MANILA - Opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on Friday hit back at President Rodrigo Duterte whom he said has yet to prove his earlier accusations against him.
Trillanes made the statement after Duterte alleged that the outgoing senator has properties listed under the names of other people.
"Ayan ka na naman. Hindi ka pa nga nakakabawi sa kapalpakan mo 'dun sa inimbento mong offshore bank accounts na bintang mo sa 'kin pati na rin 'dun sa mga sinabi mo laban sa Nanay ko, tapos may bago ka na namang bintang," Trillanes said.
"This time si Bikoy naman ang source mo. Henyo ka talaga, Duts."
In 2017, Duterte claimed that Trillanes has an overseas bank account to show he had undeclared wealth and gave a wrong DBS account number to the media.
The President said he gave the incorrect one on purpose after Trillanes went to Singapore and proved he had no such account.
Duterte also alleged that Trillanes’ 84-year-old mother Estelita was a supplier for the Philippine Navy, in a potential case of conflict of interest due to his status as then Navy officer.
Trillanes has denied this and noted that his mother was suffering from advanced Parkinson’s Disease. He added there were no cases filed against his mother.
Trillanes earlier rejected the claims of Peter Advincula, who identified himself as "Bikoy," that members of the opposition had plotted to discredit and oust Duterte.
"I deny the allegations made by this Bikoy character. This could be another ploy of the administration to harass the opposition. For now, I will be consulting with my lawyers so that we could also file the appropriate charges against him," Trillanes said in a statement.