MANILA, Philippines – Incoming Davao City Representative Paolo “Pulong” Duterte is calling for an investigation on the latest claims of Peter Joemel Advincula that the Liberal Party and Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV were behind the narcolist videos.
Advincula claims he is the “Bikoy” in the series of videos that linked President Rodrigo Duterte’s immediate family into the illegal drug trade.
“From the very start, it was clear that the Bikoy videos were fabricated with a narrative taken straight from the playbook of people whose desire is to destroy our name and our reputation,” Duterte said in a statement on Thursday.
“All the lies presented were also meant to crush the trust of the Filipino people in the authorities and inspire public disgust against the government — truly the handiwork of people who want to undermine the Duterte administration,” he added.
He reiterated his earlier remarks that Trillanes was behind the videos and said an investigation was needed.
“Without a doubt, as I have said before, Senator Antonio Trillanes was behind it. And now that many names have also surfaced, to include Sen. Risa Hontiveros and several lawyers, I believe a proper investigation is in order,” he said.
Advincula surrendered on Thursday and claimed that the narcolist videos were “orchestrated” by the LP and Trillanes. (Editor: Mike U. Frialde)
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