Getting ready: Police group arrives at Makati court to ensure public order, safety - The Daily Sentry

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Getting ready: Police group arrives at Makati court to ensure public order, safety

Composite photo of Senator Antonio Trillanes and the Civil Disturbance Management Units / photo file from GMA News

Manila, Philippines – A team picked from Philippine National Police's Civil Disturbance Management Units arrived earlier today, Friday in Makati court in relation to the expected ruling on the plea order to arrest Senator Antonio Trillanes IV for his coup d'état case.

A report from GMA News said that the police contingent has been dispatched in the area to ensure public safety in case there will be protests.

It was said that the police members were not armed but were ordered to be ready with their skills in addressing civil disturbances.

Earlier this week, the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 150 has ordered the arrest of Trillanes for his rebellion case, but the senator was able to post bail of P200, 000 immediately on the same day.

Meanwhile, the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 148 is expected to come out within the day for the other case – coup d’état, which happened to be non-bail able.

Trillanes has been holed up in his Senate office for several weeks since President Rodrigo Duterte nullified the amnesty granted to him for his involvement in the 2003 Oakwood mutiny and the 2007 Manila Peninsula siege.

Once the warrant order is released by branch 148, Trillanes might be arrested anytime.

The authorities expect protests should the court issues the arrest warrant for the senator.

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV undergoes booking procedure at the Makati Police headquarters on Tuesday. The Philippine National Police took the senator into custody after the Makati RTC issued an arrest warrant on his 2007 rebellion case / photo by NCRPO

Source: GMA News