LOOK: Trillanes amnesty proclamation with Aquino’s signature

/ 03:57 PM September 18, 2018

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV showed to media on Tuesday a copy of Proclamation No. 75 which granted amnesty to active and former members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines who got involved in several failed mutinies.

The document released by Trillanes, however, clearly shows a signature of then President Benigno Aquino III on the last page of the proclamation which was issued in 2011.


It would be recalled that President Rodrigo Duterte earlier pointed out that the amnesty granted to Trillanes was invalid as the proclamation was signed by then Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and not by Aquino.

READ: Duterte insists Trillanes amnesty not valid


Duterte said Aquino should have been the one to sign the proclamation since only the President can grant amnesty under the Constitution.

Earlier, Duterte also said in his Proclamation No. 572 that Trillanes had failed to apply for his amnesty and admit his guilt for participating in the failed mutinies in 2003, 2006, and 2007 against then President and now Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Trillanes has since denied these claims.  /muf

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