Tama na dakdak: Trillanes tells AMLC to just submit Duterte bank docs to end ill-gotten wealth issue


The Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) is only trying to sow confusion, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said on its reported claims denying the submission of documents to the Office of the Ombudsman on the alleged secret bank deposits of President Duterte.

“Itong kanilang statement daw na hindi daw sa kanila galing yung report, it was very clear dun sa statement ng Ombudsman na ang hawak nila ay bank transaction records for intelligence purposes. Wala silang sinabing report ang binigay nung AMLC. Yung statement na yun is intellectually dishonest din at may intention to deceive on the part of AMLC. Totoo wala silang binigay na report. Wala namang sinasabi yung Ombudsman na may report eh. Ang meron sila ay bank transaction records,” he said.

The senator lashed out at the AMLC for issuing an official statement last week disputing claims made by Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang on their supposed submission of documents on the alleged bank accounts of the President.

“It has neither provided the Office of the Ombudsman any report as a consequence of any investigation of subject accounts for any purpose,” the AMLC said.

The AMLC confirmed receiving last Sept. 6 Carandang’s Aug. 17 letter requesting the AMLC to initiate investigation on accounts being attributed by the senator to the President.

“We have yet to evaluate the request and the initiation of an investigation as well as the release of any report on the subject will depend on such evaluation. Suffice it to state that in the attachment to the complaint, the alleged debits and credits representing outflows and inflows of funds were added together, thus, the resulting total amounts are wrong and misleading. Meanwhile, we cannot make further comments considering the confidential nature of the matter,” the AMLC said.

Trillanes found questionable the motives of the AMLC to discuss the treatment of the “inflows and outflows of funds” when the Ombudsman made no mention about these figures.

“So anong pinapaliwanag mo kung walang document talaga? So nakita mo ‘yung intention nila doon to sow confusion? Wala sila sinasabi roon na hindi totoo ‘yung mga allegations kay Duterte. Meron silang problem kasi they are trying to absolve itong si Duterte pero in the end, lalabas ‘yung report nila na bilyon bilyon ang pumasok dyan na accounts na ‘yan,” he said.

The AMLC should just submit its report to enable Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Gov. Nestor Espenilla Jr. to settle the issue, Trillanes said.