Davao Court orders arrest of Trillanes

December 07, 2018
Antonio Trillanes IV
Antonio Trillanes IV

THE Davao City Regional Trial Court has issued a warrant of arrest against opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV over the libel case filed by former Davao City vice mayor and presidential son Paolo Duterte.

Branch 54 Judge Melinda Alconcel Dayanghirang set the bail at P24,000.

Paolo Duterte accused Trillanes of defaming him and his family in a radio interview in Cebu.

The lawmaker allegedly accused the younger Duterte and brother-in-law Manases Carpio of corruption and extortion involving Uber and other companies regulated by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, the Road Board and the Department of Public Works and Highways.

For his part, Trillanes shrugged off the charges, saying the libel suit was meant to harass him.