Philippine president’s fiercest critic posts bail after being arrested BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte’s fiercest critic in Congress has been arrested after the president revoked his 2011 amnesty for a failed coup attempt and revived rebellion charges against him. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/philippine-presidents-fiercest-critic-posts-bail-after-being-arrested-37352732.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/article37352729.ece/2a640/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_364134b7-e77f-4f50-b791-3186d705e392_1 Email Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte’s fiercest critic in Congress has been arrested after the president revoked his 2011 amnesty for a failed coup attempt and revived rebellion charges against him. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV walked out of the Senate, where he has taken refuge for weeks, and was taken by police to their headquarters in Makati city, where his fingerprints and mugshot were taken. After being booked by police, he was escorted to a nearby court and posted bail, trailed by a host of journalists. “Democracy lost today,” he told reporters shortly before his arrest. “Darkness and evil prevailed in our country. Whatever happens in the future will be in the hands of the Filipino people.” Known for outbursts against his critics, Mr Duterte has long expressed anger against Mr Trillanes, who has accused him of large-scale corruption, involvement in illegal drugs and extrajudicial killings in an anti-drug crackdown that has left thousands of suspects dead since he took… Read full this story
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