Si Trillanes lang makukulong? Faeldon, Danny Lim, Alejano granted amnesty in 2011
Questions about the validity of the amnesty given to the 79 mutineers who rebelled against the Arroyo administration have surfaced after President Rodrigo Duterte revoked the amnesty granted to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.
Presidential Proclamation No. 75 issued by then-President Benigno Aquino in 2010 allowed those who took part in the failed mutinies against Arroyo to regain their civil and political rights.
Trillanes was not the only former rebel soldier who went on to become a politiko after being given amnesty by Aquino.
Based on the list of applicants for amnesty dated 2011, the following were also granted freedom:
– Office of Civil Defense deputy administrator Nicanor Faeldon
– Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano
– Metro Manila Development Authority chairman Danilo “Danny” Lim
– retired Marine colonel Ariel Querubin
Like Trillanes, Faeldon and Alejano took part in the 2003 Oakwood mutiny and the 2007 Manila Peninsula siege.
Lim, meanwhile, joined the 2007 Manila Peninsula siege.
Querubin, who now works as a security consultant for San Miguel Corporation, was involved in the 2006 standoff at the Philippine Marines’ headquarters in Fort Bonifacio.
Proclamation No. 572 signed by Duterte on August 31 stated that the amnesty given to Trillanes by then-President Benigno Aquino III was void from the start because of his failure to comply with the “minimum requirements to qualify under the amnesty proclamation.”
Duterte also claimed that Trillanes “never expresses his guilt” for the crimes he committed in connection with the mutinies he took part in.