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WATCH: Makati RTC orders arrest of Antonio Trillanes

Philippine Senator Antonio Trillanes speaks during a hearing at the Senate, in Pasay City, Metro Manila in the Philippines, September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Czar Dancel

The Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 150 on Tuesday, September 25 ordered the arrest of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV for his rebellion and ordering an uprising during the 2003 Oakwood Mutiny and the 2007 Makati Peninsula siege.

The order stemmed after President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, thru Proclamation 572, voided the amnesty filed by Trillanes in 2011 following his alleged failure to comply with the requirements needed. It was Makati RTC branch 150, who handled the rebellion case of Trillanes in 2007, that previously issued a hold departure against the senator.

Trillanes is currently attending the hearing on the Committee on Social Justice, Welfare and Rural Development when  Judge Elmo Almeda of Makati RTC issued the warrant of arrest.

Meanwhile, Makati police officers are seen outside the perimeters of Senate.

The name Antonio Trillanes IV emersed the public eye on July 27, 2003, when 300 soldiers calling themselves “Magdalo” staged the Oakwood Mutiny, named after the posh Oakwood Premier apartment located in Makati Central Business District.

Years after, he led the Manila Peninsula siege after they walked out of the Makati Regional Trial Court during a trial for the Oakwood mutiny on November 29, 2007.

Trillanes has sought refuge in the Senate following the release of Presidential Proclamation 572 in August 31, 2018.

(This is a developing story.) 

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