By Jeffrey Damicog, Jel Santos, and Jhon Aldrin Casinas
Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Monday vowed that the Duterte administration’s war on illegal drugs, corruption, and all forms of criminality will continue despite the allegations of a man claiming to be “Bikoy” that he and the family of President Duterte are linked to the prohibited substance.
“Bikoy, gaya ng ipinangako namin ni Pangulong Duterte, ipagpapatuloy namin ang kampanya laban sa iligal na droga, korapsyon, at kriminalidad. Tuloy-tuloy po ang aming kampanya. At masagasaan man ang sinong masamang masagasaan. Iyan ang pangako namin sa mga Pilipino (Bikoy, as President Duterte and I promised the campaign against illegal drugs, corruption, and all forms of criminality will continue. The campaign will continue no matter who gets hurt as this our commitment to the Filipino people),” Go said shortly after Peter Joemel Advincula, who claimed to be “Bikoy,” surfaced Monday at the Integrated Bar of the Philippine (IBP) office to seek help.
Advincula, who admitted having been imprisoned for four years over an estafa case in 2012, said he is willing to testify before the Senate.
“Handa po ako humarap sa ano mang imbestigasyon ng Senado upang patotohanan ang lahat ng inilabas ko sa video serye (I am ready to face a Senate investigation to prove that what I revealed in the video are true),” Advincula said in a statement he read during a press conference at the IBP office. Advincula was referring to the “Ang Totoong Narcolist” video series which became viral online.
Go said Bikoy must have approached the wrong place, saying he should have visited the mental hospital. He did not elaborate.
“Alam nyo po, nagkamali si Bikoy ng kanyang pinuntahan. Hindi siya dapat pumunta sa IBP. Huwag kayong mag-alala. Proteksyunan naman kayo ng gobyerno. Pero dapat muna sya, sa tingin ko, dapat magpa-admit muna sya sa mental hospital. Dapat mauna muna syang pumunta doon (He went to the wrong place. He should not have gone to the IBP. But he should not worry, the government will protect him but he should first visit the mental hospital),” Go said.
Advincula claims to be a former member of a syndicate and has personal knowledge of the allegations he made.
“At sa tulong ng ibang mga dating kasama ko sa sindikato na gusto na ding lumabas, pinasa sa akin ang iba’t ibang dokumentong nakita nyo sa video (With the help of my friends companions from the drug syndicate, I was handed documents which was shown in the videos),” said Advincula who assured he is not affiliated with any political party.
Advincula said he was prompted to surface due to threats against his life and the continued threats posed by illegal drugs against families.
“Panahon na upang puksain ang pamamayagpag ng sindikatong ito (It’s time to stop the prevalence of this syndicate),” he stated.
He recounted that he first worked as a marketing executive for multilevel marketing which operates in the Bicol region.
Advincula said that in 2010 his boss assigned him to work as control man of the radio base and closed-circuit television (CCTV) operations of the underground facilities of the Quadrangle drug syndicate in Misibis Bay.
But the management of the Misibis Bay Resort in Cagaray Island, Albay, in a statement, said Bikoy’s allegations against the resort is baseless.
“Misibis Bay is a first-class family-oriented resort. It has never been used as headquarters nor front of any kind of illicit trade. Even claims that the resort allegedly uses one of its basements
As drug laboratory is false, the company stressed.
Bikoy said he was later transferred to the transmitting and facilitating team which handled the monthly “tara,” an internal document of the syndicate that lists the monthly allocations of the principles of the syndicate.
“Bahagi po ng gawain ng aming team ay ang pag-scan ng mga codes na nakaukit sa tattoo ng mga senior members ng sindikato tulad nina Paolo Duterte at Bong Go. Pinapadala ito sa financial controller ng sindikato na naka-base sa Hongkong upang ma-validate ang mga transaksyon (It was the job of our team to scan the codes in the tattoos of the syndicate’s senior members, presidential son Paolo Duterte and Bong Go. This is sent to the syndicate’s financial controller based in Hong Kong to validate the transactions),” Bikoy alleged.
“Ilan beses din na ako mismo ang nag-iiscan ng code sa tattoo ni Bong Go, kaya tinitiyak ko po sa inyo na may dragon tattoo siya pati na rin si Paolo Duterte (How many time had I scanned the tattoos of Bong Go and Paolo Duterte. That’s why I’m certain they have dragon tattoos),” Bikoy added.
“Sinagot ko na yan noon. Sabi ko, meron sa aking likod na PSNBB: pimples, stretchmark, nunal, balat, bilbil (I already answered that before. As I had said, I have PSNBB tattoo marks: pimples, stretchmark, mole, skin, waist fat),” Go said
“May sinabi sya noon na kapag ipinakita ko ang aking likod, ay titigil na sya. Hinubad ko na at ipinakita ang aking likod. Wala kayong nakitang tattoo. Palagay ko, gusto naman nyang makita ang aking bilbil… Kung gusto nyong makita uli, pwede kong namang ipakita muli. Gusto nyo (Before, he promised to stop if I show my back. I had already displayed by back and no tattoo marks were seen. Maybe, he wants to see my waist fat this time. But if he wants to see my back again, then I can show it),” Go said.