Court sets Trillanes’ arraignment for grave threats

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The Pasay City Prosecutor’s Office has indicted opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV before the the Metropolitan Trial Court for grave threats over a verbal spat with Labor Undersecretary Jacinto “Jing” Paras.

MTC Branch 47 Presiding Judge Joeven Dellosa has set the case for arraignment and preliminary conference on February 15 at 8:30am.

In a six-page complaint before the Pasay City Prosecutor’s Office, Paras said Trillanes told him “yayariin kita” on the sidelines of a Senate hearing.

“Bigla na lang akong nilapitan ni Trillanes and he raised his hand pointing to me in a form of parang dinuduro niya ako. Sabi niya, ‘Yayariin kita. Ang lakas ng loob mo! Yung Presidente mo matatapos din yan at yayariin kita,'” Paras said.

“Sabi ko, ‘Mr. Senator, karapatan ko pong mag-file ng kaso, in the same way that you filed a case versus the President,” he added.

The senator has denied cursing or threatening to kill Paras, and preventing the official from riding with him in a Senate elevator.

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