Former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has been charged before the Department of Justice (DOJ) over allegations of detaining and forcing businesswoman Guillerma Arcillas to tell lies against President Rodrigo Duterte.
The Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) filed the complaint which accused Trillanes of kidnapping with serious illegal detention.
The complainant also named as his co-respondents Fr. Albert Alejo, Atty. Jude Josue Sabio, and a certain Sister Ling.
In her sworn affidavit, Arcillas said she was brought to Manila on Dec. 6, 2016 but has been locked up at the Cannussian Sisters Convent and then the Holy Spirit Convent for a total of 14 days.
Arcillas claimed that she was being forced to sign a sworn document which accused Duterte as being involved in illegal drugs.
“Maraming beses din na tumatawag sa akin si Antonio Trillanes IV gamit and cell phone ni Jonelle at sinasabi na hindi ako pwedeng umalis hanggat hindi ko napipirmahan ang mga affidavit na pinapapirmahan nila sa akin,” she stated.
Because of this, the PNP-CIDG urged the DOJ to indict the respondents for the offenses.
“It is clear from the foregoing that herein respondents feloniously, maliciously and intentionally put the complainant under detention for fourteen days in order to force something against her will,” the complaint read.
Aside from this complaint, Trillanes is also facing a separate sedition complaint filed by the PNP-CIDG concerning the “Ang Totoong Narcolist” videos.
The videos accused Duterte family members as being involved the narcotics trade.
Peter Joemel Advincula, who revealed himself to be the hooded Bikoy in the videos, claimed that members of the opposition were behind the videos meant to discredit and destabilize the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.