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Trillanes claims at ease in admitting mutiny guilt By Mario J. Mallari 01/06/2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Trillanes claims at ease in admitting mutiny guilt

By Mario J. Mallari 01/06/2011

Admitting guilt for breaching the Constitution, which was required under Proclamation 75 that offered amnesty for soldiers who mutinied against former President Arroyo, was a breeze yesterday for former Navy lieutenant and now Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV who filed his application for pardon, along with 19 other Magdalo officers.

Questions were raised on how the accused mutineers will treat the guilt admission provision in the proclamation after former Scout Ranger head and retired Brig. Gen. Danilo Lim rejected availing himself of the offered pardon on condition of the admission of guilt but Trillanes said it was easy for his group yesterday to admit guilt and feel good about it.

“We are man enough to admit we have broken rules in the pursuit of morale cause and we faced it like men. We were jailed and the others were separated from the service. So, it’s very easy for us to agree to that,” Trillanes said.

“I feel good. This is actually a milestone in our lives, this is a step to our ultimate freedom and we welcome this opportunity to serve this country once again,” said Trillanes..... MORE

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