Lorenzana assures Trillanes: 'No warrant, no arrest'

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says he refuses to leave, claiming statements from President Duterte and the military were supposedly done to lure him out of the Senate

Sofia Tomacruz

3:28:58pm September 11, 2018

4:52:35pm September 11, 2018

DELFIN LORENZANA. Department of National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana deliver his speech during the Flag Raising Ceremony at the DND Headquarters on Monday, June 11, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DELFIN LORENZANA. Department of National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana deliver his speech during the Flag Raising Ceremony at the DND Headquarters on Monday, June 11, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana ruled out any possibility of a warrantless arrest against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV after the Supreme Court (SC) denied the senator's request for an order halting the President's proclamation that voided his amnesty. 

"No warrant, no arrest," Lorenzana told Rappler when asked what for the military's action following the decision of the SC. 

Why this matters: If the chief of the Department of National Defense (DND) is to be believed, Trillanes may consider leaving the Senate. 

The former mutineer-turned-senator previously said he would not be leaving the Senate grounds anytime soon as supposed sources told him the military still hand a standing order to arrest him. 

Trillanes said he did not believe the statements of both President Rodrigo Duterte and the Armed Forces of the Philippines saying they would no longer arrest him and instead wait for the courts to decide. He said they were done to lure him out of the Senate.

The SC on September 11, denied Trillanes' petition stopping the implementation of the order, but said the senator cannot be arrested without a warrant.

Trillanes has spent 8 days in his office. 

With Lorenzana's own word, will Trillanes step out of the Senate? – Rappler.com 

Follow the developments here: 

Supreme Court denies Trillanes request for TRO

Senate minority seeks probe into Duterte’s revocation of Trillanes amnesty

Amid TRO hiccup, Trillanes ‘grateful’ to SC for recognizing his rights

EXPLAINER: What the Supreme Court TRO denial means for Trillanes

Upon issue of warrant, Sotto should bring Trillanes to Camp Crame

Secret houses, mother as Navy supplier? Trillanes denies Duterte claims

Duterte mentions ‘Trillanes’ 20 times in Q and A

Summaries:

[WRAP | Day 1] Duterte voiding Trillanes' amnesty: Everything you need to know

[WRAP | Day 2] Trillanes gets relief from court, DOJ seeks options

[WRAP | Day 3] Looming Trillanes arrest jolts PH from sleep

[WRAP | Day 4] Trillanes stays in Senate, Duterte changes tune on warrantless arrest

[WRAP | Day 5] Family stands by Trillanes as Duterte slams senator

[WRAP | Day 6] AFP chief Galvez, Honasan push for rule of law in Trillanes case