Albayalde on sedition case vs Robredo: It’s all up to the court
MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde said it is up to the court to decide on the credibility of the sedition complaint filed by PNP’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) against Vice President Leni Robredo and 35 other individuals.
“Well, yung sa amin yung pag-file ng kaso the CIDG based on the evidence [that] what was provided ang sinasabi nila credibility ni Bikoy, it is up to the court to decide,” Albayalde told reporters in a command post along Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City on Monday.
Albayalde was reacting to the filing of sedition and other complaints by the PNP-CIDG against Robredo and opposition members over their alleged link to the “Ang Totoong Narcolist” videos which tagged the family and allies of President Duterte to the illegal drugs trade.
Albayalde said the PNP unit filed the case because of the “possibility of the commission of crime.”
“Sa amin yung possibility of the commission of the crime but with the credibility, it is up to the court,” he said.
When asked to comment on critics calling the case a form of “judicial harassment,” Albayalde said he will leave it up to the executive department.
Peter Joemel Advincula, who claims he is “Bikoy” in the six-part video series, was one of the respondents who sued Robredo, lawyers, members of Otso Diretso senatorial slate and Church members.
Advincula previously said in his testimony that the video is a part of “Project Sodoma” which seeks to discredit the President and destabilize the government. /gsg
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