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PNP says 'Bikoy' videos may be part of destabilization plot

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief Oscar Albayalde said on Monday, April 22, that there is a possibility that the videos made by a certain “Bikoy” are part of the destabilization plot against the administration.

“Well, as of this time, we don't have specific evidence on that. There is a possibility. It's because the tirades are very personal, it is directly aimed at the President and his administration so there is a possibility. We are not discounting the fact that there is a destablization plot and these are all being investigated. We are determining who is behind these,” Albayalde said in a press briefing in Camp Carme.

In several videos uploaded on social media sites, “Bikoy” tagged Duterte’s son Paolo, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte's husband Mans Carpio and former special assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go as among the top leaders of their drug syndicate.

Citing alleged bank documents, he also said Veronica, Duterte’s youngest daughter, and her mother Honeylet Avanceña were among the “beneficiaries” of their drug money. "Bikoy" claims to be a former member of the syndicate and his job was allegedly to keep transaction records.

“I'm sure it is not only Bikoy. There is somebody working behind him because what Bikoy says is all scripted. I am sure there is somebody financing this. I'm just not sure how big is the financial support,” said Albayalde.

Albayalde said they have yet to receive a formal complaint against Bikoy’s videos but they have tapped the PNP's Anti-Cybercrime Group to lead the probe.

“Based from the latest feedback coming from the ACG, they are yet to establish Bikoy's identity because he is using a false account. As of this time, they are still determining who really is Bikoy and who is behind all these demolition job videos on Youtube,” he said.

The PNP chief said the people behind the said libelous videos may be held liable for cyber libel. (SunStar Philippines)


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