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Wala na akong kaso! Trillanes asks Makati court to deny DOJ’s plea for arrest warrant

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Senator Antonio Trillanes has asked the Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 148 Judge Andres Soriano to deny the motion of the Department of Justice (DOJ) which sought the issuance of an arrest warrant and hold departure order (HDO) against him.

In his comment and opposition, Trillanes asked Soriano to deny the DOJ’s motion “for lack of jurisdiction and/or lack of merit pursuant to prevailing laws and/or jurisprudence, the instant case having been already dismissed.”

“First and foremost, the factual claims and/or alleged basis of the Prosecution for its subject motion against herein former Accused Trillanes is clearly false and incorrect,” read his comment.

“Contrary to the claims of the Prosecution that the case is still pending and the promulgation of the Decision in the case merely suspended, the records of the case would readily show that the case had already been terminated and/or dismissed by this Honorable Court, as discussed in detail below,” he explained.

Branch 148 is handling the coup d’etat case concerning the involvement of Trillanes and a number of others over the 2003 Oakwood mutiny.

Trillanes reminded that the RTC had issued a resolution dated Sept. 21, 2011 which dismissed the case based on the amnesty granted in 2010 by then President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III under Proclamation No. 75.

“Verily, the case against herein former Accused having been long tertminated and dismissed through the order dated 21 September 2011, which order is already final executor because of the failure of the Prosecution to interpose submitted that the Honorable Court had also already completely lost jurisdiction over the person of herein former Accused and over the case as against herein former Accuse,” Trillanes said.

The DOJ filed the motion after President Rodrigo Duterte issued Proclamation No. 572 which voided the amnesty of Triallanes concerning his involvement in the Oakwood mutiny and the 2007 Manila Peninsula siege.

Branch 148 is already set to hear this Sept. 13 the motion of the DOJ.

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