Friday, February 17, 2017

READ: Trillanes revives allegations on Duterte’s bank accounts: Prove you’re not corrupt

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Thursday challenged President Rodrigo Duterte to prove he is not a corrupt government official, as he renewed his challenge for the chief executive to disprove that he has more than P2 billion in his bank accounts. 

Trillanes, a vocal critic of the President, made the same accusation during the presidential campaign. 

“Ako ay naghamon noon na i-prove niya na ako ay mali...It’s been nine months since, wala pa rin. Inuulit ko ang aking hamon na patunayan niya na mali ako, na meron siyang higit na P2 bilyon sa kanyang bank accounts,” Trillanes said. 

“Pagka nailabas 'yung transaction history niya at ako ay mali, ako ay magre-resign sa Senado,” the senator added. 

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella, in an interview on News to Go on Thursday, said it is up to Trillanes to prove his allegation.

"Let him prove that... The burden of proof goes back to him," Abella said. —KG, GMA News