Alejano slams ‘duplicity, double standard’ of Palace over ‘Bikoy’
MANILA, Philippines — Outgoing Magdalo Party-list Rep. Gary Alejano on Saturday slammed Malacañang for having “double standards” on the issue about Peter Joemel Advincula, who claims to be the “Bikoy” in the “Ang Totoong Narcolist” videos.
“Kita mo yung duplicity nila, yung double standard na pag tinatamaan sila, sinungaling na. Pagka-opposition, credible na,” Alejano said in a media forum in Quezon City.
[You can see their duplicity, their double standard in that if it’s them getting it, the guy is lying, but when it’s the opposition getting hit, he’s credible.]
Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said that Advincula would have to submit a “sworn statement” to prove his claim that the opposition Liberal Party and Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV were behind the narcolist videos.
Advincula earlier claimed that the Duterte family was in the illegal drug trade, which made Panelo question his credibility.
“Ako nga, consistent ako sa panawagan ko na nung una na dalawa lang yung pwedeng sitwasyon dyan kay ‘Bikoy’ sa videos. One is gawa-gawa lang ‘yan, sinungaling siya, kasuhan siya,” Alejano said. “Pangalawa, totoo sinasabi niya. Kaya hindi rin pwedeng isantabi yung mga sinasabi niya. Yung mga documents kasi may mga detalye eh. Verifiable eh. Yun ang aking stand.”
[I have been consistent in my call that there are just two situations regarding the Bikoy videos. One is that it’s all made up, that he’s a liar, that he should be charged. Second, he’s telling the truth. So we can’t set aside what he’s saying. The documents have details. They’re verifiable. That’s my stand.]
“Ngayon na lumabas na siya, eh sabing hindi daw totoo lahat ng sinasabi niya, ano yung paniniwalaan natin?” he added.
[Now that’s surfaced, saying that everything he said wasn’t true, what will we believe now?]
“Ang nakikita ko na nga lang dito ay ginagawa nila lahat ng kalokohan, yung sagad na, para wala ka nang maibatikos sa kanila eh. Dahil todo na eh, sinasanay na lang tayo na ganoon talaga sila,” Alejano added, referring to Malacañang.
[What I see here is that they’re doing all sorts of mischief, all out, so that the criticisms against them would disappear. They’ve gone all out. They’re getting us accustomed to the situation that that’s what they really are.]
(Editor: Alexander T. Magno)
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