Tril­lanes given un­til Oc­to­ber 9 to sub­mit ev­i­dence

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THE Makati Re­gional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 148 gave the camp of Sen­a­tor An­to­nio Tril­lanes IV more time to sub­mit ev­i­dence in con­nec­tion with the De­part­ment of Jus­tice’s (DOJ) mo­tion seek­ing the is­suance of a war­rant of ar­rest and a hold de­par­ture or­der against the em­bat­tled sen­a­tor.

Judge An­dres Bar­tolome of Makati RTC Branch 148 gave Tril­lanes un­til Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 9 within which to file his for­mal of­fer of ex­hibits (ev­i­dence).

The DOJ will be given one day af­ter the re­ceipt of the said of­fer to file its com­ment be­fore the case will be sub­mit­ted for res­o­lu­tion.

Dur­ing the hear­ing on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 5, both the de­fense and the pros­e­cu­tion panel pre­sented wit­nesses to cor­rob­o­rate there re­spec­tive claims on the ap­pli­ca­tion of Tril­lanes’s amnesty.

Branch 148 heard the coup d' etat case against Tril­lanes, a for­mer navy of­fi­cer who was charged over his par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Oak­wood Mutiny in 2003 and the Manila Penin­sula Siege in 2007.

The coup d' etat case and the re­bel­lion case be­fore Makati RTC Branch 150 were dis­missed when Tril­lanes and other Mag­dalo dis­si­dent soldiers were granted amnesty un­der Procla­ma­tion 75 is­sued by for­mer Pres­i­dent Benigno Aquino III in 2010.

That amnesty, how­ever, was voided un­der Procla­ma­tion 572, which was signed by Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte on Au­gust 31 and made known to the pub­lic on Septem­ber 4.

The procla­ma­tion also di­rected the DOJ and the Armed Forces of the Philip­pines Court Mar­tial to re­vive the cases against Tril­lanes.

Makati Branch 150 is­sued an ar­rest war­rant against Tril­lanes on Septem­ber 25. The sen­a­tor, how­ever, was al­lowed to post P200,000 bail and re­leased.

Ear­lier, Jus­tice Sec­re­tary Me­nardo Gue­varra said the re­bel­lion case has been re­vived and will now go to trial.

The coup d' etat case, on the other hand, was al­ready up for pro­mul­ga­tion of the judge's de­ci­sion when Tril­lanes was granted amnesty.

If the case is re­vived and Tril­lanes is or­dered ar­rested, there would be no es­cap­ing de­ten­tion for the sen­a­tor this time. The coup d' etat case is non-bail­able./ Sun­star Philip­pines

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