Palace: Expect a ‘bombshell’ after ‘Bikoy’ unmasking
MANILA, Philippines – Expect a “bombshell,” Malacañang said Tuesday after Peter Joemel Advincula, who claimed to be “Bikoy,” surfaced on Monday.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said investigators are looking into the personalities and operators behind Advincula.
Advincula claimed to be the hooded narrator in the series of videos that linked President Rodrigo Duterte’s immediate family to the illegal drug trade.
“Mayroong nakikita iyong mga nag-iimbestiga na could be a bombshell from the way I looked at it,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a Palace briefing.
Malacañang released on April 22 a matrix, linking several journalists and pro-bono lawyers into an ouster plot against Duterte.
“Apart from iyong mga nandoon sa matrix, mayroon pang isang—isa o grupo sa likod ni Bikoy,” Panelo said, refusing to identify them pending police investigation.
Is this the bombshell he is referring to?
“Yes. May ‘inaantay akong mga dokumento for them to give them to me and to answer some questions I have asked. I’m asking them for specific dates, for specific venue,” he said.
Asked about Duterte’s reaction to Advincula surfacing, Panelo said the President “was just listening.”
“Kasi ang style ni Presidente, ‘pag may nag-iimbestiga na, hayaan na lang. He just waits for the report,” he said./ac
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