Albayalde says Bikoy’s video ‘self-serving, highly scripted’

/ 01:37 PM April 17, 2019
Albayalde says Bikoy’s video 'self-serving, highly scripted'

PNP chief Police Gen. Oscar Albayalde. INQUIRER file photo

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Oscar Albayalde on Wednesday dismissed as self serving and higly scripted the online video linking close allies and relatives of President Rodrigo Duterte to a drug syndicate.

“This is self-serving. It’s highly scripted, and anybody can post anything and anybody can accuse anybody over the internet, over the social media,” he said in an interview with CNN Philippines.


Albayalde, who said he had watched the first of four videos in the series dubbed “Ang Totoong Narcolist” (The True Narcolist), also renewed his warning against “Bikoy,” a purported former member of a drug syndicate, of liabilities he may face in his accusations.

“We should be responsible on what we say in social media, because meron tayong tinatawag na cyberlibel (because we have what we call cyberlibel). We have the anti-cybercrime law now,” he said.


The PNP chief, however, said there has to be a complainant who will file a case against “Bikoy” before he can sued for cyberlibel, since the hooded man was attacking certain individuals in his supposed exposé.

Albayalde, likewise, questioned the timing of the videos which coincides with the campaign period for the May 13 elections.

Albayalde earlier said the PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group will track down the uploader of the video series. /jpv


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