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Drilon: Ruling on Trillanes case restores ‘perception of stability’ in courts

/ 08:08 PM October 22, 2018
Franklin Drilon

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon (File photo by EDWIN BACASMAS / Philippine Daily Inquirer)

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon is relieved by the decision of the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 148 not to issue an arrest warrant on Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV for his coup d’etat case, saying that the resolution of the case would “help restore the perception of stability in our courts.”

Judge Andres Soriano of the Makati RTC Branch 148 denied the bid the Department of Justice (DOJ) for the court to issue a warrant for Trillanes’ arrest for coup d’ etat in connection with the 2003 Oakwood Mutiny.

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“I am relieved by the decision of RTC Judge Andres Soriano rejecting the attempts of the administration to harass opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes. The rule of law has prevailed and will always prevail,” Drilon said in a statement on Monday.

The senator noted that Soriano’s ruling “reinforces our belief that at the end of the day the rule of law will prevail and no amount of underhanded legal maneuvering will be rewarded by an independent judiciary.”

“The resolution of this case will definitely help restore the perception of stability in our courts,” he added. /atm

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