Makati RTC Branch 150 Rejects Trillanes’ Appeal, Upheld Decision to Issue Arrest Warrant

The Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 150 upheld the previous decision to issue an arrest warrant against Sen. Antonio Trillanes over issues on the amnesty given to him by ex- Pres. Noynoy Aquino.

Based on Makati RTC Branch 150 Presiding Judge Elmo Alameda, they denied the appeal of Sen. Trillanes because of the lawmaker’s failure to “prove the alleged application form exists.”

The Philippine media announced the order to notify the general public on Monday, January 7, 2018 however the order from the Makati RTC was dated December 18, 2018.

Last September 25, 2018, the court permitted the government’s plea for the issuance of warrant and also travel ban against Trillanes as convince it that he “failed to convince the Court that he indeed complied with the minimum requirement” in trying to get amnesty.

The decision of Judge Elmo Alameda effectively reopened the rebellion case against Sen. Antonio Trillanes over his participation in the Manila Peninsula Siege.

Judge Alameda, in the ruling, conducted that the issues brought up by Trillanes “have been thoroughly and exhaustively passed upon by this court in its assailed order.”

He stated that he is “not persuaded” that the court has to allow the reception of evidence to rule on the precise issues in the case which covered whether he applied for the amnesty and also whether he admitted guilt.

Source: PhilStar