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Hearing for grave threat raps vs. Trillanes set in Feb.

The hearing for the grave threat complaint lodged against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has been set on February 15 by the Pasay City Metropolitan Trial Court (MTC) .

Pasay City MTC Branch 47 Judge Joeven Dellosa issued an order setting Trillanes’ arraignment and preliminary conference next month.

“The accused is given 10 days from receipt of this order to file his counter affidavit and the affidavit of his witnesses, as well as any evidence in his behalf,” the court said in a December 14 order.

The complaint was filed by Labor Undersecretary Jacinto “Jing” Paras. Trillanes allegedly “threaten(ed) to kill the private complainant Jacinto Paras” on May 29, 2018, the complaint read.

Ang lakas ng loob mo. Hindi magtatagal ang amo mo. Matatapos din yan. Yayariin kita. Mersenaryo ka. Yayariin kita. Tatawa-tawa ka pa. May araw ka din. Yayariin kita. (You have the guts. Your master won’t last. It will all end. I will get back at you. You are a mercenary. I will get back at you. You even have the guts to laugh. You will have your day. I will get back at you),” Trillanes was quoted as saying in the complaint, signed by Assistant City Prosecutors Reynaldo Ticyado and Janette Herras-Baggay.

The prosecutors said bail is not necessary unless required by the court.#