Former senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Tuesday (March 2) hailed the favorable ruling of the Court of Appeals (CA) concerning his rebellion case.
“Today, the rule of law prevailed,” Trillanes declared.
With this, the former lawmaker also expressed gratitude to the appellate court for the favorable ruling.
“Nagpapasalamat ako sa mga CA justices na gumawa ng desisyong ito,” he stated.
“Sana all na judges and justices ay may ganitong sense of justice to check the prevailing authoritarianism in the country,” he added,
Trillanes’s petition before the CA assailed the 2018 orders of Makati City Judge Elmo Alameda to issue a hold departure order (HDO) and arrest warrant against the former lawmaker even though the same magistrate dismissed back in 2011 the rebellion case against him.
The case was dismissed by the judge in 2011 after Trillanes was granted amnesty by then President Benigno Aquino III.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) sought to revive the case before the Makati court after President Rodrigo Duterte revoked the amnesty.