MANILA – Self-confessed “Bikoy” Peter Joemel Advincula made a 360 turn to his statements as he tagged Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV and the Liberal Party (LP) as culprits behind video tagging President Rodrigo Duterte, his family and friends on illegal drug trade.
Advincula on Thursday said all of his previous allegations were lies and were orchestrated by Trillanes, Vice President Leni Robredo and LP members Leila de Lima and Sen. Risa Hontiveros.
“Ito ay pawang orchestrated lamang ng Liberal Party. Lahat ng nangyari sa ‘Ang Totoong Narcolist’ video episode 1 to video episode 5, lahat iyun pawang scripted, lahat iyun pawang kasinungalingan,” Advincula said.
He added the video series were attempts to discredit administration candidates, including former special assistant to the president and now Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go.
“May plano ‘yung kabilang kampo, ‘magpaputok ng issue para ma-divert ‘yung attention ng tao, papataas nang papataas ang ratings ng administration candidates samantalang walang pumapasok particularly sa ‘Otso Diretso’ candidates,” he said.
“At ito nga ‘yung paputok nong kay Bikoy, para ma-discredit si senator-elect Bong Go,” he added.
“Pero wala talagang dragon tattoo si Bong Go sa likod, si Paolo naman, hindi ko alam kung dragon tattoo ang nasa likod niya,” Advincula said referring to presidential son Paolo Duterte.
He added the opposition wanted to unseat Duterte and replace him with Robredo while Trillanes is to be appointed as his vice president in what was called “Project Sodoma.”
“Ilang beses kaming nagpupulong, nagpaplano, upang isakatuparan ang Project Sodoma. Ang Project Sodoma ay isang proyekto para pabagsakin si Presidente Duterte at ang maka-upo sa posisyon si Vice President Leni Robredo,” Advincula said.
Advincula said those behind the videos promised to give him P500,000, a government post and absolute pardon in exchange of being featured in the “narcolist” videos but he was not paid and could not reach his contacts.
He was forced to surface as he feared for his life as the opposition supposedly had no use for him after the whole ‘Otso Diretso’ senatorial slate lost in the 2019 midterm elections.
“Hindi ko ho kaya na panindigan ‘yung mga scripted lang ng kwento na ngayong talo na ‘yung mga kandidato nila nararamdaman ko unti-unti na akong nilalaglag, at ang kinakatakutan ko ay baka sila pa ang mag-eliminate sa akin kalaunan dahil wala na akong silbi,” he said.
“Bikoy,” in the “Totoong Narcolist” videos claimed drug money was funneled into the bank accounts of Duterte’s son former Davao City vice mayor Paolo Duterte, his son-in-law Atty. Manases Carpio, and Go.
Advincula turned himself in to the northern police district on Wednesday and was turned over to the Philippine National Police headquarters at Camp Crame. He will soon be turned over to Baguio, where he faced a number of estafa case. /PN