Hours after Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 150 issued an arrest warrant and hold departure order against Senator Antonio Trillanes, the camp of the fiercest critic of the government issued ₱200,000 bail.
The court ordered Trillanes’ arrest after they found “factual and legal bases” for Duterte’s proclamation.
The bail secured the temporary freedom of the Senator who’s facing his rebellion case again after President Rodrigo Duterte declared the amnesty that Trillanes received in 2010 as void.
Makati RTC Cashier section receives 200,000 peso bail payment of Trillanes‘ camp after a warrant of arrest was issued by Br 150 for his rebellion case ff his amnesty declared void by Pres Duterte
The said court granted the motion filed by Department of Justice (DOJ) to grant an arrest warrant and revive the case in connection with the coup in 2007 that led by Sen. Trillanes.
Trillanes voluntarily surrendered to authorities after the arrest warrant has been released and followed the standard booking procedures.
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Before posting bail, Sen. Trillanes met Vice President Leni Robredo at the Senate building.
According to the release order, the “initial presentation of prosecution evidence is set on November 21, 2018”.
Release order of Makati RTC Branch 150 after Sen. Trillanes posted bail.
Meanwhile, Senator Grace Poe was happy that the court allowed Sen. Trillanes to post bail.
“It’s good that there’s a chance for Trillanes to post bail,” Poe said.
She also said that all the members of the Senate “are sympathetic” for what happened to their colleague Trillanes.
Poe also pointed out the current development on the proclamation of President Rodrigo Duterte might endanger the other amnesty filed in the past.
However, Poe said that she’s confident that Sen. Trillanes can defend himself from the accusations against him.
Trillanes’ ally, Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano criticized the government and said that the “administration will do everything to silence” the Senator.