FAKE! that is comment ofChief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo regarding Senator Antonio Triallanes IV allegations regarding the President Rodrigo Duterte’s bank transactions.
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has been the fiercest critic of the President after Senator Leile De Lima was detained in Camp Crame on drug related charges. Last February, the senator reiterated his initial claim and showed copies of bank documents allegedly that of the president.
Trillanes has been throwing everything except the kitchen sink to so to speak as regards his intention of bringing down the President from Malacañan palace. The Chief Presidential Legal Counsel had to slammed Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang for giving premature disclosure of the documents the Ombudsman is said to be holding. *
|Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo (left) calls the documents being submitted by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV with his complaint as FAKE(photo credit to abs-cbn website)|
The Anti-Money Laundering Council denied providing the President bank transactions to anybody, most especially to the Office of the Ombudsman- which was allegedly investigating the alleged hidden wealth of the incumbent president.
“Sa madali’t sabi, peke iyong mga attachment na inilagay ni Trillanes sa kanyang complaint, peke din iyong mga pahayag ni Deputy Ombudsman [Arthur] Carandang,” Panelo said in a radio interview with Radio Pilipinas.
"It (AMLC) has neither provided the Office of the Ombudsman with any report as a consequence of any investigation of subject accounts for any purpose," Anti-Money Laundering Council said in a statement.
Panelo reiterated that the premature disclosure of bank documents by the president by Carandang which represents the office of the Ombudsman is in direct violation of the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards of Pubic Officials and Employees.
Overall Deputy Arthur Carandang was quoted as saying that his agency received the president's bank records from 2006 up to 2016 from Anti-Money Laundering Council.
"We can confirm that we received bank transactions from AMLC," Carandang was quoted as saying. "There were P40 millions ... P50 million ... there were many."
Panelo warned: “We’re just reminding him of their own internal rules, rules implementing the law. He might have forgotten it.” *
Carandang served as the chair of the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Network (ACT-NET) during APEC 2015. He also helped in drafting the United Nations Convention on Corruption in 2003.
Trillanes, one of the fiercest critics of Duterte, first alleged that Duterte had unexplained wealth during the national elections campaign in 2016.
Report from philstar