VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Timeline of the controversy on Duterte’s wealth

In the latest of a saga that dates back to the 2016 elections, at the center of which is the president’s alleged hidden wealth, Solicitor General Jose Calida revealed that the Office of the Ombudsman has “closed and terminated” the investigation on the plunder complaint Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV filed against then Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

Here’s a timeline.


On Trillanes alleging Duterte has hidden wealth

ABS-CBN News, Trillanes files plunder rap vs Duterte, May 5, 2016

Rappler, Trillanes files plunder complaint vs Duterte, May 5, 2016

CNN Philippines, Trillanes files plunder complaint vs. Duterte, May 5, 2016, Sen. Antonio Trillanes’ affidavit, May 2, 2016

GMA News Online, Trillanes arrives at BPI Julia Vargas for face-off with Duterte camp, May 2, 2016

Rappler, BPI asks for 7 days to disclose Duterte bank details, May 2, 2016, Trillanes: Duterte didn’t declare P211M in SALN, April 27, 2016

On Duterte admitting to owning bank accounts

Rappler, Duterte on bank account: It’s a little less than P200 million, April 29, 2016

CNN Philippines, Duterte to open bank account, says he has ‘a little less than P211M’ deposited, April 29, 2016, Duterte: I have less than P200M in bank, April 30, 2016, The evolution of Duterte’s BPI account, April 29, 2016

Facebook of Duterte campaign spokesperson Peter Tiu Laviña, April 27, 2016

On Duterte’s election victory

House of Representatives, Presidential and Vice Presidential Canvass 2016, May 27, 2016

On reviving allegations of Duterte’s undeclared wealth

House Resolution No. 1015, Resolution dismissing the verified complaint for impeachment and the supplemental complaint-affidavit filed by Rep. Gary C. Alejano against President Rodrigo Roa Duterte

RTVM, Response on Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s Allegation on Bank Accounts, Feb. 16, 2017

GMA News Online, Trillanes revives allegations on Duterte’s bank accounts: Prove you’re not corrupt, Feb. 16, 2017

ABS-CBN News, Trillanes revives corruption allegations vs Duterte, Feb. 16, 2017

Rappler, Trillanes on Duterte bank accounts: ‘Prove me wrong’, Feb. 16, 2017

On the Office of the Ombudsman probing Duterte’s wealth

Official Gazette, Executive Order No. 43, Oct. 4, 2017

PCOO, Speech of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during the Turnover of the Bahay Pag-asa Project, Oct. 2, 2017

GMA News Online, Carandang: Ombudsman observed confidentiality in Duterte bank accounts probe, Oct. 2, 2017, Backtracking? Deputy ombudsman says he was reacting to bank documents shown by media, Oct. 2, 2017, Carandang: Ombudsman has observed confidentiality in probe on Duterte, Oct. 2, 2017

RTVM, Installation of New Officers and Induction of New Members of the IBP Davao City Chapter (Speech), Sept. 30, 2017

Anti-Money Laundering Council, AMLC Official Statement, Sept. 28, 2017

GMA News Online, Ombudsman starts probe on Dutertes’ wealth after finding basis in Trillanes complaint, Sept. 27, 2017

ABS-CBN News, Ombudsman investigates Duterte family’s wealth, Sept. 27, 2017, Ombudsman probes Duterte family’s wealth, Sept. 27, 2017

PCOO, Speech of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte During the Opening Ceremony of the 6TH Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Accredited National Convention of Public Attorneys, Sept. 18, 2017

Senate, Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing, Sept. 7, 2017

On placing Carandang under preventive suspension

Twitter account of Solicitor General Jose Calida, Feb. 2, 2018

Office of the Ombudsman Facebook page, Statement of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, Jan. 31, 2018

PCOO, Press Briefing of Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque, Jan. 29, 2018

G.R. No. 196231, Gonzales v. Office of the President, Jan. 28, 2014

On Trillanes seeking a Senate probe on Duterte’s wealth

Senate Resolution No. 602, Resolution Directing the Senate Committee on Banks, Financial Institutions and Currencies To Conduct An Inquiry, In Aid Of Legislation, Into The Possible Violation Of Republic Act No. 9160, As Amended, Otherwise Known As The Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA) By No Less Than President Rodrigo Roa Duterte And Mayor Sara Dutere-Carpio Based on the Bank Documents Showing Undisclosed ‘Covered Transactions’ as defined by the AMLA, with the End In View of Recommending Legislative Measures To Promote Efficient Compliance With the AMLA and Further Improving the Said Law

GMA News Online, Koko Pimentel opposes Senate probe on Duterte ‘bank accounts’, Feb. 5, 2018

Canadian Inquirer, Senate probe on Dutertes’ bank accounts a ‘tragic waste of time’ — Pimentel, Feb. 5, 2018

Rappler, Pimentel on Senate probe into Duterte’s wealth: ‘A tragic waste of time’, Feb. 5, 2018

On the Office of the Ombudsman dismissing Trillanes’ plunder complaint

Twitter account of Solicitor General Jose Calida, Feb. 12, 2018

CNN Philippines, Solgen: Plunder case vs. Duterte ‘already terminated’, Feb. 13, 2018

Rappler, Ombudsman probe into Duterte wealth already ‘terminated’ – Calida, Feb. 13, 2018

GMA News Online, Inquiry on Trillanes rap vs. Duterte at Ombudsman ‘closed’ in November — SolGen Calida, Feb. 13, 2018

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