Duterte has dollar account, Roxas confirms
The camp of Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas has found that one of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s alleged secret bank accounts is a dollar account.
Roxas revealed this in a press conference on Friday at the LP headquarters amid reports that the mayor, the presidential survey front-runner, had billions of pesos in several bank accounts undeclared in his statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN).
“We wanted to verify if Sen. [Antonio] Trillanes’ [IV] allegations were true. So we deposited $10 to one of the accounts at nakita ito ay nasa pangalan ni Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Sara Z. Duterte sa BPI din ito,” Roxas said.
“Mayor Duterte, time’s up. Tell the truth.”
A check made by the camp of Roxas found that one of Duterte’s alleged seven joint accounts with his daughter Sara, reported in the Inquirer, was a dollar account.
The said account (account no. 002434-200159-2071) was opened at the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Julia Vargas Avenue branch in Pasig City.
Upon checking the existence of Duterte’s alleged accounts in BPI Julia Vargas, Roxas’ camp was advised that they could not place a peso deposit in one of the accounts.
Members of Roxas’ staff showed to the media a copy of the deposit slip indicating that the account was under the names of “Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Sara Z. Duterte.” RC/rga
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