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Trillanes back in PH, posts bail for sedition case

Feb 18, 2020 - 10:46 AM

(UPDATED) As soon as he arrives at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, former senator Antonio Trillanes IV heads to the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 138 to post bail

BACK HOME. Former senator Antonio Trillanes IV posts bail at a Quezon City court on February 18, 2020. Maria Tan/Rappler

WATCH: Senate session - May 27, 2019

May 27, 2019 - 3:35 PM

Senate session today, May 27

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Sri Lanka President Sirisena praises Duterte drug war | Evening wRap

Jan 17, 2019 - 9:22 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Trillanes, Palace clears Leni, Peso falls, Trump at United Nations | Midday wRap

Sep 26, 2018 - 2:43 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Chito dela Vega

Trillanes hits Duterte for saying 'someone will shoot him' someday

Jun 10, 2018 - 1:18 PM

'Go ahead, Mr Duterte, order somebody to shoot me and, I assure you, it would lead to your end,' Senator Antonio Trillanes IV dares President Rodrigo Duterte

TOUGH TALK. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV speaks at the Senate. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Trillanes on destabilization 'fund': 'Bagong imbento ni Duterte'

Sep 30, 2017 - 8:34 AM

'That's an obvious diversion from his billion-peso bank accounts that were confirmed by the Ombudsman,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

DUTERTE CRITIC. Senator Antonio Trillanes counters the latest allegations of President Rodrigo Duterte against him as 'new inventions. Photo from Cesar Tomamba/Senate PRIB

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Lies Tatay Digong told me

Sep 25, 2017 - 8:56 AM

While leadership is situational, integrity isn't

Trillanes files criminal charges vs Mocha Uson

Sep 22, 2017 - 11:48 AM

(UPDATED) 'The era of fake news is over,’ Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says after he filed criminal and administrative charges against Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson

WAR VS FAKE NEWS. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV files administrative and criminal charges against Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson before the Ombudsman on September 22, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Small Abellera admits meeting Taguba in Davao City

Aug 31, 2017 - 5:10 PM

Davao City Councilor Nilo Small Abellera Jr a friend of presidential son Paolo Duterte denies receiving P5 million from customs broker and fixer Mark Taguba but the latter stands by his claim

Councilor Nilo 'Small' Abellera during the blue ribbon committee hearing on P 6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China on the Bureau of Customs in Senate. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Aguirre orders NBI to get Interpol help in Lascañas' arrest

Jun 13, 2017 - 11:42 AM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says the DOJ order is proof that retired Davao cop Arturo Lascañas told the truth about President Rodrigo Duterte in connection with the Davao Death Squad

LIAR OR TRUTH-TELLING? Retired police SPO3 Arthur Lascanas during the hearing of the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs on March 6, 2017 on the existence of the Davao Death Squad. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Aguirre asks BIR to probe Atong Ang for 'possible' tax evasion

May 03, 2017 - 10:11 AM

UPDATED Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II makes the request after he ordered an investigation into the gaming tycoon s allegations against him and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr

Trillanes ready to die fighting Duterte

Feb 26, 2017 - 3:23 PM

Gawin ninyo kung ano yung gusto ninyong gawin Hindi ako matitinag diyan Pero kung ipapatumba nila ako dahil sa paninindigan ko kasama po yan sa mandato ko

The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights resumes its public inquiry on the spate of extrajudicial killings and summary executions on September 16, 2016.

Trillanes to Duterte: Stick to the issue

Feb 17, 2017 - 1:41 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV also urges the Ombudsman to speed up its investigation of the plunder complaint he filed against President Rodrigo Duterte in May 2016

DOUBLE DARE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV revives a challenge to President Rodrigo Duterte during a press conference on February 16, 2017, regarding the Chief Executive's P2.4-billion bank accounts. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Campaign donor gave P118M to Honeylet, 3 Duterte kids – Trillanes

Feb 16, 2017 - 12:53 PM

Businessman Samuel Uy allegedly deposited millions to the accounts of Honeylet Avanceña Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and Sebastian Duterte from 2011 to 2013 says Senator Antonio Trilllanes IV

DUTERTE BANK ACCOUNTS. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV holds a press conference on February 16, 2017, on the alleged on P2.4-billion bank accounts of President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Cesar Tomambo/PRIB

CA confirms Aguirre amid BuCor, BI controversy

Feb 15, 2017 - 3:43 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV sees politics at work in the confirmation of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Aguirre: 'No proof' of VIP treatment of inmates

Feb 15, 2017 - 1:09 PM

UPDATED The justice chief says what he only approved was the use of air coolers by inmates who suffered from high blood pressure This he says is not a form of special treatment

Vitaliano Aguirre II attends a congressional inquiry. Rappler file photo

Senate panels push P56k salary for gov't doctors

Feb 11, 2017 - 11:52 AM

To prevent the mass exodus of Filipino doctors abroad the Senate seeks to increase the government doctors minimum monthly salary of P28 417

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Gordon, Trillanes to hold separate probes on BI scandal

Jan 18, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Hopefully this will nurture a peaceful atmosphere in the Senate considering we need to pass a number of legislation before the adjournment of session in March says Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III who moved to have the issue probed by the committees of the two senators

Trillanes seeks Senate probe into social media 'trolls,' fake news

Jan 18, 2017 - 2:05 PM

Social media is now being used to create fabricated realities through a network of fake social media accounts Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says in his resolution

Trillanes vs Zubiri, CDO floods, peace talks | Evening wRap

Jan 17, 2017 - 9:07 PM

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WATCH: 'Cheater, rebel?' Trillanes, Zubiri face off over BI probe

Jan 17, 2017 - 5:07 PM

2nd UPDATE Fellow senators try to separate and pacify Senators Juan Miguel Zubiri and Antonio Trillanes IV who taunted each other on the Senate floor

'WAR.' Senators try to pacify Senators Antonio Trillanes IV and Juan Miguel Zubiri who were caught in a heated word war on the Senate floor. Photo by Jun Aniceta

Senators to Duterte: No basis to declare martial law

Jan 16, 2017 - 12:23 PM

3rd UPDATE Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says the President s latest statement should not be a cause for worry

Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 6, 2016

Dec 06, 2016 - 9:41 AM

Hello Here s a round up of news you need to know this Tuesday

Trillanes, De Lima hit Dayan, Espinosa ‘script’ in Senate probe

Dec 05, 2016 - 6:45 PM

Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa denies the allegations of a script and says he has made it a point to tell Dayan and Espinosa to tell the truth

Who's destroying PH image? Cayetano says this 'DDS'

Sep 19, 2016 - 9:47 PM

President Duterte s ally Senator Alan Cayetano accuses Leila de Lima Franklin Drilon and Sonny Trillanes of misleading international media on extrajudicial killings

ENEMIES OF THE PRESIDENT? Senator Alan Cayetano plays on 'DDS,' the Davao Death Squad being linked to President Duterte, saying the acronym stands for 3 senators who are destroying the Philippines' image before the international community: (from left) Leila de Lima, Franklin Drilon, and Sonny Trillanes. Rappler photos

Trillanes: Marcos burial will be '1st headache' of Duterte admin

Jun 15, 2016 - 11:14 AM

The senator s unsolicited advice to the Marcos family: Spare Duterte and opt for a less divisive arrangement

FOCUS ON THE ISSUE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says the Binay camp's 'propaganda' can only go so far. Rappler photo

PH senators, Smartmatic on Comelec, ISS | 6PM wRap

May 17, 2016 - 6:31 PM

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Pineda fails to deliver for Aquino's bets in Pampanga

May 13, 2016 - 2:34 PM

In the Pineda clan s hometown of Lubao Rodrigo Duterte secures the top spot while administration bet Mar Roxas ends up in 4th place

PAMPANGA ALLIES. Administration candidate Manuel Roxas II and Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda. File photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

LP's 'Plan B'? Duterte ouster if Robredo wins – Marcos

May 06, 2016 - 2:14 PM

Senator Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr continues his assault on his top rival who now shares his poll front runner ranking in surveys on vice presidential bets

GUARD VOTES. Vice presidential candidate Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr talks to voters in Cavite to protect their votes against fraudulent practices. Photo by Patty Pasion / Rappler

Marcos, Robredo tied for top spot in final The Standard VP poll

May 06, 2016 - 9:32 AM

Senator Chiz Escudero who was previously tied with Senator Bongbong Marcos is now ranked 3rd in the tight vice presidential race

STATISTICALLY TIED. Bongbong Marcos and Leni Robredo are statistically tied in the last The Standard poll

#PHVote Top of the Hour | 04 May 2016, 9PM

May 04, 2016 - 9:28 PM

INC set to endorse Duterte and Marcos Businessmen and industry leaders say the Philippines is ready for any president Trillanes says Filipinos will be shortchanged if Duterte becomes president

#PHVote Top of the Hour | 04 May 2016, 8PM

May 04, 2016 - 8:24 PM

Duterte reveals more bank certificates. NPA releases the 4 remaining prisoners of war. North Korean media hails Kim Jong-Un as “Great Sun of the 21st Century”.

#PHVote Top of the Hour | 04 May 2016, 7PM

May 04, 2016 - 7:12 PM

Duterte still enjoys an 11 point lead in latest poll Robredo overtakes Marcos Transgender politician poised for historic win

Trillanes: Duterte's P2.4B possibly from drugs

May 02, 2016 - 4:19 PM

We are piecing things together You will be surprised how deep and big it is That s why it s baffling to think that he could be the next president of the country

AFFIDAVIT. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV shows the affidavit requested by the camp of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for the latter to release bank statements and transaction history of the presidentiable's BPI account, Monday, May 2 at the Magdalo Headquarters in Quezon City.

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May 02, 2016 - 12:52 PM

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Celebrities weigh in on Duterte bank account controversy

May 01, 2016 - 3:54 PM

Cesar Montano Arnell Ignacio Mocha Uson Jim Paredes and more speak up on the issue of Duterte s alleged bank accounts brought up by senator Antonio Trillanes

Bongbong Marcos sets foot in Robredo's home region

Apr 29, 2016 - 11:15 PM

All the 5 vice presidential candidates running against Marcos trace their roots to Bicolandia

BONGBONG IN BICOL. Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr campaigns in the home region of his opponents in the vice presidential race. Photo by Jasmin Dulay / Rappler

Marcos Jr still leads VP race – ABS-CBN poll

Apr 29, 2016 - 10:20 PM

The son of the late dictator leads overwhelmingly in the National Capital Region and Balance Luzon

BPI speaks up on Duterte controversy

Apr 29, 2016 - 8:17 PM

We are committed to protecting client information says BPI in the wake of leaked information about Duterte s supposed deposits in the bank

NO BREACH. BPI denies allegations that it violated bank secrecy law. Image by AFP ImageForum

Jonvic Remulla, Trillanes vs Duterte, Facebook’s profit | 6PM wRap

Apr 29, 2016 - 7:43 PM

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'We are not safe': Netizens threaten to close bank accounts for Duterte

Apr 29, 2016 - 7:08 PM

UPDATED BPI says its internal investigation reveals there has been no such breach It adds that it is committed to protecting client information and preserving the trust bestowed on us by our clients all these years

Trillanes to Duterte: Stop doing a Binay, sign waiver

Apr 29, 2016 - 10:58 AM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says once proven wrong he will pull out of the vice presidential race and immediately resign from the Senate where his term ends in 2019

HE SAID, HE SAID. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV accuses Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte of not declaring a bank account in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth

Duterte’s lead, Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, Prince | 6PM wRap

Apr 26, 2016 - 6:20 PM

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SWS survey, China’s reclamation, Anthony Bourdain | 6PM wRap

Apr 25, 2016 - 6:48 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Presidential debate, SWS survey, Hillary Clinton | 12PM wRap

Apr 25, 2016 - 12:31 PM

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Marcos still leading VP pick – ABS-CBN poll

Apr 24, 2016 - 10:09 AM

Marcos maintains lead in ABS CBN vice presidential survey; Sotto Drilon are top picks for Senate

Vice presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos during a campaign sortie at San Mateo, Rizal, April 4, 2016. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

ABS-CBN debate: Bets give an idea of how they will be as VP

Apr 17, 2016 - 11:50 PM

From transportation to martial law vice presidential candidates are asked how they would perform if elected

Party mates hit Marcos again in ABS-CBN VP debate

Apr 17, 2016 - 9:17 PM

Though absent from the ABS CBN vice presidential debate Senator Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr is again criticized by his fellow Nacionalista Party members

Party feud. Nacionalista Party members Senators Alan Peter Cayetano and Antonio Trillanes IV attack party mate Senator Bongbong Marcos in the vice presidential debate organized by ABS-CBN on Sunday, April 17.

The VP debates in sentiments

Apr 16, 2016 - 9:15 AM

Who among the vice presidential candidates generate the most positive and most negative sentiments among Twitter users during the Comelec sponsored debate?

Marcos is VP front-runner in ABS-CBN survey

Apr 12, 2016 - 11:55 AM

UPDATED Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo and Senator Francis Escudero are statistically tied for second place

VP RACE. Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr greets supporters at a campaign motorcade. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler