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Trillanes to sign waivers for alleged bank accounts, dares Duterte to do the same

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Sunday vehemently denied that he has several offshore bank accounts as President Rodrigo Duterte alleged last Saturday.

In an interview with Nimfa Ravelo on dzBB, Trillanes said, "I Categorically deny the allegation. I don't own even a single offshore account. I am willing to sign waivers for such accounts." 

He stressed that he opened a personal bank  account long ago. "Nag-open ako ng personal account nung bago pa ako nakulong ... I couldn't even remember kung papaano mag-open ng bank account."

Duterte on Saturday claimed Trillanes has offshore bank accounts, saying: "I'm coming out with Trillanes' bank deposits all over. So I am giving you in a few days the number of deposits he has with Chinese joint accounts."

The president made the disclosure at the closing ceremony of the 26th Mindanao Business Conference in Cagayan de Oro City.

In denying Duterte's allegations, Trillanes said that on Monday, September  11, he will sign a waiver for all the alleged bank accounts cited on FB posts of President Duterte's media allies.

"Pipirma ako kaagad ng waiver para sa AMLC [Anti-Money Laundering Council] at para sa Ombudsman, at iimbitahan ko ang fact-finding team ng Obudsman at kung may media na sasama sa bangko na na-identify nila dyan ... at magwo-walk in kami at doon mismo makita kung ano talaga ang laman ng mga account na 'yan."

I am willing to go that far para malinis ko ang pangalan ko at para ma-prove ko na sinungaling itong si Duterte at ginagamit niya ang kapangyarihan  ng gobyerno para manira at mang-harass ng political opposition.

He also challenged Duterte and son Paolo to do the same —sign a waiver allowing the opening for scrutiny of their bank accounts.

In 2016, Trillanes accused Duterte of having billions of pesos in bank accounts.

But , then presidential candidate Duterte never executed a waiver, he said.

At Last week's Senate inquiry into the P6.4-billion shabu smuggling, the senator also accused Paolo Duterte of having millions of pesos in bank accounts, but the president's son declined to sign a waiver as the senator demanded. 

Also, on Sunday Trillanes told Nimfa Ravelo that he will call a press conference on Monday to clear his name and submit to the AMLC and the Ombudsman the waiver, which he said is the ultimate proof that he has nothing to hide. —LBG, GMA News