‘Bikoy’ apologizes for linking President’s family in drug issue
MANILA, Philippines — Peter Joemel Advincula, who claimed to be “Bikoy” in the “Ang Totoong Narcolist” video series, has apologized to the family of President Rodrigo Duterte for accusing them of involvement in the illegal drug trade.
Advincula, who backtracked on his accusations against Duterte’s close allies and relatives, said on Thursday that he surrendered to police to seek for forgiveness from the First Family.
“Ang pinaka-sadya ko po talaga kung bakit ako tumungo ngayon sa Philippine National Police, hindi lang para isiwalat kung sino-sino ang nasa likod, kung hindi humingi ng paumanhin, tawad, sa unang pamilya ng pangulo ng republika ng Pilipinas,” he said in a press briefing inside Camp Crame.
“Hindi totoo na may dragon tattoo si Bong Go. Hindi ko alam kung ano ang tattoo ni sir Paolo Duterte dahil hindi ko pa ‘yon nakita, hindi totoo si Veronica Salvador […] pinagdugtong-dugtong nila dahil si Veronica raw ay si Kitty, at si Salvador daw ay middle name ni Honeylet Avanceña,” he added.
Advincula said that he would like to personally apologize to Duterte and his family, especially his youngest child Veronica Duterte, whose name was also brought up in one of the “Ang Totoong Narcolist” episodes.
“Humihingi po ako ng paumanhin lalo na kay Kitty, bata na 14 years old nadamay sa ganitong mga pangyayari, sa ganitong kalokohan na ito na isa ako sa utak ng mga kalokohan na ‘yon, isa ako sa nagamit,” he said.
“Pasensya ka na, sana kung balang araw magkita tayo, kung papaunlakan ng pangulo ng republika ng Pilipinas na personal akong humarap sa kanya, mas ikakalugod ng dibdib ko na personal kaming magkita at personal akong makahingi ng tawad sa kanya at sa pamilya niya,” he added.
Earlier, Advincula said that all of the five videos featuring him were lies perpetrated by the Liberal Party and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. He also revealed a plot to oust Duterte, called Project Sodoma. (Editor: Jonathan P. Vicente)
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