Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Saturday claimed that the Office of the Ombudsman was in possession of official Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) records of President Rodrigo Duterte's alleged flagged bank transactions.
In a statement, Trillanes asked the Ombudsman to release the documents, which supposedly shows the President's flagged transactions in various bank accounts involving P2 billion in deposits and credits.
"Based on credible sources, as early as April last year, the Office of the Ombudsman has received official AMLC documents showing flagged transactions in Duterte's various bank accounts which totals more than 2 billion pesos in deposits and credits," he said.
"I now call on the Ombudsman to release these documents so the public would know how corrupt Duterte is," he added.
Last February, Trillanes formally requested the AMLC to provide a list of all flagged or reported bank transactions of the President from 2006 onwards.
This was after Duterte announced that he had already instructed the agency to release his bank transactions, which Trillanes called a “political bluff.”
In April, the AMLC denied Trillanes' request.
As of posting, GMA News Online is still trying to reach the Office of the Ombudsman for comment. — Jessica Bartolome/MDM, GMA News