Makati court defers Trillanes’ arrest; senator to go home

MANILA, Philippines – Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 148 deferred its decision to issue a warrant of arrest and travel ban for the non-bailable case of coup d’etat against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Friday, September 28.

Makati court defers Trillanes’ arrest, Trillanes to go home
A Makati RTC branch has deferred its decision on the Department of Justice (DOJ) request to issue an arrest warrant against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.

Trillanes' lawyer Rey Robles sighed his relief and confirmed that Makati RTC branch 148 Judge Andres Soriano decided to set another hearing on October 5.

The court’s statement reads: “The resolution of the Very Urgent Ex-parte Omnibus Motion for the issuance of Hold Departure Order (HDO) and Alias Warrant of Arrest against Antonio Trillanes IV is DEFERRED.”

Judge Soriano explained that the scheduled hearing will be an opportunity for both camps to present proof and evidences of their claims.

Speaking before the press, Trillanes said he is ready to leave the Senate. The senator has been in the Senate building for 3 weeks following Duterte’s Proclamation No. 572 which voids his amnesty for his uprising back in 2003 and 2007.

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Trillanes, smiling before the media said, “ Ngayon ko ring sabihin na with this order, I will now go home.”

He also added that his “win” was also a win for the country. Trillanes added, “At least on this day, our country won. This day was won by what is right. The rule of law won. Due process won.”

Makati RTC branch 150 under Judge Elmo Alameda granted the DOJ’s request for an arrest warrant and hold departure order for rebellion charges last Tuesday, September 2.

— Sally, The Summit Express

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