Trillanes now under the custody of Senator SottoPosted on
DAVAO CITY (September 4) — Senator Antonio Trillanes is now under the custody of Senate President Tito Sotto.
This, after President Rodrigo Duterte revoked the amnesty granted to Trillanes for failure to comply with its minimum requirements.
“ I was placed in the custody of the Senate President,” Trillanes told reporters on Tuesday.
Trillanes earlier said he will not resist arrest, but ended up inside the room of Sotto. “This is a warrantless arrest,” he stressed.
Trillanes believes Solicitor general Jose Calida prodded President Rodrigo Duterte to issue the order.
Trillanes was at the Senate Building to conduct a public hearing about the alleged anomalous government transactions involving Calida’s security firm, when he was informed of his impending arrest.
But he vowed to exhaust all legal remedies saying his amnesty was absolute and cannot be revoked. “Mr. Duterte, hindi ako nakakatakot sayo,” he said.
Trillanes claimed his lawyers from the National Union of Peoples Lawyers (NUPL) are exhausting all legal remedies “Kung dadating sa punto na kailangang pumunta, mag-walk in pa ako mismo. I will not resist arrest, I will not escape. Haharapin ko ito…. Lalo akong gaganahan [tumira]. ‘Di ako matatakot, ‘di ako aalis,” Trillanes said.-ezc/NewsLine