A court in Davao City issued Friday an arrest warrant against Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV in connection with a libel case filed against him by the son of President Rodrigo Duterte, former Davao City vice mayor Paolo Duterte.
Regional Trial Court Branch 54 Judge Melinda Alconsel-Dayanghirang issued the warrant in Criminal Case No. R-DVO-18-05116-CR.
The warrant indicates that Trilanes may post a bond of P24,000 for his temporary liberty.
Duterte’s libel complaint stemmed from the senator’s alleged defamation of him and his family in a radio interview in Cebu last year. Trillanes allegedly accused the son of the president of corruption and for extorting from Uber and other ride-hailing companies.