MANILA, Philippines, February 18 ------ Former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, who is facing arrest over the “Bikoy” videos that linked President Duterte and family members to the drug trade, arrived from the United States Tuesday morning. From the airport, Trillanes will proceed to a court in Quezon City to post bail.
The former senator was among those ordered arrested by the QC Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 138 in connection with the sedition case filed against him and several others. “I will face this case just as I have faced all the other harassment cases Duterte’s minions have filed against me,” Trillanes earlier said when the arrest order came out. The videos that circulated in social media linked President Rodrigo Duterte’s family and close allies to the illegal drug trade at the height of the 2019 midterm elections campaign period.