PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte should just release his bank records instead of evading the issue by throwing insults against him, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said.
Trillanes said that he would no longer answer the insults thrown at him by the President.
“President Duterte, marami ka pang sinasabi, kung talagang wala kang itinatagong nakaw na yaman, tanggapin mo na ang hamon ko at buksan mo na ang transaction history ng bank accounts mo at kung mali ako, magreresign agad ako bilang senador,” Trillanes said in a statement.
“Tungkol naman sa mga pagiinsulto nya sa akin, hindi ko na sya papatulan. Pero hindi ko rin hahayaan na ilihis nya yung issue,” the senator added.
Trillanes had renewed his challenge for the President to release his bank records, citing documents in his possession proving his claim that Duterte has more than P2 billion in his bank accounts.
The senator also called on the Office of the Ombudsman to immediately resolve the plunder case he filed against Duterte back in May 2016.
“Para sa kaalaman ng lahat, nag-file na ako ng plunder case against President Duterte nung May 2016 pa at ginamit kong ebidensya ang mga hawak kong mga dokumento ukol sa questionable bank transactions nya. Kaya nananawagan din ako sa Ombudsman na paspasan na ang imbestigasyon nila tungkol dito,” said Trillanes, one of the staunch critics of the President.
Trillanes also claimed Duterte’s children, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, and Sebastian, as well as his common-in-law wife Honeylet Avancena, have millions in their bank accounts.
Duterte defended Avencena and his children saying they have the means to make money on their own.
The President offered to resign immediately if Trillanes can prove his allegations.