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DND document certifies Trillanes applied for amnesty

A document from the Department of National Defense shows that Senator Antonio Trillanes IV had applied for amnesty.

The document obtained by GMA News Online listed Trillanes among those who submitted their application for amnesty before the DND's Ad Hoc Committee.

Trillanes' name was ticked in the columns for those who participated in the 2003 Oakwood mutiny and 2007 Manila Peninsula siege. In both instances, the Trillanes-led Magdalo group sought the removal of then President Gloria Arroyo over her alleged tolerance of corruption in the military.



President Rodrigo Duterte revoked the amnesty granted to Trillanes eight years ago on Tuesday via Proclamation 572 which claimed that Trillanes never applied for amnesty in the first place and thus, is not qualified to be granted an amnesty.

The amnesty on Trillanes and the rest of Magdalo soldiers was granted by then President Benigno Aquino III, with the concurrence of Congress. —JST, GMA News