Trillanes posts bail for libel case
Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV posted bail for libel cases filed by Paolo Duterte and Manases Carpio in Davao City

Trillanes posts bail for libel case

(Philstar.com) - December 10, 2018 - 12:17pm

MANILA, Philippines Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV posted bail at the Pasay Regional Trial Court on Monday morning for four warrants of arrest issued against him by the Davao Regional Trial Court on libel charges.

READ: Davao court orders Trillanes arrest for libel

Bail was fixed at P24,000 for each charge filed separately by Paolo Duterte and Manases Carpio. He paid a total of P96,000.

Paolo is the son of President Rodrigo Duterte and a former vice mayor of Davao City, and Carpio is the husband of current Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.

The charges stemmed from Trillanes' allegations linking them to the smuggling of billions worth of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride).

Paolo Duterte also said that Trillanes accused him of engaging in extortion from ride-sharing firm Uber and other companies.

READ: NCRPO to take custody of Trillanes

Last week, Makati City Regional Trial Court Branch 150, handling the rebellion case of Trillanes junked the motion of the Department of Justice to reconsider its decision allowing the senator to travel abroad.

Trillanes posted a travel bond of P200,000, to be able to travel to some parts of Europe and the United States from Dec. 11 to Jan. 11, 2019 for speaking engagements. Ryan Macasero

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