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Judge allows Lim or Faeldon to testify vs Trillanes

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JUDGE ELMO M. Alameda of the Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 150 has granted the manifestation of the Department of Justice (DoJ) to bring to court former fellow accused of former senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV to testify against him in his rebellion case. The next hearing has been set on Oct. 7. The DoJ’s panel of prosecutors intend to bring either Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chair Danilo D. Lim or Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor E. Faeldon to stand as witness against Mr. Trillanes over the 2007 Manila Peninsula Siege wherein they all participated. Assistant State Prosecutor Evee Eunice P. De Keyser told reporters that Messrs. Lim and Faeldon’s being former co-accused would help in the charge against the former senator. “We did not ask the court to issue subpoena because we undertook to bring them here,” she said. On the other hand, Reynaldo B. Robles, lawyer of Mr. Trillanes, said the two were not included in the 23 witnesses initially listed in the pre-trial order and “good cause” should first be presented before they are allowed to testify. The rebellion case of Mr. Trillanes was reopened after President Rodrigo R. Duterte revoked the amnesty granted to him in 2011 by former president Benigno C. Aquino III, citing the former senator’s alleged failure to comply with the amnesty requirements. — Vann Marlo M. Villegas

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