DOJ asks Makati RTC to bar Trillanes’ travel abroad

Published November 28, 2018, 5:51 PM

by Roel Tibay

By Jel Santos

A Makati court was asked by the Department of Justice (DOJ) not to allow Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV to travel abroad, saying he was a “flight risk.”

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez / MANILA BULLETIN)
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez / MANILA BULLETIN)

Recently, Trillanes filed a motion before the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 150 to allow him travel to Spain, Netherlands, and United Kingdom from December 11, 2018 to Jan. 11, 2019; and to the United States from Jan. 27 to Feb. 10, 2019.

He is facing rebellion charges at the said branch.

In DOJ’s opposition filed Tuesday, prosecutors pointed out that he was a flight risk, as the opposition senator was also facing raps in other courts.

Meanwhile, Atty. Reynaldo Robles, counsel of Trillanes, said they expected the opposition from DOJ.

“We expected that they will oppose so it comes as no surprise,” he said.

Executive Judge Elmo, of Makati RTC Branch 150, is expected to release a ruling on the motion of the lawmaker anytime soon.

 
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