Department of Justice summons whistleblower ‘Bikoy’

May 24, 2019

THE Department of Justice has summoned Peter Joemel Advincula alias “Bikoy” over a new estafa complaint filed against him by an Albay-based businessman.

Assistant State Prosecutor Herbert Calvin Abugan ordered Advincula to appear before the DoJ and answer the complaint filed by Arven Valmores of Ardeur World Marketing over a beauty pageant organized by the respondent last year.

The investigating prosecutor set the hearings on May 28 and June 4 at 11 a.m.

In his complaint filed last May 10, Valmores said that Advincula did not appear at the pageant held on Aug. 11, 2018 after using the corporate name and logo of Valmores’ business—without his consent—for promotion.

He said the respondent “became unreachable thereby leaving all the members of the production staff unpaid.”

The complainant said he had to shell out P304,422 to cover the expenses of the pageant as the production staff and pageant winners sought redress.

Advincula surfaced last May 6 to claim that he was the Bikoy in the videos that accused several members of presidential family of links to illegal drug trade in the country.

But just the other day, Advincula turned himself in to the Philippine National Police and recanted his statements against the Duterte family.