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Resolution filed in House to denounce voiding of amnesty for Trillanes

/ 06:49 PM September 05, 2018

Opposition lawmakers in the House of Representatives on Wednesday filed a resolution calling for the recall of President Rodrigo Duterte’s order voiding the amnesty granted to his critic, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV.

House Resolution No. 2155 also asking the chamber to denounce the “baseless, unlawful and improvident” revocation the amnesty.

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The resolution was signed by Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman, Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano, Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin, Ifugao Rep. Teddy Baguilat, Northern Samar 1st District Rep. Raul Daza, and Capiz 1st District Rep. Emmanuel Billones.

In filing the resolution, the lawmakers said the revocation of the amnesty was “unwarranted and unlawful because an amnesty is final, absolute and irrevocable.”

They also pointed out that the President would need the approval of Congress he amnesty could be voided.

READ: Revocation of Trillanes’ amnesty needs Congress approval — solons

The President earlier issued Proclamation No. 572 ordering ordered the arrest of Trillanes, claiming that the former Navy officer, who staged mutinies in 2003 and 2007 against then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, had not applied for amnesty and had not admitted his guilt.

READ: Arrest Trillanes–Duterte
READ: WHAT WENT BEFORE: Oakwood Mutiny and Trillanes’ 2nd try to oust Arroyo
READ:  WHAT WENT BEFORE: Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s amnesty

Trillanes contradicted the proclamation by showing an actual video of his amnesty filing and the court documents showing that the cases against them had been dismissed.

READ: Trillanes presents proof he applied for amnesty | Court documents show cases vs Trillanes, et al. dismissed in 2011
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TAGS: 17th Congress, Antonio Trillanes IV, Edcel Lagman, Emmanuel Billones, Gary Alejano, House of Representatives, Oakwood Mutiny, Raul Daza, revocation of amnesty, Rodrigo Duterte, Teddy Baguilat, Tom Villarin
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