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Patay malisya! Duterte: Trillanes knows source of my info on his foreign bank accounts

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV knows where President Rodrigo Duterte got his information on his alleged offshore bank accounts but had to feign ignorance about them so he would not be boxed into a corner.

This was the claim made by Duterte Friday (September 22), days after Trillanes flew to Singapore to disprove his allegation about keeping bank accounts there.

“Alam niya kung sinong nagbigay. Sabi ko, ‘It’s a foreign state.’ Alam niya. Kaya para hindi siya maipit, he had to admit one and to say that mine was a falsity,” Duterte told reporters over dinner in Davao City.

The President has claimed that Trillanes has several offshore bank accounts across Asia and Europe. He said the senator had various accounts he jointly owned with Chinese co-depositors.

Trillanes flew to Singapore earlier last week with members of the media to verify if he had an account at DBS Bank, like what Duterte had claimed.

The bank, however, told him he was not a depositor.

In response to Trillanes’ act, Duterte said he gave the wrong account number publicly to fool the senator.

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