Movements on Trillanes’ amnesty, coup d’état case up for decision
Two motions for partial reconsideration from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the camp of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV in relation to the senator’s amnesty and coup d’état case filed before a Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC) are now up for decision.
This followed after Trillanes’ camp formally lodged its seven-page pleading on Friday asking the Makati RTC Branch 14 to declare President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation No. 572, which voided the senator’s amnesty, “illegal and/or unconstitutional.”
On the contrary, the DOJ’s previously filed motion for partial reconsideration contested the decision of Judge Andres Soriano on Trillanes’ filing of amnesty application and admission of guilt.
In his ruling last October, Soriano upheld the legality of Proclamation No. 572 but said the court could no longer order Trillanes’ arrest under the legal principle of immutability of a final judgment.
Trillanes’ legal advisor, Reynaldo Robles, in their movement demanded that Duterte can’t issue an announcement invalidating Trillanes’ pardon “in light of the fact that for him to do as such would transgress or infringing into the all around characterized forces of the legal as gave in the Constitution.”
Robles guaranteed the President don’t have the “intensity of legal audit,” which just has a place with the legal part of the legislature.
“It is presented that the President unmistakably arrogated unto himself a power not explicitly conceded to him by the sovereign individuals, either through the Constitution or through enactment—the intensity of legal audit—which control in truth have a place with a different and corresponding part of the legislature, the Judiciary,” Trillanes’ camp contended.