- Alleged bank document of Presidential frontrunner Rodrigo Duterte presented recently to the public by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is not legit, according to Ayala Corporation CFO
- Duterte’s lawyer, Salvador Panelo, claimed that Trillanes’ ‘spurious documents’ came from a ‘polluted source’
- PDP-Laban spokesperson Paola Alvarez said their camp will not divulge the bank documents until Trillanes files the affidavit
Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Ayala Corporation, Jose Teodoro Limcaoco, said the alleged Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) documents of Presidential frontrunner Rodrigo Duterte presented recently to the public by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is not a BPI document.
“I don’t know where Sen. Trillanes got his information, but the graphic posted by the Inquirer showing alleged credits, that is not a BPI document,” Limcaoco was quoted as saying by Rappler’s Chrisee Dela Paz.
Limcaoco’s remark was reportedly a response to a viral post of a BPI client who called for a bank run or closure of bank accounts for fear their confidential bank data may be leaked the same way Mayor Duterte’s bank data was leaked. He said BPI did not violate any laws.
Limcaoco, who previously served as President of BPI Family Savings Bank, also commented on the deposit slip supposedly presented to the media by Mar Roxas.
“The deposit slip shown by Mar (Roxas) or the Inquirer is not a unique thing. All banks will show the name of the depositor on a deposit slip,” he said; referring to the deposit slip which Roxas showed to the media as proof that Duterte’s alleged account really exists.
On Friday, April 29, 2016, Duterte announced that he will open his bank record with BPI on Monday, May 2, in front of his lawyer Salvador Panelo and Senator Trillanes. However, in a current statement that Panelo released in a dzMM interview, as cited by ABS CBN, he said there is no need to disclose the entire history of Duterte’s bank account to prove he has no undeclared wealth because Trillanes presented ‘spurious documents’ from a ‘polluted source’.
“The fact alone na mayroong ganyang batas, walang banking officer, walang banking employee na mag-i-issue niyan sapagkat they will be subjected to criminal prosecution. This will already tell us that the documents being provided by this Trillanes is coming from a polluted source,” he said.
Despite this, Duterte’s camp will still be present at the BPI Julia Vargas branch on Monday to present the supporting documents that Duterte’s accounts never contained P200-M. However, PDP-Laban Spokesperson Paola Alvarez stressed that they wil not divulge Duterte’s bank accounts until Trillanes files an affidavit stating how the alleged evidences were procured.