CIDG files kidnap raps vs. Trillanes, 4 others

By Benjamin Pulta

August 30, 2019, 3:38 pm

<p>Former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. <em>(File photo)</em></p>

Former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. (File photo)

MANILA – The Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) on Friday filed charges of kidnapping with serious illegal detention against former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and four others before the Department of Justice (DOJ).

The PNP-CIDG endorsed the complaint filed by Guillermina Barrido, also known as Guillermina Arcillas.

In her complaint, Barrido claimed she was kidnapped and detained from December 6 to 21, 2016 and placed in a convent to force her to sign a ready-made affidavit maligning President Rodrigo Duterte.

She claimed she was shuttled between the Convent of Cannussian Sisters in Makati City to the Holy Spirit Convent in Quezon City during the two-week period.

She named Trillanes, Fr. Albert Alejo, lawyer Jude Sabio and certain Sister Ling of the Cannussian Sisters convent in the charge sheet along with several John and Jane Does.

Barrido the said sworn statement against the Duterte family she was coerced to sign was originally executed in 2017.

“It is clear from the foregoing that herein respondents, maliciously and intentionally put the complainant under detention for 14 days in order to force her to do something against her will," Police Lt. Col. Domingo D. Soriano said in the charge sheet .

Trillanes and Alejo, in separate statements, denied the charges. (PNA)