- Mar Roxas said they were able to verify Duterte’s dollar account with the BPI
- Roxas disclosed they, too, deposited $10 into an account number and was accepted
- Mayor Duterte has yet to make a statement on the latest allegation from his rival
MANILA, Philippines – After an investigative journalist verified Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s peso account with the Bank of Philippine Island (BPI) Julia Vargas, Pasig City branch by depositing P500 into it, the camp of Liberal Party (LP) standard bearer Mar Roxas used the same method to confirm a separate dollar account under the former’s name.
At the press briefing on Friday, April 29, Roxas said they, too, wanted to confirm if Senator Antonio Trillanes’ allegations that Duterte failed to declare his millions in the 2014 statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) has basis.
“We wanted to verify if Sen. Trillanes’ allegations were true. So we deposited $10 to one of the accounts at nakita ito ay nasa pangalan ni Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Sara Z. Duterte sa BPI din ito [and we found out it was under the name of Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Sara Z. Duterte, also with BPI,” Inquirer quoted Duterte as telling reporters.
Roxas also showed a copy of the bank transaction receipt dated April 29, 2016. It showed that the bank account number is 002434-200159-2071 and is under the name of Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Sara Z. Duterte.
The administration bet renewed his challenge to his rival to speak the truth about Trillanes’ allegations. At the same time, he called the mayor a ’liar’ and urged him to sign the waiver that would allow investigation into his alleged hidden wealth.
“Mayor Duterte, time’s up. Tell the truth,” Roxas said, addressing Duterte. (Click here to read more)