DUTERTE TO EX­PLAIN UN­DE­CLARED CASH

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The Philip­pine pres­i­den­tial race frontrunner has said he has no ill-got­ten wealth af­ter a sen­a­tor al­leged that he had more than 200 mil­lion pe­sos (Dhs15.6 mil­lion) in a bank ac­count in 2014 that he failed to de­clare pub­licly as re­quired by law. Mayor Ro­drigo Duterte (pic­tured), of south­ern Davao city, said he has au­tho­rised his lawyer to go to the bank to­day to ex­plain to his ac­cuser that he did not com­mit any wrong­do­ing. Sen­a­tor An­to­nio Tril­lanes IV said he was ready to meet Duterte's lawyer. The tough-talk­ing Duterte has led voter pref­er­ence polls ahead of the May 9 elec­tions on a prom­ise to rid the coun­try of crime and cor­rup­tion. Tril­lanes said ear­lier this week the money in the joint bank ac­count, be­long­ing to Duterte and his daugh­ter, was not in­cluded in his an­nual dec­la­ra­tion of as­sets and li­a­bil­i­ties as re­quired by law.

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