President Rodrigo Duterte claimed Senator Antonio Trillanes and the candidates of Otso Diretso were behind the production of the recently uploaded controversial ‘Ang Totoong Narco-list’ videos.
During the “miting de avance” of Hugpong ng Pagbabago-Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod in Davao City on Friday night, Duterte said it was the outspoken senator who masterminded the production of the videos, which accused the first family of getting drug payoffs.
The President claimed the Magdalo Group and the opposition senatorial slate Otso Diretso were also involved in the videos which featured “Bikoy,” a hooded figure.
“Yung Bikoy, Magdalo ‘yan at Otso Diretso, produced by Senator Trillanes,” the President said in the Bisaya language, the lingua franca of Cebuanos in the Visayas and Mindanao.
“Bikoy” is a soldier because his voice sounds like a soldier who is allied with Trillanes, the President said, without getting into details how a soldier speaks differently from a non-soldier.
The “Ang Totoong Narco-list” 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 former aide Christopher “Bong” Go, the last running for a senatorial post.
A certain Peter Joemel Advincula later went public and introduced himself as Bikoy.
Advincula surfaced days after the arrest of Rodel Jayme, who admitted to creating a website that hosted the ''Totoong Narco-li'' videos
Jayme said two supporters of the opposition Liberal Party tapped him to create the website
, which it denied.
The government filed inciting to sedition raps against Bikoy
for releasing the video.
Advincula said he had no links to any political party or the LP-backed Otso Diretso lineup.
“I have no connection to any candidate, especially the candidates of Otso Diretso, or any political party,” Advicula said.
He also denied knowing Jayme, as well as any media personality or institution recently tagged by Malacañang of planning to overthrow the government.