Pwede na arestuhin: 'Isang malaking kalokohan, stupid!' — Trillanes

“Ito’y isang malaking kalokohan.”

This was how Senator Antonio Trillanes IV described on Tuesday President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to revoke the amnesty granted to him during the time of the Aquino administration.

Trillanes also called the President’s order “stupid.”

Contrary to the President’s order, Trillanes said he had complied with all the requirements to avail of amnesty.

“It’s a clear case of political persecution kasi wala silang mahanap na kaso sa akin kaya kailangang mag imbento,” he told reporters.

The senator neverthelesss expressed readiness to face arrest.

“I will not resist arrest. I will not escape,” he added.

Trillanes can already be arrested

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, whose amnesty was revoked by President Rodrigo Duterte, can already be arrested.

This was confirmed by Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, who was designated officer-in-charge while Duterte is on official visit to Israel.

"I guess all of these [cases] would have to proceed and if taking him into custody is an automatic effect of that, then so be it," Guevarra told Palace reporters.

Duterte has issued Proclamation No. 572, which states the amnesty extended to Trillanes over his involvement in unsuccessful attempts to overthrow the Arroyo administration was void from the start.

This was because the opposition senator, a vocal Duterte critic, did not comply with the "minimum requirements to qualify under the amnesty proclamation," the proclamation said.

Trillanes on Tuesday branded as a political persecution the move of Duterte to revoke his amnesty.

Guevarra defended Duterte's decision, saying amnesty can be reviewed or revoked anytime.

Sources: GMA News/Inquirer
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