Trillanes police security pulled out again

October 05, 2018
Antonio Trillanes IV
Antonio Trillanes

ACTING on orders of Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar D. Albayalde, the Police Security and Protection Group Immediately recalled two PSPG personnel assigned to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV after President Duterte last September 4 revoked the presidential amnesty given to the opposition lawmaker, the Journal Group learned yesterday.

However, it was not immediately known if the soldiers from the Armed Forces’ Detail Security Unit and the Senate who have been securing him since he became a member of the Philippine Senate have also been withdrawn.

PSPG director Chief Superintendent Filmore B. Escobal told the Journal Group that Gen. Albayalde ordered the recall of the PSPG men assigned to the senator after his amnesty was voided by the President.

‘’Nung lumabas yung presidential proclamation rendering his (Trillanes) amnesty void ab initio, nagbigay ng instruction si Chief PNP na i-recall,” Escobal said.

It was the second time that the PSPG recalled the police security of Trillanes. The first time was last July 13 when a check showed that members of the AFP Detail Security Unit from the Marines and the Navy were also securing the senator apart from the two PSPG personnel and some Senate security men.

The senator’s family is also known to be managing a security agency where he can always get some Protective Agents, mostly retired soldiers to secure him round-the-clock.

Escobal said that at present, they are reviewing the security details assigned to other VIPs in the country apart from government officials including senators, congressmen, governors and mayors.