Category Archives: Law Enforcement

Bill Out: Senator Trillanes Leaves Senate With A Hefty Bill

EBA65BEB-536B-4D10-819E-374CE64094BFMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV left his Senate office past 10 a.m. Saturday morning after staying there for 25 days as he faced arrest following President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to void his amnesty. 

This after a Makati court on Friday deferred issuing an arrest warrant against the former Navy officer for coup d’etat charges filed against him for his role in the 2003 Oakwood mutiny.

As he checked out of the Senate, Trillanes was handed a bill by the chamber custodian for a totl of P220,550.  (The amount is greater than the P200,000 bail the Senator posted following his arrest upon orders of Makati RTC Branch 150.) The breakdown:

Lodging : P1,598/day x 25 days =P39, 950

Cleaning Fee: P500/day x 25 days = P12,500

Water Consumption: P300/day x 25 days = P7,500

Electricity: PP500/day x 25 days = P12,500

Internet Fee: P624/day x 25 days = P15,600

Security Fee: P1,000/day x 25 days = P25,000

Corkage fee (for takeout food and beverage): P300/day x 25 days = P7,500

Miscellaneous charges: P100,000 total

TOTAL BILL AT CHECKOUT: P220,550

The Adobo Chronicles asked the Senate Custodian for the basis in charging the lodging fee of P1,598.  He said that it was based on the average nightly rate at Sogo Hotels in Metro Manila.

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We Asked Brett Kavanaugh If He’d Consider Withdrawing His Supreme Court Justice Nomination…

5C7E25A3-ED76-4D4D-A014-A9F17C00889BWASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – It was quite a tense and emotional day on Capitol Hill today, as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified before a Senate Hearing that Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her during their high school days.

An angry and defiant Kavanaugh denied the allegations and called the Senate confirmation hearing a “national disgrace.”

So, The Adobo Chronicles asked Kavanaugh if he’d consider withdrawing his nomination  for the reason that he wouldn’t want to be confirmed by a disgraceful Senate.

We have yet to hear back from the SC Justice nominee.

Solicitor General Calida Will Sue Senator Trillanes For Calling Him Commander-in-Thief

CA471A71-6E35-4783-AAF7-5CEA329320D1MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Solicitor General Jose Calida said on Wednesday that he would take Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV to court if the lawmaker would not apologize for his accusation that the solicitor general “stole” his amnesty papers.

Trillanes, in a rant to the news media yesterday, called Calida a “Commander-in-Thief.”

The putschist Mr. Trillanes ranted to the media yesterday that I ‘stole’ his amnesty application document. In effect, Mr. Trillanes maliciously branded me as a thief, which I’m not,” the solicitor general said in a statement.

The Adobo Chronicles went through scores of audio and video tapes of Trillanes’ conversations with the news media, but so far, we have not found any evidence that he, indeed, called the SolGen “Commander-in-Thief.”

Or are the tapes now missing, just like Trillanes’ amnesty application?