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Ibigay mo na: DOJ asks Makati judge to issue arrest warrant vs. Trillanes


The Department of Justice (DOJ) has asked Makati Judge Elmo Alameda to remain firm in the issuance of a warrant of arrest and hold departure order (HDO) against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.

The DOJ has filed a comment which told Alameda to junk the motion for reconsideration of Trillanes who sought the withdrawal of the arrest warrant and HDO issued against him.

“Further, the issues/grounds raised by the accused in their motion for reconsideration were comprehensively and correctly ruled upon by the Honorable Court,” said the DOJ.

“As correctly held by this Honorable Court, the best evidence to prove that accused Trillanes filed his application for amnesty is the duly fill-up application form itself, its duplicate or photocopy,” it pointed out.

Alameda granted the DOJ motion which sought the issuance of an arrest warrant and HDO against Trillanes.

The senator has already posted a P200,000 bail before Alameda who is handling the rebellion case against Trillanes concerning his participation in the 2007 Manila Peninsula siege.

The DOJ sought the issuance of the arrest warrant and HDO after President Rodrigo Duterte issued Proclamation No. 572 which declared as void the amnesty given to Trillanes over his participation in the 2003 Oakwood mutiny and the Manila Peninsula siege.

Duterte pointed out Trillanes failed to comply with the amnesty requirement including the submission of his application and the admission of guilt over his participation in the two incidents.