The scandalous issues in re: Duterte's unexplained wealth in the BPI cannot be fully clarified and resolved to the satisfaction of the public:
* until and unless Duterte himself freely and honestly waives his bank-secrecy rights and orders his bank to disclose the detailed history of the various credits and debits involving his accounts from the time of the opening thereof, in compliance with the spirit of accountability and transparency that all public officials and employees must observe under Article XI of the 1987 Constitution, and
* until and unless the Office of the Ombudsman, with courage and diligence, speeds up its fact-finding investigation on the matter, as alleged in the pending complaint of Trillanes against Duterte for plunder, considering that the said Office has plenary powers under:
> the anti-graft and corrupt practices act (RA 3019),
> the code of ethical standards for public officials and employees (RA 6713), and
> Article XI of the 1987 Constitution
to compel the banking system to disclose the detailed history and true status of the accounts of all public officials and employees for purposes of examining their mandatory annual statement of assets, liabilities and networth (SALNs).
Without compliance with the foregoing procedures the unexplained wealth scandal of Duterte will only be buried in oblivion, thanks to the short social memory of the Filipinos.
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV revived his challenge to President Rodrigo Duterte to "prove him wrong" that he had as much as P2.4 billion in his bank accounts...