- Investigative journalist Ellen Tordesillas has confirmed that Duterte’s account with BPI existed
- Tordesillas said a friend of hers deposited P500 into the account number and the transaction was validated
- The transaction came back with a receipt with the account name of Duterte and his daughter Sara
MANILA, Philippines – Investigative journalist Ellen Tordesillas had devised a way to find out if the accounts of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte with the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) really existed as claimed by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.
According to Tordesillas’ post on her Facebook account, a friend of hers went to BPI on Thursday, April 28 before 1:30 pm and deposited P500 into the account number – 002433-0695-39 – which was earlier published by the Inquirer.
True enough, the deposit was accepted and the transaction was validated and came back with a receipt. The account was named under “Rodrigo Roa Duterte” or “Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Sara Z Duterte”.
Earlier, Mayor Duterte denied the existence of the bank accounts in which the mayor is allegedly holding P211-M that was not supposedly declared in his statement of assets, liabilities and net worth, according to Trillanes.
However, on Wednesday, Duterte admitted he has several bank accounts with the BPI, including one with the Julia Vargas branch in Ortigas, Mandaluyong City.
But the presidential aspirant said he only has P17,000 in one of the accounts and has another P50,000 in the other account.
At the same time, he also challenged Trillanes to execute an affidavit on where, how, and for what purpose did the latter obtained the bank records saying the tough-talking mayor has P211-M in his account.