Davao court or­ders ar­rest of Tril­lanes for li­bel cases filed by Du30 son Paolo

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DAVAO CITY – The Davao City Re­gional Trial Court Branch 54 yesterday is­sued four war­rants of ar­rest against op­po­si­tion Sen. Antonio F. Tril­lanes IV for li­bel charges filed by pres­i­den­tial son Paolo Z. Duterte and his brother-in-law lawyer Manases Car­pio.

Davao City RTC Branch 54 Judge Melinda Al­con­cel-Dayanghi­rang re­leased the ar­rest or­ders which have been given to the Davao City Po­lice Of­fice and Philip­pine Na­tional Po­lice Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion and De­tec­tion Group for im­ple­men­ta­tion.

Dayanghi­rang said Tril­lanes can post bail of ₱24,000 for each case or a to­tal of ₱96,000 for his tem­po­rary re­lease.

The case stemmed from Tril­lanes’ al­leged defam­a­tory state­ment in a ra­dio in­ter­view last year against the com­plainants.

In their com­plaints, in an in­ter­view of DYAB Cebu tel­er­adyo on Sept. 8, 2017, the sen­a­tor dragged their names on the ex­tor­tion fran­chise is­sue of Uber, say­ing that they con­spired with the Land Trans­porta­tion Fran­chis­ing and Reg­u­la­tory Board 7 Re­gional Di­rec­tor Ahmed Cui­son.

The com­plaint said Tril­lanes was not con­tented with the Uber is­sue and also in­volved their names in the cor­rup­tion and ex­tor­tion is­sue in the Road Board and Depart­ment of Pub­lic Works and High­ways.

It stated that their claims were at­tested by a cer­tain Os­car Canino who also ex­e­cuted an af­fi­davit say­ing he heard and watched the in­ter­view of Tril­lanes.

Com­plainants said Tril­lanes wanted to de­stroy their rep­u­ta­tion since they are mem­bers of the First Fam­ily and the re­spon­dent is one of the crit­ics of Pres­i­dent Duterte.

Duterte and Car­pio filed a civil case against Tril­lanes last De­cem­ber 2017 which was raf­fled off to the Davao City Re­gional Trial Court Branch 15 un­der the sala of Judge Mario Duaves.

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