Duterte bares bank documents

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TO disprove allegations that he has hidden wealth, presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday showed the transaction history of his peso and dollar accounts at the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI).

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In a press conference in Manila on Wednesday, Duterte presented a certification from BPI Julia Vargas branch in Pasig City showing his balance at P17,816.98 as of March 31, 2014.

Duterte’s spokesman, Peter Laviña, claimed that the account had been dormant since March 31, 2014.

However, as of May 3, Duterte’s account held P128,829.34 after deposits were made at the height of the controversy. The amount was supposedly deposited by Duterte’s supporters.

The account was first revealed by Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th, who said that it contained P211 million in 2014.

But Duterte, showing 11 bank passbooks, claimed the money in all his accounts never amounted to P211 million.

Aside from the peso account, Duterte presented documents showing that he only had $5,021.70 in his dollar account as of March 31, 2014.

Duterte said there were no transactions from 2013 to 2016, until deposits of $5 and $10 were made following reports of his alleged undeclared dollar account.

The mayor also challenged the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) to initiate an investigation on his alleged P2.4 billion “dirty money.”

Trillanes, citing bank transaction records from several sources, alleged that Duterte had bank transactions amounting to P2.407 billion in 17 accounts in three banks from 2006 to 2015.

“Bakit hindi ako iniimbestigahan?” Duterte quipped.

“Dapat magtulong-tulong sila para mailabas ang P2.4 billion,” he added.

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7 Comments

  1. Frank A. Tucker on

    So will Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th retire now as he promised ? ☺

  2. Pano ba yan Trillanes? kelan ka mag submit ng resignation mo sa senado? Puro ka porma at daldal!

  3. An article dated April 28, 2016: Trillanes said publicly that he will quit / resign if he is proven wrong about Duterte’s “BPI Bank Account” that contains P211 Millions. You might as well start constructing your resignation letter now before Duterte have a chance to turn around and file a lawsuit on your dumb ass, and you can no longer claim that your actions were in aid of legislation. Duterte is a lot more intelligent than what most people think. Naisahan ka na ni Digong, gunggong.

  4. David Michael Meyer on

    If it is true that this candidate;is making such outrageous remarks …That one person ;i think it was a reporter –Said that he should seriously be looking at seeing a psychiatrist …From the point of a psychiatrist.–.If he indeed, he has said the sort of remarks/statements attributed to him ..It would show that the stress of being both an incumbent and a seeker after higher office…May have become too much for him –What is worrying it has done nothing –according to the polls –to diminish his lead

    I remain yours faithfully
    David M Meyer (PhD psych}

  5. tony de leon on

    now its time to ask trillantes to show his bank accounts and wealth. and if it looks like he is lying about duterte accounts then trillantes should be sued by duterte.

  6. The Vacuum Cleaner will be in Malacanang 4 days from now to judge the living criminals, liars and corrupt people in the Philippines…