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Duterte moves ‘alarm’ lawyers

Philippine opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV talks to reporters outside his office where he remains holed up in the Philippine Senate in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila (AP)

MANILA, Sept 10, (AP): The largest group of lawyers in the Philippines asked the country’s courts Monday to resist “creeping incursions” on its independence and warned of judicial “chaos” after the president voided an amnesty granted to an opposition senator and ordered his arrest. The Integrated Bar of the Philippines expressed alarm on the “overt audacity to publicly arrest and incarcerate” Sen Antonio Trillanes IV for offenses that have been abolished by a 2011 amnesty.

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