Duterte had P2.4-B in bank transactions – Trillanes

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  • Senator Antonio Trillanes has showed new documents saying Mayor Duterte had P2.4-B in transactions over a nine-year period
  • Trillanes’ documents were shown to Inquirer’s Nancy Carvajal
  • Carvajal said the documents revealed Duterte and his daughter Sara maintained 17 bank accounts in three banks from 2006 to 2015

MANILA, Philippines – True to his earlier promise, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has fired another round of exposes’ against Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte involving the latter’s bank transactions in at least three banks in Metro Manila and Davao City.

According to Inquirer’s Nancy Carvajal, a document provided by Trillanes showed a total of P2.407-B were involved in various transactions in at least 17 bank accounts under Duterte and her daughter Sara over the course of nine years.

The documents purportedly showed the presidential aspirant and daughter Sara Duterte maintaining 7 joint accounts at the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) branch on Julia Vargas Avenue, 9 joint accounts at the BPI Edsa Greenhills and 1 joint account at Banco de Oro Unibank-1 in Davao City from 2006 to 2015.

The alleged deposits received for these accounts were: P1.74-B (including transfers) at BPI Julia Vargas; P667.24-M with BPI Edsa Greenhills; and P534,989.75 in BDO–Unibank.

Out of these, there were 23 interbank transfers that involved P715-M while the 48 were done through credit memos amounting to P1.69-B. The total transactions were 71, the record showed.

Trillanes’ documents also reportedly showed that on Duterte’s 69th birthday on March 08, 2014, his BPI Julia Vargas account received P193.7-M via seven different transactions.

However, the account contained P227.41-M that year and not P221-M as Trillanes claimed. Nevertheless, the amount was not declared in Duterte’s statements of assets, net worth and liabilities (SALN) in that same year.

Duterte’s 2014 SALN only reported a net worth of P21,971,732.62 including assets worth P22,971,732.62 and a liability of P1 million which he declared as a personal loan from a certain individual.

The embattled mayor, who is now leading the surveys with barely a week before the national election in May, has earlier denied the existence of the BPI account. He later admitted owning at least two accounts under his name, but said one has only P17,000 while the other has P50,000.

Duterte also challenged Trillanes to execute an affidavit on where, how, and for what purpose did the latter obtained the bank records which showed the tough-talking mayor has P211-M in his account.

He also urged Trillanes to file a case against him to make everything legal, reiterating further that the latter’s allegations of failing to declare the millions in his bank accounts in his 2014 SALN was merely a fabrication of the senator.