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Baka tumakas uli! Palace wants court to prevent Trillanes from leaving PH

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By Prince Golez

Malacanang said state prosecutors should ask the court to issue a hold departure order against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV whose amnesty given in 2010 to him was voided.

“Kinakailangan po na mag-isyu. Sa rules… Meron na po ngayong bagong rules na inaprubahan ang ating Korte Suprema. Pero in the case of Trillanes, nakasampa naman po yan sa kaso. It will have to be revived. Pending actual revival pupwede pong mag apply ang ating mga piskalya ng order sa korte,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Tuesday said.

“‘Under the new rules of the Supreme Court, they can petition the court now to… ‘yung preventive hold departure order na tinawatag,” Roque said.

President Rodrigo Duterte issued early Tuesday Proclamation No. 572 revoking the Department of National Defense Ad Hoc Committee Resolution No. 2(#1) that granted the amnesty of Trillanes in relation to his involvement in the mutinies against former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

The Order stated that the former Navy lieutenant failed to apply for amnesty and refused to admit his guilt.

“The grant of amnesty to former LTSG Antonio Trillanes IV under Proclamation No. 75 is declared void ab initio because he did not comply with the minimum requirements to qualify under the Amnesty Proclamation,” it read.

The proclamation, signed on August 31, would take effect “immediately.”

 

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