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Panic mode na! De Lima: Palace keen to bury ‘Ang Tunay Na Narcolist’ exposés

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Senator Leila de Lima believes Malacañang is on “overdrive” to sweep under the rug allegations made in online videos that some people close to President Rodrigo Duterte are involved in the illegal drug trade.

De Lima said Tuesday (April 9) that the latest episode of “Ang Totoong Narcolist” implicating former Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go in the illegal drug trade may have just made the Palace desperate to bury the “truth.”

“I can imagine they’re now on overdrive, trying to ‘bury’ this issue. I also imagine Duterte’s goons and their cohorts in the syndicate working double-time, tracing and hunting down this ‘Bikoy,'” she said in a statement.

Bikoy is a self-styled whistleblower who claimed to have worked in a large drug syndicate. Aside from Go, he named presidential son Paolo Duterte, his brother-in-law Manases Carpio, and presidential daughter Kitty Duterte as some of the supposed recipients of payoffs from the illegal drug trade.

De Lima, who is currently detained at Camp Crame on drug-related charges, said she believes Bikoy means business.

“Nakikita natin na seryoso itong si ‘Bikoy.’ May mga dokumento, paper or money trail. Hindi dapat bale-walain ito ng mga awtoridad at taumbayan,” she said.

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