Evidence belies plot vs gov’t — Trillanes

Antonio Trillanes IV

SENATOR Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV yesterday presented documents and videos to debunk Peter Joemel Advincula’s claim of a plan to oust President Rodrigo Duterte.

During a press conference, Trillanes bared Advicula’s alleged text messages to members of a religious group he supposedly approached for sanctuary last year.’

The senator also presented video footage showing “Bikoy” making allegations against certain people.

In one of the text messages, Advincula said: “Padre kunan mo na aku ng video para may marecord ka ng testimonya ko! Yung sa maghintay kaya ko yun  padre! Pero yung sisihin palagi aku yun ang d ko kaya padre! Planu ko ng tapusin ang buhay! Ang sakit sakit na ng ulo ko!”

In another text message Advincula is asking for money for house rental and transportation cost.

The outgoing senator said that the text messages showed that the alleged “Bikoy” volunteered his information to a religious group and that there was no plot against the government.

“Makikita nyo yung tema ha, sya yung nangungulit dun sa mga nagkukupkop sa kanya. Kabaligtaran yan dun sa kanyang alegasyon na ito ay sinusubo sa kanya na sya ay parang robot na sinususian lang, so baligtad,” the senator said.

“Wala kang makikitang ouster plot dyan. Wala kang makikitang sinusubuan sya ng script nang kung sino man,” he added.

Trillanes also insisted that the video proved that Advincula’s statements were not scripted.

“Nakita nyo ba na may script? Nakita nyo ba na dinidiktahan sya ng kung sino? Sya yun. Yung mga allegation nya nangaggaling sa kanya with feelings pa,” Trillanes said after showing the video.

Evidence welcome

The evidence against Advincula alias ‘Bikoy’  presented by opposition Senator Trillanes is welcome to the Philippine National Police.

According to PNP spokesman Colonel Bernard M. Banac, they welcome all additional evidence that will be presented in the course of the ongoing investigation into Advincula’s claim by the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group.

Banac aid the public must bear in mind that PNP-CIDG investigators are validating all pieces of evidence and claims made by Advincula in his sworn statement.

“Malalaman pa natin kung siya ay suspect or witness. Hindi pa siya off the hook,” he said in referring to the man who confessed he was the real ‘Bikoy’ behind the series of anti-Duterte videos released before the May 13 national and local elections.

With Alfred Dalizon