A smirking Trillanes emerged from the bank telling the reporters that President Duterte has been caught lying about him owning an account at DBS Bank in Singapore.
Local media outlets including GMA News reported the breaking news with the headline, “No such account, Singapore bank tells Trillanes” to the public via social media.
However, a closer inspection of the GMA News article reveals an error with regards to the bank accounts. Whether it was intentional or not that we don’t know.
According to GMA News, Trillanes arrived at the DBS bank Alexandra branch at around 9AM, armed with his Senate ID, passport and the hard copy of the document being shared around the social media containing bank account #178000296012 to verify if indeed such an account exist.
However, upon double checking with the bank account stipulated in the bank waiver submitted by Trillanes to the Office of the Ombudsman and to AMLC, the bank account he gave to the bank teller to verify do not add up.
Confused? Let us read the Facebook post of Sass Rogando Sasot for a better explanation.
Sa waiver ni Trillanes ang DBS Account Number ay 1178000281602. Ang pina-check niyang account number sa Singapore sa DBS ay 178000296012. Ang report ng mainstream media: No such account daw sabi ng DBS Singapore. Link here.
Ben Banares, another social media blogger echoed Sass Rogando Sasot’s sentiment via a Facebook post.
HOW TRUE IS THIS?
Mali daw ang account number
na pina-verify ni Trililing?!!
DBS BANK acct # is1178000281602.
Ang pina-verify nya ay 178000296012.
Nadenggoy ba ulilt tayo???
Ang importante ay ang IMPRESSION
na naiwan nitong palabas ni Trililing:
NA MALI SI DIGONG.
ANOTHER FRIEND NOTICED
na mag-isa lang si Trililing
habang kausap ang taga-banko.
WALANG KATABING REPORTER.
So, paano tayo nakatitiyak
na ang pinag-usapan ni Trililing
at nung taga-banko
ay yung sinabi niya sa media??
Nakabakasyon pa sa Singapore!!! [Link here]
Journalist Ira Panganiban slammed Trillanes for trying to pull a fast against the public via Facebook post.
Dear Antonio Trillanes. 602 yung ending hindi 6012. Binobola mo na naman kami eh!
(Edit para malinaw: Ang form sa baba ang ginamit para patunayan na may pera sa DBS si Trillanes.)
(Update: wag na sumubok magdeposit dahil malamang naisara na niya yan by now.) [Link here]