Philippine diplomats have been on the receiving end of “smear campaigns” by China in an effort to ruin relations between the Philippines and the United States and weaken Manila’s defenses in the South China Sea, Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel Romualdez said on Friday.
One such effort appears to have been a purported memorandum from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) ordering the recall of Romualdez due to bribery and corruption allegations. This was received by the Inquirer and other media outlets this week through email and Viber from a certain “Mario Carmona.”
“We have enough information coming from our intelligence agencies to confirm that there …
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