THE alleged leaked e-mails about the supposed plan of Vice President Leni Robredo's supporters to launch massive protests against President Rodrigo Duterte would not be discussed at the Cabinet meeting, the country’s security adviser said on Monday.

National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. said the President and his Cabinet members had other important issues to deal with rather than focus on the so-called “LeniLeaks.”

“Oh, wow, LeniLeaks? We have a meeting today, it happens that it will not be one of the matters that will be taken up. It just tells you that we have other more important matters,” Esperon said in a chance interview at the Palace’s Rizal Hall.

“This should not be the flavor of the day or the month since this is just something that we already know. And the best way to address this is to show that we are effective in anti-drugs, that we could address the problems that they are concerned with,” he added.

Esperon had contradicted earlier statement of Communications Secretary Martin Andanar that the leaked e-mails was among the topics that would be raised at the Cabinet meeting.

Based on the outline sent by Andanar to Palace reporters, among the issues that Duterte and his Cabinet members would discuss were proposed increase in the monthly pension of Social Security System members and the preparation for the upcoming official visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the Philippines.

Dubbed as LeniLeaks, e-mails that supposedly contained conversations of several individuals, including people from the Office of the Vice President, about rallies calling for Duterte’s resignation had become viral online.

The exchange of e-mails showed that Robredo’s supporters are planning to woo the church, the academe, and other politicians to participate in the ouster plot against the President.

While the issue would not be discussed at the Cabinet meeting, Esperon said the alleged plan to impeach Duterte would still be investigated, noting that it would affect the administration’s stability. (Sunnex)