DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said Friday opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV must first prove his claim on the Dutertes’ allegedly questionable bank accounts rather than ask them to prove him wrong.
“Since we now have established the lying, prove to everybody that the piece of paper of bank accounts you are waving around is not fake, Pinocchio,” Duterte-Carpio said in a Facebook post a day after he slammed Trillanes and two other critics of her father.
Duterte-Carpio did not specify which bank accounts she was referring to, but it could be recalled that, in October, Trillanes told reporters that President Rodrigo Duterte’s common-law wife and his three adult children received a combined total deposit of P118.176 million allegedly from Davao-based businessman Samuel Uy.
As basis, Trillanes showed “verified” bank documents on the alleged transactions from Oct. 11, 2011 to April 10, 2013.
In February, Trillanes also provided reporters with alleged transaction records of the bank accounts that the Dutertes owned.
Duterte-Carpio said Trillanes only had the guts to make his claims because he was protected by parliamentary immunity.
“You have the guts to say that we are a family of murderers and thieves, yet you hide behind parliamentary immunity. Show your balls, don’t hide them in Senate,” Duterte-Carpio said.
She said if Trillanes made former Vice President Jejomar Binay go away without a fight, a Bisaya woman would not step back.
“If I can fight the President of the Philippines, why not you?” Duterte-Carpio said.
Earlier, Duterte-Carpio called Trillanes and two other senators “plastic and opportunists” as they had once sought help from her family during past campaign seasons.
But Trillanes replied that, at the time, he was unaware that her father “was a killer and a thief.”