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Diokno denies lawyering for Bikoy

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Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno has rejected allegations made by Peter Advincula alias Bikoy that he and other Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) lawyers offered him legal assistance.

Diokno, who lost in the May senatorial elections, said the lawyers’ group actually rebuffed Bikoy’s request for assistance.

“Ang FLAG ay hindi abogado ni ‘Bikoy,'” he said.

“Inilapit sa FLAG ang kaso, pero tumanggi ang FLAG, kaya ang naging sagot namin ay sa IBP na lang siya lumapit. Karaniwan namang ginagawa ito ng mga abogado pag tumanggi silang tanggapin ang isang kaso,” he added.

Advincula earlier surrendered to authorities and retracted his earlier allegations on the alleged drunk links of President Duterte’s family, claiming he was hired by the opposition. He said the anti-Duterte videos were orchestrated by the Liberal Party under the supervision of Senator Antonio Trillanes.

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