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Rebel officer rejects amnesty to prove innocence in AFP court By Mario J. Mallari 12/03/2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Rebel officer rejects amnesty to prove innocence in AFP court

By Mario J. Mallari 12/03/2010
One of the mid-ranking officers charged in the February 2006 alleged plot to overthrow the Arroyo administration will not avail himself of the amnesty proclamation of the Commander-in-Chief, President Aquino.

Through his counsel, lawyer Trixie Angeles, Army Maj. Jason Aquino, the first captain or baron of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class of 1991, stressed that he will prove his innocence through acquittal from a military general court martial.

“He will not avail himself of the amnesty,” Angeles said of Aquino, who served as the operations officer of the Army’s elite First Scout Ranger Regiment under Brig. Gen. Danilo Lim, who is expected to avail of the amnesty.

Aquino was among the 29 Marine and Ranger officers charged with the February 2006 alleged plot to overthrow the Arroyo administration.

“There is no evidence against him…on the merits of the case alone, we can go for an acquittal…we are sure of our case,” said Angeles..... MORE

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