Davao City businessman Samuel Uy, one of President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign donors, allegedly made deposits to bank accounts of the chief executive’s common-law wife and three children, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV claimed Thursday.
In a press conference, Trillanes distributed a matrix of alleged bank transactions supposedly detailing the deposits totaling P118.18 million from October 25, 2011 to April 10, 2013.
Trillanes said he got the information from a certain Joseph de Mesa, a “concerned citizen” who the senator said has a relative working for a government agency that has access to the alleged transactions.
The document provided by Trillanes showed that Uy made alleged deposits on October 25, 2011 to Duterte’s daughter, Sara, and two sons, Sebastian and Paolo, as well as to the President’s common-law wife, Cielito “Honeylet” Avanceña, with the following amounts: Sara - P7.44 million, Sebastian - P10.32 million, Paolo - P9.7 million, and Honeylet - P10.65 million.
The same amounts were allegedly deposited in different dates until 2013.
Sara, incumbent mayor of Davao City, allegedly received in total two deposits of P7.44 million on October 25, 2011 and April 24, 2012; while his brother, Sebastian, allegedly received a total of P10.32 million on October 25, 2011, April 10 and April 23, 2012, and October 22, 2012.
In a statement, Sara said she is willing to give away the P121 milllion — allegedly obtained illegally — that Trillanes claimed was in her bank account.
"If Trillanes can show where my alleged Php 121 million is right now and how it became illegal, kunin natin at ibigay ko sa inyo lahat," she said.
Paolo Duterte, Davao vice-mayor, supposedly got P9.7 million on October 25, 2011, and April 24, 2012, still based on the document obtained by Trillanes.
Honeylet, meanwhile, allegedly got four deposits from Uy with the same amount of P10.65 million on October 25, 2011, April 23, 2012, October 22, 2012, and April 10, 2013.
Uy, according to Trillanes, is into “export and import business.”
GMA News Research earlier reported that Uy is one of the contributors of Duterte in the 2016 presidential campaign with P30 million in cash.
Uy holds a seven-percent ownership of Honda Cars General Santos. Duterte, in his statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) filed when he was still mayor of Davao City, declared that he owes Uy P1 million.
Duterte has also declared in his SALN his business interest in Honda Cars General Santos Inc. Based on papers filed at the SEC in 2104, Duterte holds a three-percent ownership of the company. — MDM, GMA News