DETAINED Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Thursday posted a P150,000 bail before a Makati court.
"Senator Trillanes has posted bail in anticipation of the possibility na baka payagan siya ng korte na makalabas at maka-attend sa Senate session sa July 26," said Rreynaldo Robles, counsel of Trillanes.
He said the bail filed before the sala of Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 150 Judge Elmo Alameda was made for the court to allow Trillanes to attend the Senate session on July 26.
Robles said he does not see any reason why the other court, which is hearing the coup d' etat case of Trillanes for the Oakwood mutiny in July 27, 2003 will junk his request.
But Robles cautioned that the panel of prosecutors from the Department of Justice (DOJ) has objected to the latest request.
Judge Alameda has earlier allowed Trillanes and the other Magdalo officers charged with rebellion to post bail for their temporary release while the case is being heard by the court.
Other officers such as former Marine Captain Gary Alejano and former Navy Lieutenant Sergeant James Layug have already availed of the court's order.
The two along with Trillanes were considered as the leader of the Magdalo group who staged the 2003 Oakwood mutiny and the 2007 stand-off.
Trillanes has asked Pimentel's permission to attend the opening session of the 15th Congress scheduled on July 26 in which senators will elect who will replace senator Juan Ponce Enrile as their president.
Robles said the participation of his client in the senate session is "particularly crucial in the light of the fact that only 21 out of the twenty-four 24 duly elected Senators will most probably be present.
Several sectors including Vice President Jejomar Binay has taken up the cudgels for Trillanes calling on the court to allow his temporary freedom
Binay also appealed to the prosecution panel and the Philippine National Police (PNP), which has custody of Trillanes, to withdraw their opposition to his motion.
"We understand that the PNP custodian has filed an opposition to Sen. Trillanes' motion so we are appealing to the PNP (Philippine National Police) to withdraw their opposition," Binay said. (AH/Sunnex)