DOJ wants court to junk Trillanes’ pleadings
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has asked a Makati City Regional Trial Court (TRC) to exclude additional pleadings filed by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV concerning the issue of his amnesty.
The DOJ has filed before the Makati RTC Branch 148 an opposition and ex-parte motion seeking to expunge the memorandum filed by Trillanes.
The Department reminded that the court conducted an October 5 hearing over the reception of evidence concerning whether or not Trillanes complied with the requirements in the grant of his amnesty including the filing of the application and his admission of guilt over his participation in the 2003 Oakwood mutiny.
“In the same proceedings, both parties agree not to file any more pleadings as this Honorable Court would like the case as there are sensitive considerations to be made,” the DOJ said.
After the October 5 hearing, the DOJ recounted the court only gave Trillanes more time to file a written formal of evidence on October 9.
While, the court only allowed the DOJ 24 hours to file its comment over the Trillanes formal offer of evidence.
“In addition, a perusal of the Memorandum filed by accused Trillanes shows that it is nothing but a mere rehash of the arguments raised in his pleadings, as well as in open court,” the DOJ said.
The hearing conducted by the RTC stemmed from the motion filed by the DOJ seeking for the issuance of an arrest warrant and hold departure order (HDO) against Trillanes.