MANILA - Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte insists that the basis of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's call to probe her and her father President Rodrigo Duterte's bank accounts are all based on gossip.
"I feel sad for Trillanes and his tireless attempt to rehash and recycle an issue that has already been proven as gossip. The senator cannot file a case because there is no basis for it. I have said this before and I am saying it again, Trillanes is lying," she said in a statement Monday.
The President's daughter also slammed Trillanes for failing to produce a certain Joseph de Mesa, who she claimed was the source of the senator's information.
"I am starting to believe the rumors that Trillanes is hooked on something that must have disrupted his sanity, destroyed his dreams, and triggered his obsession with President Duterte," the tough-talking mayor added.
Trillanes on Monday filed a resolution urging the Senate committee on banks, financial institutions and currencies to conduct an inquiry into the bank accounts of the Dutertes for possible violations of the Anti-Money Laundering Act.
The senator, in his resolution, cited bank documents in a VERA Files report showing the President and his daughter's wealth which were allegedly not fully disclosed in their Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth.