MANILA - Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Saturday called President Rodrigo Duterte's order to the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) as a mere 'political bluff.'
"Wine-welcome ko yan pero iko-call ko yang bluff na yan. Kasi alam niya na hindi naman ito gagalaw basta-basta ng walang formal written request," Trillanes said.
Trillanes added that it is not the responsibility of the AMLC to account the net worth of anybody.
He reiterated his challenge to the president to sign a waiver and release all transaction history of his bank accounts instead.
"Kung talagang wala kang tinatago, Mr. President, na nakaw na yaman na aabot sa P2 billion at least diyan sa mga bangko na yan, sign a waiver. Buksan mo transaction history ng accounts mo at magkaalaman na,” he said.
Duterte on Friday directed the AMLC to disclose information on his net worth following Trillanes' "rehashed" accusations that bank accounts of the president and his children had about P2 billion from 2006-2015.
Trillanes said that it is his life, and not only his position as a senator, that is at stake here.
“Tama na yang mga bola mo, Mr. President, buksan mo na kung wala kang tinatago,” he said.
--- with reports from DZMM and ANC.