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Lumambot! Duterte backs down on Trillanes: No arrest ‘til there’s a warrant


By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte will abide by the rule of law on the issue of revocation of the amnesty granted to his staunch critic, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, according to spokesman Harry Roque Jr.

Roque said on Friday that Duterte will allow judicial process to proceed and will await the decision of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) on the issuance of arrest warrant against Trillanes.

“Matapos ang mahabang talakayan, nagdesisyon ang Presidente to abide with rule of law. Aantayin niya ang desisyon ng hukuman ng regional trial court kung sila ay mag-i-issue ng warrant of arrest,” Duterte’s mouthpiece said in a press briefing in Jordan.

The Department of Justice has filed a very urgent ex-parte omnibus motion before Makati RTC Branch 150 for the issuance of a hold departure order and warrant of arrest against the former Navy officer-turned-senator.