Sen. Antonio Trillanes may have beaten him to the draw this time but Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra yesterday said the opposition lawmaker could not be so sure of his future travels.
This was after Guevarra admitted the government motion for the issuance of a hold departure order against the controversial senator before a Davao court was rendered moot and academic by his flight.
Trillanes left for The Netherlands via Taipei yesterday morning after being held at the Bureau of Immigration for nearly an hour as airport authorities checked on his status.
Finding no court order barring Trillanes from leaving, he was allowed to board his flight from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 to Taipei along with a security detail. They were sent off by one of Trillanes’ private lawyers.
It is going to be a long journey for Trillanes.
After his visit to The Netherlands, Trillanes will speak before audiences in Spain and the UK in a tour ending 12 January next year.