Another Makati court defers ruling on Trillanes arrest order


Posted at Sep 14 2018 11:13 AM | Updated as of Sep 14 2018 01:21 PM

MANILA - Another Makati court on Friday postponed its ruling on the justice department's petition for an arrest warrant against opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.

Makati RTC Branch 150 gave the prosecution and defense panels 5 more days to submit their replies and rejoinder, as well as additional documentary evidence to prove whether or not an amnesty granted to the senator in 2011 should be deemed valid.

Branch 150 heard a rebellion case against the mutineer-turned-lawmaker and other soldiers who stormed into the Manila Peninsula Hotel on Nov. 29, 2007 in protest against former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

Earlier this week, Makati RTC Branch 148, which heard Trillanes' Oakwood mutiny case in 2003, also deferred ruling on a similar petition to release an arrest warrant against the senator.

Trillanes had holed up in his office for nearly 2 weeks after President Rodrigo Duterte's Proclamation 572 withdrew his amnesty over 2 failed uprisings in 2003 and 2007.