Makati court concedes the most of Trillanes’ proof in coup d’etat case
The Makati City court handling coup d’etat charges against Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV has admitted most of the evidence he submitted last week.
The senator is facing non-bailable coup d’etat charges before the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 148 in connection with the Oakwood mutiny in 2003.
Besides, one of two criminal cases revived against Trillanes after President Rodrigo Duterte voided his 2011 amnesty for allegedly failing to comply with application requirements.
Nevertheless, on Sept 25, Trillanes was arrested on orders of the Makati RTC Branch 150 for separate rebellion charges over his role in the 2007 Manila Peninsula siege He made bail on the same day and has a pending plea against his arrest.
In an Oct. 11 arrange marked by Judge Andres Soriano, the court conceded the accompanying bits of proof:
Trillanes’ authentication of pardon
Testimonies of observers Lt. Col. Josefa Berbigal, previous Defense Undersecretary Honorio Azcueta, and Trillanes’ Magdalo partners Dominador Rull Jr. furthermore, Emmanuel Tirador
Printed photo of Trillanes’ application for acquittal as a feature of Rull’s sworn statement
Printed photos of Trillanes and Tirador as a component of the last’s declaration
Photocopy of Memorandum dated January 5, 2011 marked by Lt. Col. Berbigal
Clear absolution application shape
Bureau of National Defense (DND) Amnesty Circular No. 1
DND Department Order No. 323 dated December 22, 2010
Previous Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin’s Memorandum dated May 23, 2011
Affirmation dated August 30, 2018
The Original Manifestation and Ex-Parte Motion to Dismiss and Certificate of Amnesty
Unique Copy of the Order dated September 21, 2011
Legitimate concern for reasonability
The court, in the interim, did not acknowledge proof printouts of the authority Facebook page of the Department of National Defense and printouts of an old picture of Trillanes since they “have not been appropriately validate and were never distinguish by any protection observers amid their declarations” in the conference on Oct 5.
Hence, the portion of the proof submitted were not confirmed, the court conceded them in light of a legitimate concern for reasonability and in consonance [with] the decision of the Supreme Court.
Meanwhile, the court required to manage on the Department of Justice’s supplication for the issuance of a warrant of capture and hold takeoff arrange against Trillanes.