Kuwentong kutsero lang ‘yan! VP spox calls PNP-CIDG’s sedition case vs Robredo ‘plain and simple harassment’
The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo dismissed as “plain and simple harassment” the complaint Philippine National Police’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) filed against Robredo and other key opposition figures over their alleged involvement in the “Ang Totoong Narcolist” videos.
While Robredo’s camp has yet to receive a copy of the said referral, Atty. Barry Gutierrez said the claims made by Peter Joemel Advincula were merely “kuwentong kutsero.”
Advincula claims to be the hooded man “Bikoy,” the narrator in the series of videos that linked President Duterte and his family and allies to the drug trade.
He would eventually claim that the contents of the videos were untrue, and that he was paid by the opposition to do it.
Robredo has earlier called out Advincula’s lies, denying his claims that she was involved in such scheme.
“We have yet to receive a copy of the said referral. As soon as we do, we will refer it to the VP’s lawyers for study and appropriate action,” Gutierrez said in a statement on Thursday (July 18, 2019).
“But if this is purely based on the outrageous statement previously given by Mr. Advincula, we can confidently say this is completely baseless and nothing more than plain and simple harassment,” he said.
“Kuwentong kutsero na pinilit gawing batayan sa kaso.”
The PNP-CIDG earlier filed a complaint against Robredo and 35 others—including opposition senators, senatorial aspirants from Otso Diretso slate and priests—for inciting to sedition and other offenses for allegedly conspiring to oust President Duterte.
Advincula, the witness in the complaint, is represented by losing senatorial candidate lawyer Larry Gadon, a known Marcos loyalist and supporter of Duterte.