Makati RTC Branch 148 Defers Decision on Trillanes Arrest Warrant Sets Hearing on October 5, 2018


The Makati RTC Branch 148 defers decision on issuing an arrest warrant and Hold Departure Order (HDO) against Sen. Trillanes regarding his coup d'etat case and scheduled a hearing this coming October 5, 2018.



According to the RTC Branch 148 decision, "In view thereoff, and without necessarily giving due course to the prosecution's Urgent Ex-parte Omnibus Motion, and only pursuant to the leeway extended by the Supreme Court, the Court deems it prudent and proper to set this case for hearing for reception of evidence on:



1. Whether or no Trillanes filed the requisite application for amnesty under Proclamation No. 75 before he was granted amnesty in 2011;
2. Whether or not there was an admission of guilt in his part at the time he applied for and was granted amnesty.

Wherefore, premises considered, the resolution of the Very Urgent Ex-parte Omnibus Motion for the Issuance of Hold Departure Order (HDO) and Alias Warrant of Arrest against Antonio Trillanes IV is DEFERRED."

Trillanes was charged with coup d’├ętat before the Makati court for his involvement in the July 27, 2003 Oakwood mutiny for which he was detained for several years until former president Benigno Aquino III granted him amnesty.



That amnesty became the basis of then RTC Branch 148 Judge Oscar Pimentel to dismiss the case, which is now being revived by the DOJ after President Duterte voided the grant through Proclamation 572.

In nullifying the amnesty last Aug. 31, Duterte cited the senator’s failure to comply with several requirements for the grant. This decision also prompted the DOJ to file a motion asking for a warrant of arrest and hold departure order.




Source: PNA


Makati RTC Branch 148 Defers Decision on Trillanes Arrest Warrant Sets Hearing on October 5, 2018 Makati RTC Branch 148 Defers Decision on Trillanes Arrest Warrant Sets Hearing on October 5, 2018 Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 9/28/2018 Rating: 5

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