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Prez Duterte orders arrest of Trillanes after revoking his grant of amnesty

President Rodrigo Duterte and Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV (FILE PHOTO)

Malacanang on Tuesday, September 4, confirmed that President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the revocation of the amnesty granted to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV following his alleged failure to comply with its requirements.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) were instructed to “pursue all criminal and administrative cases” that were filed against Trillanes over his military uprisings way back in 2003 and 2007. The instruction was then confirmed by Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra. The military and the police were also ordered to “employ all lawful means to apprehend Trillanes” so that he could be detained.

In November 2010, former President Benigno Aquino granted the amnesty of Trillanes and other military rebels that led to his release from detention.

Trillanes together with the other Magdalo soldiers and junior officers occupied the Oakwood Hotel in 2003 and the Manila Peninsula Hotel in 2007 to protest alleged corruption against then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

In 2007, Trillanes won a seat in the Senate after his campaign inside the detention. He was then re-elected in 2013.


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