Caloocan bishop Pablo David denies funding Bikoy: Black proganda ‘yan!
Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) vice president and Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David has denied allegations of being part of the “shadow” group which funded Peter Joemel Advincula alias Bikoy.
“Such assertions is nothing but a blatant lie, an orchestrated move to ruin my name and reputation as a Roman Catholic Bishop through false innuendos, malicious inferences and speculations which are doubly libelous, grossly vilifying and obviously defamatory,” read David’s counter-affidavit.
David filed the counter-affidavit in response to the complaint filed by the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) before the Department of Justice (DOJ) against those allegedly behind the “Ang Totoong Narcolist” videos which accused members of the Duterte family as being involved in the narcotics trade.
The prelate also denied Advincula’s claims that on February 9 plans were made about the videos at David’s home in Caloocan City.
Asidefrom David and Advincula, Advincula alleged that also there was Fr. Albert Alejo who was conversing with former Sen. Antonio Trillaes IV through ProtonMail.
On the other hand, David did admit meeting Advincula that day after being brought by Fr. Alejo.
The prelate recalled that “Fr. Alejo briefly told me the life of the man he was with at that time, was in danger, that the drug syndicate he used to work with was after him, and that he needed sanctuary.”
“I advised Fr. Alejo to seek help from people who might be in a better position to help deal with the man’s alleged situation, and, whispered to him to better check first on the veracity of the man’s story who came and left as a total stranger to me,” David said.