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Trillanes: Many cases being lined up vs  ‘Bikoy’

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 09:13 AM June 11, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Outgoing  Senator  Antonio Trillanes IV  is lining up  many  lawsuits against Peter Joemel Advincula,after the  latter  dragged him in an alleged ouster plot against the President.

Advincula claimed to  be “Bikoy,” the hooded man in the so-called “Ang Totoong Narcolist” videos that linked  President Rodrigo Duterte’s relatives and allies to the illegal drug trade.

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He, however, recanted his allegations  and  said  the Liberal Party and other opposition members, including Trillanes, were  behind the videos.

Asked over ABS-CBN News Channel on Tuesday if he would go after Advincula , Trillanes said: “Most definitely. There are so many cases being lined up  against this fellow but  what we need to do first is to demolish his credibility because  he’s not telling the truth.”

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Trillanes said Advincula is liable for perjury for executing three  different  affidavits.

Advincula’s first affidavit  was supposedly executed in 2016  when he also accused  former President Benigno C. Aquino III and some his allies  of being involved in illegal drugs.

Trillanes said Advincula likewise issued a signed sworn statement when  he first surfaced last May 6 and claimed  to be “Bikoy” in the  videos.

READ: ‘Bikoy’ unmasks himself

And the third affidavit, he said, was the one being presented by the  Philippine National Police after Advincula recanted  his allegations.

“And that makes him liable for perjury because these notarized affidavits are legally binding and this Bikoy character will not stand in court. It’s very easy to debunk his claims,”  Trillanes said.

Trillanes though earlier admitted being approached  by Advincula but said  the latter did not pass their vetting process.  (Editor: Gilbert S. Gaviola)

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READ: Trillanes admits ‘Bikoy’ approached him last year

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