Department of Justice Undersecretary Markk L. Perete asserted that there is no ground to impeach President Rodrigo Duterte for nullifying the amnesty granted to Senator Antonio Trillanes.

Parete, who spoke before a diverse audience of legal practitioners and city hall officials, also opines that double jeopardy does not apply in the case of Trillanes.

Finally, Trillanes can be arrested even if inside the Senate provided that the court will issue the corresponding warrant. The amnesty granted to his fellow mutineers is currently being evaluated.

The DOJ Undersecretary was one of the speakers for the lecture series in line with the 118th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary.