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PNP To Not Arrest Sen. Trillanes Without Warrant Following Amnesty Grant Revocation

PNP – The Philippine National Police (PNP) spoke on the arrest for Senator Antonio Trillanes IV following the revocation of his amnesty grant.

Currently, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV is under the custody of the Senate. It was since after Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte‘s proclamation revoked his amnesty grant.

Under the presidency of former Pres. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, the Senator was granted amnesty. He was one of the staunch protesters over the alleged corruption under the term of former Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

According to Malacañang, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV failed to comply with the minimum requirements for the amnesty grant. For his part, the Senator was firm in defending its validity.

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV

Photo: AFP/Noel Celis

Sen. Trillanes expressed that no evidence can be found against him. He also emphasized that he won’t resist arrest or escape.

The PNP was previously ordered to employ all means to arrest the Senator. The Department of Justice and the Armed Forces of the Philippines were also tasked to push through with the cases against him.

Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte, while he was away from the Philippines for a trip to Israel, decided to wait for the verdict of the Supreme Court. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque clarified that the President wanted to abide by the law.

The 73-year-old national leader wants no arrest for Sen. Trillanes without the warrant. It also goes the same for the PNP.

Based on a recent report on ABS-CBN News, PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde expressed that they will wait for the warrant of arrest and the decision of the court.

“Very clear iyung sinabi ng ating Pangulo, ‘Let the court decide,” he said.

PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde

Photo Courtesy of Noy Morcoso / INQUIRER

Based on the report, the PNP Chief expressed that patrol cars and the team of the CIDG will stay outside the Senate until the issue is given a verdict for the safety of the Senator and the employees.

“That’s just a proactive action.. We should be ready for any order,” he said.

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