Sen. Lacson criticizes IBP: 'they haven’t evaluated Bikoy’s accusations yet they provided him their facility'

Senator Ping Lacson and Peter Jeonel Advincula alias 'Bikoy' / compiled photo from UNTV and Rappler

Manila, Philippines - Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson believes that the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) should have first evaluated the documents submitted by Peter Jeonel Advincula, the man who claims to be “Bikoy.”

“Otherwise, they might be misunderstood as engaging in political partisanship which could punch a hole and deflate their credibility,” Lacson said

“By their admission, they haven’t evaluated Bikoy’s accusations yet they provided him their facility and a forum to air his accusations,” the senator said

He also said that the Senate has no qualms investigating the accusations of Bikoy as long as he could submit necessary documents and evidences to prove his claims.

“As far as the Senate is concerned, we will await his sworn statement and whatever supporting evidence he has, after which we will evaluate and proceed from there,” Lacson said.

“If it merits a Senate inquiry, we definitely will conduct one,” he added.

The man who claims to be Bikoy surfaced on Monday afternoon at the IBP where he is seeking legal assistance from the group of lawyers.

According to the news, Bikoy decided to surface due to threats to his life and his conscience.

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