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PNP urges Trillanes to share info on Bikoy


By Aaron Recuenco

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has urged Sen. Antonio Trillanes to cooperate in the investigation that it is conducting on Peter Joemel Advincula, the alleged hooded man in the five-part video series ‘Ang Totoong Narcolist’.

PNP chief, Director General Oscar Albayalde (center) (KEVIN ESPIRITU / MANILA BULLETIN)

PNP chief, Director General Oscar Albayalde (center) 

PNP chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde said that Trillanes could provide information that could shed light on the credibility of Advincula.

“It will be helpful if he would share what he has on Bikoy. That will be part of our balanced investigation,” said Albayalde.

Advincula, in his video series, tagged some members of the First Family, senator-elect Christopher ‘Bong’ Go, and some politicians in the illegal drugs trade.

But a days after he disclosed his identity, Advincula recanted his statement and tagged Trillanes and some members of the Liberal Party as behind the alleged plot to discredit President Duterte.

A background check revealed that Advincula has been selling information to pin down several political personalities.

In 2016, Advincula allegedly offered Sen. Tito Sotto information linking then President Aquino in the illegal drugs trade.

“As what has been warned before, not all revelation of Bikoy must be believed because he has this reputation of concocting stories,” said Albayalde.

“That’s why we have to be balanced in everything, in the conduct of the investigation,” he added.

Trillanes earlier came up with an expose against Bikoy, to belie the latter’s statement that his earlier revelation linking Duterte allies to illegal drugs trade is scripted and prepared by the group of Trillanes.

“That’s why we are asking him (Trillanes) to share what he knows,” said Albayalde.

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