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Trillanes finds surprising ally in Binay over amnesty ordeal

Nov 14, 2018 - 2:46 PM

Former vice president Jejomar Binay says there should not have been an attempt to revoke the amnesty of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, one of his most vicious critics

NO VINDICATION. Ex-vice president Jejomar Binay counts Senator Antonio Trillanes IV as among his most vicious critics during the 2016 presidential campaign. File photo by Hensell Hebaya/Rappler

Opposition senators seek probe into Sagay farmers' massacre

Nov 08, 2018 - 10:40 AM

(UPDATED) 'This is not an isolated case as it only reflects the prevailing situation in many farmlands around the country,' says the 6-member Senate minority bloc

BLOODIED LAND. Gunmen kill 9 farmers occupying a space of Hacienda Nene in Sagay City, Negros Occidental. Photos from PNP Western Visayas

Trillanes wants Makati Judge to reverse ruling on legality of Proclamation 572

Oct 30, 2018 - 12:05 PM

The plan to appeal comes even as the Supreme Court is currently discussing a petition by Trillanes questioning the same thing – the constitutionality of Proclamation No. 572

AMNESTY. Senator Antonio Trillanes at the Senate on October 22, 2018, after receiving the decision of Makati RTC Branch 148 that kept his freedom. Rappler screenshot

Opposition coalition, Isidro Lapeña, Meghan Markle | Evening wRap

Oct 24, 2018 - 9:58 PM

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Calida defers to DOJ on handling of Trillanes case

Oct 24, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Solicitor General Jose Calida will wait for the Department of Justice to file a motion for partial reconsideration, instead of going straight to the Court of Appeals as earlier announced by Malacañang

Solicitor General Jose Calida prior to the start of the Supreme Court oral arguments on same sex marriage on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Trillanes amnesty ruling, Isidro Lapeña, Wonder Woman sequel | Evening wRap

Oct 23, 2018 - 9:42 PM

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DOJ contradicts Panelo in Trillanes plan, no going to CA for now

Oct 23, 2018 - 6:34 PM

Contrary to the statement of Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo, the justice department will file a partial motion for reconsideration with Makati RTC Branch 148

LEGAL PLAN. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said it is the DOJ which will decide the legal plan in the presidential directive to arrest and jail Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

EXPLAINER: What Judge Soriano means in saying Duterte's Proclamation No. 572 is 'legal'

Oct 23, 2018 - 2:28 PM

Law professor Ted Te downplays fears of a possible effect of Judge Soriano's ruling, simply because ‘a trial court is not binding’

'GUTSY' Makati RTC Branch 148 Judge Andres Soriano is hailed by law professors for his "gutsy" decision that allows opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV to keep his freedom. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Trillanes amnesty, effects of inflation, Facebook crackdown in PH | Midday wRap

Oct 23, 2018 - 1:06 PM

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Calida to seek reversal of Makati court ruling before CA

Oct 23, 2018 - 12:33 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Malacañang says Solicitor General Jose Calida's appeal will be based on the assertion that Judge Andres Soriano should not have used 'secondary evidence' as basis for his decision keeping Senator Antonio Trillanes IV free

RECEIVED. Makati RTC Branch 148 sheriff serves the resolution on the DOJ's plea to issue a warrant of arrest and hold departure order to Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on October 22, 2018. Sourced photo

Senators praise judge's ‘courage’ in junking Trillanes arrest

Oct 22, 2018 - 8:35 PM

Judge Soriano 'chose to uphold the rule of law and refused to embrace tyranny, as every judge ought to do if they are to be true to their oath,' says opposition Senator Francis Pangilinan

PRAISED. Makati RTC Branch 148 Presiding Judge Andres Soriano in his office. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

The class of 2019: Where are graduating senators going?

Oct 22, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Four senators are leaving the chamber in mid-2019: Loren Legarda, Gregorio Honasan II, Francis Escudero, and Antonio Trillanes IV. Here are their plans.

GRADUATING SENATORS. Three administration allies and one opposition senator are set to leave the Senate in 2019.

With court victory, Trillanes 'more energized' to attack Duterte, Calida

Oct 22, 2018 - 7:55 PM

'So 'yung mga medyo napapagod sa akin, 'wag kayo mapagod,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, as he vows to continue criticizing President Rodrigo Duterte and his allies

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV holds a press briefing on October 22, 2018, on the resolution of Judge Andres B. Soriano on the DOJ’s request to issue arrest warrant to Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV. Judge Soriano of Makati RTC Branch 148 denied DOJ’s request but upheld Presidential Proclamation 572. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Malacañang insists it can still void Trillanes' amnesty with Makati court ruling

Oct 22, 2018 - 7:27 PM

The Palace says Judge Soriano’s conclusion that it was within President Duterte’s powers to issue Proclamation No. 572 means the administration can resort to legal remedies to ensure Trillanes’ arrest

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses the pressing concerns of the country during a dialogue with Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo at the Malacañan Palace on September 11, 2018. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Guevarra to Trillanes: This is just the start, let’s go to Supreme Court

Oct 22, 2018 - 7:17 PM

The justice secretary says there's still an opportunity for the Supreme Court to 'forge a new judicial principle'

'UMPISA PA LANG ITO.' Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says that the Supreme Court still has the final say on Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, even as he loses at the trial court level to send the opposition senator to jail. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DOCUMENT: Makati Judge Andres Soriano's decision keeping Trillanes free

Oct 22, 2018 - 7:09 PM

Soriano contradicts President Rodrigo Duterte and says Trillanes filed his application form and admitted guilt to be eligible for the amnesty eventually granted to him in 2011

TRILLANES DECISION. Makati RTC Branch 148 Judge Andres Soriano hands down the highly-anticipated decision on Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on October 22, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Trillanes hails Makati judge for 'single-handedly' restoring rule of law

Oct 22, 2018 - 6:35 PM

'Tayo po ay nabubuhayan ng loob na meron pong pag-asa sa ating bayan. He is personified by Judge Soriano at this point,' opposition Senator Trillanes says of the Makati RTC Branch 148 presiding judge

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Makati judge contradicts Duterte, says Trillanes filed for amnesty

Oct 22, 2018 - 5:41 PM

Judge Andres Soriano of Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 148 says Duterte is within his power to issue the proclamation, but its factual basis is wrong

JUDGE ON SPOTLIGHT. Makati RTC Branch 148 Judge Andres Soriano junks a government request to send back to jail Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. Photo of Soriano by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler, and photo of Duterte by Simeon Celi Jr/Presidential photo

Trillanes scores victory, court junks arrest warrant

Oct 22, 2018 - 4:32 PM

(5th UPDATE) Saying his court is 'powerless' to undo an earlier ruling dismissing the coup charges against the opposition senator, Makati Judge Andres Soriano rejects a justice department plea to arrest President Duterte's chief critic

Sen. Antonio Trillanes at the Senate on October 22, 2018. Rappler screenshot

'Prying' of global lawmakers into Trillanes case an 'affront' – Malacañang

Oct 22, 2018 - 2:24 PM

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo accuses the Inter-Parliamentary Union for intervening in Philippine domestic affairs

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV during the Senate Finance Subcommittee “E” hearing scrutinizing the P251 billion proposed 2019 budget of the Department of National Defense and its attached agency on October 2, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Global lawmakers' group eyes visit to PH for Trillanes case

Oct 21, 2018 - 6:48 PM

The Inter-Parliamentary Union suspects a 'targeted attempt to silence' Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, one of the fiercest critics of President Rodrigo Duterte

FACT-FINDING. The Inter-Parliamentary Union wants to visit the Philippines for a fact-finding mission into the case of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. Trillanes photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Judge Soriano of Makati is at 'last stage’ of deciding Trillanes case

Oct 18, 2018 - 5:15 PM

The Makati judge skips a conference in Tagaytay to finish what is arguably the biggest legal battle of the opposition this year

SPOTLIGHT ON ONE MAN. Makati RTC Branch 148 Judge Andres Soriano stands to decide on the biggest legal battle of the opposition this year. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Pasay prosecutor summons Trillanes for 2nd inciting to sedition complaint

Oct 16, 2018 - 6:34 PM

The complaint stems from the press statements of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV when his amnesty was voided

EMBATTLED. Senator Antonio Trillanes is summoned to the Pasay Prosecutor's Office for a hearing over an inciting to sedition complaint. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Making our own shameful history

Oct 13, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Arroyo and Duterte are bound in a conspiracy so brazen a special thickness is required for anyone to honestly miss it

2nd Makati court's decision on Trillanes' case out anytime

Oct 12, 2018 - 12:52 PM

Makati Regional Trial Court 148 Presiding Judge Andres Bartolome Soriano says the case is now considered submitted for resolution

ANYTIME. The decision on the Department of Justice's very urgent motion with Makati RTC Branch 148 to issue an arrest warrant and a hold departure order against Senator Antonio Trillanes will be released anytime. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Trillanes camp insists on proper hearing at Makati court

Oct 12, 2018 - 11:27 AM

(UPDATED) Trillanes' lawyer Rey Robles says that testimonial evidence should be considered by the Makati Regional Trial Court during the proceedings

PROPER HEARING. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's camp argues there should be a proper hearing of the factual issues of the case. File photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

PNP returns security detail to Trillanes

Oct 11, 2018 - 7:25 PM

Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde orders the return of the two security detail assigned to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

SECURITY BACK. Senator Trillanes after his press briefing while waiting for the Makati RTC 148 decision. Sept 28, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Trillanes appeals Makati court's arrest warrant, hold departure order

Oct 11, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 150 should properly hear the factual issues of his case

ARRESTED. Philippines senator Antonio Trillanes (L) leaves a police station after being arrested in Manila on Septbember 25, 2018. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Minority senators seek Senate probe into spate of Cebu killings

Oct 11, 2018 - 12:33 PM

'As duty bearers, the PNP must observe proper operational procedures in order to fulfill the organization’s obligation with respect to human rights-based policing,' says the Senate opposition bloc

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Opposition senators seek suspension of fuel tax

Oct 10, 2018 - 3:55 PM

Minority senators are hopeful that their colleagues will support the initiative this time

FUEL TAX. The Senate minority bloc filed a joint resolution seeking to suspend excise taxes on fuel under the TRAIN law. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Calida, DOJ inconsistent on amnesty review: Just for Trillanes or all?

Oct 09, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Solicitor General Jose Calida admits he sought permission to review all amnesties but the presidential proclamation that came out covered only Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

'AND OTHERS.' Solicitor General admits to calling Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana "permission" to look into the amnesty applications of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV "and others. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Guevarra: Up to Duterte if he wants to review other amnesties

Oct 06, 2018 - 2:11 PM

'For now, the focus is on Senator Trillanes,' says the justice secretary

Secretary Menardo Guevarra during the Senate hearing on the 2019 budget of the Department of Justice and its attached agency on October 3, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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Oct 05, 2018 - 9:39 PM

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Reporter testifies with amnesty officials: I saw Trillanes apply

Oct 05, 2018 - 7:06 PM

GMA News Online news editor Mark Merueñas, who was a defense reporter in 2011, takes the stand before Makati Judge Andres Soriano

TRILLANES AMNESTY. Former DND ad hoc committee secretariat head Colonel Josefa Berbigal is the one of the main defense witnesses to attest that Senator Antonio Trillanes IV filed his application form for amnesty. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

DOJ on Trillanes amnesty: Application form itself is defective

Oct 05, 2018 - 6:06 PM

(UPDATED) Trillanes’ lawyer Rey Robles says it’s ‘unjust’ to put at risk the liberty of more than 250 individuals who applied for the same amnesty

DEFECTIVE FORM. Acting Prosecutor General Richard Fadullon denies that the amnesty of the more than 250 amnesty grantees under the Aquino administration would be risked by their new argument that the application form in itself is defective. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] At stake in Trillanes amnesty case

Oct 05, 2018 - 11:32 AM

One can only hope the judiciary, through Judge Andres Soriano and eventually through the Supreme Court, draw the line here and save the country from a future without the possibility of peace and national reconciliation

DOJ's latest proof vs Trillanes: No minutes of all amnesty deliberations

Oct 05, 2018 - 11:00 AM

In court, the justice department initially says there are no minutes for the Trillanes amnesty, but a cross-examination of the witness shows there are no minutes for everyone

A group of rebel troops and officers belonging to elite mililtary units face journalists as they wait for the 5:00 pm (0900 GMT) deadline for their surrender inside the Oakwood Hotel in the suburban financial district of Makati in Manila, 27 July 2003. Rebel troops demanding Phiippine President Gloria Arroyo's resignation defied a second ultimatum to surrender and remained holed up in the high rise building wired with explosives. AFP PHOTO/Jimin LAI / AFP PHOTO / JIMIN LAI

Albayalde orders recall of Trillanes' police detail over amnesty issue

Oct 04, 2018 - 8:18 PM

The recall was ordered on the same day President Rodrigo Duterte's Proclamation 572 was published in a national newspaper

Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III listens as PNP Dir. Guillermo Eleazar presents the arrest warrant being served by Makati police chief Superintendent Rogelio Simon to Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV. Makati RTC Branch 150 Executive Judge Elmo Alameda ordered the arrest of Sen. Trillanes based on rebellion charges. (Photo: JOSEPH VIDAL/SENATE PRIB)

Trillanes faces Guevarra after amnesty row: DOJ must have courage to say no

Oct 03, 2018 - 4:22 PM

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra tells the senator that he agrees the justice department 'should not be a weapon to persecute political opponents'

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Roque on Trillanes amnesty: Why take word of AFP chief over 'learned judge'?

Oct 02, 2018 - 3:42 PM

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque responds to the statement of AFP chief General Carlito Galvez Jr that Senator Antonio Trillanes IV applied for amnesty, contrary to the government's position

DUTERTE SPOKESMAN. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque answers questions from the Malacanang Press Corps. File photo from Malacanang/Presidential Photo

AFP suspects 'lapses' in turnover of Trillanes' amnesty papers

Oct 02, 2018 - 12:15 PM

'Nag-apply ba ako ng amnesty?' Senator Antonio Trillanes IV repeatedly asked defense and military officials during the budget briefing of the Department of National Defense at the Senate

MISSING. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's amnesty application. Photo from Trillanes' office

Meet the other family members at Trillanes' homecoming

Sep 29, 2018 - 7:09 PM

Furry members of the Trillanes family steal the spotlight from the opposition senator

HOME AT LAST. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is met by his dog, Bruno. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION] Trillanes amnesty is valid

Sep 29, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Judge Alameda’s ruling is incongruous and legally absurd. If we are to follow his logic, then any other public document will have to be subject to an inquiry as to the existence of a prior application form.

Back home, Trillanes tells Duterte gov’t: 'Itodo 'nyo na'

Sep 29, 2018 - 4:20 PM

'Hindi kayo mananalo kung kayo ang mali,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV who is finally home after spending over 3 weeks in the Senate

HOME. Senator Antonio Trillanes€™ IV takes questions from the media as he arrived in his home. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Newsbreak Chats: Trillanes' amnesty revocation and arrest

Sep 29, 2018 - 12:22 PM

The Newsbreak team discusses on Thursday, September 27, the arrest of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and its effect on the military, rule of law, and the opposition

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Power trumps rights

Sep 29, 2018 - 11:20 AM

What are the rest of us only too quick to profess righteous resistance actually lending to this moral fight?

[ANALYSIS] Philippine courts dribble, stall on Trillanes amnesty issue

Sep 28, 2018 - 7:50 PM

The persistent efforts to send Trillanes back to jail ends this September with the anticlimactic order of deferment by Makati RTC Judge Andres Soriano

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Trillanes: I'm coming home

Sep 28, 2018 - 6:26 PM

'Lalasapin natin ang ating temporary victory with friends and family,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

HOMEWARD BOUND. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is finally going home after 3 weeks in the Senate. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

2nd Makati court defers decision on Trillanes arrest

Sep 28, 2018 - 3:56 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Makati RTC branch 148 has set another hearing on October 5, lawyer Rey Robles confirms

STILL FREE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV remains free after the Makati RTC Branch 148 deferred its decision on the DOJ request to issue an arrest warrant against him on September 28, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte's EJK remark supports cases at Int'l Criminal Court – Trillanes

Sep 28, 2018 - 3:21 PM

'We would like to take this opportunity to call on the ICC to expedite the investigation of crimes against humanity committed by Mr Duterte to the Filipino people,' says opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

GROWING FEAR. Senators say the steep decline in public satisfaction over the war on drugs shows growing fear and dissatisfaction over the bloody campaign. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler