In a Facebook post of Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr., he called anyone plotting to oust an elected president "despicable traitor and an enemy of the state."
Yasay's Facebook post came after the controversial e-mail exchanges between the staff of Vice President Leni Robredo and some of her US-based supporters regarding plans and strategy to oust President Duterte. The controversy was called #LeniLeaks.
Robredo has denied the accusations that she is involved in a plot to oust Duterte and called #LeniLeaks a malicious.
Other people who were involved were billionaire philanthropist Loida Nicolas-Lewis, her sister former Commission on Filipinos Overseas head Imelda Nicolas and lawyer Ted Lagman.
Meanwhile, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar warned the groups who wants to oust President Rodrigo Duterte.
A person who is part of a sinister plot to forcibly remove a lawfully elected President of the Republic, albeit for noble reasons, is not a patriot, but a despicable traitor and an enemy of the state. In my view, herein lies the distinction between one who is and is not Filipino