Sinungaling si Bikoy! Jesuit priest Alejo denies hand in destabilization plot against Duterte

Jesuit Fr. Albert Alejo / photo from CBCP News

Jesuit priest Fr. Albert Alejo has denied his involvement in the “Ang Totoong Narcolist” viral videos, which includes hiring Peter Joemel Advincula as “Bikoy” for the destabilization plot against President Rodrigo Duterte called “Project Sodoma.”

With this, Alejo asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) panel of prosecutors to dismiss the complaint filed against him by the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) concerning the said videos.

“I sincerely hope and pray that this Honorable Panel in proceeding with the investigation of the instant case, to be steadfast to stand by its solemn duty to see t it that this investigation be not only for the prosecuting the guilty, but most importantly, to ‘secure the innocent against hasty, malicious, and oppressive prosecutions, and to protect the innocent from open and public accusation of crime, from the trouble, expense and anxiety of a public trial, and to protect the State from useless and expensive trials,” Alejo said in his counter-affidavit.

“A perusal, however, of the letter-referral and Sinumpaang Salaysay of co-respondent Peter Joemel Advincula would readily reveal the fabricated nature of the complaint filed against me,” Alejo stated.

“Thus, I categorically deny any participation in each of the allegations against me that are inconsistent with the averments contained in this counter-affidavit,” he added.

In a sworn statement, Advincula claimed that he went to the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) seeking work when he got hired by Alejo as a research assistant in 2018.

Advincula also claimed that Alejo was the one who coined Project Sodoma and named Advincula as “Bikoy” in the video series.

On the other hand, Alejo admitted taking in Advincula since the alleged whistleblower claimed to 
have “abandoned his job fearing for his life, seeking justice and spiritual solace from God, professing truths about his background, with a willingness to even die for his convictions.”

“This was how Peter Joemel Advincula presented himself when he arrived,” Alejo recounted.

“Thus, it is certainly unfounded, for Advincula to claim that: he came simply looking for a job; that I gave the name Project Sodoma; that I have taken part in the meetings to plan a destabilization plot against the President and his administration; or that I have committed acts in violation of the law or against the Government,” the priest said

Alejo reiterated that Alejo’s statements are all false allegations.

“Sincerely, I categorically deny these false allegations,” he said

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