SENATOR Antonio Trillanes III has called President Rodrigo Duterte's directive to the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) to investigate his alleged hidden wealth a "drama."

Duterte on Friday said he has already ordered the AMLC to probe to his bank accounts following claims of Trillanes that he had amassed P2 billion illegally.

Trillanes, criticizing the president's order, in a radio interview on Sunday said, "drama lang 'yang AMLC directive na yan. I would be surprised kung bigyan niya ng formal written order 'yan."

The AMLC is mandated to protect and preserve the integrity and confidentiality of bank accounts in the country.

The Senator also lectured the President on how will his accounts be exposed to the public.

"Bakit AMLC ang susulat? Sumulat ka sa bangko, gumawa ka ng waiver ng bank secrecy at ipakita mo transaction history ng account mo."

Trillanes said he himself would write a letter to AMLC asking for the release of all the bank transactions of the President from 2006 up to 2016.

"Susulat ako sa AMLC. I'll ask for the release of all the reported transactions under the name of Rodrigo Roa Duterte from 2006 to 2016."

The Senator last Thursday revived his previous allegations to Duterte that he has undeclared wealth amounting to P2.4 billion. He first brought up the issue days before the May 9 polls.

Duterte who has repeatedly denied the issue and challenged anew the Senator to prove his allegations. The President said if proven true, he will resign. (SunStar Philippines)