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Sonny forms legal “dream team” for his amnesty case

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Embattled opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV has formed a legal “dream team” who will represent him in cases pending before the Supreme Court and lower courts in connection with his amnesty that was voided by President Duterte’s Proclamation No. 572.

“While I believe that the illegal voiding of my amnesty and the cases filed before the Makati Regional Trial courts related to this are part of Duterte’s political harassment, I have talked to some of the best legal minds in the country who are willing to stand for the rule of law. They believe that if this illegal act would not be corrected, our country’s democracy would be in peril,” Trillanes said.

Among the lawyers who will represent Trillanes are former University of the Philippines College of Law Dean Pacifico Agabin, Former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay, Law Professor Joselito Chan, and Trillanes’ Chief Legal Counsel Reynaldo Robles.

Their services are free, according to the lawmaker.

“I put my trust in our courts that they will correct this executive overreach and adhere to the rule of law despite Duterte’s twisting of laws just to achieve his aim of silencing his critics,” Trillanes added.

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