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Wealth question hangs over Filipino mayor's presidential run

  • Philippine senator and vice presidential candidate Antonio Trillanes IV, center, is escorted after going to a bank to meet the lawyer of presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte in Pasig, east of Manila, Philippines on Monday, May 2, 2016. Allegations that the Philippine presidential frontrunner kept a fat bank account which was not publicly declared as required by law have not been resolved as hoped for after Trillanes faced Duterte's lawyer at the bank. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    Philippine senator and vice presidential candidate Antonio Trillanes IV, center, is escorted after going to a bank to meet the lawyer of presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte in Pasig, east of Manila, Philippines on Monday, May 2, 2016. Allegations that the Philippine presidential frontrunner kept a fat bank account which was not publicly declared as required by law have not been resolved as hoped for after Trillanes faced Duterte's lawyer at the bank. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)  (The Associated Press)

  • Salvador Panelo, lawyer of presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte, gestures as he holds documents before meeting Philippine senator and vice-presidential candidate Antonio Trillanes IV at a bank in Pasig, east of Manila, Philippines on Monday, May 2, 2016. Allegations that the Philippine presidential frontrunner kept a fat bank account which was not publicly declared as required by law have not been resolved as hoped for after Trillanes faced Duterte's lawyer at the bank. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    Salvador Panelo, lawyer of presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte, gestures as he holds documents before meeting Philippine senator and vice-presidential candidate Antonio Trillanes IV at a bank in Pasig, east of Manila, Philippines on Monday, May 2, 2016. Allegations that the Philippine presidential frontrunner kept a fat bank account which was not publicly declared as required by law have not been resolved as hoped for after Trillanes faced Duterte's lawyer at the bank. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)  (The Associated Press)

  • A mascot of presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte kisses the Philippine flag as he joins supporters outside a bank in Pasig, east of Manila, Philippines on Monday, May 2, 2016. Allegations that the Philippine presidential frontrunner kept a fat bank account which was not publicly declared as required by law have not been resolved as hoped for after his accuser faced Duterte's lawyer at the bank. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    A mascot of presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte kisses the Philippine flag as he joins supporters outside a bank in Pasig, east of Manila, Philippines on Monday, May 2, 2016. Allegations that the Philippine presidential frontrunner kept a fat bank account which was not publicly declared as required by law have not been resolved as hoped for after his accuser faced Duterte's lawyer at the bank. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)  (The Associated Press)

Allegations that the Philippine presidential election frontrunner had millions of dollars in an undeclared bank account have not been resolved after the accuser confronted the mayor's lawyer at the bank.

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte's lawyer said he had asked that the account be opened to prove the allegations are false but that bank officials told him Monday it would take a week to study the request. The election is scheduled next Monday.

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV has alleged that Duterte had more than 200 million pesos ($4.2 million) in 2014 in a joint bank account with his daughter that was not publicly declared as required by law.

Duterte has led in public support surveys and it remains to be seen whether the allegation will hurt his popularity.