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DND should account for missing amnesty form, Trillanes lawyer says

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV's missing amnesty application form was central to Friday’s hearing on the Department of Justice's plea for arrest and travel ban against the senator for a dismissed rebellion case......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarSep 14th, 2018

Trillanes to question Davao City fiscal s jurisdiction over libel complaints

MANILA, Philippines – The camp of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is set to question the jurisdiction of the Davao City fiscal office over the libel complaints filed by presidential son and son-in-law, Paolo Duterte and Manases Carpio. Rey Robles, Trillanes' lawyer for his amnesty and libel cases, said the filing ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Court handling rebellion case asks Trillanes for actual amnesty form

MANILA, Philippines – The hearing on Friday, September 14, at the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 150 may not have gone exactly the way the lawyers of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV wanted. Branch 150's Judge Elmo Alameda deferred deciding on the motion to issue an arrest warrant, but he started ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

Coup case reopening has no legal basis, Trillanes tells Makati court

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Monday told the Makati City Regional Trial Court Branch 148 that the motion seeking his arrest and the issuance of a hold departure order against him has no legal or factual basis and should be dismissed. In a 15-page comment, the senator, through his counsel lawyer Reynaldo Robles, said jurisprudence dictates that the recipient of amnesty is not only innocent but it will have an effect if no offense is committed. "The rights to the benefits of amnesty, once established by evidence presented, either by the complainant or prosecution or by the defense cannot be waived because it is of public interest that a person who is regarded by the Amnesty Procla...Keep on reading: Coup case reopening has no legal basis, Trillanes tells Makati court.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

Duterte confirms: SolGen did digging on Trillanes amnesty records

Describing the government's top lawyer to be "medyo bright na matino," Duterte said he adheres to Calida's judgment whenever the latter finds something to be anomalous.   Source link link: Duterte confirms: SolGen did digging on Trillanes amnesty records.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

Liable duo

President Noynoy Aquino will have to give a better explanation instead of merely saying the defective amnesty papers of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV and other Magdalo mutineers including Rep. Gary Alejano and Quezon City Rep. Kit Belmonte went through the process. Liberal Party (LP) stalwart Belmonte was lawyer for Trillanes and the Magdalo soldiers and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Trillanes seeks high court relief

THE camp of embattled Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th on Thursday trooped to the Supreme Court (SC) to stop President Rodrigo Duterte’s revocation of his amnesty and prevent his arrest. A lawyer for the opposition lawmaker and strident Duterte critic, who was holed up at his Senate office, filed a petition for certiorari or review and [...] The post Trillanes seeks high court relief appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

10 years ago, Harry Roque called Trillanes a ‘hero’ against an ‘evil regime’

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque defended the Malacañang’s decision to try to revoke Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV’s amnesty. But 10 years ago, Roque himself admired the senator’s principles. Apparently, Roque had written a blog post titled “A Christmas Tribute to Trillanes” in December 2010. In his now-private blog, the presidential spokesperson—who was previously a human rights lawyer […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

DND still looking for missing Trillanes documents

The Department of National Defense admitted that documents of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV that he filed for amnesty application might have been lost throughout the years......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

DND still looking for missing Trillanes documents

The Department of National Defense admitted that documents of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV that he filed for amnesty application might have been lost throughout the years. Source link link: DND still looking for 'missing' Trillanes documents.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

Trillanes amnesty absolute, irrevocable – Lagman

MANILA, Philippines – Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman said President Rodrigo Duterte's revocation of the amnesty granted to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has "no legal and factual basis." On Tuesday, September 4, the lawyer turned lawmaker said then-President Benigno Aquino III's Proclamation No. 75 which granted amnesty to Trillanes ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

Explained: The story and history behind Sen. Antonio Trillanes’ amnesty revocation

Malacañang’s revocation of the amnesty granted to Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV by the previous administration has revived the discussion on his past charges and how the amnesty paved the way for his government service. Proclamation 572 circulated on Tuesday morning claimed that Trillanes’ amnesty was being revoked on account of his alleged non-compliance with the “minimum […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

Cebu lawyer admits struggle with depression

  CEBU CITY - The female lawyer who surfacedon Wednesdayabout 12 hours after her husband reported her missing apologized to the public for whatever alarm and inconvenienced she may have caused. In a post on her Facebook account, lawyer Sarah Cabrera-Calipayan said she was suffering from depression andon Tuesdayevening, she felt like it would become a "full blown panic attack." "I got a drink at BTC (Banilad Town Center). I got a little drunk and couldn't drive anymore and decided to check in a nearby hotel instead of causing an accident. I also forgot to charge my phone and so it died on me," she explained. "It was never my intention to almost give you all heart atta...Keep on reading: Cebu lawyer admits struggle with depression.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Canadian woman en route to Vermont spa denied entry to U.S., told she needs immigrant visa – CBC News

A Canadian woman travelling on a Canadian passport says she was turned away at the U.S. border and told she needed a valid immigrant visa to enter the country. Manpreet Kooner, 30, is a Canadian citizen who was born to Indian parents in Canada and raised here. She now lives in Montreal's LaSalle borough with her fiancé and works in a science lab at a local college. She told CBC she was on her way from Montreal to a spa in Vermont for a day trip with two friends, who are both white, Sunday afternoon. They never made it. Kooner said she was held at the border for six hours before being turned away. At one point, she said, a border agent told her: &'8220;'I know you may feel like you've been Trumped,'&'8221; an apparent reference to U.S. President Donald Trump. Trump's January executive order barring citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the country was later blocked in U.S. courts, but has touched off legal battles and confusion around the world. Kooner was told to apply for the visa at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa. She went to the embassy Monday morning but was told they couldn't help her, and that she would need to talk to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. &'8220;I'm speechless,&'8221; she said. &'8220;There are no answers.&'8221; In a statement, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) said it does not discuss individual cases, but that those who present themselves at ports of entry must prove they fulfill admission requirements, and that admission to the U.S. is at the discretion of the border officers. The statement also says CBP adopted a policy in 2014 that &'8220;prohibits the consideration of race or ethnicity in law enforcement, investigation, and screening activities, in all but the most exceptional circumstances.&'8221; Kooner's story is the latest in a string of recent tales involving Canadian travellers scrutinized or turned away by U.S. border agents. Last month, for instance, a woman from the Montreal suburb of Brossard said she was denied entry after being fingerprinted, photographed and questioned in detail about her religion and her views on Trump. Kooner was reluctant to attribute her situation to racism, but said friends who have reached out to her say that could be the case. &'8220;People have said we need to take that into account here, because unfortunately, yeah, my skin colour is brown,&'8221; she said. Kooner said this summer, her mother was turned away at the border as well, but wasn't told why. Kooner said she was told her mother's issues wouldn't impact her. She first had trouble getting into the U.S. last December, before Trump took office. She was with friends and her fiancé when her car was pulled over for what she was told was a random check, she said. She was made to fill out a number of forms, but was eventually told there was a problem with the computer system and they should return the next morning. When they went back, she was let through without any problems. She said that when she tried to cross Sunday, at Highgate Springs, Vt., an agent checked her passport and said they needed to ask her additional questions. The agent mentioned that she had been stopped in December and asked why she was trying to go through again, Kooner said. She said she told them she's a Canadian citizen, has no criminal record and, before December, never had any issues crossing the border. She also said she was fingerprinted and photographed, and signed a form to withdraw her application for entry to the United States. Though she was told there are no flags on her file, a border agent advised her not to fly to the U.S. without a visa, Kooner said. The reference to Trump came as the agent was explaining the reasons why she was refused entry, she said. The border agent couldn't say what kind of visa she would need, only that she would have to visit the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa to get one. Kooner said that's when she started to cry. CBC News spoke to Kooner's friend Alexandra Adam, who was one of the two women on the trip with her. Adam caught the end of the conversation between Kooner and the border agent and confirmed Kooner was told she likely wouldn't be allowed into the U.S. without a visa. Adam said she was not present when the agent allegedly made the Trump comment. A U.S. Embassy official said most travellers from Canada and Bermuda generally do not need visas for tourism and visits. Canadians who are intending to immigrate or those planning to marry a U.S. citizen are among those who do need visas. Kooner does not fall under either category. U.S. immigration lawyer Leslie Holman said it doesn't appear that there's a reason Kooner would need a visa to get into the country. &'8220;Even if someone has a visa, the ultimate decision as to whether they can enter the United States rests when you seek admissibility, at the time of entry,&'8221; she said. A spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs told CBC News the common category of visa that is used for short term, non-immigrant travel to the United States – including tourism and business – is the B1/B2 visa. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, an average of 1.2 million people a day try to enter the U.S. at all crossings. Of those, an average of between 300 and 500 are denied entry for various reasons. Kooner has spent more than $1,000 on tickets to attend a musical festival in Miami at the end of the month, and planned to return to that city in May for [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsMar 7th, 2017

Trillanes eyes President’s son as hostile witness in drug probe

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on Sunday said Paolo Duterte's filing libel charges against him had given him a chance to call the son of President Rodrigo Duterte as a hostile witness in a Senate drug smuggling inquiry. A hostile witness is someone who is called to an investigation but refuses to tell the truth. In a statement, Trillanes said Paolo Duterte's legal actions would enable him to pressure the resigned vice mayor of Davao City to open his bank accounts. Duterte has filed libel charges against Trillanes for linking him to the smuggling into the Philippines of "shabu" (crystal meth) worth P6.4 billion from China and for alleging that he and his brother-in-law, lawyer Manases...Keep on reading: Trillanes eyes President’s son as hostile witness in drug probe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News39 min. ago

Trillanes standoff: What’s the end game?

President Duterte direly wants Senator Trillanes behind bars. That’s his aim in revoking Trillanes’ 2010 amnesty as a Navy mutineer......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Trillanes used tricks for amnesty- DoJ

Senator Antonio Trillanes lV did not comply with the requisites specified by law for his amnesty. This was the firm position of the Department of Justice (DoJ) in a 10-page reply signed by Acting Prosecutor General Richard Anthony Fadullon and four other state prosecutors to the Makati Regional Trial Court. It stated that Trillanes did […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Media on Trillanes Amnesty: Quick Resistance in Aid of Democratic Values

CHEERS! THE media has responded quickly to President Duterte's most recent attempt to silence a critic, exposing the voiding of the grant of amnesty to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV as a blatant pol.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Media on Trillanes Amnesty: Quick Resistance in Aid of Democratic Values

CHEERS! THE media has responded quickly to President Duterte's most recent attempt to silence a critic, exposing the voiding of the grant of amnesty to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV as a blatant pol.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

DOJ hits Trillanes& apos; & apos;self-serving& apos; evidence of amnesty application - GMA News

DOJ hits Trillanes' 'self-serving' evidence of amnesty application - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Makati court orders TV network to authenticate Trillanes amnesty report

Makati court orders TV network to authenticate Trillanes amnesty report.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018