AMLC rejects request of Trillanes to release Duterte's bank records

On Thursday, Senator Antonio Trillanes 4th showed the letter of Anti-Money Laundering Council to reporters signed by Mel Georie B. Racela, the officer-in-charge of the agency. 

photo by Inquirer/Lyn Rillon

The AMLC junks the request of Trillanes camp to release the bank records of president Rodrigo Duterte whom the senator was accusing of having accumulated hundreds of millions on his account when he was still the mayor of Davao City.

“Since our request was rejected, I now call on Duterte to issue a waiver on his bank accounts,” Trillanes said.

“All these anti-corruption mantra of Duterte are just for show. He is actually a corrupt politician,” he added.

Racela stated that AMLC is not allowed to disclose the president's bank records under Republic Act 1405 or the Bank Deposit Secrecy Law. 

The AMLC added that inquiry may only be done during investigation of an "unlawful activity or money laundering offense or existence of probable cause."

Trillanes has requested the help of AMLC to expose Duterte's bank records together with his daughter Mayor Sarah Duterte, his son Paolo Duterte and common-law-wife,Honeylet Avancena. 

On the other hand, Duterte has denied having multi-million bank accounts.

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