Tuesday, September 25, 2018

JUST IN: Makati court orders Trillanes arrest for rebellion case



Senator Antonio Trillanes IV | Photo from Inquirer
The Makati Regional Court (RTC) Branch 150 has issued a warrant of arrest against opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV—one of the fierce critics of President Rodrigo Duterte— for the charge of  rebellion case following the president's order of Proclamation 572 revoking the amnesty given to Trillanes for being void ab initio or void from the beginning.

Judge Elmo Alameda granted the petition of the Department of Justice (DOJ) for an alias arrest warrant and hold departure order against the mutineer-turned-lawmaker Trillanes whose amnesty was invalidated by an order of the President.


The Makati RTC Branch 150 is the one handled the rebellion case against Trillanes over the military uprising in 2007 Manila Peninsula siege.

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV | Photo from Inquirer
In their four-page “Very Urgent Ex-Parte Omnibus Motion for the Issuance of a Hold Departure Order and Warrant of Arrest" filed before Makati RTC Branch 150, the prosecutors pointed out that Trillanes posted bail on the rebellion case on July 15, 2010.

Trillanes is also facing a separate coup d'etat case at the Makati RTC Branch 148 for leading the 2003 mutiny at the Oakwood Premier hotel in Makati City.

Last September 2011, both rebellion and coup charges against Trillanes were dismissed in 2011 due to the amnesty granted to the senator by the former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III.

The senator has insisted that his amnesty is valid and that he followed procedure for his alleged failure to file an application form and admit guilt for the crime he committed.


Trillanes has been holed up in the Senate building since September 4, when Duterte's proclamation invalidating his amnesty was made public and published in newspapers.

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and LP stalwarts | Photo from Inquirer
Senator. Trillanes, a former navy officer, was involved in the Oakwood mutiny in July 2003, the Marines standoff in February 2006, and the Manila Peninsula incident in 2007 - which were all against the former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for the alleged corruption.

Trillanes and fellow Magdalo soldiers were jailed but walked free as Aquino granted them amnesty in 2011.

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Source: news.abs-cbn.com