This statement was made after Trillanes revived his previous allegations that Duterte has undeclared wealth that reached P2.4 billion from 2006 to 2015.
“This I can say, if Trillanes can prove his allegations that I have amassed P2 million illegally, or if that bank account under my name has a total deposit at one time of even just half a billion, I will resign as president immediately,” Duterte said Thursday night in Panacan, Davao City.
Trillanes, who claims to have copies of documents that detail bank accounts held by the Duterte family, also said he will resign if his allegations turn out to be false.
The Palace have already dismissed the allegations of Trillanes as rehashed early Thursday, but Duterte did not sit idly by and said his piece about Trillanes’ claims.
According to Duterte, Trillanes would have nothing to lose if he resigns as senator since he is already on his last term. He added that the senator won’t have a political career after after his term in office expires in 2019.
The President also brought up the previous allegations against Trillanes that the Senator has been using his office to ask for retainers and that this has become “a lucrative business for him.”
“This is actually an old and rehashed issue. I have answered this allegation before I became president,” he said.
Duterte also advised Trillanes to go to court and file the proper case against him. He also told Trillanes to keep his mouth shut if he has nothing to say.
Trillanes first brought up the allegation that Duterte has billions in a bank account in Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) a few days before the national elections back in May 2016.