QC Court issued order to arrest Trillanes, 10 others over 'Ang Totoong Narcolist' videos

Former senator Antonio Trillanes / photo from Eagle News

A Quezon City court on Friday ordered the arrest of former Sen. Antonio Trillanes and 10 others accused of plot to commit sedition over the "Ang Totoong Narcolist" video serye.

The said video tagged President Rodrigo Duterte's family in drug trade involvement.

The arrest order was reportedly issued by Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 138, whereas 3 among the accused have already posted bail amounting to P10,000 for their temporary liberty.

Peter Advincula, the man who introduced himself as hooded figure known as "Bikoy" in said videos was also included in the case.

Individuals like Joel Saracho, Boom Enriquez, a certain "Monique," Yolanda Ong, Vicente Romano III, Fr. Albert Alejo, Fr. Flaviano Villanueva, Jonnel Sangalang, and Eduardo Acierto were also among those charged.

Trillanes, on the other hand, denied his involvement in the supposed acts to discredit the Duterte family, calling it “absurd.”

The former senator noted that the administration is using the issue to "weaponize the law" against Duterte’s critics, opposition and the media.

Meanwhile, Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Olivia Torrevillas on Thursday, clarified that Trillanes and others have only been charged of conspiracy to commit sedition, and not inciting for sedition, since there was really no overt acts to call for uprising.

“Those accused have been charged for circulating malicious libels and fabricating evidence to make it appear that Duterte and his family are involved in drug trade as an act of revenge," Torrevillas said

"The conspiracy here was to inflict libelous imputations against the president," she added.

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