MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte said he will “give authority” to the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) to look into his bank records.
The President said this during the oath-taking of PACC members in Malacañang on Tuesday, March 6.
Even before the PACC can check his bank records, the President already predicted its verdict. “Honestly, wala kayong makuha (you won’t find anything),” he said.
The PACC members, he said, can even use their connections in the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). The BSP chairman supervises the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC).
“You want to know my bank accounts? I’ll give it to you, right now. No joke. Or if you have siblings in Central Bank, I will not take it against you. Go ahead and open the computer,” he said.
The PACC, composed of Duterte’s allies, is headed by Dante Jimenez, chairman of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption. The VACC is behind the controversial complaints filed against Duterte’s critics, including Senator Leila de Lima, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, and Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang.
While the President’s bank records are open to allies, he said he would not give the same access to his political opponents.
“But if you’re my enemy in politics? If you want evidence, do not get it from my mouth or make me do the effort,” he said.
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