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Poe objects to Trillanes’ warrantless arrest: Kulang na nga kami sa Senado babawasan pa?

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Saying that Senator Sonny Trillanes is not a “flight risk,” Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday rejected efforts to arrest the former without warrant.

She made the remark when asked about President Rodrigo Duterte’s revocation of the amnesty granted to Trillanes in 2011 by former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino.

Mr. Duterte issued Proclamation No. 572 canceling Trillanes’ amnesty which also includes an instruction for his “immediate arrest.”

The President, however, backtracked a bit and said he would wait for the decision of the Makati Regional Trial (MRT) whether to issue an arrest order.

“Wala talaga dapat na pag-aresto ng walang warrant. At isa pa, bakit mamadaliin?” Poe said.

“Hindi naman siya banta maski na kanino. Kulang na nga kami sa Senado, mababawasan—‘wag naman,” she said.

Poe added, “Para sa akin, sa tingin ko naman nando’n talaga ang intensyon ng amnesty; if ever, teknikalidad ito. Desisyon ng mas mababang korte kung ano ang sitwasyon dito.”