Trillanes: Duterte still wants me arrested without warrant
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV claimed that President Rodrigo Duterte still orders his arrest even without a warrant.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque earlier said Duterte wants the warrant of arrest released by the court first before Trillanes can be captured by authorities.
“This is not true. The AFP [Armed Forces of the Philippines] and PNP [Philippine National Police] still have orders to have me arrested even without a warrant,” Trillanes said in a statement Friday evening.
According to Roque, Duterte met with his Cabinet members Thursday night during his visit in Israel to consult them on his arrest order against Trillanes.
“At matapos po ang mahabang talakayan, nagdesisyon po ang Presidente that he will abide [by] the rule of law. Aantayin po niya ang desisyon ng hukuman, ng regional trial court, kung sila po ay mag-iisyu ng warrant of arrest,” Roque said in a press briefing.
(After a long discussion, the President decided that he will abide by the rule of law. He will wait for the decision of he court, the regional trial court, if they will issue a warrant of arrest.)
Trillanes has been staying for three nights in his office at the Senate building following the revocation of his amnesty and the threat of arrest. He also chose to stay in his office on Friday night. /jpv
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