THE Department of Justice has declared the estafa case filed against Peter Joemel Advincula alias “Bikoy submitted for resolution.
This was after Advincula snubbed anew the DOJ’S preliminary investigation into the estafa case filed against him over a botched beauty pageant in Albay.
Complainant Arven Valmores, president & CEO of Ardeur World Marketing (center), appeared during the hearing. He was represented by former Bureau of Corrections head Benjamin delos Santos and Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency Deputy Director General Ruel Lasala.
In his complaint filed last May 10, Valmores said Advincula did not attend the pageant held on Aug. 11, 2018 after using the corporate name and logo of Valmores’ business—without his consent—for promotion.
Valmores added 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 the illegal drug trade in the country.