Outgoing Senator Antonio Trillanes thinks he can fool all Filipinos with good acting skills but when put under the microscope of Thinking Pinoy, Trillanes didn’t stand a chance.
ICYMI, Trillanes delivered a privilege speech in the senate today and admitted meeting Peter Joemel ‘Bikoy’ Advincula once.
But the senator claimed ‘Bikoy’ failed his vetting process that is why he let him walked away.
In light of this development, Thinking Pinoy went to work and recalled all the important events of the Bikoy video scandal saga and did a thorough analysis of the events.
Thinking Pinoy remarked that what Trillanes has been telling us simply doesn’t add up.
Thinking Pinoy said that he smelled something rotten here.
You may read Thinking Pinoy’s full FB post now.
TRILLANES SHOWS CRACKS AS HE CONTRADICTS HIMSELF OVER THE BIKOY VIDEO SCANDAL
Let me explain this step by step.
STEP 1: HE WISHES TO HAVE BEEN PART
Reacting to the Bikoy videos, Antonio Trillanes IV said they were “well-explained” and that he wished he “was part of the making of the videos but I’m not.” [http://bit.ly/2VUvatI]
STEP 2: SAYING THE TRUTH IS NOT A CRIME
Referring the Bikoy videos and in defense of Rodel Jayme, Trillanes said:
“Ang tanong dito, totoo ba o hindi yung mga akusasyon ni Bikoy? Kung totoo, eh ano ang kasalanan nitong Jayme na ito at nitong si Bikoy. Eh di wala. Kasi hindi krimen ang magsabi ng totoo.”
TRANSLATION: “Are Bikoy’s accusations are true or not? That’s the question. If true, then what’s Jaime’s and Bikoy’s fault? None, of course, because it’s not a crime to tell the truth.”
In short, Trillanes believed the accusations made in the Bikoy videos are true… or at least believed that there’s some semblance of truth in them. [http://bit.ly/2VPos85]
STEP 3: BIKOY FLIPS
Peter Joemel Advincula, who claims to be Bikoy, said Trillanes had a part in the making of the videos and that he got to talk to Trillanes about it several times. [http://bit.ly/2VUXLik]
STEP 4: CRIES HARASSMENT
Trillanes denied having anything to do with the videos, saying “this could be another ploy of the administration to harass the opposition.” [http://bit.ly/2VUZX9A]
STEP 5: TRILLANES ADMITS MEETING ADVINCULA
In a privilege speech, Trillanes said:
“Una nang inilapit sa akin ng mga pari si Bikoy last year dahil siya daw ay papatayin ng sindikato ng illegal na droga. Pinakinggan ko siya pero nakulangan ako at naguluhan sa mga detalye kaya isinantabi ko.”
Referring to Advincula, he added that “hindi sya nakapasa sa aming (he didn’t pass our) vetting process.” http://bit.ly/2VUuCE2]
It’s clear that Trillanes, after seeing the videos, was so impressed by them that he even said they were “well-explained” and that he wished to have had a part in making them.
He even gave credence to the claims as he defended Rodel Jayme’s alleged involvement in the videos, saying “it’s not a crime to tell the truth.”
After Advincula changed sides and implicated Trillanes in making the scurrilous libel that is the Bikoy Videos, he said he had nothing to do with it.
A week or so later, Trillanes said he in fact met Bikoy/Advincula months before the videos’ release to talk about Advincula’s supposed expose, but he said he didn’t give Advincula much credence because he didn’t “pass the vetting process”.
Judging from his recent statements, Trillanes knew of the story Advincula’s peddling even before the publication of the Bikoy videos.
Trillanes initially said the claims appear to be well-explained and possibly truthful. But now that he’s implicated, he said the claims failed the vetting process?
If Advincula’s claims failed Trillanes’ vetting process, why would Trillanes even give the videos the benefit of the doubt (which he did)?
That simply doesn’t add up. I smell something rotten going on here.