldier denied all allegations of involvement as he stated that that expose is "utterly false," as he maintain high respects for the President.



In a statement Gen. Corpus stated that for the first time in Philippine history, we have adopted an independent foreign policy that is relatively free from US manipulation and dictation. It takes courage to do this because other foreign leaders have been forcibly overthrown or killed for doing what PRRD had done.

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The Retired General also noted that he fully agree to PRRD's approach in resolving our sea dispute with China; which is the win-win approach.

The former head of the Intelligence service of the government noted that he supported Pres. Duterte for another reason - his determined war on drugs. When he was Chief of ISAFP, they tried to warn the public on the creeping danger of narco-politics.

Here's the Complete Statement of Retired Brig/Gen. Victor Corpus:



"There is a news item is certain tabloids that former Vice Mayor Pulong Duterte included me in the list of those who are behind the ouster plot against the President. This is utterly false. I maintain high respects for the President. For the first time in Philippine history, we have adopted an independent foreign policy that is relatively free from US manipulation and dictation. It takes courage to do this because other foreign leaders have been forcibly overthrown or killed for doing what PRRD had done.

I also fully agree to PRRD's approach in resolving our sea dispute with China; which is the win-win approach. Some former influential government officials like former DFA Secretary Albert del Rosario and SC Justice Antonio Carpio advocated a win-lose strategy; that we won our case in the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague that declared the nine-dash line of China illegal; and that we should drive out the Chinese from those artificial islands they have constructed with the help of US the military. This would have led to a major war if PRRD had not adapted an independent forreign policy. This is because China is prepared to go to war, even a nuclear one, with the US or anybody who would try to drive them out of those artificial islands in the South China Sea.

Said islands meant survival or extinction of the Chinese nation itself. China needs those islands to prevent any adversary from blockading the Malacca Strait and other nearby straits in the area. The US and Australia have been conducting biennial naval exercises dubbed "Talisman Saber" since 2005 rehearsing how they would blockade the Malacca Strait where China's oil imports from the Middle East and Africa and China's traded goods pass through. A naval blockade of this critical choke point will force China's economy to grind to a halt.



Another reason why China occupied the Scarborough Shoal in the disputed waters is because of the Manila Trench passing nearby. This is the only deep portion in the whole of South China Sea that is deep enough for nuclear submarines to approach China's east coast undetected for a "first strike". Four Ohio Class submarines sneaking in through this Manila Trench and conducting a first nuclear strike can drive the Chinese nation and civilization to extinction within hours, if not minutes!

For these two reasons, China is prepared to go to war if need be because it is a question of survival. And the Philippines will be swept away if we stand on the way! or serve as willing tools of a waning superpower who is struggling to prevent its eventual decline.

So, instead of fighting a war that we cannot win, and that the US itself cannot win (because of geographical disadvantage); why don't we engage in a WIN-WIN negotiation instead. In negotiation, there is such a thing as "ENLARGING THE PIE". We can enlarge the pie by negotiating with China to assist RP in reviving the ancient Galleon Trade route that brought silk, porcelane, silver and other goods from Guangzhou to Manila where galleon ships brought said goods to Acapulco, Mexico then on the Seville of Spain. From Mexico and Panama, high speed rail can be built across South and North America. The Port in Cagayan inside CEZA in northern Philippines can be modernized with China's assistance to serve as a maritime hub and gateway for the whole of ASEAN and China to North and South America. The port in Tawi-Tawi can also be modernized to serve as gateway for ASEAN and China to Oceania (Australia and New Zealand).



This will be a big win for China because the Belt and Road Initiative or BRI will now cover six continents instead of three. The whole of ASEAN will also win big because of the increase in trade infrastructure and trade opportunities spanning six continents. But the Philippines will be the biggest beneficiary of them all because it will be at the epicenter of a planetary-scale economic development that will literally circle the globe.

All these can only be possible under a Philippine President under Rodrigo R. Duterte. The alternative is WAR; and nobody wins.

I support PRRD for another reason - his determined war on drugs. When I was Chief of ISAFP, we tried to warn the public on the creeping danger of narco-politics. Our system is such that economic power begets political power. There is big money in drugs. So drug lords can easily chose their own candidates and make them win using drug money. But at that time, we did not have the strong hand needed to weed out the fast spreading drug problem. Until it grew to what it is today. Only President Duterte had the gall to run after and truly eliminate this plague in Philippine society.

So Mr. President, I salute you. May you succeed for the rest of your term."

Source: Raffy Alunan FB Page

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