Palace tells Trillanes to focus on preparing his legal defense

Published September 25, 2018, 7:52 PM

by AJ Siytangco

By Genalyn Kabiling

Malacanang has urged Senator Antonio Trillanes IV to focus on preparing his legal defense after playing the “victim card” and hurling attacks on President Duterte.

Presidential Spokesperson Atty. Harry Roque (YANCY LIM/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)
Presidential Spokesperson Atty. Harry Roque
(YANCY LIM/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

Trillanes earlier posted bail to gain temporary freedom after the court ordered his arrest in connection with the rebellion case against him.

“Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has once again played the victim card, resorting to ad hominem attacks against the President. We ask the lawmaker, instead of facing the cameras, to focus his time and energy in preparing his legal defense,” Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said.

“He should view this as a welcome opportunity to submit his evidence that will prove that the grant of amnesty to him was valid,” he added.

Roque also said Trillanes was “dreaming” after insinuating President DUterte will suffer the same fate. He said unlike Trillanes, the President follows the rule of law considering he is a lawyer.

Earlier, Malacañang said it respects the decision of the judiciary on the issuance of the arrest warrant against Trillanes.
Roque added that Trillanes should stop the drama and instead respect the legal process.

 
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