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Trillanes attends 1st Senate session 01/18/2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Trillanes attends 1st Senate session

01/18/2011
After spending seven years in prison on coup d’etat charges, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV was sworn into office by Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and was finally able to attend his first Senate session yesterday.

Trillanes, who was granted provisional liberty pending the approval of his amnesty for participating in the 2003 “Oakwood” mutiny and the 2007 Peninsula Hotel siege, is currently under the custody of the Senate.

He was accompanied to the podium by Senators Tito Sotto, Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla, who witnessed his reaffirmation of oath-taking before Enrile. Trillanes took his oath of office when he won the election in 2007.

“Of course I’m excited,” Trillanes said when asked if he was excited about his first Senate session. “I’m just going to observe the first few weeks. I will be coming in as a student, actually and I won’t pretend to be an expert on these things.”.... MORE

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