Seek help at National Center for Mental Health, not Integrated Bar of the Philippines.

LEADING senatorial candidate and former special assistant to the president Christopher ‘Bong’ Go advised a man claiming to be ‘Bikoy’ who is behind a series of videos linking him and the family of President Rodrigo Duterte to illegal drugs would have been better off seeking help from the National Center for Mental Health (NCMH) instead of going to the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.

“Alam nyo po, nagkamali si Bikoy ng kanyang pinuntahan.  Hindi sya 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,” Go said in a media interview in Laguna the other day.

A certain Peter Joemel Advincula, who had a record as a fraudster and even served prison time for fraud, went to the IBP office in Pasig City on Monday to seek legal assistance claiming he is ‘Bikoy’ in the series of videos entitled, ‘Ang Totoong Narcolist.’

Advincula added he decided to surface because he has a threat on his life after the video went viral on social media where it was alleged that Go, presidential son Paolo Duterte and Paolo’s brother in law Atty. Mans Carpio were involved in the illegal drug trade.

“Sinagot ko na yan noon. Sabi ko, meron sa aking likod na PSNBB: pimples, stretchmark, nunal, balat, bilbil.

“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,” Bong Go insisted.

“Bikoy, gaya ng ipinangako namin ni Pangulong Duterte, ipagpapatuloy namin ang kampanya laban sa iligal na droga, korapsyon at kriminalidad,” Go said, in a direct address to his latest accuser.

“Tuloy-tuloy po ang aming kampanya. At masagasaan man ang sinong masamang masagasaan.  Iyan ang pangako namin sa mga Pilipino.”

Go added the accusation is just “black propaganda” as it came out less than a week before the elections when surveys indicate he would even emerge on top.
 
“Black propaganda. Malicious. Panahon ng election.  Kanya-kanyang siraan,” Go added.

The former special assistant to the President also said that if voters believe Advincula’s allegations, they should instead vote to the ‘Otso Diretso’ candidates of the past administration when the country’s drug problem was at its worst.

“Ngayon, kung naniniwala po kayo sa amin ni Pangulong Duterte, sa mga ipinaglalaban namin, iboto nyo ako. Maraming salamat po,” Go added.