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Trillanes, PNoy cleared

  • Written by Marlon Purificacion
  • Published in Top Stories
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SENATOR Antonio Trillanes IV was cleared by the Office of the Ombudsman along with former President Benigno Aquino III of treason and espionage charges filed against them for undertaking “backchannel” talks with China over territorial disputes.

In a resolution dated June 7 the Ombudsman dismissed a complaint filed in May 2016 by a group of supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte, who questioned the “clandestine meetings and the backchannel negotiations” between Trillanes, “who acted under authority from President Aquino,” and Chinese representatives.
“Having resolved against the individual culpability of Pres. Aquino and Sen. Trillanes, the conspiracy theory advanced by complainants must therefore fail,” it said.