Trillanes won’t go to jail as he was allowed bail PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 12:16

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATASBY ATTY.  BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you!

Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised…” (Hebrews 10:35-37, the Holy Bible).

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TRILLANES WON’T GO TO JAIL AS HE WAS ALLOWED BAIL: If the truth be told, the chances of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV being jailed at this point is really nil or very negligible even just for a few seconds only, even if now, the Makati City Regional Trial Court, Branch 150, already issued  a warrant for his arrest so the rebellion case that was filed against him for the 2007 Manila Peninsula siege can be resumed.

The reason? The lawmaker was allowed by the court presided over by Judge Elmo Alameda to post bail while the rebellion case against him is being tried. Indeed, the amount of the bail that was  required to be put up by Trillanes was quite stiff---P200,000.00---but

I am certain that either he or his supporters who are also the political opponents of President Duterte can easily produce that amount and deposit it in court for him to evade arrest.

As we all know by now, the rebellion case against Trillanes was re-opened and is now being tried once more after Duterte issued, on August 31, 2018, an order setting aside the amnesty order that was earlier granted to the lawmaker by former President Benigno Aquino III. Aside from this rebellion case, it is a certainty that the other rebellion case against him, in connection with a 2003 uprising, will be resurrected likewise.

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PROOFS OFFERED BY JESUS THAT HE IS GOD THE FATHER, SON, AND HOLY SPIRIT (XII): Easily one of the more controversial events involving Jesus while He was still here on earth could be His baptism at the Jordan River which was officiated by John the Baptist, His cousin (Mary and Elizabeth, the mother of John, are reported by the Bible as cousins).

Some believers who concededly have been deprived of understanding (with eyes to see but never seeing, with ears to hear but never hearing, remember?) are using this baptism to say that Jesus is not the same as the Father and the Holy Spirit. They say that the narration of Jesus’s baptism markedly show that Jesus is separate from the Father, who talked from heaven to Jesus who was on earth, and from the Holy Spirit (who was seen descending to Jesus in the form of a dove while His baptism was on-going).

The question with that assertion is simple, really: Is God, the most powerful One, bereft of the appropriate power to create a miracle where, all at the same time, He is seen as the Father who talked from the heavens, and is simultaneously seen as the Son, Jesus, who was being baptized in the Jordan River, and then appear at the same precise time as the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove? Aren’t we limiting God’s power too much here by saying He doesn’t have this power? Oh well, but there is more to this, God willing.

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INTRIGUING AGAINST HONOR: Here is a question from one Lizmarie Bumagat who became my friend at Messenger of Facebook, translated from Filipino to English: “Good evening Sir. May I ask if I can file a case against the defamations and meddling in our private lives? That is what my sister-in-law is doing actually. I already brought a case against her with the barangay authorities and I forgave her, but she is not stopping in her attacks against me. She continues to disparage me and my wife. Thank you for your answer.”

Here is the answer of the LAWYERS IN THE LIGHT (Lawyers Instructed on Godliness, Humility, and Truth): Yes, cases can be filed against anyone (relatives and strangers alike) who purveys defamatory statements against their fellowmen, and who meddles unnecessarily in the lives of others. There is a crime known as defamation and, just like what we have been discussing here previously, there are two kinds of this crime---simple oral defamation and grave oral defamation. The defamation is simple if the statements are not too insulting, and grave if they are of such an insulting nature.

On the other hand, meddling with the lives of other people can become the basis of a crime known as intriguing against honor, which somehow is also punished with imprisonment by the Revised Penal Code of the Philippines. I suggest that an individual who feels slighted by any defamatory statement or unnecessary meddling should immediately go to a lawyer and have his or her statement or complaint prepared and filed.

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