QC court issues warrant of arrest vs Trillanesby Chito Chavez
A Quezon City court on Friday issued arrest warrants against former Senator Antonio Trillanes, Peter Advincula and nine others for their supposed involvement in the conspiracy to commit sedition over the viral “Ang Totoong Narcolist (The True Narcolist)” videos that linked President Duterte’s family and supporters in the illegal drug trade.
The clerk of Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 138 said the orders were issued Thursday and some of the accused have posted the P10,000 bail.
Father Flaviano Villanueva and Father Albert Alejo as of this time have already posted bail with their warrants being recalled.
Trillianes and Advincula have yet to post bail with the court refusing to provide or show a copies of the document.
The accused were charged over allegations of Peter Joemel Advincula, alias Bikoy, that members of the opposition plotted to oust Duterte by linking him and his family to the illegal drug trade.
Videos linking Duterte’s alleged drug links spread through the “Ang Totoong Narcolist,” a series of videos that went viral online which showed a hooded figure known as “Bikoy”.
On January 27, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a complaint against Trillanes and several others accusing them of conniving in “circulating malicious and scurrilous libels to inflict an act of hate” against the President.
Trillanes had denied involvement in the supposed acts to discredit Duterte, saying the charges were meant to send a “chilling message” to the opposition.
Other prominent respondents, including Vice President Leni Robredo, Senators Leila de Lima and Risa Hontiveros and former Senator Bam Aquino were cleared of charges.
Trillanes in response to the latest development tweeted: “I am out of the country as of the moment for a series of engagements. But I intend to post bail once I arrive in Manila late next week. I will face this case just as I have faced all the other harassment cases duterte’s minions have filed against me.”
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