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Bishops pray for sedition accusers: 'May they meet the God of all Truths'

Sep 08, 2019 - 10:53 AM

'We will not be discouraged,' say the 4 bishops who vowed to continue serving their flock despite the sedition complaint filed against them

THE POWER OF PRAYER. The 4 bishops facing a sedition complaint release a fraternal message praying for their accusers.

FLAG demands P5M damages in sedition countercharge vs CIDG

Sep 06, 2019 - 5:19 PM

Chel Diokno, Erin Tañada, and Ted Te file a perjury countercharge against the CIDG officer who filed the sedition complaint. Te admits to meeting to Bikoy who wanted a legal consult.

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[PODCAST] Inciting to sedition sa ilalim ni Duterte

Sep 05, 2019 - 9:17 PM

Ano ang implikasyon ng inciting to sedition complaint sa demokrasya sa Pilipinas? Alamin sa talakayan nina police reporter Rambo Talabong, justice reporter Lian Buan, at researcher-writer Jodesz Gavilan.

Rappler Talk: FLAG lawyer Jun Viterbo on navigating sedition case vs opposition

Sep 03, 2019 - 2:15 PM

On Tuesday, September 3, Rappler editor at large Marites Vitug sits down with FLAG lawyer Jun Viterbo to discuss the complaint against key members of the opposition

DOJ: OSG can continue part in sedition probe

Aug 30, 2019 - 12:28 PM

The prosecution panel says 'it is not within its powers to disqualify OSG from representing CIDG in these proceedings'

SEDITION COMPLAINT. Respondents attend the first hearing on August 9, 2019, at the Department of Justice over the inciting to sedition complaint filed against opposition leaders by Peter Joemel Advincula aka Biko. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

In counter-affidavit, Robredo denies being in Ateneo meeting vs Duterte

Aug 29, 2019 - 7:17 PM

The Vice President also provides the Department of Justice photos and other documentation of her official events in Bulacan on March 4 – the date Peter Joemel Advincula claimed she was in Ateneo for an 'oust Duterte' meeting

Vice President Leni Robredo filed her counter-affidavit for the sedition case filed against her on Thursday, August 29, 2019, at the Department of Justice in Manila. VP Leni signed her counter-affidavit and swore under oath before DOJ Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Olivia Torrevillas. (Photo by Charlie Villegas / OVP)

Newsbreak Chats: The GCTA law, Cardema, Bikoy, and how laws can be twisted

Aug 29, 2019 - 4:16 PM

On Thursday, August 29, the Newsbreak team sits down to discuss and analyze how some political personalities have tried to trifle with the law

Bicol tycoon in old Bikoy accusations hosts Duterte in power plant inauguration

Aug 22, 2019 - 9:48 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte is guest of honor at the opening of a power plant owned by Zaldy Co, the businessman mentioned in Peter Advincula's retracted allegations about a drug syndicate

Calida: Bikoy's Narcolist videos published using Ateneo server

Aug 20, 2019 - 5:00 PM

'Could Advincula stage the grand scheme Project Sodoma all by himself?' says the solicitor general

BIKOY CASE. Peter Joemel Advincula alias Bikoy at the DOJ hearing on the inciting to sedition complaint filed against opposition leaders. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bishop David says he refused Bikoy's request for church sanctuary

Aug 16, 2019 - 8:35 PM

'I whispered to [Fr Alejo] to better check first on the veracity of the man's story who came and left as a total stranger to me,' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David

SEDITION COMPLAINT. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David denies having any viable link to Peter Joemel Advincula, alias Bikoy, who is accusing him and 35 others of inciting to sedition. File photo by Gerard Carreon/Rappler

Villegas denies Bikoy links, but admits meeting him once

Aug 15, 2019 - 4:43 PM

The date that Villegas mentions is different from what Bikoy states in his affidavit. The meeting, he says, is part of his 'priestly ministry to give solace to those who are suffering.'

SEDITION COMPLAINT. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas denies having any viable link to Peter Joemel Advincula alias Bikoy who is accusing him and 35 others of inciting to sedition against the Duterte government. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Kumakahol ang mga tuta sa naghihingalong demokrasya

Aug 12, 2019 - 1:13 PM

The howling of the dogs reverberate in the corridors of power as darkness descends on democracy

Bikoy vs Bikoy: The biggest flip-flops of the government's star witness

Aug 12, 2019 - 9:54 AM

Peter Joemel Advincula, the man known as Bikoy, has told many versions of a sensational tale about drugs and the country’s most powerful

Meet the lawyers fighting Bikoy's sedition complaint

Aug 10, 2019 - 7:19 PM

Marlon Manuel, Rene Saguisag, Arno Sanidad, Filibon Tacardon, Christian Monsod, Rey Robles have done public interest lawyering

SEDITION COMPLAINT. The country's noted lawyers Neri Colmenares, Florin Hilbay, Erin Tañada, Rene Saguisag, Chel Diokno and Edre Olalia are present during the DOJ's first hearing on the inciting to sedition coplaint against the opposition on August 9, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bikoy applies for state protection

Aug 05, 2019 - 3:29 PM

'My life and the life of my family... is at risk,' says Peter Joemel Advincula

WITNESS PROTECTION. Peter Joemel Advincula meets with his lawyer Larry Gadon before his application to be under the Witness Protection Program (WPP) is passed to the DOJ on August 5, 2019. Photo courtesy of Larry Gadon

Bikoy posts P10,000 bail for cyberlibel, walks free again

Jul 31, 2019 - 5:52 PM

Advincula faces a cyber libel complaint filed against him by Bicolano tycoon Elizaldy Co

CYBERLIBEL. Peter Joemel Advincula alias Bikoy faces a cyberlibel complaint pending before a Legazpi City, Albay court. Photo courtesy of Larry Gadon

Bikoy surrenders again to PNP

Jul 29, 2019 - 7:57 PM

Peter Joemel Advincula is wanted in Legazpi City, Albay, for cyber libel

ANOTHER SURRENDER. Peter Joemel Advincula aka "Bikoy" speaks during a press conference held at Camp Crame in Quezon City on 23 May 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Robredo on Bikoy complaint: Calida trying to oust me for Bongbong Marcos

Jul 28, 2019 - 4:55 PM

'Alam na talagang talo na sa protesta kaya naghahanap na naman ng ibang paraan.… Hanggang sa pagsisinungaling, gagawin,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

BIKOY COMPLAINT. Vice President Leni Robredo says the inciting to sedition complaint against her over the Bikoy videos is another tactic to remove her from office. Photo by the Office of the Vice President

Cubao diocese refutes sedition claims: 'Bishop Ongtioco never met Bikoy'

Jul 27, 2019 - 10:13 PM

'It is...beyond belief that a case like sedition should be filed based on Bikoy's testimony, whose credibility is questionable,' says Fr Steven Zabala, vicar general of the Diocese of Cubao

SOLIDARITY MASS. Fr Steven Zabala presides a solidarity mass in support of Cubao Bishop Honesto Ongtioco, after the Church leader was tagged in the sedition complaint over Bikoy's viral 'narcolist' video. Screengrab from the Diocese of Cubao Facebook page

Robredo 'ready to face trumped up charges' in sedition complaint

Jul 25, 2019 - 12:10 PM

'This is clearly politically motivated,' says the Vice President's spokesperson Barry Gutierrez of the sedition complaint

READY. Vice President Leni Robredo faces the media at the Quezon City Reception House on May 23, 2019, to debunk the allegations made by Peter Joemel Advincula alias Bikoy. File photo by OVP

DOJ starts probe into Robredo, LP lawmakers in Bikoy complaint August 9

Jul 24, 2019 - 6:48 PM

(UPDATED) 'I assure everyone of utmost fairness in the resolution of this case. The evidence, or the lack of it, will speak for itself,' says Justice Secretary Guevarra

Bikoy links: IBP mulls disclosing press con details to authorities

Jul 23, 2019 - 7:24 PM

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines' current and former presidents are included in the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group's inciting to sedition complaint over the Bikoy videos

BIKOY PRESSCON. Newly-sworn IBP national president Domingo "Egon" Cayosa says they are studying the legality of whether authorities can look into the circumstances of the controversial Bikoy press conference inside IBP. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Robredo hits sedition allegations: 'Nakakatawa talaga'

Jul 21, 2019 - 1:46 PM

'Hindi ba sila nag-verify, para hindi naman sila napapahiya?' Vice President Leni Robredo asks

'LAUGHABLE' CHARGES. Vice President Leni Robredo hits sedition allegations filed against her as 'laughable,' saying the accusations against her were far-fetched and easily verifiable. Photo by OVP

CIDG sues Robredo, LP, bishops for sedition over Bikoy videos

Jul 18, 2019 - 6:08 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra immediately forms a panel to investigate the complaint

BIKOY VIDEOS. Vice President Leni Robredo is included in the 36 respondents of a CIDG complaint for inciting to sedition over the viral Bikoy videos. OVP Photo

'Bikoy' no longer under PNP protection

Jun 25, 2019 - 12:44 PM

The Philippine National Police, however, maintains contact with Peter Joemel Advincula whom it had earlier described as an 'information peddler'

NOW OUT. Before he was released by the PNP, Peter Joemel Advincula stayed under the protection of the CIDG in Camp Crame. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Trillanes bares Bikoy texts disputing ouster plot claims

Jun 11, 2019 - 6:54 PM

The texts show Peter Joemel Advincula, the flip-flopping Bikoy, apparently insisting on shooting the Ang Totoong Narco List videos as soon as possible, and asking for rent and transportation allowances

DISPUTING BIKOY. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV flashes text messages supposedly sent by the man known as Bikoy to an unnamed priest. Photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

Bishop David slams Bikoy for lying, linking him to Trillanes

Jun 05, 2019 - 9:22 PM

(UPDATED) Archbishop Socrates Villegas also denies the claim of Peter Joemel Advincula or Bikoy that he met with anti-Duterte plotters on December 12, 2018

HITTING 'BIKOY.' Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David slams Peter Joemel Advincula, also known as Bikoy, for peddling 'lies.' Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DOJ to wrap up estafa case vs Bikoy without his defense

Jun 04, 2019 - 4:00 PM

'The case has been submitted for resolution in lieu of the absence of Peter Advincula,' says the lawyer of the complainants in the estafa case

NO SHOW. Peter Joemel Advincula snubs his estafa hearing at the Department of Justice. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Once a fugitive, Bikoy turns himself in to police for protection

Jun 03, 2019 - 11:50 AM

CIDG chief Major General Amador Corpus says they have reason to believe the life of Peter Joemel Advincula, the man known as Bikoy, is threatened

PROTECTED. Peter Joemel Advincula aka "Bikoy" speaks during a press conference of his surrender to the police in Camp Crame, Quezon City on 23 May 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Lawyer asks Supreme Court to investigate IBP over 'Bikoy' issue

May 27, 2019 - 5:58 PM

Lawyer Ferdinand Topacio says in a 3-page letter filed with the office of Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin it was 'highly improper' for the IBP to allow political use of their premises

BIKOY. Peter Joemel Advincula surfaces at the Integrated Bar of the Philippines in Pasig City on May 6, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Trillanes denies links to Bikoy: 'He failed our vetting process'

May 27, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says priests approached him to ask help for Peter Joemel Advincula or Bikoy, but he decided against it due to Bikoy's 'confusing' claims and lack of evidence

Senator Antonio Trillanes III at the senate inquiry on the uldates and franchise issues of the third telco, Mislatel, January 24, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PNP begins Bikoy probe vs Trillanes, LP members

May 27, 2019 - 11:01 AM

The Philippine National Police has yet to receive a revised sworn statement from Peter Joemel Advincula, the man also known as Bikoy

PROBE BEGINS. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde (R) says they are waiting for the sworn statement of Peter Joemel Advincula. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Bikoy now free after posting bail from PNP hospital

May 24, 2019 - 6:41 PM

Peter Joemel Advincula, also known as Bikoy, is facing 6 counts of estafa in Baguio City

FREE. Peter Joemel Advincula sits down with Rappler in an interview on Tuesday, May 7. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Bikoy hospitalized due to chest pain, headaches

May 24, 2019 - 11:54 AM

Peter Joemel Advincula apparently experienced high blood pressure, says top cop General Oscar Albayalde

BIKOY. Peter Joemel Advincula sits down with Rappler in an interview on Tuesday, May 7. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Bicolano tycoon sues Bikoy, Facebook, YouTube for cyber libel

May 23, 2019 - 9:53 PM

Elizaldy Co and Misibis Bay management are seeking P1.1 billion in damages

After calling him a liar, PNP hosts Bikoy's press briefing

May 23, 2019 - 2:42 PM

'We cannot deny him his freedom of speech. This is democracy,' says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde, referring to Peter Joemel Advincula, also known as Bikoy

BRIEFING. Peter Joemel Advincula aka "Bikoy" speaks during a press conference of his surrender to the police in Camp Crame, Quezon City on 23 May 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Malacañang now thinks Peter Joemel Advincula's claims worth looking into

May 23, 2019 - 2:07 PM

With Peter Joemel Advincula now pointing a finger at the opposition and not the Duterte family, the Palace says police should conduct a probe – which it earlier said would be a waste of time and money

Peter Joemel Advincula aka "Bikoy" speaks during a press conference of his surrender to the police in Camp Crame, Quezon City on 23 May 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Robredo: Liberal Party has nothing to do with Bikoy

May 23, 2019 - 1:53 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'I can speak for the party na wala kaming kinalaman sa Bikoy issue,' says Liberal Party chair Vice President Leni Robredo

NO INVOLVEMENT. Vice President Leni Robredo (center) says she has never met Peter Joemel Advincula. OVP photo

Paolo Duterte calls for investigation into Bikoy's new claims

May 23, 2019 - 12:11 PM

(UPDATED) Presidential son Paolo Duterte says there should be a 'proper investigation' of the alleged involvement of some opposition personalities in a plot to unseat his father

PRESIDENTIAL SON. Paolo Duterte says authorities should investigate the latest allegations of Peter Joemel Advincula alias Bikoy. File photo from the City Government of Davao Facebook page

After retraction, Bikoy offered legal aid by Calida

May 23, 2019 - 11:59 AM

From accusing people close to President Duterte of accepting drug money, Bikoy now alleges that Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and members of Otso Diretso are behind the Ang Totoong Narcolist videos

LEGAL HELP. Solicitor General Jose Calida offers help for Bikoy. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

'Lahat 'yan gawa-gawa': Bikoy recants claims vs Duterte, Aquino administrations

May 23, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Peter Joemel Advincula now alleges that the Bikoy videos and his statements against the Duterte administration were all 'scripted'

'BIKOY'. Peter Joemel Advincula alias Bikoy tells media in a news briefing in Camp Crame on May 23, 2019, that he surrendered to police as he feared for his safety. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Peter Joemel Advincula, man who claims to be Bikoy, surrenders

May 23, 2019 - 9:28 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Peter Joemel Advincula claims he was used by the Liberal Party in its alleged bid to oust President Rodrigo Duterte

SURRENDERS. Peter Joemel Advincula alias Bikoy says he surrendered to police as he feared for his safety. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

IBP to investigate 'Bikoy' press conference

May 13, 2019 - 11:46 AM

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines says it will determine who must be held accountable for Peter Joemel Advincula's press conference at the IBP headquarters

BIKOY. Peter Joemel Advincula surfaces at the Integrated Bar of the Philippines in Pasig City on May 6, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

IBP in hot water over Bikoy; heads face disbarment complaint

May 10, 2019 - 2:52 PM

Solicitor General Jose Calida also calls for the resignation of current national president Abdiel Dan Fajardo, whose term is expiring on June 30

DISBARMENT COMPLAINT. The Kabalikat Partylist filed on Friday, May 10, before the Supreme Court disbarment complaint against IBP national president Abdiel Dan Fajardo (R) and incoming president and Current vice-chairman Domingo Egon Cayosa. (L) Photos by Rappler

Lacson: 'Bikoy' backed by PNP officials in 2016

May 09, 2019 - 1:55 PM

(UPDATED) Senator Panfilo Lacson says active Philippine National Police officials backed Joemel Peter Advincula, also known as 'Bikoy,' in 2016

BIKOY. Peter Joemel Advincula sits down with Rappler in an interview on Tuesday, May 7. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

DOJ’s ultimatum for Bikoy: Bring your evidence to NBI or face sedition charges

May 08, 2019 - 2:44 PM

‘Should he fail to do so, the DOJ will consider his possible inclusion in Rodel Jayme's inciting to sedition case or indictment for other criminal charges after proper investigation,’ says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra

ULTIMATUM. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra tells Peter Joemel Advincula alias Bikoy to go to the NBI with evidence on the first family or face inciting to sedition charges. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

‘Bikoy’ had same drug allegations vs Aquino administration in 2016 – Sotto

May 08, 2019 - 2:29 PM

(UPDATED) Peter Joemel Advincula or 'Bikoy' has apparently gone to Senate President Vicente Sotto III in December 2016, alleging the same drug accusations but against former president Benigno Aquino III and his colleagues

SAME REVELATIONS. Senate President Vicente Sotto III disputes allegations of Peter Joemel Advincula, the man who identifies himself as 'Bikoy.' Senate PRIB photo

TIMELINE: The 'Bikoy' controversy

May 08, 2019 - 12:26 PM

(UPDATED) This controversy has led to several events, including a warantless arrest, a charge of inciting to sedition, and a whistle-blower going public

Lacson cancels Bikoy hearing: ‘Enough of this nonsense’

May 08, 2019 - 11:59 AM

(UPDATED) 'We are now recalling the letter of invitation sent to Advincula yesterday. Enough of this nonsense,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson

HEARING CANCELED. Senator Panfilo Lacson earlier invited Peter Joemel Advincula or 'Bikoy' after he surfaced to ask for legal help. Senate PRIB photo

IBP declines Bikoy's request for legal aid

May 08, 2019 - 11:10 AM

'Mr Advincula may not be provided free legal assistance based on the standards provided for in the National Center for Legal Aid Manual of Operations in approving such requests,' says the IBP

DENIED. Peter Joemel Advincula alias Bikoy's request for legal aid is denied by the Integrated Bar of the Philippines. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler