(Eagle News)–A Pasay court has junked Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s bid to quash an inciting to sedition case filed against him.
In junking Trillanes’ motion, Pasay City Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 45 Judge Remiebel Mondia ruled the veracity of the senator’s argument his statements in a 2017 speech against President Rodrigo Duterte were not seditious “can only be ascertained in a full-blown trial..”
“Kung makikita ‘to ng mga sundalo, M60 machine gun ang gagamitin sa’yo. Marami-rami ito, maubos magazine kung P40 million hinahanap mo, Mr. Duterte,” Trillanes had said in the October 2017 speech.
Trillanes has argued the statements were covered by parliamentary immunity as he made them during a privilege speech in the Senate.