Close  
  • share this

Makati RTC judge hears Trillanes motion for withdrawal of arrest warrant

/ 05:30 AM October 12, 2018

A Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) will hear on Friday the motion of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV asking the court to overturn its Sept. 25 ruling that ordered his arrest for being “tantamount to a total and complete surrender of the judiciary’s independence.”

In the ruling, Makati RTC Branch 150 Judge Elmo Alameda issued an arrest warrant and hold departure order against Trillanes for his role in the 2007 Manila Peninsula siege.

ADVERTISEMENT

Alameda had previously dismissed the rebellion charges against Trillanes after the senator was granted amnesty by President Benigno Aquino III in 2011.

But the judge reopened the case based on President Duterte’s Proclamation No. 572, which voided the amnesty because of Trillanes’ failure to apply for it and admit guilt.

FEATURED STORIES

Alameda cited the absence of the original copy of Trillanes’ amnesty application in his ruling.

In his motion, Trillanes described the judge’s arrest order as equivalent to “giving the President the license or the power to reverse and/or set aside any court decision at any time he pleases, years or even decades after the same [has] been rendered.”

Trillanes, who was allowed to post a P200,000 bail, said the ruling had “dangerous” implications on “our judicial and legal system.” —MATTHEW REYSIO-CRUZ

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Makati RTC, news, Philippines, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.



© Copyright 1997-2018 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.