Duterte fails to meet dare to open bank account—Trillanes
Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on Monday said the camp of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte failed to meet his challenge to open his bank account at the Bank of Philippine Islands (BPI) even if he complied with the mayor’s demand to execute an affidavit naming his informant.
Trillanes went to BPI on Julia Vargas in Pasig City to present his affidavit in the hope Duterte will sign a waiver allowing the opening of the mayor’s bank account on Julia Vargas branch which saw transactions of over P1 billion there in a nine-year period.
“My accusation stands. (Duterte) is a billionaire,” Trillanes said at a news conference at the Magdalo headquarters in Quezon City where he went directly after the bank visit.
He said he complied with Durerte’s demand to execute an affidavit that named his informant as a Joseph de Mesa whom he said got hold of the mayor’s secret bank accounts through “a close relative who was working with an agency involved in investigating ill gotten wealth of government officials.”
Trillanes said he asked permission from his informant in executing the affidavit and also “secured him.”
However, no waiver was given to the bank, Trillanes said.
“We now know he is hiding something,” Trillanes said of Duterte, who sent his lawyer Salvador Panelo to the bank. RAM/rga
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