Senator Antonio Trillanes - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Senator Antonio Trillanes


Meet the other family members at Trillanes' homecoming

Sep 29, 2018 - 7:09 PM

Furry members of the Trillanes family steal the spotlight from the opposition senator

HOME AT LAST. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is met by his dog, Bruno. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

The week in photos: September 1-7, 2018

Sep 08, 2018 - 8:00 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

ABORTION HEARING. Women dressed as characters from the novel-turned-TV series "The Handmaid's Tale" stand in an elevator at the Hart Senate Office Building as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh starts the first day of his confirmation hearing in front of the US Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on September 4, 2018. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Trillanes, Tulfos face off in Senate probe into P60-M DOT ad deal

Aug 14, 2018 - 1:32 PM

Heated arguments ensue during the Senate investigation into the questionable advertisement deal between the Department of Tourism and Bitag Media

Photo by Angie de Silva

VACC-allied lawyers say Trillanes liable for 'inciting to sedition'

Nov 09, 2017 - 12:45 PM

(UPDATED) The lawyers say they will file several complaints against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV who they accused of inciting to sedition, proposing to commit coup d'etat, graft, and violating the Anti-Money Laundering Act

TRILLANES COMPLAINT. Lawyers Eligio Mallari, Jing Paras and Nasser Marohomsalic hold a press conference on the complaint they intend to file against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

DOJ approves another libel case vs Trillanes filed by ex-VP Binay

Oct 23, 2017 - 5:54 PM

The case covers media statements by Trillanes that there is a "P100 million racket a year" in Makati City

NEXT LIBEL CASE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is charged for another libel case that stemmed from the complaints of Jejomar and Junjun Binay for media statements made at the height of Senate investigations in 2015 into alleged corruption in Makati City.

Prove the bank accounts are true, Sara Duterte dares Trillanes

Oct 13, 2017 - 12:09 PM

Before she issues bank waivers, Davao City Mayor Sara Dutertre says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV must first prove veracity of the bank accounts

PROPER FORUM. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte, says an Ombudsman investigation gives the family the proper forum to respond to allegations of accumulating wealth illegally. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

Small Abellera mulls ethics complaint vs Trillanes

Oct 03, 2017 - 11:02 PM

The Davao City councilor, among those tagged in alleged customs corruption, reports back to work a week after he was stripped of chairmanship and membership in city council committees

SENATE APPEARANCE. Councilor Nilo 'Small' Abellera Jr, in this file photo from August 31, 2017, appears before the Senate blue ribbon committee probing the P6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China that got past the Bureau of Customs. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Sara Duterte welcomes Ombudsman probe into family's wealth

Sep 28, 2017 - 4:46 PM

The Ombudsman says it has found basis to start an investigation into the assets of the President's family based on the complaint of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

PROPER FORUM. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte, says an Ombudsman investigation gives the family the proper forum to respond to allegations of accumulating wealth illegally. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

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Sep 08, 2017 - 10:42 AM

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Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and President Duterte's son-in-law Atty. Mans Carpio attend thr Senate hearing on the P6.4B BOC shabu smuggling on September 7, 2017. Photo by Joseph Vidal/Rappler

Trillanes says Duterte's verbal attack shows he's in panic

Sep 03, 2017 - 12:57 PM

Si President Duterte ay nagpa panic dahil malapit na mabunyag ang mga illegal na gawain ng kanilang pamilya says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

WORD WAR. The word war between President Rodrigo Duterte and his most vocal critics, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, continues. Senate file photo

Drug shipment middleman as state witness? Aguirre, Trillanes butt heads

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:50 PM

Senator Trillanes is already writing the ending of a story that has yet to start Secretary Aguirre says

STATE WITNESS? Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II presents businessman Kenneth Dong to the media and floats the possibility of turning Dong into a state witness in the drug shipment issue. Photo by Lito Boras/

Trillanes to BBC: Filipinos will realize 'damage' caused by Duterte

Jun 23, 2017 - 12:34 PM

This comes after BBC anchor Stephen Sackur confronted Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on his opposition to President Rodrigo Duterte that is out of tune with public support for the Philippine leader

'VALIDATION DONE.' Senator Antonio Trillanes IV vouches for the credibility of his sources but refuses to reveal their identities. File photo from Senate PRIB

No public apology yet from Aguirre for fake news

Jun 08, 2017 - 9:03 PM

The Palace says Aguirre still enjoys the full trust of President Rodrigo Duterte

NO APOLOGIES YET. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II refuses to talk to reporters on June 8, 2017 who asked him about his public apology due that day, at least according to Senator Bam Aquino who he called the night before. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Solgen Calida: Trillanes should be charged for 'coddling' Lascañas

Feb 27, 2017 - 11:00 PM

Asked what kind of case will be filed against the opposition senator Calida says Give me more time and I will have the proper case to be filed against him

NEW NORM. The Office of the Solicitor General, usually reserved when it comes to making statements about cases it's handling, finds a new norm in Jose Calida who doesn't hold back in media appearances. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Trillanes to Duterte: I will have you jailed

Feb 24, 2017 - 6:39 PM

Senator Trillanes challenges the Duterte administration: I m next? Bring it on

BRING IT ON. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, after visiting Senator Leila de Lima in jail on February 24, 2017, dares the Duterte administration to "do their worst" against him. Photo by Rappler

LOOK: Trillanes asks AMLC to release Duterte bank transactions

Feb 21, 2017 - 8:59 PM

The opposition senator says he s called the President s political bluff and writes to the Anti Money Laundering Council for Duterte s bank records starting 2006

ASKING THE AMLC. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. Senate file photo

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Arrest warrant out for Trillanes over Binay libel case

Feb 01, 2016 - 2:06 PM

UPDATED Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is unfazed saying the Binay family cannot stop him

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

Trillanes to back death penalty as VP

Dec 07, 2015 - 9:50 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV however rejects the arbitrary killing of criminals

FANNING THE FLAME. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV warns against politicians and communist groups supposedly fanning anti-Aquino sentiment after Mamasapano. Photo by Cesar Tomambo/Senate PRIB

Houseboy, drivers as consultants? Senate should 'investigate Trillanes'

Aug 24, 2015 - 6:15 PM

Senator Trillanes says the people identified by state auditors and named in a newspaper report are legitimate consultants who help in intelligence gathering

PUBLIC FUNDS FOR PERSONAL DEBTS? Lawyer Rico Quicho from the camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay thinks the Senate should conduct an ethics investigation on Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. Photos by Rappler

Additional allowance for gov't employees pushed

Aug 23, 2015 - 1:51 PM

Under the Senate Bill No 2901 government employees will enjoy an additional allowance of P5 000 through the Cost of Living Allowance COLA

Binay camp to Trillanes: Explain ‘overpriced’ consultants

Aug 19, 2015 - 8:32 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV admits his brother is one of his hired consultants but denies giving his sibling an unusually high salary

WORD WAR. Lawyer Rico Quicho, spokesperson of Vice President Jejomar Binay, hits Senator Antonio Trillanes IV over his "overpriced" consultants. File photos by Rappler

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Jul 20, 2015 - 6:50 PM

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Trillanes, Pag-IBIG chief spar over Binay ally loans

May 11, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Lawyer Darlene Berberabe president and CEO of the government s housing corporation says due diligence was conducted before awarding loans

CONFLICT OF INTEREST? Pag-IBIG president Darlene Berberabe says of Senator Trillanes: ‘He just said Vice President Binay knows this and that person. I said, well, perhaps I should have a directory of all the people VP Binay knows.’ Berberabe photo by Senate PRIB; Trillanes file photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

'Is China an enemy? Have we lost Scarborough?'

May 07, 2015 - 8:15 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV poses the questions to Philippine officials at the first Senate hearing on China s activities in the South China Sea

SENATE HEARING: The Philippine Senate holds its first congressional hearing on the West Philippine Sea where military officers freely discuss the security threat posed by China's reclamation activities.

'Operational security justifies Aquino's actions in SAF ops'

Mar 16, 2015 - 5:44 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says he will oppose the Senate report if it will seek to hold the President liable for the bloody Mamasapano operation

Trillanes exposes Gonzales, Moro clash, ISIS beheading | The wRap

Feb 16, 2015 - 7:04 PM

Trillanes names Norberto Gonzales in a coup plot against President Aquino Rival Moro groups clash in Maguindanao ISIS beheads Egyptian Christians

Dummy for alleged Binay condo to surface

Nov 18, 2014 - 6:35 AM

UPDATED A new witness claims fronting for Vice President Jejomar Binay to hide ownership of a unit at The Peak Tower in Makati City but the Binay camp says the unit belongs to former Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado

Binay backed out of 2007 Manila Pen siege, too – Trillanes

Nov 11, 2014 - 4:45 PM

Antonio Trillanes IV recalls how Vice President Jejomar Binay helped rebel soldiers hatch a mutiny against President Gloria Arroyo but stood them up on the day of the coup

It's 'answered prayer,' says Nancy Binay

Nov 11, 2014 - 4:45 PM

It s a welcome relief for the Binay family says the senator

WHAT'S THE POINT? Senator Nancy Binay sees no point in her father, Vice President Jejomar Binay, debating Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. Rappler file photo

Senate Blue Ribbon to send invitation to Binay this week

Oct 28, 2014 - 2:33 PM

Senator Teofisto Guingona III says his only reason for stepping in or saying that his committee will invite the Vice President to the Makati probe hearing is to avoid a clash of institutions

MOTHER COMMITTEE: Senate Blue Ribbon committee chairman Senator Teofisto Guingona III

Binay: Aquino believes I'm doing a good job

Oct 25, 2014 - 10:12 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay takes potshots at the inability of the government to solve pressing problems and bares his apparent campaign platform – replicating the Makati miracle on a national scale

Binay dares Trillanes to debate inside military camp

Oct 23, 2014 - 10:06 PM

The Vice President insinuates that the senator leading the probe against him does not enjoy a good reputation among fellow soldiers

WATCH: Trillanes prayer versus VP Binay

Oct 20, 2014 - 6:49 PM

If he becomes president he might turn the entire Philippines into Hacienda Binay It is my prayer that the Filipino people will be enlightened

TRILLANES VS BINAY: Word war intensifies between the camp Vice President Jejomar Binay and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

Trillanes threatens Binay with new corruption exposé

Oct 16, 2014 - 10:14 PM

Among the infrastructure projects that the senator wants to investigate are the Makati Science High School building Makati Nursing building Makati City Hall I and the Friendship Suites

Trillanes on UNA exposé: 8 luxury cars 'old issue'

Oct 14, 2014 - 7:42 PM

Vice President Binay s party says Senator Trillanes had 8 undeclared luxury cars The senator says he already explained this during the Feliciano Commission s probe into the failed Oakwood Mutiny

OLD TALK: Senator Antonio Trillanes IV calls UNA's revival of old allegations a 'desperate move'

VP Binay on accusations: 'Foul and below the belt'

Oct 11, 2014 - 11:41 AM

Vice President Jejomar Binay says it would be hypocritical of him to say he does not get mad when accusations are foul

HOT SEAT: Vice President Jejomar Binay

AMLC checking 'money laundering offenses' in Makati probe

Oct 08, 2014 - 10:51 AM

The Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee continues the probe after it denies with finality the jurisdictional challenge raised by Makati Mayor Erwin Jejomar Binay Jr

MONEY LAUNDERING?: AMLC executive director Julia Bacay Abad appears at the Senate probe on the allegedly overpriced Makati City Hall 2 parking building. Rappler photo

DOCUMENT: COA report showing 'red flags' in Makati building

Oct 02, 2014 - 2:21 PM

The COA s initial report confirms several issues raised against the alleged overpriced Makati City Hall Building 2

COA: ‘Many questions’ on Makati building

Aug 26, 2014 - 5:36 PM

COA chief Grace Tan says the lack of details in the phasing of the construction of the Makati building and the additional funding were questionable

COA AUDIT. Senators ask COA Chairperson Grace Pulido-Tan to fast-tract the COA special audit into the allegedly overpriced Makati "parking building." Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

Coup? Here's the story behind those tanks

Aug 04, 2014 - 7:18 PM

The military has new weapons that arrived last week

NO COUP: A convoy of military trucks seen on Manila roads prompted coup rumors. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Armored trucks on EDSA cause alarm amid coup rumors

Jul 30, 2014 - 1:57 PM

UPDATED Malacañang says it respects the opinion of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on the alleged destabilization threat against President Aquino but is not concerned about it

PH-US military deal won't offend China – Trillanes

Apr 29, 2014 - 6:23 PM

Trillanes has done back channeling negotiations between the Philippines and China regarding the West Philippine Sea dispute

BACK-CHANNELING: Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says the Philippines should be less hostile to China

CA confirms generals tagged in human rights cases

Feb 19, 2014 - 6:45 PM

The Commission on Appointments confirms the promotion of 2 generals controversial for their alleged human rights violations

5 months after, Zambo crisis haunts OPAPP

Feb 12, 2014 - 8:15 PM

The Senate holds a hearing to look into the true cause of the MNLF siege of Zamboanga City

SENATE HEARING: Five months since the Zamboanga Crisis, the Senate wants to look into the 'true cause' of the MNLF attack. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena

Why does LP support Enrile? Not my problem, says Trillanes

Feb 01, 2013 - 2:15 PM

Sen Antonio Trillanes IV says ousting Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile is not his problem; it s up to the Liberal Party members in the upper chamber

NOT MY PROBLEM. Sen Antonio Trillanes told Rappler in the sidelines of a senatorial forum in University of the Philippines Los Banos, ousting Sen President Juan Ponce Enrile is up to the Liberal Party members. Photo by Natashya Gutierrez.

‘Senate coup wishful thinking, moot’ – senators

Jan 22, 2013 - 1:32 PM

Some senators say a plot to remove Enrile as Senate President is already dead on its tracks

Trillanes on Corona's illness: I'm not buying it

May 25, 2012 - 2:13 PM

Senator judge Trillanes says he s not buying the sickness story of Chief Justice Renato Corona and believes everything is scripted