Press Release
February 1, 2016

Counsel: Trillanes ready to face charges

The camp of Senator Antonio "Sonny" F. Trillanes IV has yet to receive their official copy of the Resolution of Acting City Prosecutor of Makati City regarding the libel suit filed against him by suspended Makati Mayor Junjun Binay.

According to Atty. Reynaldo B. Robles, Trillanes' legal counsel, "We have not received our official copy of the investigating prosecutor's Resolution; but if it is true that she recommended the filing of an Information for libel in court, Sen. Trillanes will readily face the charges against him in court."

"Unfortunately, Sen. Trillanes is on official trip abroad attending an international forum. The moment he arrives, he will voluntarily submit himself to the jurisdiction of the Honorable Court, if so required", Robles said.

"Needless to state, this is without prejudice to the Senator's right to file a motion for reconsideration or even appeal said resolution to the Department of Justice, if warranted by the circumstances", Robles added.

In a separate text message, Sen. Trillanes affirmed his readiness to continue his personal crusade to expose the truth about the massive anomalies in Makati despite the filing of the libel charge against him.

"If the Binay family believes that I can be intimidated and threatened from exposing them, they are badly mistaken. I will do everything I can to make sure that plunderers will not rule this country again", Trillanes said.

Robles further said that he is confident that any attempt to intimidate his client will not succeed.

"In 2003, Sen. Trillanes was jailed for exposing anomalies in the government. I believe he is ready to face any consequence, including facing malicious cases and possible imprisonment, just to let the people know the truth regarding the massive corruption in Makati. This is especially true since Sen. Trillanes exposés about corruption are well within the scope of his mandate and his immunity as Senator of the Republic," Robles further explained.

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