Mayor Sara wel­comes OMB probe

Tempo - - Front Page - (Yas Ocampo)

DAVAO CITY – Mayor Sara Duterte-Car­pio yes­ter­day said she wel­comes the in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the of­fice of the Om­buds­man on her bank ac­counts.

This, as the city mayor, along­side his broth­ers Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and Se­bas­tian Duterte, is cur­rently the sub­ject of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion of the Of­fice of the Om­buds­man for their wealth.

“I wel­come it so that we can fi­nally an­swer all ac­cu­sa­tions in the proper venue,” Mayor Duterte said in a mes­sage re­leased to re­porters in the afternoon.

The com­plaint was based on the re­port sub­mit­ted by Se­na­tor An­to­nio Tril­lanes IV on the al­leged il­le­gal wealth of the fam­ily.

Tril­lanes had also re­quested the Anti-Money Laun­der­ing Coun­cil to de­ter­mine the na­ture of the wealth of the Dutertes, es­pe­cially that of Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte.

The Om­buds­man found the com­plaint suf­fi­cient and are now por­ing through the ac­counts of Pres­i­dent Duterte and his chil­dren, in­clud­ing Pres­i­dent Duterte’s com­mon-law-wife Honeylet Avanceña and daugh­ter Veron­ica.

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