Arroyo on revocation of Trillanes’ amnesty: It’s a legal issue
House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Wednesday said the revocation of the amnesty granted to opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is a legal issue that needs the court’s discretion.
“Well it’s a legal issue and he’s gone to court. Let’s see what the court have to say,” Arroyo said in a short interview after the visit of the 10 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos at her office.
President Rodrigo Duterte issued on August 31 Proclamation 572, citing Trillanes’ failure to file an application for amnesty and admit his guilt over his involvement in the 2003 Oakwood mutiny and the 2007 Manila Peninsula siege as grounds for the repeal of the senator’s reprieve.
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The proclamation stated that their grounds were based on a certification issued by Lt. Col. Thea Joan Andrade, which says “there is no copy of his application for amnesty in the records.” /ee
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