Judge Elmo Alameda ordered that Senator Antonio Trillanes IV didn’t have enough documentation and proof concerning his amnesty order of 7th September 2011. Where the judge has stated accused Trillanes haven’t a copy of the application of his guilt of the crimes committed for the amnesty and that he only relied on the certificate of the amnesty and his clearance of service from the AFP on the 28th August 2007.
When concerning Trillanes, the President has his executive rights to revoke any amnesty, but this court order from Alameda doesn’t focus on that, but the lack of guilt by the Senator. Which seems strange, as this has been a public case and the filings should be in some of the government institutions. Unless, they are suddenly hiding it or disappear.
Can we expect the same sort of treatment for the rest of the ones part of the rebellion of the 2003 Oakwood Mutiny or the Peninsula Manila Hotel Siege, which are registered at the same time? Or are they saved because they haven’t stirred the powerful President?
Because, it seems weird, that the admission of guilt, the application for amnesty, which the previous President accepted and ordered, which was certified suddenly is gone missing. Should everyone that was granted amnesty by Presidential Proclamation Nr. 75 dated 24 november 2010, as they were granted amnesty by January 5, 2011 by President Aquino. Who gave this order for a total of 19 Officers and 13 enlisted personnel. Trillanes was one of them and now in legal jeopardy, because of the President order and now Court Order of 25th September 2018.
To top this off, as they make his amnesty order of 2011, null and void because of “lack of documentation”. They are keeping him on bail and also ‘Hold Departure Order’, which doesn’t allow him to leave the Republic of exile. As he has the means to be a flight risk. This isn’t new, especially if someone is under fire like Trillanes.
However, this all is a mess and mess created by the President. Maybe to prove a point and show his capabilities as the President. Which he also did with De Lima. As his biggest critics are ending behind bars, as the administration are finding ways to arrest them and putting them there. Even if the President has the powers to revoke the amnesty, what happens to the rest who also was also granted amnesty? Will they loose it too?
This case will be prolonged as the finalization of it will continue. The Courts and the Orders will come, as well as the Department of Justice, which has also possibly release a motion on the resolution. Since Trillanes get nothing easy and only the hard way.
Trillanes shouldn’t give up, as the documentation should be revealed and show his application. The courts knows this and this document, as the certification and the authorities should know where they keep it. Therefore, the idea and the argument of non-existing documentation for the amnesty is a wasted one. As it should be there and the admission of guilt in the application should be there as well.
Therefore, if the President and the authorities has other reasons for revoking it, they should say it, as this is not a legit sense and only political warfare. With revenging the former army commander Trillanes. As they want the officer to be silenced and stop his campaigns against Duterte. That is how it looks like from the outside. Peace.