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

Jul 18, 2019 - 6:08 PM

(UPDATED) 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

PNP dismisses Bikoy as 'information peddler'

May 08, 2019 - 11:02 AM

PNP chief General Oscar Albayalde says two law enforcement agencies had tapped Peter Joemel Advincula as a potential informant before, but he allegedly ditched them after he was paid, or gave false information

PNP CHIEF. General Oscar Albayalde speaks to reporters in Camp Crame on May 8, 2019. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Bikoy says other whistle-blowers will surface after his Senate testimony

May 08, 2019 - 9:22 AM

EXCLUSIVE: 'Mayroon pang mga kasama ako na lalabas din at papatunayan ang mga unang sinabi ko,' says Peter Joemel Advincula, the man accusing the President's family of drug links

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

'Bikoy' to Lacson: I can testify after elections

May 07, 2019 - 9:35 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Without a lawyer, Peter Joemel Advincula, the man known as Bikoy, says it would be dangerous for him to appear in public at this time

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

PODCAST: Sino si Bikoy at dapat ba siyang paniwalaan?

May 07, 2019 - 7:15 PM

Sa podcast na ito, pag-uusapan ng police reporter na si Rambo Talabong, justice reporter Lian Buan, at researcher-writer Jodesz Gavilan ang kabuuang paghawak ng mga awtoridad sa kontrobersiyang kalakip ng Bikoy videos

Alias 'Bikoy': From seminarian to ex-con to whistle-blower

May 07, 2019 - 4:49 PM

(UPDATED) Peter Joemel Advincula's life has taken many twists and turns, like most whistle-blowers

WHISTLEBLOWER. Peter Joemel Advincula aka Bikoy, the hooded man behind the controversial videos linking President Duterte's family to drugs, surfaces at the Integrated Bar of the Philippines on May 6, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Bikoy 'entitled to due process' to prove claims, says Otso Diretso

May 06, 2019 - 7:35 PM

Opposition candidates from the Otso Diretso slate say there should be a thorough probe to determine if Bikoy's claims against the Duterte family are true

Otso Diretso in Kawit Cavite. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Bong Go, Bam Aquino face off over ‘Bikoy,’ black propaganda

May 06, 2019 - 7:22 PM

Who spreads black propaganda? Not Go, not Aquino, says Senate President Vicente Sotto III, who has endorsed the two senatorial candidates

ENDORSEMENT. Opposition senatorial candidate Bam Aquino (left) shake hands with administration bet Bong Go after an back-and-forth on which camp spreads black propaganda. They, along with reelectionist senators, are endorsed by Senate President Tito Sotto (center) in an event in Laguna on May 6, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DOJ charges webmaster of inciting to sedition over Bikoy videos

May 06, 2019 - 5:37 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The information is filed on Tuesday, May 7, before the Parañaque Regional Trial Court

DOJ CHARGES. The Department of Justice says it will be charging webmaster Rodel Jayme of inciting to sedition over the spreading of videos damaging to the First Family. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Bikoy surfaces, asks help from IBP to sue Paolo Duterte, Bong Go

May 06, 2019 - 3:15 PM

(4th UPDATE) The man called Bikoy surfaces as Peter Joemel Advincula, seeking to sue Paolo Duterte, Bong Go, and Manases Carpio

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

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Si Bikoy at ang walong di dapat iboto

May 06, 2019 - 10:14 AM

Isang linggo na lang at eleksyon na. Gamitin natin ang balota upang tiyaking hindi makakapasok ang mga ito sa Senado.

Potential state witness: Web admin who may link LP and Magdalo to Bikoy videos

May 03, 2019 - 6:26 PM

Rodel Jayme appears to be willing to name everyone he can, and praises NBI agents who have been holding him in custody without a warrant

STATE WITNESS. 27-year-old web administrator Rodel Jayme says he's willing to become a state witness in the government manhunt for the person behind the Bikoy videos damaging to President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Legal questions on the arrest of ‘Bikoy’ video sharer

May 03, 2019 - 1:56 PM

The DOJ initially announces an offense for cyber libel, but the NBI later cites an offense of inciting to sedition for spreading videos critical of the First Family

Other 'Bikoy' video sharers can be investigated too – DOJ

May 02, 2019 - 6:45 PM

'It may turn out that some other special people who propagated the video...may have to be investigated further likewise,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra

PROBE CONTINUES. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra confirms the arrest of 'Rodel Jayme', the administrator of metrobalita.net that regularly shared the 'Bikoy' videos. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

NBI files inciting to sedition complaint vs 'Bikoy' video sharer

May 02, 2019 - 5:48 PM

(UPDATED) Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says Rodel Jayme may also face a child abuse complaint since President Rodrigo Duterte's 15-year-old daughter Kitty was mentioned in the videos

BIKOY. Rodel Jayme is booked for a complaint of inciting to sedition for spreading Bikoy videos, a series of online videos that linked President Rodrigo Duterte's family and those close to him to the illegal drug trade.

Man arrested just for sharing 'Bikoy' videos

May 02, 2019 - 5:25 PM

A man identified as Rodel Jayme is arrested for sharing ‘Bikoy’ videos in a website he manages

'VIRAL'. The suspect is arrested after sharing the 'Bikoy' videos in his website. Screenshot from Facebook