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Kahit taga-NP pa: Leni stands by Trillanes amid arrest threat

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Vice President Leni Robredo has expressed support for Senator Antonio Trillanes IV as the prospect of his arrest looms after President Rodrigo Duterte revoked the amnesty given to him.

In her program over dzXL radio Sunday (September 9), Robredo said she stands with Trillanes because Duterte’s act is clearly an attempt to silence the opposition.

“Ibang partido– Nacionalista Party si Senator Trillanes. Opposite ito ng Liberal. Pero sa akin naman, kahit sino, walang parti-partido dito. Kahit sino na nagiging biktima ng pang-aabuso ng kapangyarihan, nakikiisa tayo,” she said.

In Presidential Proclamation No. 572 signed on August 31, Duterte said Trillanes’ amnesty was void because of his alleged failure to comply with the necessary requirements.

The senator has been holed up in his office at the Senate while awaiting the Supreme Court to rule on his motion to declare Duterte’s order unconstitutional.