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Duterte taunts critics to open bank transaction records
Sorsogon City, Sorsogon — PDP-Laban presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday (April 30) said he is willing to make public the transaction history of his controversial account in BPI Julia Vargas branch in Ortigas, Pasig City under one condition: his critics should go first.
Duterte said he will even open his transaction records in the past 20 years once vice presidential candidate Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, and presidential candidates Manuel “Mar” Roxas II and Sen. Grace Poe initiate the move.
“Gawin na niyang 20 years! Anak ng p***! Basta abreha nila ‘yung kanila. All transactions in the past,” Duterte said.
[Translation: Make it 20 years! Son of a bitch! As long as they open their accounts. All transactions in the past.]
Duterte said the challenge should be made to everyone since they are all running for the elections.
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The Davao City mayor claimed he already did the first step by opening his account at the BPI Julia Vargas branch to show it only has P17,000 and not P211 million as alleged by Trillanes.
However, the bank statement showed transactions from December 31, 2015 to April 28, 2016 only.
Trillanes earlier said the big deposits, which reached millions of pesos, were done in 2014.
‘Fooling with Trillanes’
Meanwhile, Duterte said he was just fooling with Trillanes when he said he has “a little less than P211 million.”
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“I opened the account, it’s only P17, 000. Kasi ako sabi… Less than P211 million, nilaro ko siya (Trillanes) para mag-execute ng affidavit. Para ma-ganoon ko siya (gives the thumbs down sign) — perjury!” exclaimed Duterte.
[Translation: I opened the account, it’s only P17, 000. Because I said… Less than P211 million, I just fooled with him (Trillanes) so that he will execute an affidavit. So that I can do this to him (gives the thumbs down sign) — perjury!]
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When asked up to what extent of his BPI account will be opened on Monday (May 2), Duterte declined to give details.
“Lalaruin ko talaga. ‘Wag na lang kaya kasi naglalaro ako ng politika dyan?” Duterte quipped.
[Translation: I will really fool around. What if not anymore, as I am playing politics?]
More word war
Duterte did not pass up the opportunity to hurl his own accusations against Trillanes.
He accused the vice presidential candidate of selling off disputed islands to China after his backdoor negotiations in 2012.
“Ito sabihin mo sa kanya (Trillanes): I’m accusing him of treason! He went to China 16 times. After his last visit, China began the project there. We lost the Scarborough,” said Duterte.
[Translation: Say this to him (Trillanes): I’m accusing him of treason! He went to China 16 times. After his last visit, China began the project there. We lost the Scarborough.]
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Meanwhile, Duterte said he is unsure if President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III is involved in the demolition job against him.
“I don’t know if PNoy (President Aquino) is involved but it’s a fabricated thing so bakit si PNoy makisali dyan?” Duterte quipped.
[Translation: “I don’t know if PNoy (President Aquino) is involved but it’s a fabricated thing so why will PNoy meddle.]
Prior to this, PDP-Laban senatorial candidate Sandra Cam and Duterte’s campaign manager Leoncio Evasco Jr. pointed fingers at Malacañang as the “brain” behind the attacks against Duterte.
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