MANILA, Philippines — After Makati Regional Trial Court has issued a warrant against Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, voiding his amnesty through Proclamation 572 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte.
Liberal Party reacts after the issuance of a warrant of arrest against Trillanes, Kiko Pangilinan the president of the Liberal Party, quoted below:
Lahat ng ebidensya, documentary at testimonial, na inihain sa korte ay patunay na valid ang application at amnesty proclamation. This is a clear harassment of the administration of one of its critics.
Vice President Leni Robreo the Chairman of Liberal Party also reacted with the message below:
Vice President Leni Robredo quoted “I was surprised by it as the case was already dismissed before when the senator was granted amnesty”.
Other Senators, such as Bam Aquino, Risa Hontiveros and Sen. Grace Poe also delivered a message on the issuance of a warrant of arrest against Trillanes:
Taumbayan ang nakakalimutan habang pinipilit na patahimikin si Sen. Antonio Trillanes at iba pang kritiko ng gobyero. Habang nag-aaway-away, ang mga pangunahing isyu ng taumbayan ang nababalewala’t naiiwan.
The issuance of the warrant is part of the government’s attempt to intimidate political critics and a looming crackdonw on the opposition.
Dissent, under Duterte, is the highest form of patriotism. It reeks of panic and desperation over the growing opposition to the President’s authoritarial rule.
Maraming nabigyan ng amnesty. So kung kukwestiyunin yung kanya, lahat yun malalagay sa peligro… mawawalan ng bisa ang amnestiya na ibibigay ng gobyerno… papaano magkakaroon ng tiwala?
Source: philstar, kiko pangilinan, bam aquino, risa hontiveros