SolGen Calida to File Libel Case Against Trillanes for Accusing Him as "Thief"


Solicitor General (SolGen) Jose Calida plans to file a libel case against Sen. Antonio Trillanes for allegedly calling his as a "thief" unless Trillanes expresses his sincere apology as the SolGen also seeks for damages.



According to SolGen Calida the putschist Mr. Trillanes ranted to the media yesterday that he "stole" the amnesty application document, in effect, the senator maliciously branded SolGen Calida as a thief, which the SolGen denied vehemently.



SolGen Calida explained that there is nothing to steal regarding Trillanes documents because Lt. Col. Thea Joan N. Andrade, Chif of the Discipline, Law and Order Division of the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel (J1) who is the custodian of the records issued a Certification that there is no available copy of Trillanes’ application for amnesty in the records.

SolGen Jose Calida explained further that he never entered the offices of the J1 or the Personnel Division of the AFP at Camp Aguinaldo so how could he "steal" documents kept there.

The Solicitor General of the Republic added further that ""Apparently, Mr. Trillanes did not bother to read with perspicacity the Proclamation No. 572 series of 2018, concerning the revocation of the DND Ad Hoc Committee Resolution No. 2 (#1) dated January 31, 2011 insofar as it granted amnesty to him," he added.



Here's the Complete Statement of SolGen Calida:

OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF THE SOLICITOR GENERAL

The putschist Mr. Trillanes ranted to the media yesterday that I “stole” his amnesty application document. In effect, Mr. Trillanes maliciously branded me as a thief, which I’m not.

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Obviously, Mr. Trillanes’ rationality (assuming he had one) has deserted him. First, what is there to steal when Lt. Col. Thea Joan N. Andrade, Chief of the Discipline, Law and Order Division of the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel (J1) who is the custodian of the records issued a Certification that there is no available copy of Trillanes’ application for amnesty in the records? Second, I have never entered the offices of the J1 or the Personnel Division of the AFP at Camp Aguinaldo so how could I “steal” documents kept there?



Apparently, Mr. Trillanes did not bother to read with perspicacity the Proclamation No. 572 series of 2018, concerning the revocation of the DND Ad Hoc Committee Resolution No. 2 (#1) dated January 31, 2011 insofar as it granted amnesty to him. The revocation of Trillanes’ amnesty is anchored on at least two (2) minimum requirements which were not complied with, to wit: 1) Trillanes did not file an Official Amnesty Application Form and the sworn statement or narration of his participation in the Oakwood and Manila Peninsula incidents which was required to be annexed to his application; 2) Trillanes did not express his guilt for the crimes which he committed, i.e., Oakwood Coup d’Etat and the Manila Peninsula rebellion when he stated during an interview on January 5, 2011 that “they were not admitting guilt to the mutiny and coup d’etat charges lodged against them both in the civil and military courts” and “I would like to qualify that we did not admit to the charge of coup d’etat or anything na i-finile sa amin kasi we believe na hindi iyon and nararapat na i-charge sa amin.”

If we follow the convoluted logic of Mr. Trillanes, he’s saying that he did not commit the crimes that were covered by the amnesty. If that is what he really means, then he has no need for amnesty because when one applies for amnesty he must expressly admit his guilt to the crimes he committed. Moreover, DND-AC Circular No. 1 further requires the applicants to recant all previous statements inconsistent with the requirement of admission of that guilt which he never did.

Unless Mr. Trillanes expresses his sincere apology for calling me a thief, I shall be constrained to file a criminal case for libel plus damages against him.



Source: Facebook / PNA


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