Sara ready to appear before Senate probe on bank accounts

DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said that she is ready to appear before the Senate in case she will be given a subpoena in line with a resolution filed by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV calling to probe her and her father President Rodrigo Duterte's bank accounts.

"I respect the authority of the Senate as part of the legislative branch of the government, if there is really a subpoena, but if it is just an invitation I do not think I would attend. But if it is a subpoena with a penalty of contempt, I might, I will go," she said.

Duterte-Carpio said that Trillanes is "crazy" and "obsessed" for pushing the probe.

"I think that Trillanes is confused and I think that he is going crazy and I am starting to believe the rumors that he is getting hooked on something because there is no other explanation for his obsession with President Duterte," Duterte-Carpio said.

She also added that the senator is lying on the source of the documents he is showing as proof for the accusation.

"He is lying, I will show you an example on how confused he is. Initially he said that his source is Joseph de Mesa, and he cannot produce Mr. De Mesa. He said that the source is the Anti-Money Laundering Act (Amla) documents but then he is tweeting the President saying that the president refuses to issue a waiver so that Amla documents will be issued, so how come he has in his possession purported Amla documents. Dito nakikita natin that he is not really making sense," she said.

Duterte-Carpio said that the filing of resolution for inquiry is not helping the country, and taking down the President is not helping the country.

She added that she already has a lawyer in case she will be subpoenaed.

"I have one in mind. I already have a lawyer during the campaign, before the election. I already have a lawyer working on the issue. We need a collaborating counsel just in case it develops into a legal case," she said.

Duterte-Carpio said that she does not intend to file charges against the senator.

"I respect his opinion no matter how crazy it is. I believe in democracy and I respect his opinion. I think he is really crazy but I still respect crazy people," she said.

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