NOT PLANNED | DOJ appeals before other courts to prohibit Trillanes from leaving PH

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DECEMBER 6, 2018 – The Department of Justice is not yet over in its quest to prevent opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV from leaving the country.

The prosecution has filed two motions in separate courts to prohibit the senator from travelling overseas, Justice Sec. Menardo Guevarra confirmed on Thursday.

The secretary’s announcement came after the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 150 granted Trillanes’ appeal to travel to Europe and United States from December 11 to January 12, and to United States from January 27 to February 10 for speaking engagements.

Guevarra, however, clarified that the prosecution’s latest move is not connected to the said order handed by the court, where the rebellion charges against Trillanes were revived.

Instead, the development is in connection with the inciting to sedition case filed against Trillanes before the Pasay City Metropolitan Trial Court and his libel case in Davao.

“These are independent of the rebellion and the coup d’ etat charges. What I am saying is pwede rin kasi and I think it is the duty of the prosecution to file those motions in court,” Guevarra explained.

One of the new motions will be heard by a Davao court tomorrow, on top of the prosecution’s appeal against the Makati RTC Branch 150’s decision scheduled for hearing on the same day.