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Davao Court orders Trillanes’ arrest for libel

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 03:33 PM December 07, 2018

The Davao City Regional Trial Court Branch 54 on Friday ordered the arrest of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV for libel.

Trillanes is facing a case for libel before Judge Melinda Alconcel-Dayanghirang of Davao RTC Branch 150. The case was lodged by Presidential son Paolo Duterte.

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) also confirmed on Friday the arrest warrant issued against Trillanes over his libel cases.

“We confirm that arrest warrants were issued in relation to the libel cases filed against Senator Trillanes,” DOJ spokesperson Undersecretary Mark Perete told INQUIRER.net in a text message.

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Last September, Duterte filed two cases of libel against Trillanes: one for accusing him of extorting money from Uber and other companies and the other for linking him to the smuggling of P6.4 billion worth of “shabu” (crystal meth) from China in May last year.

READ: Paolo Duterte, brother-in-law file libel cases against Trillanes

READ: Paolo Duterte files another libel suit vs Trillanes for drug smuggling tag

The court set the senator’s bail at P24,000. /muf

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