Trillanes on looming arrest: Been there, done that


Posted at Sep 25 2018 02:52 PM | Updated as of Sep 25 2018 04:43 PM

MANILA - Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Tuesday shrugged off the issuance of a warrant of arrest against him in connection to his failed uprising over a decade ago. 

The Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 150, which handles the rebellion case against Trillanes over the 2007 Manila Peninsula siege, issued the arrest warrant on Tuesday, 21 days since Duterte voided the former Navy officer's amnesty. 

Asked how he felt over the ruling, Trillanes told reporters: "Normal lang... Been there, done that." 

Trillanes and his Magdalo band of soldiers and junior officers occupied the Oakwood Hotel in 2003 and the Manila Peninsula Hotel in 2007 to protest alleged corruption under then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. 

He was detained for 7 years before he was granted amnesty in 2011 by then President Benigno Aquino III. 

Trillanes will post bail on Tuesday for his temporary liberty, his lawyer Reynaldo Robles said. 

The court set the bail at P200,000, based on a 2010 ruling on the case.