Duterte challenges Chief Justice and Ombudsman to resign

Philippine president Rodrigo Roa Duterte vows to resign from the presidency if Chief Justice Maria Sereno and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales also tender their respective resignations before members of the House of Representatives.

Duterte made the “dare” after the Office of the Ombudsman led by the Deputy Ombudsman of Luzon began probing the bank accounts of the President, his children, his former wife and the estate of his late parents.

The beleaguered Philippine president is now in hot water when pieces of evidence of his so-called “billions” surfaced and came into possession by the Ombudsman. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV estimates the amounts as within the vicinity of two billion pesos.

Duterte has since denied the existence of these bank accounts.

He admitted though that he has several millions in his bank accounts. Duterte also refused to sign a bank waiver which would allow the Anti-Money Laundering Council or AMLC to peer into the accounts of the president.

Duterte says he will resign along with Chief Justice Maria Sereno and Carpio-Morales whom he accused of allowing themselves to be used by his political enemies.

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