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JPE: ‘We are not taking Trillanes as a free man’ 08/31/2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

JPE: ‘We are not taking Trillanes as a free man’
08/31/2010
Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile clarified yesterday that the Senate is not taking Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV as a free man when the upper chamber passed a resolution asking the court to allow the detained senator to attend the Senate session and other activities.

“He is still under detention,” Enrile clarified in a radio DWIZ station interview.

“We are asking the court for the orders and restrictions and limitations which the court may issue to transfer the custody, the place of confinement of Trillanes from Camp Crame to Senate under guard if necessary,” Ernile said.

Last week, 15 senators approved a revised resolution asking anew the Makati Regional Trial Court to allow the long-detained legislator to fulfill his legislative duties.

In Resolution No. 7, the senators said that the temporary transfer of custody of Trillanes would not be tantamount to release or even impair the doctrine of separation of powers between branches of government and infringe on the court’s prerogatives..... MORE

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