|photo file of Antonio Trillanes IV (ctto)|
Manila, Philippines – In a privilege speech, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said that documents used by President Rodrigo Duterte to accuse him of having hidden bank accounts abroad were not only fake but expensive.
According to Trillanes, the fake documents were sold to gullible Malacanang officials worth P10M.
During his speech, he named a certain Daniel “Snooky” Cruz as the one who sold his alleged bank accounts which the account in DBS Bank in Singapore.
Trillanes also said that “Snooky” claims to be a former US federal agent and a financial forensics expert.
“Somebody profited here,” Trillanes said and noted that P10 million was paid for the sold documents but the agent only received P3 million.
The senator added that his sources exposed Cruz already peddled the same documents last year but it seems that bank accounts were those of the detained Senator, Leila de Lima – which was allegedly acquired by a Cabinet official whom Trillanes did not disclose.
Trillanes showed the comparison of his and De Lima’s alleged documents offshore bank details in a PowerPoint presentation. The documents he showed were almost identical except for some numbers that differ from the other.
He also showed the photo of Cruz from his Facebook account together with president Duterte, Philippine National Police (PNP) and other police officers.
Once more, Trillanes showed the president’s alleged bank records, the same documents he exposed last year that had a total of P2.2 billion in transactions from September 2006 to December 2015.
He also mocked Duterte on his declaration before the soldiers in Marawi city telling them to have him shot if anyone could show he has more than P40 million assets.