‘Red October’ removes Pres. Duterte plot sputters
The “Red October” plot allegedly being brewed by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) is fizzling
and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Friday he was looking forward to a “White Christmas” instead.
“That [Red October plot] will not prosper anymore since we have uncovered their plans from the start,” Lorenzana
told reporters at the sidelines of the International Day for Disaster Reduction 2018 in Quezon City.
Despite the apparently aborted plot, he insisted that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) was able to retrieve
documents after armed clashes with the New People’s Army (NPA), containing plans to oust President Rodrigo Duterte.
The “Red October” plot supposed to take place on October 17, as earlier announce by the military through
Brig. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr., assistant deputy chief of staff for operations.
Parlade had also release a list of universities and colleges allegedly being use as recruitment grounds by the CPP and its arm wing, the NPA.
Among the 18 schools on the rundown are the University of the Philippines Diliman, UP Manila, Polytechnic University of the
Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, University of Santo Tomas, Adamson University and Far Eastern University.
AFP Plotters plans
“At the point when the AFP revealed [the plot], at first, they [plotters]were collaborat[ing][with]several gatherings yet when their plans
were uncovered by the AFP, they hastened, which [move]is [the reason]why [the plotters]will not seek after [it]anymore,” as per Lorenzana.
Rather than a “Red October,” the Defense boss said jokingly that he would rather pick to anticipate a glad December.
“Possibly White Christmas since the Christmas season is drawing closer,” he included, when inquired as to whether there would be shading coding in the coming months.
The alleged abandoning by the CPP and the NPA of the “Red October” plot came after the socialists themselves and the political restriction,
among other purported destabilizers, dismissed the supposed plot to boot out Duterte from Malacañang.
A month ago, Parlade told a TV meet that individuals from the resistance, especially from the Liberal Party (LP), were scheming with the socialists to expel the President.
He, be that as it may, withdrew his announcement, saying a portion of the LP individuals pulled back their cooperation in the ouster plot
in the wake of acknowledging it incubated by the socialists.