Makati RTC Orders GMA Network to Submit Copy of 2011 Report on Sen. Trillanes' Amnesty


The Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 150 has ordered GMA Network to provide a copy of a news report about Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV availing of amnesty for soldiers who participated in the series of uprisings against the Arroyo Administration, particularly the Oakwood Mutiny, and the Manila Peninsula Hotel Siege to name a few.



Based upon the order of Makati RTC Judge Elmo Alameda granted the ex-parte motion of the prosecution for the issuance of a subpoena duces tecum to Marissa Flores, GMA senior vice president for news and public affairs, to submit an authenticated copy of the story titled "Trillanes avails of amnesty, admits breaking rules."



Based upon the rules of court, a subpoena duces tecum or subpoena for production of evidence is a court summon ordering the recipient to appear before the court and produce documents or other tangible evidence evidence for use at a hearing or trial.

Judge Alameda of Makati RTC Branch 150 also ordered the TV network to furnish the Department of Justice a copy of the report. Acting Prosecutor General Richard Fadullon said their motion is part of their reply to Trillanes’ opposition in connection with the hold departure order (HDO) and an alias arrest warrant on the Senator.

In the said report of GMA Network, Sen. Trillanes admitted that he filled out an application form and signed the sections that state they were agreeing to their "general admission of guilt" that they violated military rules and the Revised Penal Code (RPC).

It cited that despite admitting guilt, Trillanes said he never regretted participating in the 2003 Oakwood mutiny.



The Makati RTC Branch 150 150 handled the rebellion case against Trillanes and other Magdalo soldiers over the Manila Peninsula siege in 2007. The case was discontinued, after former Pres. Aquino issued an amnesty to the mutineers.

In Proclamation 572, President Rodrigo Duterte declared the amnesty given to Trillanes as void ab initio.

Here's the Order to GMA News:



Watch the GMA News Video Report of Referring to Trillanes' Amnesty Application:



Source: PNA / YouTube


Makati RTC Orders GMA Network to Submit Copy of 2011 Report on Sen. Trillanes' Amnesty Makati RTC Orders GMA Network to Submit Copy of 2011 Report on Sen. Trillanes' Amnesty Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 9/19/2018 Rating: 5

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