MALACAÑANG ON Wednesday said the tattoo-free back of Christopher Lawrence “Bong” T. Go, former special assistant of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, proves that the viral video that links him to the illegal drug trade is just “a black propaganda.” “We’ve been saying all along that that was a black propaganda. There are people who believe it — hook line and sinker, and it’s now showing that it’s not true. It’s never been true,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador S. Panelo said at a Palace briefing on Wednesday. Mr. Go, who took his shirt off to show his back at a public gathering in Agusan del Sur, said in a press statement that those behind the video are simply “desperate” and the narrator behind the video could himself be the “drug lord.” — Arjay L. Balinbin