PNP to track down uploader of ‘Bikoy’ narcolist videos
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police will track down the uploader of the series of videos linking close relatives and allies of President Rodrigo Duterte to a drug syndicate, PNP chief General Oscar Albayalde said on Monday.
“I think we will do that already, and as of this time kasi wala namang lumalapit na complainant kasi sa amin (no complainant has so far surfaced) but we will do the initiative to identify this person (uploader),” he told reporters at Camp Crame.
Albayalde was referring to the series of videos with a narration by a hooded man identified only as “Bikoy”, a self-confessed former member of a drug syndicate.
The videos, entitled “Ang Totoong Narcolist” (The True Narcolist) which now has four episodes, claimed that presidential son and former Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and senatorial candidate Christopher “Bong” Go have a dragon tattoo on their backs, indicating their membership to a drug syndicate.
But the PNP chief said he is not aware of any group that identifies their members with a dragon tattoo.
He said a lot of men actually have that tattoo in general, since it symbolizes authority and bravery.
“‘Yung virtue ng dragon [is like that so] halos lahat tayo mag[pa-tattoo ng] dragon talaga, otherwise masama naman siguro kung butiki ‘yung i-papatattoo (The virtue of the dragon [is like that so] most people will really choose a dragon tattoo. A lizard tattoo would not look good),” Albayalde said.
Albayalde also warned “Bikoy” of possibly facing a cyber libel case if he will not be able to support his allegations.
He said Bikoy should also present substantial evidence to prove his accusations. /gsg
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