(Eagle News) — Senator Antonio Trillanes on Tuesday, June 11, presented what he said was evidence that proves he had nothing to do with an ouster plot against President Rodrigo Duterte.
In a press conference, Trillanes showed a video and what he said was an exchange between Peter Joemel Advincula, the man who claims to be “Bikoy” in the “Ang Totoong Narco-list” videos, and the people who gave him sanctuary.
One of the text messages showed Advincula told one of the men he would continue with his expose even if Trillanes did not help him.
“Siya yung nangungulit sa mga nagkukupkop sa kaniya. Kabaligtaran na ito ay sinusubo sa kaniya na parang siya ay robot na sinususian,” he said.
Advincula, who claimed to be the yellow-hooded character in the videos implicating Duterte’s family and some of his allies in the illegal drug trade, first surfaced at the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, where he stood by his allegations against the presidential family.
In May, Advincula surrendered to the police following the issuance of a warrant against him for illegal recruitment and estafa.
He held a press conference in which he retracted his allegations against Duterte and his group, saying it was Trillanes and other opposition figures, including the Liberal Party, who were behind the videos.
The LP has denied the allegations. With a report from Meanne Corvera