Cayetano: Malacañang, Roxas, Poe behind anti-Duterte ads

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday (May 6) said Malacañang has been trying to get administration bet Manuel "Mar" Roxas II and independent candidate Sen. Grace Poe to meet and agree for one of them to withdraw from the presidential race.

But he says the problem is that Roxas rose in the surveys, leveling with Poe.

Cayetano said: "Hindi sila mag-agree kung sino magwi-withdraw. But my enemy's enemy is my friend, so they just agreed on the last two weeks of a demolition job."

[Translation: They could not agree on who should withdraw. But my enemy's enemy is my friend, so they just agreed on the last two weeks of a demolition job."]

Cayetano also says he has an insider source who claims Roxas, Malacañang, Poe, their supporters, and some people from a media network are behind the attack ad against Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

He even says Vice President Jejomar Binay was included lately in the conspiracy to hit Duterte.

But on the topic of the Palace trying to get Roxas and Poe to meet for one of them to withdraw, Presidential Communications Operations Office Sec. Sonny Coloma simply says: "Not on any agreement to withdraw."

Meanwhile The Duterte-Cayetano camp has taken legal action against ABS-CBN over the airing of an anti-Duterte ad.

They have also secured a temporary restraining order barring the airing of the said ad.

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