Davao City court orders Trillanes’ arrest over libel rap filed by Paolo Duterte


A Davao City court ordered Friday the arrest of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV for the libel case filed against him by presidential son, former Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte.

Presiding Judge Melinda Alconcel-Dayanghirang of Davao City Regional Trial Court, Branch 54 has recommended a bail of P24,000 for Trillanes’ temporary liberty.

“The officer making the arrest is hereby authorized to discharge the accused from custody after said accused has furnished the bail and duly approved and ordered released by the proper court,” Dayanghirang said.

Last September, Paolo filed a libel complaint against Trillanes for allegedly maligning him and his family in a radio interview in September 2017 over his alleged corruption and extortion activities involving government transactions.