Pasay court to hear grave threat raps vs. Trillanes in Feb.
MANILA – The Pasay City Metropolitan Trial Court (MTC) has set for next month the hearing on the grave threat complaint filed by Labor Undersecretary Jacinto “Jing” V. Paras against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.
In an order made available to reporters on Friday, Pasay City MTC Branch 47 Judge Joeven D. Dellosa set Trillanes’ arraignment and preliminary conference on February 15.
“The accused is given 10 days from receipt of this order to file his counter affidavit and the affidavit of his witnesses, as well as any evidence in his behalf,” the magistrate added in the order dated last December 14.
In the prosecutor’s information, the incident involved Trlllanes’ alleged threats made on May 29, 2018, when he “threaten(ed) to kill the private complainant Jacinto Paras.”
“Ang lakas ng loob mo. Hindi magtatagal ang amo mo. Matatapos din yan. Yayariin kita. Mersenaryo ka. Yayariin kita. Tatawa-tawa ka pa. May araw ka din. Yayariin kita (You have the guts. Your master won’t last. It will all end. I will get back at you. You are a mercenary. I will get back at you. You even have the guts to laugh. You will have your day. I will get back at you),” Trillanes was quoted as saying in the complaint, which was signed by Assistant City Prosecutors Reynaldo C. Ticyado and Janette O. Herras-Baggay.
Bail is not necessary unless required by the court, the prosecutors recommended. (PNA)