Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Retired Judge on Trillanes Arrest: "WILL THE SENATE CONTINUE WITH ITS ARROGANCE OF SHIELDING HIM?"



Senator Antonio Trillanes IV (Photo credit to Journal online)
Retired Judge and political analyst Mr. Antonio Lubao, once again took to social media to share a very striking opinion about the recent arrest of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV that was ordered by Makati court on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018.

The arrest happened several weeks after President Rodrigo Duterte voided the senator's amnesty, reviving charges against him for failed uprisings in 2003 and 2007.

The former judge of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) expressed his apprehensions whether the Senate will honor the process and warrant of arrest of Makati RTC, an equal coordinate branch of government and questioned if the Senate will continue it's arrogance and shield Trillanes.



Photo credit to Metro Cebu News
Mr. Lubao then pronounced that if the upper house of the bicameral legislature of the country (Senate) will still persist on its arrogance in safeguarding and concealing Trillanes from being arrested on the basis of warrant of arrest, the people will now see how justice runs in the country and will likewise examine the judicial mettle of the judge who issued his arrest.

"ONCE THE SENATE WILL STILL INSIST ON ITS ARROGANCE IN SHIELDING TRILLANES FROM BEING ARRESTED ON THE BASIS OF THE WARRANT OF ARREST ISSUED AGAINST HIM BY THE COURT, WE WILL NOW SEE ONCE AND FOR ALL HOW THE WHEEL OF JUSTICE REALLY GRINDS IN THE PHILIPPINES. IT WILL ALSO TEST THE JUDICIAL METTLE OF THE JUDGE WHO ISSUED THE WARRANT FOR THE ARREST OF TRILLANES.", he wrote.

The retired judge further call out, assuming if the judge will have the courage to cite for indirect contempt if those senators will continue to protect their colleague.

"TIGNAN NATIN KUNG GAANO KALAKI ANG BAYAG NG NASABING JUDGE!", he exclaimed.



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More so, Mr Lubao cite himself as an example and stated that if he will be the judge on the senator's case, he will do what is right to protect the power of the judiciary.

"I AM A RETIRED RTC JUDGE. IF I WERE THE SAID JUDGE, I WILL DO WHAT IS RIGHT UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCE TO PROTECT AND PRESERVE THE IMAGE AND POWER OF THE JUDICIARY.", he ended.

Read his full post below: 

"A CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS IN THE LOOMING!

WILL THE SENATE HONOR THE PROCESSES OF AN EQUAL COORDINATE BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT?

NOW THAT BRANCH 150 OF THE MAKATI REGIONAL TRIAL COURT ALREADY ISSUED A WARRANT FOR THE ARREST OF TRILLANES, WILL THE SENATE CONTINUE WITH ITS ARROGANCE OF SHIELDING HIM FROM THE REACH OF THE LONG ARM OF THE LAW?

ONCE THE SENATE WILL STILL INSIST ON ITS ARROGANCE IN SHIELDING TRILLANES FROM BEING ARRESTED ON THE BASIS OF THE WARRANT OF ARREST ISSUED AGAINST HIM BY THE COURT, WE WILL NOW SEE ONCE AND FOR ALL HOW THE WHEEL OF JUSTICE REALLY GRINDS IN THE PHILIPPINES. IT WILL ALSO TEST THE JUDICIAL METTLE OF THE JUDGE WHO ISSUED THE WARRANT FOR THE ARREST OF TRILLANES.

WILL HE HAVE THE BALLS TO CITE FOR INDIRECT CONTEMPT OF COURT ALL SENATORS AND OFFICERS OF THE SENATE WHO WILL PROTECT TRILLANES FROM ARREST.

I AM A RETIRED RTC JUDGE. IF I WERE THE SAID JUDGE

I WILL DO WHAT IS RIGHT UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCE TO PROTECT AND PRESERVE THE IMAGE AND POWER OF THE JUDICIARY.

TIGNAN NATIN KUNG GAANO KALAKI ANG BAYAG NG NASABING JUDGE!"



Screenshot of Mr. Antonio Lubao's post (Photo credit to his Facebook page)


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