MANILA – After holing up at Senate for 25 days, opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV returned home on Saturday as the Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC) refused to issue verdict on his coup d’état case.
Him going home was a “political miracle,” said the senator whose amnesty was declared void from the beginning by a proclamation issued by President Rodrigo Duterte.
Trillanes left Senate premises at around 10 a.m. on Saturday and has returned to his home in Antipolo City past 11 a.m.
His family and friend Magdalo Party-list representative Rodolfo Alejano welcomed him.
Trillanes said his temporary liberty is a “silver lining” in light of the events that followed after Duterte issued Proclamation No. 572 last month.
“There is always a silver lining to every dark cloud and this is just one of them that we have seen that we have felt that in the past few weeks and we welcome that as a blessing from the man upstairs,” the embattled senator said.
“Pagdating ko dito [sa bahay] nakumpleto na. Ito na ‘yung political miracles na nasaksihan natin. ‘Yung journey na ito up and down parang rollercoaster,” he added.
Trillanes decided to go home after the Makati RTC Branch 148 deferred on Friday the issuance of a resolution on his non-bailable coup d’état case that has been revived after Proclamation No. 572 was issued.
“Noong Thursday, noong Friday, nangangamba ‘yung mga kababayan natin, ‘yung mga taga-suporta, na magwawagi ‘yung kadiliman. Pero nandito tayo ngayon at naging iba ‘yung plano ng Diyos,” Trillanes said.
Trillanes said he will return to work on Monday. He added that he hopes for the investigation on the alleged anomalies linking Solicitor General Jose Calida and Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go to start./PN