San Miguel slams malicious claim
Food and beverage giant San Miguel Corp. denounced as malicious and completely untrue a photo circulating on social media of a supposed check purportedly issued to Senator Antonio Trillanes.
“It has come to our attention that a photo of a supposed BDO check for P500 million purportedly issued by San Miguel Corp. to Sen. Antonio Trillanes has been circulating in social media. This is nothing more than a fabrication and a blatant disinformation.
SMC does not have an account in the said bank branch and has never issued such check to Sen. Trillanes,” the highly diversified conglomerate said.
The company noted that it adopts the highest level of professional standards in its work to safeguard the long-term interest of its customers and stakeholders.
SMCI had sought the assistance of BDO to clear its name.
“BDO has attested in the attached certification that it does not have any record of any account maintained by SMC with the bank’s Tandang Sora branch and that the alleged account number 001168795215 “does not exist in the bank’s system and records,” SMC said.
“Having said that, we denounce, in the strongest terms, this apparent effort to deceive the public and drag our company’s good name in current political issues,” it noted.
Trillanes early this week exposed that leading presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte had P211 million undeclared in his statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN), a ground for an employee’s dismissal from government service.
Duterte, however, strongly denied Trillanes’ allegations.