Antonio Trillanes seeks AMLC report on Duterte's bank transactions

As requested by the Ombudsman, the AMLC "should ... expedite its final report report regarding Duterte's questionable bank transactions ... so that the public would know the truth about the Duterte bank accounts,"Trillanes said in a statement.

Late Thursday, the AMLC denied it was the source of bank records of the Duterte family in relation to an investigation by the Office of the Ombudsman into the alleged hidden wealth of the President.

"Now, as to its content, the supposed AMLC statement is improper in its necessity for release and in its tenor, which sounded like the AMLC was defending and absolving Duterte," Trillanes noted.

The AMLC said it was not the source of documents and information attached by Trillanes to his complaint regarding the alleged bank accounts of the President and his family.

"It has neither provided the Office of the Ombudsman with any report as a consequence of any investigation of subject accounts for any purpose," the AMLC said.

"Suffice it to state that in the attachment to the complaint, the alleged debits and credits representing outflows and inflows of funds were added together, thus the resulting total amounts are wrong and misleading," the council added.
Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang said on Wednesday that he had been authorized by Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales to act on the complaint of Trillanes, and that he already asked the Anti-Money Laundering Council for a final validation on the bank transaction records of the first family.

Carandang claimed that initial bank records showed the flow of money through deposits and withdrawals from Duterte's sons, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo and Sebastian "Baste," and his joint accounts with his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.

The deputy Ombudsman also said the accounts of Duterte's common-law wife, Honeylet Avancena, and their daughter, Kitty, were also included in the records obtained by the Ombudsman.

Carandang said the complaint filed by the senator was sufficient enough for the AMLC to conduct an inquiry on the bank accounts of the Duterte family.

The AMLC confirmed receiving from the deputy Ombudsman on September 6 a letter, dated August 17, requesting an investigation into the bank accounts but added that the attachment to the complaint contained "wrong and misleading" amounts.

In August, Trillanes claimed that the Ombudsman was in possession of AMLC records showing the transactions in various bank accounts of the Dutertes totaling P2 billion in deposits and credits
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