Trillanes slapped with grave threat rap

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MANILA – Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV was charged with grave threats before a Pasay City Metropolitan Trial Court for his verbal threat on Labor undersecretary Jacinto Paras last year.

The Pasay City Prosecutor’s office filed the case before the Pasay City MTC Branch 47 on Friday based on the complaint filed by Paras last year against Trillanes for allegedly threatened his life.

The case stemmed from Paras’ allegations that Trillanes “threatened to kill” him when he said “Yayariin kita” when the two crossed paths during a Senate hearing in May 2018.

According to Paras, Trillanes said: “Ang lakas ng loob mo. Hindi magtatagal ang amo mo. Matatapos din yan. Yayariin kita. Mercenaryo ka. Yayariin kita. Patawa tawa ka pa may araw ka din, yayariin kita.”

Paras, a former Negros Oriental lawmaker and a member of the Volunteers against Crime and Corruption, is one of the four lawyers who filed complaints of graft, inciting to sedition in 2017.

The sedition case accuses Trillanes of encouraging the military to kill President Rodrigo Duterte during a privilege speech in 2017 when he claimed that the President has ill-gotten wealth.

Kung makikita ito ng mga sundalo, M-60 ang gagamitin sa’yo kasi marami-rami ito. Mauubos ‘yung magasin, kung P40 million ‘yung hinahanap mo,” Trillanes said in his privilege speech at the Senate./PN

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