Palace scores ex-DND chief, insists polls to push through

Insisting there will be elections in 2010, Malacañang angrily dismissed on Thursday the claims by former Defense Secretary Avelino Cruz Jr. of possible martial rule and no-election (No-El) scenarios to keep President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in power.

Press Secretary Cerge Remonde accused Cruz of spreading “speculation and black propaganda” after the influential law firm he belongs to, dubbed “The Firm,” is supposedly not in good terms with the Arroyo administration.

Hindi dapat bigyan natin ng pansin ang mga sinasabi ni Nonong Cruz, mga rehashed, old issues. The president has spoken several times. There will be elections in 2010, walang basehan ang sinasabing yan ni former defense secretary (Cruz),” Remonde said in an interview on dzXL radio.

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