“It has been months since the President’s camp has postponed the release of the President’s bank transactions, and I am still waiting to be proven wrong,” Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said. “I am reiterating my challenge to President Duterte to release the transaction history of his bank accounts and if my allegations were proven wrong, I would immediately resign as Senator.”
However, Senator Alan Peter Cayetano said President Rodrigo Duterte already issued a bank waiver and the bank had said there was no such amount during the election campaign period. “The challenge goes back to Senator Trillanes. Prove it, don’t just throw out motherhood statements and documents that your office was producing itself,” Cayetano said.
In the documents provided by Trillanes, which according to him came from a concerned citizen, the President had a total of more than 2 billion pesos in deposits under his name.
Trillanes also disclosed that based on bank documents, Duterte’s campaign contributor, Samuel “Sammy” Uy gave almost 120 million pesos to different members of the Duterte family from 2011 to 2013.
After raising the issue in April 2016, Trillanes filed a complaint for plunder against Duterte before the Ombudsman.
“The President has been vocal on his campaign against corruption; but how can we expect him to solve this problem when he himself had questionable amounts of money in his accounts, which he never declared in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth?”, Trillanes further added.