PDP-Laban spox to Trillanes: Apologize to Filipinos

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — PDP-Laban spokesperson Atty. Paola Alvarez on Saturday (April 30) called on vice presidential candidate Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV to apologize to Filipinos for leaking "false information" against presidential bet Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. 

Alvarez said Duterte only has two accounts in the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI): one with a deposit of P17,000 and another with P27,000.

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This is contrary to the claims of Trillanes, who alleged that the survey frontrunner has as estimated P211 million in his BPI bank accounts.

"He (Trillanes) peddled a big, fat lie for which he should apologize to the Filipino people because he has absolutely no credibility," said Alvarez in a press release sent to CNN Philippines.

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Alvarez also slammed the deposit slip shown by Liberal Party (LP) standard bearer Manuel "Mar" Roxas II, saying that this is not a "unique" feat.

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"The deposit slip shown by Mar (Roxas) or the Philippine Daily Inquirer is not a unique thing. All banks will show the name of the depositor on a deposit slip," said Alvarez.

BPI: No confidentiality breach

"The BPI official statement belies the claim of Senator Trillanes that Mayor Duterte has a big deposit at BPI amounting to P211 million."

BPI, in a statement on Friday (April 29), denied the confidentiality breach.

"Our internal investigation reveals that there has been no such breach," BPI said.

"BPI continues to have one of the most highly regarded data protection practices in the industry, and we are committed to protecting client information and preserving the trust bestowed on us by our clients all these years."

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