The Anti-Money Laundering Council Secretariat received on 06 September 2017 the 17 August 2017 letter of Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang, requesting it to initiate investigation on subject accounts.
We have categorically stated before that the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) is not the source of the documents and information attached by Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV in his Complaint, regarding the alleged bank accounts of President Rodrigo Duterte. It has neither provided the Office of the Ombudsman with any report as a consequence of any investigation of subject accounts for any purpose.
We have yet to evaluate the request, and the initiation of an investigation, as well as the release of any report on the subject will depend on such evaluation. Suffice it to state that in the attachment to the Complaint, the alleged debits and credits representing outflows and inflows of funds were added together, thus, the resulting total amounts are wrong and misleading.
Meanwhile, we cannot make further comments considering the confidential nature of the matter.