Sen. Trillanes indicted for Inciting to Sedition

Sen. Trillanes indicted for Inciting to Sedition

Problems continues to pile up against opposition and Magdalo Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.

He has just been indicted for inciting to sedition over a speech where he allegedly urged soldiers to kill President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

Opposition senator Antonio Trillanes IV (photo credit to ABS-CBN)

Prosecutors from Pasay city , adopted a resolution dated January 29, wherein they found probable cause to charge Trillanes over his remarks at the Senate last Sept. 5, 2018.
The case was filed before the Pasay City Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 44 last Feb. 11.

Counsel of Trillanes, Atty Reynaldo Robles, said the court has deferred the arraignment of Trillanes to June 4 since they appealed his indictment.

Labor Undersecretary Jacinto Paras accuses Trillanes of secretly proposing to the military to launch a coup against the President.

He cited the following line: "Duterte will not be there for long, please do not do anything illegal or unconstitutional."

The Labor Undersecretary alleged that Trillanes' statement was equivalent to committing the crime of inciting to sedition and coup d'etat.

The opposition senator made that remark while he was holed up in the Senate building after President Duterte voided his amnesty grant  for reasons that he was not able to properly apply for it and admit guilt.

Trillanes, has repeatedly announced that he followed the procedure for his amnesty.

Further, the opposition senator has sought the dismissal of the case, arguing that his statement is protected by the Constitution under the doctrine of “parliamentary immunity.”

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