Decision on Oakwood Mutiny Case Deferred

The Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC) on Thursday, December 16th, has once again deferred the promulgation of the decision on the coup d’etat case filed against military officers implicated in the Oakwood Mutiny in 2003.

This means that the members of the Magdalo group will be spending Christmas with their families.

This is the second time that the court deferred the verdict of the rebellion case against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and several others. The first one happened in October 28 this year.

According to media reports, Judge Oscar Pimentel of the Makati RTC Branch 148 who handles the case bared that he already has a 260-page decision, but has to “bow his head” to the amnesty proclamation of the President.

President Benigno Aquino III issued Proclamation No. 75 last November 24, 2010 that “grants amnesty to all active and former personnel of the military, police force and their supporters who may have committed crimes in connection with the Oakwood Mutiny, the Marines standoff, and the Manila Peninsula incident during the Arroyo administration.”