SolGen Calida wants IBP president to resign over ‘Bikoy’ appearance

SolGen Calida wants IBP president to resign over ‘Bikoy’ appearance

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines(IBP) is on the news, but sadly for reasons not suited for its reputation.
Solicitor General Jose Calida has called on the resignation of the Integrated bar of the Philippines (IBP) president Abdiel Dan Elijah Fajardo over the use  of Peter Joemel Advincula at the organization’s main office in Pasig City.

Peter Joemel Advincula made his appearance at the IBP office to admit he his “Bikoy” in the “Ang Totoong Narcolist” video series, who accused President Rodrigo Dyterte’s family members including long time aide Bong Go being involved in the illegal drug trade.
SolGen Jose Calida (photo credit to owner)

“Fajardo has turned the IBP into a highly politicized organization, when it should advance the rule of law and stand for truth and justice. He is a disgrace to the IBP,” SolGen Calida said 

“He does not to speak for all the members of the IBP. But his actions reflect badly on the organization and consequently, the legal profession,” he added.

Advincula according to him went there to seek legal help as he wants to file cases against personalities he supposedly mentioned in the controversial videos for their alleged role in the business of illicit drugs.

Why give the platform?

Calida further questions the IBP why Advincula was given the platform “to peddle his false stories.”

“The action of the president of the IBP betrays his intention to make the organization a venue for his political aspirations,” Calida said.

“He should be reminded of the purpose of the IBP, which is to promote the best interest of lawyers and the courts. The IBP should be in the forefront in advocating obedience to the law,” the SolGen added.

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