Senator Antonio Trillanes on Thursday revived the issue that President Rodrigo Duterte had P2.4 billion in his bank accounts not declared in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth when he was mayor.
Trillanes even challenge Duterte to prove him wrong: “Show how brave you are now. Prove me wrong,” he said. The senator, whose term ends in 2019, said he is willing to step down from his post if his allegations turn out to be a flop.
Also on Thursday, Duterte released a video and denied the 45-year-old senator allegations and vowed to resign immediately if the accusations were found true.
“If Trillanes can prove his allegation that I have amassed 2 billion pesos illegally or if that bank account under my name has a total deposit at one time of even just half a billion, I will resign as President immediately,” Duterte said.