Ex-mutineer Nicanor Faeldon unlike Trillanes is ready to go back to jail.

Ex-mutineer Nicanor Faeldon unlike Trillanes is ready to go back to jail.




Talk about different principles.

Former mutineer and Bureau of Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon said he is willing to go back to jail if his amnesty will also be revoked for non-compliance with the appropriate process.

Faeldon was in full agreement with the reasoning given by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte that there was a problem with the amnesty that was granted by former President Benigno Aquino III with respect to the soldiers that was part of the 20013 Oakwood mutiny, 2006 Marines standoff, and the 2007 Manila Peninsula hotel seige.
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Office of Civil Defense Deputy administrator Nicanor Faeldon (photo credit to owner)

Duterte issued Proclamation No. 572 last week that voided the amnesty granted to opposition senator Antonio Trillanes IV on the ground that he did not file an application and an admission of guilt. The president also gave another  argument not included in the signed proclamation- the pardon granted to Trillanes was void because his amnesty certificate was not signed by then President Benigno Aquino III but by Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin- this particular grantingof  power is not allowed by the 1987 Constitution to be delegated.

Gazmin signed the certificate of amnesty pursuant to the Proclamation no. 75 signed by Aquino.

Faeldon who is of the same boat with Trillanes in the granting of amnesty, with respect to the benefits of Proclamation no. 75.

“If we all agree that an act of pardon and amnesty is an act of the State and can’t be delegated to another official, there’s really a problem,” Faeldon said.

Faeldon said he would be willing to be detained if the court would say so, and would possibly go through an amnesty process again.

“If it will be revoked, I am very willing to go back to jail so that it will pass through the process,” he said.

As for Trillanes, he said he would be willing to submit himself to be back in jail provided the courts would issue a warrant of arrest against his name.

 

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