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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

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

Guevarra: Logical to start amnesty review with 'most vocal' Trillanes

Sep 26, 2018 - 1:39 PM

‘We're not saying the government is picking on him and being selective.... Just so happened that he's the most vocal and he's the leader of the pack,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra

AMNESTY. DOJ Secretary Menardo Guevarra says other amnesty grantees will be reviewed for compliance and may 'suffer the same situation' as Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Trillanes: Inflation, amnesty issues to 'haunt' Duterte's Senate bets in 2019

Sep 18, 2018 - 12:35 PM

'The voting public gave Mr Duterte the chance to prove that he could match the myth they propagated during the elections but 2.5 years had passed and he basically destroyed the country that we used to be proud of,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

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TIMELINE: Trillanes, from mutiny to amnesty

Sep 15, 2018 - 3:30 PM

(UPDATED) In his continuing legal saga from 2003 to present, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV scores a major victory on October 22, 2018, after a Makati court rejects a government petition for his non-bailable arrest

Left photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP, right photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Faeldon backs Duterte on amnesty: 'I am willing to go to jail again'

Sep 12, 2018 - 8:07 PM

A Duterte ally who went through the same amnesty process as Senator Trillanes now says it's illegal and invalid

Former customs commissioner Nicanor Faeldon as new member of PDP-Laban. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Aquino, 5 other presidents delegated amnesty review to committees

Sep 12, 2018 - 5:23 PM

AFP Chief Carlito Galvez Jr and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV go through similar processes, as former president Ramos also created a committee in 1994 to decide on amnesty applications

AMNESTY PROCLAMATIONS. Six presidents have signed proclamations creating a committee to evaluate and decide on amnesty applications.

Calida asked for amnesty records of '100' other ex-mutineers

Sep 10, 2018 - 3:23 PM

Department of National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana only says they all belong to 'Trillanes' group'

NOT JUST TRILLANES. Solicitor General Jose Calida also asks for amnesty records of other former mutineers, says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Other amnesty certificates signed by Gazmin may be questioned – Roque

Sep 10, 2018 - 2:49 PM

Malacañang says President Duterte came up with an order against Trillanes specifically because he was the 'acknowledged leader' of the Oakwood and Manila Peninsula incidents

[ANALYSIS] Don't mess with the military

Sep 08, 2018 - 7:36 PM

To drag your armed forces into this political game is to spook it. And the consequences of that will come in painful increments.

Little-known fact: AFP chief Galvez got amnesty for 1989 failed coup

Sep 07, 2018 - 7:51 AM

The young Lieutenant Carlito Galvez Jr spent years in detention for joining the bloody 1989 coup attempt. He was granted amnesty by former President Fidel Ramos in 1996.

PEACE. AFP Chief Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez Jr. Photo by PCOO

Jail time now also possible for former mutineers turned Duterte appointees

Sep 05, 2018 - 6:10 PM

Quezon City 6th District Representative Jose Christopher Belmonte, ex-lawyer of Magdalo, delivers a privilege speech condemning the revocation of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's amnesty

GRANTED AMNESTY. Quezon City 6th District Representative Jose Christopher Belmonte was a former lawyer for the Magdalo party. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Amnesty of other Magdalo mutineers to be reviewed too – Roque

Sep 05, 2018 - 11:02 AM

Nicanor Faeldon and Danilo Lim are Duterte appointees who were also granted amnesty by the previous administration. Will their ties with the President affect the government's review of their amnesty?

ETHICS CASE. Former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon files an ethics complaint against his former friend Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.

LIST: Who's been granted amnesty?

Sep 04, 2018 - 6:54 PM

Take your pick: Administration allies Senator Gringo Honasan, MMDA boss Danilo Lim, and former customs chief Nicanor Faeldon were among those granted amnesty by previous presidents

PNP eyes gun amnesty program in August over high-profile killings

Jul 12, 2018 - 5:23 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippine National Police estimates there are one million loose firearms in the country, and a number of them may be in the hands of people with 'criminal minds,' says top cop Oscar Albayalde

GUN AMNESTY PLANNED. Top Cop Oscar Albayalde at a Camp Crame press conference. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler