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Davao court issues warrant of arrest vs Trillanes over libel case

Senator Antonio Trillanes (File Photo)

A Davao Court has issued a warrant of arrest on Friday, December 7 against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.

According to reports, Davao City Branch 54 issued a warrant of arrest over the libel case filed by former Davao City vice mayor and Presidential son Paolo Duterte. The court has set bail at P24,000.

The one-page warrant of arrest against the senator was issued by Presiding Judge Melinda Alconcel-Dayanghirang. Also, the court noted that Trillanes may pay the bond by depositing it at a collector of the Bureau of International Revenue or a provincial, city or municipal treasurer and upon submission of a proper certificate of deposit.

“The bail may be approved by any Judge of any Regional Trial Court sitting in the Province of the City where the accused is being held; by a Metropolitan [or] Municipal Trial Judge or Municipal Circuit Trial Judge who shall transmit the same, together with the release papers to this court,” as per the warrant reads.

It can be recalled that Paolo Duterte filed a libel case against Trillanes in September, a year after the senator accused him of corruption.

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