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Trillanes summoned by Pasay court for sedition rap

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV faces yet another case after a Pasay court issued a subpoena to the senator to comment on a sedition case filed against him.

Trillanes, who is facing separate cases over two failed military uprisings in 2003 and 2007, after his amnesty was declared void by President Rodrigo Duterte, and a libel case by Duterte’s son Paolo, was summoned in connection with the sedition case filed by lawyer Manuelito Luna.

Luna actually filed the case last year, as he accused Trillanes for allegedly calling on soldiers to kill President Duterte over his supposed ill-gotten wealth, in a privilege speech.

“Trillanes used words and language tending to incite the people to cast anger, hatred against the President or the government. Much worse, he urged the military through the use of words to overthrow the duly constituted authorities against the Duterte administration,” Luna said.

“This is a very serious action on his part, very irresponsible at that,” he added.

Luna filed the complaint in behalf of complainants led by Labor Undersecretary Jacinto Paras.

Trillanes was arrested last month over the 2007 Manila Peninsula siege but was immediately released after posting bail.

Topics: Antonio Trillanes IV , sedition case , Rodrigo Duterte , Manuelito Luna , Jacinto Paras
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