Duterte meets with Honasan, RAM officers

Dharel Placido, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 16 2017 11:49 PM

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Senator Gregorio Honasan during a meeting with members of Reform the Armed Forces Movement (RAM) in Malacañang Palace on August 16, 2017. Rey Baniquet, Presidential Photo

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday met with Senator Gregorio Honasan and members of the Reform the Armed Forces Movement (RAM) in Malacañang.

Also present during the Tuesday meeting were RAM officers including retired Capt. Felix Turingan, resigned Capt. Glen Agudo, retired Navy Commodore Rex Robles, retired Col. Marcelino Malajacan Jr., retired Col. Hernando Caraig, retired Col. James Joven, retired Police Director Victor Batac, and Engr. Jegie Pereda.

The Palace has yet to release details on the meeting.

Honasan was one of the "EDSA heroes" and leaders of the RAM, which broke away from the Marcos dictatorship. He also joined 2 failed coup attempts, in August 1987 and December 1989, against the Corazon Aquino administration he helped install.

He and his group reached a peace agreement with the Ramos administration. 

Honasan first became senator in 1995 and has been re-elected thrice. 

The senator’s meeting with the President came after he was indicted for graft and posted bail for alleged misuse of pork barrel funds.