Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 148 finally served the resolution against the
coup d’etat case filed by the government against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.
According to the resolution, Judge Andres Soriano junked the Department of Justice (DOJ) plea to issue a warrant of arrest and hold departure order against Sen. Trillanes for the charge of coup d’etat.
The news was confirmed by Acting Prosecutor General Richard Anthony Fadullon.
Some sources also said that despite denying the request of DOJ to arrest Trillanes, Judge Soriano upholds the legality of Pres. Duterte’s proclamation 572 which voiding the amnesty received by the Senator in 2011.
Despite not being arrested, the nullification of Sen. Trillanes amnesty would stay because the Makati RTC 148 upholds the legality of the said proclamation.
Several supporters of Sen. Trillanes celebrated on the decision of the Makati RTC for not siding with the government.
“Thank you Judge Soriano for upholding the rule of law. God Bless, Sen. Trillanes” One supporter of Sen. Trillanes tweeted.
While waiting for the resolution, Senator Trillanes met with few Magdalo members and lawyers.
Makati City Police chief Rogelio Simon also personally went to Makati RTC Branch 148 to meet Judge Andres Soriano.
Since morning, the members of PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) were already deployed in case that the court ordered the arrest of Sen. Trillanes.
The resolution was not released immediately to the public until both parties are not yet receiving the copy.
Senator Trillanes is one of the fiercest critics of President Rodrigo Duterte, he accused the chief executive of being a corrupt and human rights violator.
Court Sherif of Makati RTC and members of PNP-CIDG to visit Sen. Trillanes to serve the resolution of Makati RTC Branch 148.
In 2011, former President Benigno Aquino III gave an amnesty to Senator Trillanes and other Magdalo members, under Proclamation 75. But President Rodrigo Duterte, through Proclamation No. 572, voided the amnesty saying Trillanes failed to comply with the requirements, a claim Trillanes denied.
If proven, Senator Trillanes will face of Reclusión Perpetua or life imprisonment.