Palace shrugs off as ‘wishful thinking’ a London-based group’s economic prospects for PH

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Updated November 17, 2019, 4:36 PM

By Genalyn Kabiling 

A London-based economic research firm’s preference for Vice President Leni Robredo over President Duterte to lead the country was just “wishful thinking”, and an attempt to interfere in the country’s sovereignty, Malacañang said Sunday.

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo
(OPS / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo hit back at Capital Economics for trying to meddle in the country’s affairs when it projected better economic prospects in the Philippines in case Robredo replaces Duterte.

“Unang-una that is wishful thinking. Pinakikialaman na naman nila ang soberenya at ‘yung tinig ng taong bayan na naghalal sa kanya overwhelmingly [First of all, that is wishful thinking. They are interference with the sovereignty and voice of the people who overwhelmingly

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