Jinggoy accepts lifestyle check challenge

by Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 03 2014 06:04 PM | Updated as of Mar 04 2014 05:50 AM

MANILA - Senator Jinggoy Estrada accepted the challenge of Dennis Cunanan to undergo a lifestyle check to counter allegations that he gained kickbacks from his pork barrel allocation.
 
“No problem. Lahat kami. Bakit kami lang? Lahat kami,” Estrada told reporters of Cunanan’s reported challenge.
 
Estrada twitted Cunanan’s willingness to open his bank accounts for scrutiny, saying that it is not enough.
 
“Well, that’s not enough. Opening his bank accounts is not enough. ‘Yong kanyang bahay ipinangalan sa kapatid niya. Hindi ko alam kung ano ang negosyo ng kapatid niya, bakit siya nakapagpatayo ng isang malaking bahay doon sa White Plains. Unang-una, hindi niya inilagay sa kanyang SALN [Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth] iyon,” he said.
 
Estrada, however, questioned the need to open his bank account, saying that he has been investigated by the Anti-Money Laundering Council anyway.
 
“E niluto na niya ang bank accounts niya (Cunanan). Nasa pangalan ba niya? Siyempre hindi niya ilalagay sa pangalan niya. Bakit ako pipirma ng bank waiver eh inimbestigahan na kami ng AMLC. Eh di ilabas na nila ang records ng AMLC,” he said.