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Peter Bikoy Advincula
Peter Advincula alyas Bikoy/ CIDG photo

Peter Joemel “Bikoy” Advincula, who identified himself as the hooded figure behind the Narco-list viral videos, surrendered to Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) on Monday night.

PNP spokesman Brig. Gen Bernard Banac said CIDG issued the warrant of arrest against Advincula for allegedly violating Section 4(c)(4) of Republic Act 10175, or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.

According to Maj. Gen. Amador Corpus, CIDG director, and Lt. Col. Arnold Thomas Ibay, CIDG-NCRFU director, Advincula was accompanied by his family when he surrendered to police at around 7 p.m.

The said warrant was first issued by Judge Annielyn Medes-Cabelis, acting president judge of Regional Trial Court 5th Judicial Region Branch 5 in Legazpi City on July 11, 2019.

A cyberlibel case was filed by Elizaldy “Zaldy” Co, Bicolano businessman and owner of Misibis Bay Resort, that Bikoy tagged as one of the operators of illegal drugs in Bicol region. He also alleged that a basement inside the Misibis Resort and Hotel Management Inc., which Co owns, was being used as a drug laboratory.

PNP chief Police General Oscar Albayalde said Advincula is being booked at the CIDG-NCR office.

Bikoy first surrendered himself at CIDG after altering his drug-tale claims and linked the Liberal Party (LP) as the group behind his initial claims.

Philippine National Police (PNP) used Advincula’s new testimony to file a sedition case against Vice President Leni Robredo, Sens. Risa Hontiveros, Leila De Lima, former Sen. Antonio Trillanes and other personalities./ with reports from Bombo Analy Soberano; edited by Bombo Sol Marquez.