Trillanes back at Senate after posting P200,000 bail
After posting bail on Tuesday afternoon, opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is back at the Senate.
Trilanes, who has been holed up in the Senate since September 4, left the Senate building in Pasay City past 3:00 p.m. to post his bail at a Makati court, which issued a warrant for his arrest over the 2007 Manila Peninsula siege. Trillanes went to the court with National Capital Region Police Office Director Guillermo Eleazar.
He posted a P200,000 bail before Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 150, and then went back to the Senate past 5 p.m. Prior formally posting bail, Trillanes underwent booking procedures at the Makati Central Police Station.
Trillanes opted to stay in the Senate after President Rodrigo Duterte revoked his amnesty and ordered his arrest via Proclamation No. 572 issued last August 30.
The senator tried to stop the implementation of the presidential directive by seeking reprieve from the Supreme Court. The high tribunal however junked his petition and has let the lower courts deal with his case. /kga