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Naghamon ng duel, duwag naman! Leila scoffs at Duterte’s refusal to sign bank waver

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The refusal of President Rodrigo Duterte to take the challenge of Sen. Sonny Trillanes to sign a waiver to open his bank accounts to public scrutiny is another “lame excuse” or a “cop out” to evade accountability and transparency.

After revealing to the public alleged foreign bank accounts belonging to Trillanes, Sen. Leila de Lima said Duterte was “caught flat-footed” when the former took his challenge and executed waivers to the Bank Secrecy Law for the Ombudsman and AMLC to verify the bank accounts.

“In return, Sen. Trillanes asked for only one thing, that the President do the same thing, as he was already challenged more than a year ago,” said de Lima who was detained at the PNP Custodial Center on drug charges.

“The macho man who has challenged Trillanes to a gun duel cannot even lift a pen to sign a waiver. He has adopted his own son Polong’s ‘palusot,’ that they are not ‘uto-uto,’” she said. Polong is Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte.

De Lima added, “While Trillanes has accepted the challenge to be transparent, the Duterte father and son are hiding-in-tandem, afraid to be exposed for what ultimately is the truth about their family’s ill-gotten wealth and other illegal activities.”