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December 4 , 2007 Tuesday

Chronological Order of Events of Sen. Trillanes IV and Brig. Gen. Lim Makati Standoff Last November 29, 2007


9:00 am - Hearing on Oakwood mutiny begins in the sala of Judge Oscar Pimentel in Makati RTC; Brig. Gen Danny Lim is present as a witness

10:04 am – Chaos at courtroom as accused accused Navy Lt. SG James Layug take Lim. Pimentel orders sheriff to stop Layug but sheriff could not move since military police escorts did not move

10:15am - Senator Trillanes, Brig. Gen. Lim, Layug, Marines Capt. Nicanor Faeldon, Marines Capt. Gary Alejano with other Magdalo soldiers walk out of hearing with some of them carrying firearms.

11:05 am Ambush interview with Sen. Trillanes - "Sama sama po tayo sa makati. di natin tiya tiyagain ang korupsyon ng administrasyong ito. pakita natin na meron tayong dangal"

11:26 am Trillanes, Lim, Guingona and other Magdalo group members march along Makati Avenue going to Manila Peninsula

12 nn Brig. Gen. Danilo Lim press conference at Manila Peninsula. Lim calls for ouster of President Arroyo, call for support from people. Attending press conference are Trillanes and former VP Guingona

12:23 pm Business group Philipine Chamber of Commerce, Inc. calls for calm and sobriety

12:53 pm Police chief Dir. Gen. Avelino Razon says "Red alert all over the Philippines" since 11 am

1 pm President Arroyo arrives at the Palace from San Pablo City; immediately presides at emergency Cabinet security meeting

1:10pm, Three armored personnel carriers (APC) and 2 6 x 6 trucks of Marines leave Marines HQ in Ft. Bonifacio to support government troops to Makati

1:10pm Senators call for sobriety; Sen. Miguel Zubiri calls for calm

1:25pm Marines public information office release statement which said Philippine Marine Corps is still loyal to the government

1:27pm command meeting of Philippine Army held

1:45pm From the Palace: Presidential Legal Counsel Sergio Apostol issues 3 pm deadline for Trillanes, Lim and company to surrender

1:50 pm Malacañang Presscon: Bunye says President Arroyo still going to state visit in Spain and London

2:10 pm Marine armored tanks take position on Ayala Ave.

2:15pm Police NCRPO chief director Geary Barias tries to negotiate with Magdalo

2:20pm People start to gather near Ninoy Aquino statue on Ayala Ave

2:30 pm Tourists staying at Manila Peninsula transfer to Makati Shangrila Hotel

2:35 pm Supreme Court Justice Reynato Puno said he's not interested in caretaker government

2:40 pm PNP spokesman Samuel Pagdilao holds press briefing at Camp Crame

2:45 pm Police NCRPO chief Director Geary Barias pushed away by rebel soldiers, leaves Manila Peninsula

2:50 pm PNP spokesman Samuel Pagdilao says they're allowed to use reasonable force if Trillanes refuses to budge

2:56 pm Soldiers assemble at Camp Aguinaldo grandstand for loyalty check

3:00pm Marine tanks run on Ayala Ave

3:06pm Trillanes speaks to the media: "This government is devoid of ethical considerations. We have more than enough willpower and spirit"

3:09 PM Vice-President Noli de Castro: I urge everyone to remain calm so that the present situation can be resolved peacefully. We should respect our democratic institutions, uphold the constitution and the rule of law at all times.

3:30 PM Bench warrant of arrest issued by Judge Pimentel served vs Trillanes et al.

3:35 PM Sen. Trillanes goes down to hotel front lobby from his holding room on the second floor..But Trillanes detours and goes up to the hotel Conservatory...He goes to his holding room. Trillanes advised Magdalo soldiers to make people leave the hotel.

3:46 PM - Around 50 SWAT police wearing gas masks line up near Manila Peninsula

3:47 PM Brig. Gen. Danny Lim said they will stay.

3:50 pm PNP-Special Action Force prepares to march to Manila Peninsula

3:58 PM From aerial view, Police Special Action Force (SAF) seen running toward hotel

4:01 PM SAF troops move; make first shots

4:10 PM AFP chief of staff Hermogenes Esperon press conference at Villamor Airbase: "We will be in tandem with the PNP.

4:48 PM Tear gas spreads at Manila Pen. People advised to breathe through wet handkerchiefs

4:49 PM Trillanes- "I'm supposed to check what's going on. Dito sa ginagawa ng administrasyon, you have to witness its ruthlessness. Walang pakundangan. They're willing to hurt even the media men. Tingnan nyo kung anong klaseng administrasyon ito."

4:53 PM Military said it is standing down. They're leaving it to the PNP since this needs police action.

4:54 PM Guingona - "We've been tear-gased. This calls for sobriety."

4:55 PM Governors and mayors convene at Malacañang and express support for administration.

4:59 PM Series of shots fired at Manila Peninsula

5:07 PM Armored personnel carrier (APC) breaks into Manila Peninsula main door lobby.

5:17 PM Guingona makes announcement - Trillanes group leaving Manila Peninsula
5:21 PM Trillanes announces his group is leaving Manila Peninsula. “Like soldiers, we're going to face this. Whatever they would want to do with me. We're going out for the safety of everybody....As soon as it is safe to pass, we will leave....We are public servants..We did this out of obligation to the people.. At the end of this crisis, GMA will still be there. And you have seen what the past 7 years entail."

5:24 PM Brig. Gen. Danilo Lim issues a statement - What we did was in consonance with Constitution. This is a continuing business.

5:29 PM Fr. Robert Reyes - The violence came from the military.

5:30 PM Bibeth Orteza, member of civil society group - "I believe the media protected the soldiers here."

5:35 PM Soldiers begin to leave Manila Peninsula

5:43 PM Urban poor organization from Quezon City marching along EDSA toward Makati to join support for Trillanes

5:45 PNP chief Dir. Gen. Avelino Razon orders that Trillanes and company be brought to NCRPO headqurters in Bicutan, Taguig. As he said that all of them will be taken including Guingona and if they refuse, they can be charged with obstruction of justice.

5:51 PM National Security Adviser Secretary Norberto Gonzales in Malacañang briefing said several businessmen, 15-20 groups are backing Trillanes. He did not name them.

5:55 PM Authorities led by Police NCRPO-CIDG Senior Superintendent Asher Dolina want to confiscate video tapes of ABS-CBN crew of Pinky Webb and threaten to arrest them. Dolina wants to bring them to Bicutan.

6:14 PM Fr. Robert Reyes, Bishop Labayen leave Manila Peninsula

6:18 PM Sen Trillanes in handcuffs brought out of Manila Peninsula and taken to a high-security bus

6:21 PM Former VP Guingona brought out of Manila Peninsula and taken to high-security bus

6:22 PM Brig. Gen. Danny Lim escorted out of Manila Peninsula and taken to high-security bus

6:24 PM Noel Alamar of DZMM, ABS-CBN technical crew also in handcuffs

6:25 PM Fr. Robert Reyes, Bishop Labayen board high-security van

6:35 PM ABS-CBN crew members board NCRPO bus

6:44 PM Sec.Gilbert Teodoro guests at News Patrol -- "They will face charges - rebellion, coup..."

6:53 PM PGMA ANNOUNCEMENT AT MALACANANG - "ipapataw sa kanila ang buong tindi ng katarungan nang buong higpit at walang palugit....Itutuloy ang paglitis ng mga rebeldend sundalo hanggang sa wakas alinsunod sa batas. Ayon sa nararapat, maghahanda ng karagdagang mga asunto upang panagutin ang mga gumawa ng bagong krimen."

7:10 NCRPO bus carrying Trillanes et al arrives at Camp Bagong Diwa

7:55 PM MANILA PENINSULA STATEMENT: The Peninsula Manila will be closed and will remain as such while the hotel's management addresses the extent of the damage from the incident. Operations will resume as soon as possible.

8:05 PM DILG SECRETARY Ronaldo Puno repeats PNP imposing curfew from 12midnight to 5am for Metro Manila, Region 3 (Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Aurora, Pampanga, Bulacan, Bataan, Zambales), and Region 4-A (Calabarzon). Permit to carry firearms is temporarily suspended.

8:10 PM Marines remove armored personnel carrier from Manila Pen. Police and military personnel secure hotel.

8:29 PM Second PGMA statement - "As soon as processing is done, journalists should be freed."