Trillanes calls Duterte "a man in panic", to file petition vs PH withdrawal from ICC

The ever enemy of the administration, Senator Antonio Trillanes is back attacking President Rodrigo Duterte.

Just last week, Pasay City prosecutor Joahna Gabatino-Lim said that there is enough evidence to charge Trillanes of inciting sedition under the Article 142 of the Revised Penal Code.

As such, the senator said that he is ready to face the charges unlike Duterte whom he accused of being a coward.

“Hindi gaya ni Duterte na duwag humarap sa kaso;  haharapin ko ito.”  Trillanes said.

In his recent interview with CNN Philippines, Trillanes said  that he has suggested to ask the Supreme Court to validate the legality of the president’s action in quitting from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

When he was asked as to when he will invoke the wisdom of the Supreme Court, the senator replied, “at an appropriate time.”

Senators Koko Pimentel and Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo, earlier made a statement that the country’s withdrawal does not need to go through the Senate.

The opposition senator disagreed to the statement and said that withdrawal from ICC is just the same as entering into the treaty.

With the president’s decision to quit from ICC, Trillanes said that Duterte is acting like “a man in panic.” And even accused the president of trying to evade accountabilities.

Furthermore, Trillanes added that he is confident as well that a case can be filed against the chief executive.

"I'm confident because 20,000 na 'yung namatay and somebody needs to be accountable for that."

Reports said that Trillanes and his PMA “mistah”, now a party list Rep. Gary Alejano both filed the case against President Duterte.

Source: CNN Philippines

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