Makati RTC Branch 150 Denies Trillanes' Appeal, Upheld Decision to Issue Arrest Warrant


The Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 150 upheld its earlier decision to issue an arrest warrant against Sen. Antonio Trillanes over issues on the amnesty granted to him by former Pres. Noynoy Aquino.


According to Makati RTC Branch 150 Presiding Judge Elmo Alameda, they denied the appeal of Sen. Trillanes due to the lawmaker's failure to "prove the alleged application form exists."



The Philippine media released the order to inform the general public on Monday, January 7, 2018 but the order from the Makati RTC was dated December 18, 2018.

Last September 25, 2018, the court granted the government's plea for the issuance of warrant and travel ban against Trillanes as held it held that he "failed to convince the Court that he indeed complied with the minimum requirement" in applying for amnesty.

The ruling of Judge Elmo Alameda effectively reopened the rebellion case against Sen. Antonio Trillanes over his involvement in the Manila Peninsula Siege.



Judge Alameda, in the ruling, held that the issues raised by Trillanes “have been thoroughly and exhaustively passed upon by this court in its assailed order.”

He said that he is “not persuaded” that the court needs to allow the reception of evidence to rule on the factual issues in the case which covered whether he applied for the amnesty and whether he admitted guilt.

Source: PhilStar


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