President Rodrigo Duterte believes Senator Antonio Trillanes IV readily issued a waiver for his bank accounts as a result of he didn’t point out “the fourth” in his offshore bank accounts.
In an interview over PTV-Four aired Friday (September 15), Duterte famous that Trillanes has a number of namesakes.
“Sabihin niya, ‘Hindi ito akin. Marami kaming Antonio Trillanes.’ Kasi ‘yung pinirmahan nila, ‘Antonio Trillanes’ lang. Sasabihin, ‘Hindi akin ‘yan. Mrami akong… Baka… maski sa ibang lugar, may Antonio Trillanes,’” he mentioned.
“Maybe this is the reason why he is willing to sign a bank waiver. Because no four or number four in the name of Antonio Trillanes,” he added.
Trillanes not too long ago signed a waiver authorizing the Office of the Ombudsman and the Anti-Money Laundering Council to look into all of his bank accounts.
Duterte, nevertheless, mentioned he was capable of verify that Trillanes owned the bank accounts he purportedly has abroad, together with in Zurich, Switzerland and Singapore.
“Check on this name because the senator’s complete name is Antonio Fuentes Trillanes, will force to the wall the senator says the bank accounts belong,” he mentioned.
Duterte mentioned one in every of Trillanes’ bank accounts in Zurich had a stability of US$75,000 or P3.eight million earlier than it was closed down. Another shuttered account in Singapore had a stability of “193,000,” although the President didn’t say if this was a overseas foreign money.