Pasay prosecutor's office summons Trillanes over sedition case

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 16 2018 02:58 PM

MANILA - The Pasay Prosecutor’s Office has issued a subpoena for Senator Antonio Trillanes IV in connection with a case of inciting to sedition, the complainants' camp said Tuesday. 

Lawyer Manuelito Luna last year lodged the case against Trillanes for allegedly calling on soldiers to kill President Rodrigo Duterte over his supposed ill-gotten wealth, in a privilege speech. 

"Trillanes used words and language tending to incite the people to cast anger, hatred against the President or the government. Much worse, he urged the military through the use of words to overthrow the duly constituted authorities against the Duterte administration," Luna told reporters. 

"This is a very serious action on his part, very irresponsible at that," he added. 

The complainants represented by Luna include Labor Undersecretary Jacinto Paras. 

Trillanes is facing separate cases over 2 failed military uprisings in 2003 and 2007, after his amnesty was voided by President Rodrigo Duterte. 

The President's son, former Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte also filed a libel case against Trillanes for accusing him of corruption. 

The senator was arrested last month over the 2007 Manila Peninsula siege, but was immediately released after posting bail. 

With a report from Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News