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IBP president maintains group is non-political

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Though facing a criminal complaint concerning his involvement in desbilization efforts, Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) President Domingo Egon Cayosa maintains that the organization remains apolitical.

During the his recent inauguration as well as that of his fellow IBP officers, Cayosa vowed that the organization shall continue “to be heard and seen in governance issues.”

“But IBP should not and will not be the political opposition. Nor will it play politics,” he stated.

Cayosa cited that organizations’s very own rules state that “IBP is strictly non- political.”

Cayosa is among over 30 respondents in the complaint filed by the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) against those who were allegedly involved in the “Ang Totoong Narcolist” videos.

Last May 6, Peter Joemel Advincula held a press conference at the IBP and revealed he is the hooded Bikoy in the videos which has accused members of the Duterte family as engaged in the illegal drugs trade.

However, Advincula recanted his statements and alleged that the opposition fabricated the drug allegations as part of efforts to destabilize the current administration.

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