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Ayaw na sa Makati! Palace: SolGen to head straight to CA to question Trillanes ruling

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By Prince Golez

The Office of the Solicitor General will ask the Court of Appeals to reverse the ruling of Makati City Regional Trial Court Branch 148, Malacanang said.

“I’ve talked with SolGen and he said he will not file a motion for consideration but go immediately to the Court of Appeals and appeal the ruling of the court with respect to the issuance of the warrant of arrest,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said on Monday.

On Monday, Judge Andres Soriano junked the motion for an arrest warrant for Senator Antonio Trillanes IV in connection with his involvement in 2003 Oakwood mutiny.

Panelo said the Makati court ruled on the basis of secondary evidence “which should not have been given due course.”

Trillanes’ actual application form for amnesty should have been admitted as evidence, according to him.

“(Soriano) said the issue was only to the existence and due execution of the document. I disagree because the very issue is not only the due execution of the document but the very contents itself. Did he really apply as provided by the law? Did he really admit guilty? Did the document shows on its face as well as the required narrative?” he asked.

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