Pasay prosecutor gives Trillanes 7 days to reply to sedition charge

By Dhel Nazario

The Pasay City Prosecutor’s Office has given seven days to the camp of Senator Antonio Trillanes, IV to reply to the sedition charge filed against him.

Antonio Trillanes ( Jun Ryan Arañas/ MANILA BULLETIN) Antonio Trillanes ( Jun Ryan Arañas/ MANILA BULLETIN)

Trillanes failed to appear before the hearing that was set yesterday after he was issued a subpoena by the Pasay City Prosecutor's Office.

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Undersecretary Jacinto Paras together with lawyer Manuelito Luna, arrived at 1:30 p.m. and left shortly after Trillanes’ camp was given until October 25 to reply.

Luna, who was appointed commissioner of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) lodged the complaint against the senator over statements he made after the withdrawal of his amnesty last month.

The senator earlier said that some members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) were “extremely bothered” by the President's order to revoke his amnesty, which politicizes the military.

Luna was accompanied by Paras who earlier filed charges of grave threats against the Senator due to alleged remarks the he made against him at the Senate.

This was the second sedition charge filed against the Senator before the Pasay Prosecutor's office.