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Sotto agrees in canceling Senate probe on ‘Bikoy’

/ 12:29 PM May 08, 2019
Sotto agrees in canceling Senate probe on 'Bikoy'

Sen. Vicente “Tito” Sotto III. INQUIRER.net photo / CATHY MIRANDA

MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III agreed with Senator Panfilo Lacson in a decision to cancel Friday’s Senate hearing on allegations hurled by Peter Joemel Advincula, the man who claimed to be “Bikoy” in the “Totoong Narcolist” videos.

Lacson announced on Twitter that the scheduled Senate hearing on Advincula’s allegations, linking President Rodrigo Duterte’s relatives and allies to the illegal drug trade, will no longer push through.

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READ: Lacson scraps Senate probe on ‘Bikoy:’ Enough of this nonsense 

“Oo, dahil apparently mukhang basura yung ibinato sa atin eh,” Sotto said when asked in a press forum on Wednesday if he believes that canceling the Senate investigation is a logical decision.

Sotto earlier revealed that Advincula made similar drug allegations against former President Benigno Aquino III, former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas and former Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, and other government officials in 2016.

READ: Man claiming to be ‘Bikoy’ linked Aquino to drugs – Sotto 

On Monday, Advincula surfaced in a press conference at the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) in Pasig City, and claimed to be “Bikoy.”

Advincula went to the IBP to request legal assistance claiming there were threats to his life. However, the IBP denied his request to get a counsel. /jpv

READ: ‘Bikoy’ unmasks himself 

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