Yellowtards feeling awkward after “Bikoy” tells all!

It must be really awkward for the Yellowtards now that Peter Joemel Advincula (a.k.a. “Bikoy”) admits on record that he lied about everything in his “The Real Narco-list” videos.

Advincula also said his claims were “orchestrated” by Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV and the Liberal Party, a claim immediately denied by an official official of the group and an ally of the lawmaker.

One of the earliest breakers of the first “Bikoy” video was Queen of all Fact Checking in the Philippines, Ellen Tordesillas who exclaimed in a blog she wrote about it, “This is riveting.”

A who’s who of “activists” and influencers followed suit to share the videos.

One of them is Dr Sylvia Claudio a Professor of “Women and Development Studies” who gushed about Bikoy’s “revelations” in this April 13 tweet

Throughout, the “activist” group Silent No More kept its flock updated on the latest episode of the “Bikoy” series as these came online.

No less than Inquirer editor John Nery himself issued rave reviews about the “Bikoy” videos, proclaiming “THIS is the real (video) scandal” as he too shared a link to the video.

Indeed, the biggest gifts the Yellowtards are giving Filipinos are lessons coming straight out of their own stupidity.

Bikoy fallout: Is the Integrated Bar of the Philippines in cahoots with the Opposition?

How in the world did an ex-con manage to convince members of mainstream media to go to the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) office to listen to him? Obviously someone influential from the Opposition contacted the media for him. The IBP office has security so someone higher up allowed the whole drama to unfold.

This “Bikoy” saga is proof that poverty is not the main problem in Ph. The main problem is the padrino system. It’s quite possible that powerful people like members of the IBP are in cahoots with members of the Opposition in promoting chaos in the country.

The whole scam has since unraveled as the truth about Peter Joemel Advincula’s crooked past slowly emerged thanks to the work of social media sleuths. Now there is a new term for being conned: na-bikoy.

Na-bikoy ang mga yellows. A con artist offered his services to play the part of a whistleblower who supposedly had information that could be used against the Duterte camp. Yellows weren’t aware he offered the same services and said he also had damning information about the Aquino camp.

The sad fact is, patronage politics or the padrino system is what’s ruining the country because it doesn’t level the playing field. Instead of uniting Filipinos, it promotes mistrust in Philippine society. This whole “Bikoy” saga has added to the damage to our society at so many levels.

Emergence of “Bikoy”: another trial-by-publicity stunt of the Opposition?

The timing of the emergence of the supposed person behind the “Bikoy” videos, a certain Peter Joemel Advincula, is quite suspect. The midterm elections is in a few days. The people pulling his strings are really desperate to win the elections by painting the Duterte family and their allies under a negative light. Too lame.

The only people who would fall for this are the people who already believe the claims even before the guy surfaced. They don’t believe in giving their enemies due process. So far there is no evidence provided. This is so reminiscent of Jun Lozada without the crying. Indeed, according to a Rappler report, “Advincula was accompanied by nuns” (recalling the Lozada circus in the mid-2000s) when he arrived at the Integrated Bar of the Philippines building for his press conference.

Mainstream media, for its part, keeps giving airtime to these menaces of Philippine society. Taking stock of the reports fielded by mainstream news channels following this circus, Mr David Yap notes, “The statement of some random scammer, without any investigation WHATSOEVER, is enough for mainstream media.”

The public should be outraged already because they are being taken for a ride. Observes Ms Malou Tiquia

Went to IBP, had prepared statement, had media to cover the event, then the usual choir was present. Seriously, same familiar script, just like against Villar, Binay, etc, right? Why do we fall for such?

Too bad for Bikoy, the public is tired of badly scripted melodrama and prefer action-packed, less talk productions. The people want to see evidence. Words are boring especially coming from an unknown trying-hard-for-his-fifteen-minutes-of-fame-bozo.

Rodel Jayme: the latest character in the familiar cautionary tale of starstruck yellow supporters

I support the arrest of people linked to the video of Bikoy. They are the same people who have gotten away with using false information against others they consider enemies like what they did to the late Chief Justice Renato Corona. They come from the same group who spread a meme accusing ordinary folks like us of being Marcos paid hacks.

There has to be consequences for posting lies and propaganda against innocent people. If the Opposition is an advocate of due process, they should support the move to find out who created the Bikoy video that hurled accusations against the first family with unverified info.

According to Rodel Jayme, after the videos went viral, he was instructed by his clients to go into hiding. Now we know why Cocoy Dayao is in hiding. He was most likely instructed to disappear or be dealt with as well. They were both thrown under the bus.

Suffice to say, most yellow supporters are pathetic. They are cling-ons or hanger-ons. They admire and wish they could live the lives of their idols from the members of Philippine oligarchy. This is why it is easy to manipulate them into breaking the law just like how Rodel Jayme, Jover Laurio, and Cocoy Dayao were manipulated.

Mystery woman Maru Xie further strengthens links between “Bikoy”, the Yellowtards, and the #OtsoDiretso Opposition candidates

Following the arrest of “blogger” Rodel Jayme on charges of inciting sedition after being tagged as Patient Zero in the viral outbreak of the notorious “The Real Narco-list” videos, the spotlight is now on a certain Maru Xie, purportedly also known as Maru Nguyen.

Mugshot of Rodel Jayme (Photo source: ABS-CBN)

According to a National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) statement reported by the Philippine News Agency, Xie is part of a conversation found within Jayne’s Facebook account that establishes her being a person of interest in this case.

Netizen @doctorluckmd shared on Twitter what appears to be a woman who could be Xie (or Nguyen) together in a photo with Jayme taken from the profile page of one of her social media accounts.

However, as of this writing, it seems that both the Facebook and Instagram accounts of Xie had either been deactivated or deleted.

The Twitter handle @maruxie89 (which is the same as the handle used in the above defunct Instagram account), on the other hand, still seems to be active. Though not having much of a following, this account seems to be dedicated to promoting the campaign and the shoutouts of Yellowtard Opposition candidate Romy Macalintal.

Interestingly, a Facebook post of Macalintal “on the campaign trail” features a photo credited to “Maru Nguyen”.

Photos of Xie hobnobbing with other Yellowtard honchos have also started emerging all over social media.

What is the nature of Xie’s relationship with Rodel Jayme if, in fact, both know each other? Jayme for his part has also been seen schmoozing with a who’s who of Opposition Yellowtard leaders

One wonders then. Was Jayme or Xie also invited to the wedding of Jover Laurio as was most of these Yellowtard — and communist — personalities?

The Philippines’ foremost activists like the left-leaning Inday Espina Varona and Tonyo Cruz come across as elitist even as they supposedly champion issues important to the masses.

The plot thickens, indeed as the Web of lies, dishonest personalities, and hypocritical “activists” crystallises further.

Opposition smear campaign vs Duterte family a desperate last ditch effort as Election 2019 approaches

The timing of the emergence of the so-called witness against Paolo Duterte along with a summary of supposed accounts is quite suspect. The only people buying this lame attempt at smear campaign are the gullible yellow crowd.

It follows the all-too-familiar pattern of dishonest Yellowtard smear campaigning that economist David Yap handily summarises

1. Release unverified “official-looking” documents
2. Whip mainstream media into a frenzy – get the story going to obscure the thinness of the evidence. Get columnists to write passionately about it.
3. Push for an official investigation to focus the limelight on it

But then…

The outcome of the investigation doesn’t matter (ask yourselves: was there anything that was ever resolved?) because getting the attention was in itself the objective.

It’s really baffling how the Opposition keeps using the same tactic against their enemies – publishing unverified reports on bank account deposits – in an effort to destroy their image. They can’t even use it to file a case. They just want to rile up the public before an election.

A month before the mid-term elections, the Oppostion wants a Senate hearing against Duterte’s son who they allege is a drug dealer. It’s a last ditch effort to help their losing candidates. They’ve done this to Arroyo, Binay, Marcos and now Duterte. They are pathetic losers.

Yellowtard-led Opposition spreading unverified information in last ditch effort to win 2019 elections!

They’re up to the same tricks again, spreading unverified reports of “narco-lists”, whistleblowers named “Bikoy”, and accompanying documents of dubious authenticity. The Opposition led by Liberal Party partisans (a.k.a. the Yellowtards) are making good once again on a track record of dishonest “information” campaigns.

Back in 2012, then-newbie “new media” site Rappler dot com sprung up out of nowhere propagating factoids surrounding the impeachment trial of then Chief Justice Renato Corona. It’s as if this “social news network” headed by its CEO Maria Ressa was created specifically for the job of demonising Corona.

Then came Pinoy Ako Blog just in time to boost the comms requirements of the Yellowtards in the campaign leading to the 2016 elections. Again, another channel magically springing up out of nowhere spewing drivel to contribute to the cause of getting the Yellowtards back in power.

A video is one thing and a cadre of “cooperative” corporate media organisations to help spread it is another. But the big question one needs to ask is whether the “evidence” in these videos will pass the standards of real Philippine courts. Do the Opposition have a legal roadmap to bring to justice those characters in the video whom they suggest have done something wrong? Unlikely. Their aim is not justice but merely to slander.

Top “fact checker” Ellen Tordesillas slack on fact check standards when sharing anti-Duterte videos!

When it comes to sharing the “Bikoy” videos that supposedly expose a “narco-list” that implicates in the Philippines’ drug trade members of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s family, Vera Files head and “fact checker” extraordinaire Ellen Tordesillas pulls no punches.

Tordesillas reports on her blog that the videos “look professionally done” and were “uploaded on You Tube and Facebook [under the] account of ‘Metro Balita’, which lists itself as ‘media/news company’.”

All this is, of course, just Tordesillas’s personal opinion to suggest something about the factualness of the content of the videos and the authenticity of its sources.

It is thus hypocritical that the Philippines’ Queen of “Fact Checking” would encourage people to consume and spread content on social media on the weak back of her opinion and personal judgement and not much else.