Trillanes submits affidavit of officer who administered his amnesty oath


Posted at Sep 24 2018 03:59 PM

MANILA - Senator Trillanes IV on Monday submitted to local courts hearing his case an affidavit by the military officer who administered the oath when he applied for amnesty.

Trillanes said Col. Josefa Berbigal in her affidavit attested that he officially applied for amnesty. The senator submitted the document to the Makati Regional Trial Court branches 150 and 148.

President Rodrigo Duterte voided Trillanes' amnesty for his alleged failure to apply for the grant and for his supposed failure to admit his guilt in the uprisings in 2003 and 2007.

Trillanes had previously denied claims by Duterte, showing documents and videos to prove his case. His plea to halt Duterte's proclamation was thumbed down by the Supreme Court.

Aside from Berbigal's affidavit, Trillanes also submitted to the courts the certificate of amnesty he received in 2011, which he had said proves that he had gone through the proper process.

The clerk of court of Branch 150, said Trillanes already submitted a rejoinder statement on the Justice Department's motion for an alias arrest warrant and hold departure order against the Senator.

This means the case has been submitted for resolution.--with reports from Sherrie Ann Torres, Ina Reformina, and Dexter Ganibe, ABS-CBN News