MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – If Senator Antonio Trillanes IV can prove in court his accusations about large sums in President Rodrigo Duterte’s supposed bank accounts, the President will resign immediately.
This was Duterte’s response to Trillanes which he released through a video message sent to media late Thursday night, February 16.
“If Trillanes can prove his allegation that I have amassed P2 billion illegally or if that bank account under my name has a total deposit at one time of even just half a billion [pesos], I will resign as President immediately,” said Duterte.
“I would advise Trillanes to go to court and file the proper case against me and advise him further to stop opening his mouth when he has nothing to say,” added the President.
Duterte did not stop at responding to the lawmaker’s claims. He had accusations of his own to make.
He claimed Trillanes, among his fiercest critics in the Senate, profits from hiring many consultants.
Watch the full video below: