LOOK: Trillanes says ‘Bikoy’ claims of oust plot proven to be all lies
MANILA, Philippines — Outgoing Senator Antonio Trillanes IV debunked the allegations of Peter Joemel Advincula, linking the President’s relatives and allies to the illegal drug trade, saying these were proven to be all lies.
Trillanes presented screenshots of text messages supposedly between Advincula and a priest some time in August 2018 at a press conference at the Senate on Tuesday.
“Yung mga alegasyon ni Bikoy na meron daw ouster plot, meron daw script na ginagawa para siraan itong Duterte adminsitration. So, ipapakita ko ngayon na hindi po totoo yan, wala pong ouster plot at lahat nung mga inilabas ni Bikoy dun sa kanyang mga videos ay galing sa kanya,” Trillanes said.
Advincula earlier claimed to be the hooded narrator named “Bikoy” in the so-called “Ang Totoong Narcolist” videos, which detailed the alleged involvement of President Rodrigo Duterte’s relatives and allies to the illegal drug trade.
But Advincula recanted his claims and pointed to Trillanes and other members of the opposition of orchestrating the allegations.
The text messages, which Trillanes said were from religious people who took Advincula in when he sought for sanctuary, showed Advincula supposedly pestering a certain “Padre” about a “testimony” he wants to release against certain people.
“Padre kumikilos na kalaban natin para idescredit aku! at pahinain testimonya na ilalabas ko! padre baka maunahan po tayu!” he added.
Another message read: “Padre kunan mo na aku ng video para may marecord ka ng testimonya ko! Yung sa maghintay kaya ko yun padre! Pero yung sisihin palagi aku yun ang d ko kaya padre! Planu ko ng tapusin ang buhay! Ang sakit sakit na ng ulo ko!”
Noting the series of texts Advincula allegedly sent to a priest, Trillanes pointed out that the said messages contradict the former’s earlier statement that he was promised money in exchange for being featured in the “Ang Totoong Narcolist” videos.
“Nakikita niyo yung tema, siya yung nangungulit sa mga kumukupkop sakanya. Kabalikataran yan dun sa kanyang alegasyon na ito ay isinusubo sakanya, an siya ay parang robot na sinususian lang, so baliktad,” Trillanes said. (Editor: Jonathan P. Vicente)