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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 13, 2018

Jul 13, 2018 - 12:38 PM

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday

52.8 million Filipinos don't have bank accounts

Jul 12, 2018 - 7:08 AM

They say they don’t have enough money for that, according to a Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas survey

Deputy Ombudsman Carandang remains in office, but faces internal probe

May 09, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang is subjected to an internal probe over his terminated investigation into the alleged unexplained wealth of President Rodrigo Duterte

NOT SUSPENDED. Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang remains in office but faces an internal probe over accusations of breach of confidentiality in his previous investigation into President Rodrigo Duterte's bank accounts. Photo by Rappler

Trillanes pushes Senate probe into AMLC's refusal to cooperate with Ombudsman

Feb 16, 2018 - 10:02 AM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says the probe will 'question the legality' of the Anti-Money Laundering Council's refusal to give the Ombudsman 'vital' data on President Rodrigo Duterte's bank accounts

SENATE PROBE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV wants the Senate to investigate the refusal of the Anti-Money Laundering Council to provide data needed by the Office of the Ombudsman in its investigation of President Rodrigo Duterte's alleged secret bank accounts. File photo by Cesar Tomambo/Senate PRIB

[OPINION | Newspoint] Duterte vs Morales: Power vs justice

Feb 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The core issue is hidden, possibly ill-gotten, wealth. It began hounding Duterte during the electoral campaign. During his presidency it has been overshadowed by other, graver, issues he can’t seem to stop provoking.

Trillanes eyes charges vs AMLC chief for 'cover up' of Duterte bank documents

Feb 01, 2018 - 11:31 AM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV also slams President Rodrigo Duterte for ordering the suspension of Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang

TRILLANES VS AMLC. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says he is eyeing charges against AMLC chief Mel Georgie Racela for his alleged cover-up of President Rodrigo Duterte's flagged bank transaction. Photo from the Embassy of the People's Republic of Bangladesh in Manila

Malacañang suspends Deputy Ombudsman Carandang

Jan 29, 2018 - 12:50 PM

(UPDATED) The Office of the Executive Secretary files an administrative case against Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang for supposed premature disclosure of documents about President Rodrigo Duterte's bank accounts

VACC-allied lawyers say Trillanes liable for 'inciting to sedition'

Nov 09, 2017 - 12:45 PM

(UPDATED) The lawyers say they will file several complaints against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV who they accused of inciting to sedition, proposing to commit coup d'etat, graft, and violating the Anti-Money Laundering Act

TRILLANES COMPLAINT. Lawyers Eligio Mallari, Jing Paras and Nasser Marohomsalic hold a press conference on the complaint they intend to file against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

De Lima, group to Duterte: Sign bank waiver if you have nothing to hide

Oct 14, 2017 - 10:35 PM

(UPDATED) 'Yung akala mo eh matapang na Pangulo, duwag naman pala,' says Senator Leila de Lima in a message read at the launch of a signature campaign urging President Rodrigo Duterte to allow the scrutiny of his bank accounts

SIGN THE WAIVER, MR PRESIDENT. Opposition group Tindig Pilipinas launches a signature campaign urging President Rodrigo Duterte to sign a bank waiver on October 14, 2017. Senator Leila de Lima participated through a message read at the event. Photo from the Tindig Pilipinas Facebook page

Pulse Asia and SWS survey, Sara Duterte, Pimentel | Evening wRap

Oct 13, 2017 - 7:41 PM

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How Revilla's team is defending him in his plunder trial

Oct 08, 2017 - 1:31 PM

His lawyers successfully limit the testimonies of bank officials in the plunder trial, but will the AMLC report be enough to pin down former senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr?

DEMURRER. Bong Revilla is set to file a motion for leave to file demurrer which seeks the outright dismissal of his plunder charges.

Despite photos together, Duterte denies knowing Snooky Cruz

Oct 04, 2017 - 6:15 PM

'Ang kilala kong Snooky, 'yung artista at saka 'yung sa comics, sa totoo lang,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

PHOTOS TOGETHER. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV in a Senate hearing on October 4, 2017, presents these photos of President Rodrigo Duterte and Daniel 'Snooky' Cruz together in different occasions. Photos from Trillanes' PowerPoint presentation

Trillanes, Barangay and SK elections, Trump | Midday wRap

Oct 04, 2017 - 12:29 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

Opposition urges House to support Ombudsman amid Duterte probe

Oct 03, 2017 - 10:30 PM

Lawmakers from the House's independent minority bloc slam President Rodrigo Duterte for 'aiming to discredit' the Office of the Ombudsman

PUSH FOR OMBUDSMAN. Opposition congressmen lead by L-R, Teddy Baguilat, Egay Erice, Raul Daza and Edcel Lagman hold a press conference at the House of Representative in Quezon City. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Office of the Ombudsman, Trillanes, Dela Rosa | Evening wRap

Oct 03, 2017 - 8:18 PM

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Trillanes claims Duterte bought P80-M insurance for 4 kids in cash in 2014

Oct 03, 2017 - 7:35 PM

'Ano ba pinagkakakitaan mo, Mr Duterte? Mayor ka lang naman ng Davao City ng panahon na 'yan. Wala ka naman negosyo,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

File photo by Malacañang

Trillanes identifies Duterte's 'source' of fake bank accounts

Oct 03, 2017 - 5:32 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV names Daniel 'Snooky' Cruz as President Rodrigo Duterte's alleged source of 'fake information'

Sen. Trillanes press con denying the bank accounts PRRD accused him of having. The senator is seen showing the members of the media the waivers he signed and copies of the supposed to be bank accounts. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Malacañang sees demolition job in Ombudsman probe

Oct 03, 2017 - 4:25 PM

'What all this confirms is that there is indeed a deliberate effort to discredit the President, to mislead the public, and to create popular outrage against the duly elected chief executive,' says Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella announces during a press briefing in Malacañan Palace on June 27, 2017 that the Joint Task Force Marawi is continuing its operations against terrorists as well as the rescue of trapped civilians, recovery of casualties. He added that the Joint Task Force Marawi is also assisting local government units, civil society organizations and non-government organizations in relief operations and recovery and rehabilitation. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

I will not be baited into abandoning my duties – Ombudsman Morales

Oct 03, 2017 - 2:33 PM

The investigation into President Rodrigo Duterte's wealth continues

FIRM. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales is firm that her Office of the Ombudsman will do its duty to investigate President Rodrigo Duterte in a wealth complaint filed by opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.

Deputy Ombudsman Carandang: I maintained confidentiality

Oct 02, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Carandang issues the statement in the face of threats of cases to be filed against him for breaching confidentiality in investigating the wealth of the President and his family

Ombudsman insists on constitutional duty to probe Duterte

Oct 01, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Amid threats from President Rodrigo Duterte, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales maintains that her office will look into his bank accounts

WEALTH PROBE. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales is not backing down in the face of strongly-worded pronouncements by President Rodrigo Duterte as her office conducts a wealth probe into the president and the first family. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

[Newspoint] Duterte vs the people's right to know

Sep 30, 2017 - 2:30 PM

At any rate, the unsorted question about who provided the bank records loses much of its relevance in the glare of the damning evidence the records themselves reveal

Trillanes on destabilization 'fund': 'Bagong imbento ni Duterte'

Sep 30, 2017 - 8:34 AM

'That's an obvious diversion from his billion-peso bank accounts that were confirmed by the Ombudsman,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

DUTERTE CRITIC. Senator Antonio Trillanes counters the latest allegations of President Rodrigo Duterte against him as 'new inventions. Photo from Cesar Tomamba/Senate PRIB

Duterte links Trillanes 'accounts' to 'destabilization'

Sep 29, 2017 - 7:49 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says an anonymous country is providing him information about Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's supposed bank accounts

PTV INTERVIEW. President Rodrigo Duterte faces Erwin Tulfo in an interview for the PTV show 'Sa Totoo Lang.' Malacañang file photo

Sara Duterte welcomes Ombudsman probe into family's wealth

Sep 28, 2017 - 4:46 PM

The Ombudsman says it has found basis to start an investigation into the assets of the President's family based on the complaint of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

PROPER FORUM. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte, says an Ombudsman investigation gives the family the proper forum to respond to allegations of accumulating wealth illegally. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

AMLC's bank records on Duterte show P1-B flow of money – Ombudsman

Sep 27, 2017 - 8:48 PM

(UPDATED) The Ombudsman now has a copy of bank records from the AMLC which, according to the Overall Deputy Ombudsman, 'more or less' look like the documents submitted by Trillanes

WEALTH. President Rodrigo Duterte's wealth is put under scrutiny as the Office of the Ombudsman begins its probe into the complaint of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler.com

Trillanes asks why Duterte keeps changing his story on wealth

Sep 25, 2017 - 5:32 PM

'So ngayon binabago nya ang kwento nya na teenager pa lang sya milyononaryo na sya. So ang tanong ay final version na ba yan ng istorya nya?'

DENIAL. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV denies forcing witness Guillermina Arcilla to testify against President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Duterte to reveal Trillanes bank account 'partners'

Sep 23, 2017 - 4:48 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also accuses Senator Antonio Trillanes IV of having multiple bank accounts

WARNING TO TRILLANES. President Rodrigo Duterte address members of the media during a gathering at the Matina Enclaves in Davao City on September 22. Photo by Joey Dalumpines/Presidential Photo

Duterte, Hontiveros, Mexico quake | Midday wRap

Sep 20, 2017 - 11:23 AM

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Palace says Duterte lie on Trillanes bank account an 'isolated case'

Sep 20, 2017 - 10:26 AM

Asked about the propriety of the Chief Executive giving out wrong information, President Spokesman Ernesto Abella says it was just President Rodrigo Duterte’s 'unorthodox' way of doing things

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Duterte says he 'invented' Trillanes bank account number in interview

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:45 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'Putang ina, akin 'yan, galing sa utak ko 'yan,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about the DBS bank account number he mentioned during a previous interview

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows a document during his guesting in Erwin Tulfo's program 'Sa Totoo Lang' which was taped at the Malacañan Palace on September 19, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Trillanes, Aguirre, PNP | Evening wRap

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:28 PM

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Prosecutors may end presentation of evidence in Revilla case this September

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:47 PM

Bong Revilla and Janet Lim Napoles’ lawyers continue to object to the testimonies of bank officials

'KONTING DASAL  PA.' Plunder defendant Bong Revilla is greeted by dozens of supporters on September 19, 2017 as he asks for more prayers in his plunder trial. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Bank filed report on Revilla account after pork scam exposé – witness

Sep 14, 2017 - 3:05 PM

An Asia United Bank officer tells the Sandiganbayan s First Division that there was a covered transaction in one of the Revilla accounts

ALL SMILES. Former senator Bong Revilla attends hearing in his plunder trial over the alleged anomalous disbursement of his pork barrel funds at the Sandiganbayan on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte refuses to sign bank secrecy waiver

Sep 13, 2017 - 7:27 AM

President Duterte expounds on his allegations against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and says his critic has perfected the art of crime

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the closing ceremony of the 26th Mindanao Business Conference (MINBIZCON) at the Xavier Sports and Country Club in Cagayan de Oro City on September 9, 2017, reiterates that he will eradicate corruption and restore peace and order in Mindanao so that the island can become more conducive for business. Malacañan Photo

Panelo on Trillanes' challenge to Duterte: Previous 'waiver' still valid

Sep 11, 2017 - 5:25 PM

But the Special Power of Attorney signed by President Rodrigo Duterte in May 2016 does not explicitly allow banks to reveal the transaction history of his accounts

Trillanes, PNP, Andanar and Uson | Evening wRap

Sep 07, 2017 - 9:11 PM

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Paolo Duterte, Mans Carpio have millions in accounts – Trillanes

Sep 07, 2017 - 2:36 PM

UPDATED Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says he plans to file a case against the presidential son over his alleged ill gotten wealth

Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and President Duterte's son-in-law Atty. Mans Carpio attend the Senate hearing on the P6.4B BOC shabu smuggling on September 7, 2017. Photo by Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Wells Fargo says 1.4 million new phony accounts uncovered

Aug 31, 2017 - 11:21 PM

The new total brings to 3 5 million the number of potentially phony accounts opened without customers consent or knowledge which caused damaged credit scores and millions in unjustified fees the bank says in a statement

P46 million mistakenly withdrawn from BPI during system glitch

Jun 22, 2017 - 11:36 AM

BPI president and CEO Cezar Consing says most if not all of the amount has been returned with a majority of affected accounts involving those owned by small businesses

ADDRESSING THE GLITCH. BPI executives Joseph Gotuaco and Cezar Consing face lawmakers during a probe in the bank's system glitch on June 22. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

BPI system glitch causes mispostings on client accounts

Jun 07, 2017 - 8:25 AM

UPDATED An internal data processing error causes account balances to seemingly inflate lose money or become negative

NEW ADVISORY. Not all BPI clients are required to update account information. Image by AFP

LOOK: Trillanes asks AMLC to release Duterte bank transactions

Feb 21, 2017 - 8:59 PM

The opposition senator says he s called the President s political bluff and writes to the Anti Money Laundering Council for Duterte s bank records starting 2006

ASKING THE AMLC. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. Senate file photo

Duterte orders AMLC to show his net worth

Feb 17, 2017 - 10:02 PM

The President says he has asked AMLC to provide information about his net worth to refute the allegations of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV about his supposedly hidden wealth

REFUTING ALLEGATIONS. President Duterte insists he and his family have never been involved in corruption. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

Trillanes to Duterte: Stick to the issue

Feb 17, 2017 - 1:41 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV also urges the Ombudsman to speed up its investigation of the plunder complaint he filed against President Rodrigo Duterte in May 2016

DOUBLE DARE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV revives a challenge to President Rodrigo Duterte during a press conference on February 16, 2017, regarding the Chief Executive's P2.4-billion bank accounts. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Duterte: I'll resign if Trillanes can prove claims

Feb 16, 2017 - 11:27 PM

UPDATED Duterte says if Trillanes can prove his accusations in court he will resign as President immediately

WORD WAR. President Duterte makes accusations of his own against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. File photo from Malacañang

Honeylet Avanceña had P187.6M in banks – Trillanes document

Feb 16, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Administration critic Senator Antonio Trillanes IV releases the supposed bank transactions of President Rodrigo Duterte s common law wife

TRILLANES DOCS. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is joined by his common-law wife Honeylet Avanceña as Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Kazuhide Ishikawa gives a toast during the birthday celebration of Japan Emperor Akihito at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on December 1, 2016. File photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/Presidential Photo

Sara Duterte to Trillanes: 'Where's my P121M?'

Feb 16, 2017 - 3:30 PM

UPDATED If Trillanes can show where my alleged P121 million is right now and how it became illegal kunin natin at ibigay ko sa inyo lahat says the Davao City mayor

FENDING OFF ACCUSATIONS. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte reacts to accusations of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Campaign donor gave P118M to Honeylet, 3 Duterte kids – Trillanes

Feb 16, 2017 - 12:53 PM

Businessman Samuel Uy allegedly deposited millions to the accounts of Honeylet Avanceña Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and Sebastian Duterte from 2011 to 2013 says Senator Antonio Trilllanes IV

DUTERTE BANK ACCOUNTS. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV holds a press conference on February 16, 2017, on the alleged on P2.4-billion bank accounts of President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Cesar Tomambo/PRIB

Trillanes on Duterte bank accounts: 'Prove me wrong'

Feb 16, 2017 - 10:49 AM

3rd UPDATE It s time to unmask this guy says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV of President Rodrigo Duterte as he revives accusations the President had P2 4 billion in his bank accounts

REVIVED ALLEGATION. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV presents documents that supposedly prove that President Rodrigo Duterte had over P2 billion in his bank accounts, during a news briefing on February 16, 2017. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB