(Eagle News)—A man who claims to be the “Bikoy” who accused members of President Rodrigo Duterte’s family and former Special Assistant to the President Bong Go of being engaged in the illegal drug trade surfaced on Monday, May 6.
In a press conference at the Integrated Bar of the Philippines headquarters, Peter Joemel Advincula said he was the yellow-hooded narrator in thre “Ang Totoong Narco-list” videos that surfaced online.
He stood by the allegations in the video, claiming that he himself scanned a “code” in Go’s “dragon tattoo” in the back that was alleged proof he was a member of an international crime syndicate.
He said presidential son Paolo Duterte had the same tattoo.
According to Advincula, he did not know Rodel Jayme, the alleged administrator of the Metro Balita site that helped disseminate the videos, and who was ordered indicted for inciting to sedition.
He said he did not have links to the personalities who figured in President Duterte’s ouster plot matrix.
“Gusto kong linawin na wala akong kaugnayan sa kahit kaninong kandidato, lalo na sa mga kandidato ng Otso Diretso, o political party,” Advincula said.
He said he was willing to share what he supposedly knew in a Senate probe.
Advincula’s appearance came days after Jayme was arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation.
The NBI had said an analysis of Jayme’s devices showed he had conversations with a certain Maru Nguyen.
The NBI added a certain “Filmore,” an alleged member of Magdalo, also figured in the conversations.
Senator Antonio Trillanes who has links to the Magdalo group has issued a statement urging Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra to instead focus on the allegations made by “Bikoy,” and dismissed Col. Eduardo Acierto.
Acierto, who was dismissed from the police service for his alleged role in the sale of AK-47s to New People’s Army rebels, for his part, has accused Duterte of defending Michael Yang, an alleged player in the illegal drug trade.