Sedition raps vs Leni, Trillanes up for resolution

The inciting to sedition case filed against Vice President Leni Robredo, former senator Antonio Trillanes IV, and several opposition leaders in connection with the “AngTotoong Narco-list” videos is now submitted for resolution.

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday disclosed that the cases filed against Robredo and others would be resolved in the early part of January next year.

“Baka sa January na. We have so much on our plate…” Guevarra said.

The Philippine National Police filed slew of charges against Robredo, Trillanes, detained Sen. Leila de Lima, and scores of others that included priests and lawyers, before the Department of Justice for sedition/inciting to sedition, cyber-libel, libel, estafa, harboring a criminal, and obstruction of justice.

In a three-page letter-complaint, the PNP accused the respondents of engaging Peter Joemel Advincula alias ‘Bikoy’ to spread lies against President Duterte and his family to make them appear as protectors of the illegal drugs trade, and earn huge amount of money in the process.

Also, the PNP claimed the respondents were involved in an alleged seditious act which was supposedly committed in Jesuits Communication Building at the Ateneo de Manila compound were they planned to spread false information against Duterte to agitate the public to stage mass protest.

The PNP stressed that the group’s objective was to bring down the Duterte government and install Robredo as new president.

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