MANILA—The camp of PDP-LABAN standard bearer Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said that the accusations of Sen. Antonio Trillanes is getting more and more ridiculous by the day.
“This is getting ridiculous by the day. Two days ago, Sen. Trillanes accused Mayor Duterte of having an undeclared PHP211 million bank account. Today, he says the mayor’s accounts had PHP2.4 billion worth of transactions. What’s next, Mayor Duterte is behind the USD81 million Bangladeshi bank heist? This is already the height of absurdity,” PDP-LABAN spokesperson Atty. Paola Alvarez said.
She added Trillanes should be voted “inventor of the week.”
“He is becoming more of an inventor than a senator,” Alvarez added, reiterating the challenge made by Duterte for Trillanes to sign an affidavit before the mayor opens his bank accounts.
“We call on Sen. Trillanes to execute an affidavit and reveal where and when he got his information and why he released it. Mayor Duterte already committed to open his bank accounts as long as Sen. Trillanes signs an affidavit. It’s now in his hands. If the senator is confident of his information, he wouldn’t mind signing his name to a legal document to back up his claim,” Alvarez said.
She also scored the rivals of Mayor Duterte, whom she said have found it fashionable nowadays to sign bank waivers.
“When Mayor Duterte and Senator Alan Peter Cayetano signed a bank waiver and challenged their rivals to do the same, no single candidate heeded their call. Now that Mayor Duterte is leading the presidential election and is on the brink of victory, they not only joined Sen. Trillanes’ ridiculous accusations, they are now signing bank waivers left and right. It is downright hypocritical,” Alvarez said.