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Duterte: I'm coming out with Trillanes bank deposits


President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday claimed Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has offshore bank accounts.

"I'm coming out with Trillanes' bank deposits all over... Akala kasi niya hindi ko rin kaya eh. So I am giving you in a few days the number of deposits he has with Chinese joint accounts," Duterte said in his speech during the closing ceremony of the 26th Mindanao Business Conference in Cagayan de Oro City.

"It's all over... Hong Kong, Australia, America..." Duterte added.

In an interview with the media during his visit to wounded soldiers at Camp Evangelista, Duterte added that Trillanes also has bank accounts in Malaysia.

He also said that he will also show details about the senator's alleged 200 consultants under the Disbursement Acceleration Program during the time of President Benigno Aquino III.

"Yes, we will... we will show it and of course 'yung sa mga more than 200 consultants niya sa DAP. May kaso siya sa DAP," Duterte said.

"Abogado ako, just looking at it. Inubos niya sa pamigay and he will have to answer also," he added.

Duterte said that unlike Trillanes' allegations against him, what he has against the senator is not garbage.

"Itong akin, hindi ito basura. Nandiyan ako sa gobyerno eh. So bakit ko kailangan ng basura?" he said.

Trillanes had also accused Duterte of keeping questionable bank accounts with at least P2 billion in deposits.

In a Senate hearing on Thursday, the senator also alleged that Duterte's son,  Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, has P104 million in bank accounts.

Trillanes, in a statement, dismissed Duterte's allegation as fake news.

"Hindi totoo yan. Fake news yan. Sinungaling 'yan si Duterte," he said.

He challenged Duterte to release details of his supposed offshore bank accounts.

"Agaran ako pipirma ng waiver para malaman ang katotohanan," he said.

Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano also said in a tweet after Duterte's speech that the President should make sure that his information is not "fake news." —ALG, GMA News

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