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4:24 PM September 14, 2018

Date Updated:

4:59 PM October 22, 2018

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Amid Absence of Arrest Warrant Against Him, Sen. Trillanes Decides To Stay in the Senate

TRILLANES – Philippine Senator Antonio Trillanes IV decided to stay in the custody of the Senate although the court did not release an arrest warrant against him.

Currently, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV is still under the custody of the Senate. It is amid his amnesty, granted by then-President Noynoy Aquino III, being questioned.

Malacañang expressed that the Senator failed to comply with the requirements. For his part, he is firm that no evidence can be found against him. The Senator also emphasized that he is not afraid of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

Pres. Duterte decided to wait for the decision of the court. He also stressed that it was Solicitor General Jose Calida who found loopholes on the amnesty granted to Sen. Trillanes.

Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Antonio Trillanes IV

AP Photo/Bullit Marquez | MB Photo/Czar Dancel

Makati Regional Trial Courts Branch 148 and 150 did not release a warrant of arrest against Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV. Despite its absence, the former Navy lieutenant decided to stay in the custody of the Senate.

Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, citing Bandila, the Senator expressed that he will try to get out from the Senate quietly. However, his mind changed after his staff went out for a refuel.

According to Sen. Trillanes, there were men following his vehicle when his staff went out. The police authorities outside the Senate also increased in number.

“Ang decision is, again, to remain here in the Senate for as long as there is no categorical statement yung Armed Forces of the Philippines,” he said.

Antonio Trillanes IV

Photo: Inquirer/EDWIN BACASMAS

Based on the report, for the part of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte, he expressed that he is not interested in having the Senator arrested. According to him, the Senator can stay in the Senate for as long as he wants.

Rodrigo Duterte

Photo Credit: AP/Aaron Favila

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