President Duterte won’t issue a waiver on his alleged secret bank accounts as a result of it would solely expose his household’s ill-gotten wealth, Sen. Leila de Lima on Thursday stated.
“It will reveal the fact that the Dutertes of Davao are nothing but scammers, having scammed the people of Davao for almost 30 years and now the entire country for the next five years. It will unmask this President’s duplicity, double-speak, pretensions and deceptions. His much-vaunted anti-corruption stance, like his war on drugs, will be exposed as a sham,” she stated.
De Lima got here to Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV’s protection, whose problem to the President to issue a bank waiver was merely dismissed by Duterte as simply a ploy of the senator to safe proof towards him.
Trillanes executed 12 bank waivers final Monday to the bank deposits, together with these alleged offshore accounts, claimed by identified Duterte supporters to be owned by him.
“Three among the Duterte family are public officials. A mayor, a vice mayor and the President. None of them acts like a public official in terms of transparency and accountability. They believe they are accountable to no one. They are above the law. They are untouchables,” she stated.
“Only criminals are not legally accountable to the people because they are criminals. It is not therefore surprising that the Dutertes think this way. More than public officials, they behave like criminals, albeit entitled and privileged, like Mafia and Triad bosses. They should all just resign their public offices and be full-time gangsters. At least then they will no longer be untouchables,” De Lima stated.