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FALSE: Trillanes says Duterte created COVID-19 with China

Jun 29, 2020 - 2:02 PM

Former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV did not say the quote attributed to him

[OPINION] Unsolicited advice for the IATF chair on the social amelioration fund

Apr 07, 2020 - 2:24 PM

'Instead of distributing to qualified families at 5k to 8k each, the SAF should instead be given to all individual Filipino citizens at 2.5k each'

[OPINION] Policy proposals to address the coronavirus and its economic effects

Mar 19, 2020 - 2:14 PM

'China, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan did not stop their public transport systems. All of these countries know that continuous, albeit limited, mobility and economic activity are essential to their people's survival.'

FALSE: 'Antonio Trillanes IV' tweet blames Duterte for coronavirus

Mar 18, 2020 - 6:17 PM

The tweet came from a fake account

Despite backlash, Trillanes still probing Bikoy's 'drug money' info vs Duterte

Feb 20, 2020 - 7:27 AM

Trillanes believes information was just passed to Bikoy – some of which he continues to vet, particularly the bank trail of what he calls drug money

BIKOY. Ex-senator Antonio Trillanes IV says he is still vetting information passed on by the infamous Bikoy of alleged drug commissions to people close to President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Rappler

Trillanes turns down political asylum offers: Fight is here

Feb 19, 2020 - 10:00 PM

'Parang abandonment 'yun e, andirito 'yung laban e so we have to be here,' says former senator Antonio Trillanes IV

POLITICAL ASYLUM? Ex-senator Antonio Trillanes IV says he turned down offers of political asylum. Photo by Rappler

'Fortunately,' there won’t be pushback from military over VFA – Trillanes

Feb 19, 2020 - 8:10 PM

The former Navy sailor who led two mutinies says the Armed Forces of the Philippines is a professional institution, and will weather the President’s order to repeal the pact with its biggest military ally

FIREBRAND. Former Navy officer and senator Antonio Trillanes IV. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Opposition is solid for Robredo in 2022 – Trillanes

Feb 19, 2020 - 7:32 PM

Trillanes says the highest position he can run for in 2022 is senator

2022. Vice President Leni Robredo is the opposition's solid choice for president, says former senator Antonio Trillanes IV. File photo by OVP

Rappler Talk: Trillanes and his dangerous dissent

Feb 19, 2020 - 2:13 PM

On Wednesday, February 19, Rappler catches up with former senator Antonio Trillanes IV who has just paid bail anew for conspiracy to commit sedition

With 14 cases, Trillanes awaits fate for non-bailable kidnapping

Feb 18, 2020 - 8:08 PM

The former senator says he is prepared to go to jail once more. 'Ito na yung landas na pinili naming gampanan.'

BAIL ONCE MORE. Former Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV posts bail at the QC Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 138 on February 18, 2020, for a charge of conspiracy to commit sedition. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

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

QC court orders arrest of Trillanes, 10 others for conspiracy to commit sedition

Feb 14, 2020 - 11:53 AM

(3rd UPDATE) 'I will face this case just as I have faced all the other harassment cases Duterte's minions have filed against me,' says former senator Antonio Trillanes IV, who will post bail upon his return to Manila next week

ARREST ORDERED. A Quezon City court on February 14, 2020, orders the arrest key opposition figure and former senator Antonio Trillanes IV over alleged conspiracy to commit sedition. File photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

How the DOJ will prove destabilization plot vs Duterte

Feb 13, 2020 - 6:50 PM

How exactly did the prosecutors arrive at that conclusion? And why is Trillanes cleared of sedition but charged with conspiracy to commit sedition?

DESTAB PLOT? (L-R) Assistant State Prosecutor (ASP) Gino Paolo Santiago, Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Olivia Laroza-Torrevillas and ASP Michael John Humarang explain their resolution finding basis that there was indeed an attempt to topple the Duterte presidency. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

DOJ clears Robredo, charges Trillanes in sedition case

Feb 10, 2020 - 1:30 PM

(4th UPDATE) Ex-senator Antonio Trillanes IV faces charges over the 'Bikoy' narcolist videos. Vice President Leni Robredo, as well as senators Leila de Lima and Risa Hontiveros, are among those cleared.

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

How ‘witnesses’ vs Duterte got Trillanes, Jesuit priest in trouble

Oct 22, 2019 - 3:33 PM

‘That's what scammers do – they would really namedrop you and claim that you met them,’ opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says of Guillermina Arcillas Barrido and Peter Joemel Advincula

Former senator Antonio Trillanes IV and jesuit priest Albert Alejo

Trillanes on kidnapping suit: This admin will do its worst

Oct 11, 2019 - 5:49 PM

Kidnapping is a non-bailable offense, compared to other cases filed against him since the Duterte presidency

KIDNAPPING. Key opposition figure and former senator Antonio Trillanes IV attends the DOJ hearing of the kidnapping complaint filed against him by Davao-based Guillermina Barrido-Arcillas. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Kidnapping complainant vs Trillanes accused of duping overseas Filipinos

Oct 01, 2019 - 3:30 PM

London-based Myra Cattaneo says she sent money to complainant Guillermina Arcillas as financial aid supposedly for livelihood programs, not for Liberal Party operations as alleged

KIDNAPPING COMPLAINT. Guillermina Arcillas (left) files a kidnapping complaint against former senator Antonio Trillanes IV.

DOJ summons Trillanes in kidnapping case

Sep 27, 2019 - 2:10 PM

(UPDATED) 'My lawyers would be presenting lots of evidence to debunk this fantastic allegation,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, who has been summoned to appear before the Department of Justice on October 11

SUMMONED. The DOJ sends a subpoena to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV in a newly-filed case of kidnapping against the opposition figure. enate photo by Joseph Vidal

Amid turnaround, Trillanes asks Sabio: 'Don't lose hope in human rights fight'

Sep 08, 2019 - 1:42 PM

Lawyer Jude Sabio is among the 3 new witnesses the Office of the Solicitor General is supposed to introduce to link ex-senator Antonio Trillanes IV to Bikoy

ALLY? Senator Antonio Trillanes asks lawyer Jude Sabio, who had described himself as penniless and on the run, to not lose hope in fight against the President. File photo from Sabio

Police file kidnapping complaint vs Trillanes, 3 others

Aug 30, 2019 - 10:50 AM

The PNP-CIDG files a kidnapping complaint against the former opposition senator, a priest, a nun, and a lawyer based on the claim of a witness that they barred her from leaving a convent in 2016

KIDNAPPED? Guillermina Arcillas submits a fresh affidavit to the CIDG accusing the group of former senator Antonio Trillanes of keeping her in a convent in Metro Manila. File photo by Editha Caduaya/Rappler

'Don't believe a scammer': Bam Aquino denies hiring 'blogger' to discredit Bong Go

Aug 01, 2019 - 6:40 PM

'Puwede ba tigilan niya ako sa mga kalokohan niya?' former senator Antonio Trillanes IV tells Senator Bong Go, who also accused him of a 'conspiracy' against administration bets in the May polls based on the say-so of an alleged scammer

BELIEVE A SCAMMER? Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV belies a scammer's claim that he hired him to conduct a social media 'demolition job' against Senator Bong Go. File  photo

Trillanes: Duterte admitted to 'plunder' in frigates deal in SONA

Jul 23, 2019 - 12:51 PM

'These acts made the contract grossly disadvantageous to our government and left the Philippine Navy with an expensive platform with limited capabilities,' says former senator Antonio Trillanes IV of President Duterte's admission of he and then aide Bong Go's invovlement in the deal

PLUNDER? Former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says President Rodrigo Duterte admitted to plunder on the frigates deal.  File photo from Senate PRIB

We must rally behind Robredo, Pangilinan tells LP bloc in House

Jul 19, 2019 - 12:13 PM

(6th UPDATE) 'We urge our fellow lawmakers at the House of Representatives to seriously consider where they stand in the face of the harassment and persecution brought upon our party chairperson,' says Senator Francis Pangilinan

LP LEADERS. Vice President Leni Robredo (center) and Senator Francis Pangilinan sing "Our Father" during the thanksgiving mass for the Otso Diretso senatorial slate on May 8, 2019. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Marcos gets Trillanes' Senate office: 'Papabendisyunan sa Igorot'

Jun 25, 2019 - 2:53 PM

(UPDATED) Outgoing Senator Sonny Trillanes says, If she's saying it to insinuate na masama akong tao, then sobrang kaipokritohan naman 'yun, even for a Marcos'

RITUAL? Senator-elect Imee Marcos says she eyes her new office room to be blessed by the Igorots. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Kapa-Community Ministry can file impeachment complaint vs Duterte – Trillanes

Jun 14, 2019 - 2:37 PM

'Para sa mga lider at miyembro ng Kapa, magfile ng kasong impeachment laban kay Duterte for culpable violation of the Constitution dahil sa pagbalewala nito sa kanilang religious freedom,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

OPPOSITION SENATOR. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has some recommendation for Kapa-Community Ministry and the Duterte administration on the Kapa controversy. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Trillanes bares Bikoy texts disputing ouster plot claims

Jun 11, 2019 - 6:54 PM

The texts show Peter Joemel Advincula, the flip-flopping Bikoy, apparently insisting on shooting the Ang Totoong Narco List videos as soon as possible, and asking for rent and transportation allowances

DISPUTING BIKOY. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV flashes text messages supposedly sent by the man known as Bikoy to an unnamed priest. Photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

Bishop David slams Bikoy for lying, linking him to Trillanes

Jun 05, 2019 - 9:22 PM

(UPDATED) Archbishop Socrates Villegas also denies the claim of Peter Joemel Advincula or Bikoy that he met with anti-Duterte plotters on December 12, 2018

HITTING 'BIKOY.' Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David slams Peter Joemel Advincula, also known as Bikoy, for peddling 'lies.' Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Past is past? Nancy Binay offers Trillanes teaching job, free hospitalization in Makati

Jun 05, 2019 - 12:15 PM

'I appreciated the sincere offer but I respectfully declined out of delicadeza. It was truly nice of her,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

Laughter, jokes fill last Senate session as 6 senators bid goodbye

Jun 04, 2019 - 9:55 PM

The Senate honors the 6 outgoing senators: Bam Aquino, JV Ejercito, Francis Escudero, Gringo Honasan, Loren Legarda, and Antonio Trillanes IV

The graduating senators. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

FULL TEXT: Senators obeyed ‘their conscience,’ not somebody’s command

Jun 04, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Reelected Senator Grace Poe pays tribute to graduating colleagues who, she believes, will in time ‘reclaim their place again in this chamber’

LAST DAY. Eighteen of the senators of the 17th Congress attend the last session day on June 4, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Trillanes denies links to Bikoy: 'He failed our vetting process'

May 27, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says priests approached him to ask help for Peter Joemel Advincula or Bikoy, but he decided against it due to Bikoy's 'confusing' claims and lack of evidence

Senator Antonio Trillanes III at the senate inquiry on the uldates and franchise issues of the third telco, Mislatel, January 24, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: Senate session - May 27, 2019

May 27, 2019 - 3:35 PM

Senate session today, May 27

Rappler screenshot

PNP begins Bikoy probe vs Trillanes, LP members

May 27, 2019 - 11:01 AM

The Philippine National Police has yet to receive a revised sworn statement from Peter Joemel Advincula, the man also known as Bikoy

PROBE BEGINS. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde (R) says they are waiting for the sworn statement of Peter Joemel Advincula. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

[OPINION] A message to the enlightened Filipinos

May 25, 2019 - 11:44 AM

Believe it or not, despite the undeniably wholesale defeat of the opposition at the polls, there were so many positive takeaways that we, the enlightened Filipinos, can build on moving forward

FALSE: San Miguel issued P500-M check to Senator Trillanes via BDO

May 22, 2019 - 8:10 PM

This is a rehashed claim. BDO certified that the bank account number indicated in the check does not exist and that San Miguel has no bank account in its Tandang Sora branch.

FALSE: 'China confirmed' Noynoy Aquino, Trillanes 'sold' Scarborough Shoal

Apr 25, 2019 - 6:41 PM

There is no official confirmation from China that the Aquino administration sold Scarborough Shoal (Panatag Shoal)

Trillanes to Duterte: Face drug allegations vs son squarely

Apr 05, 2019 - 11:26 AM

'Kahit bumula pa bibig mo sa galit, babalik at babalik 'yang issue na 'yan sa mukha mo,' Senator Trillanes tells President Duterte as the lawmaker denies involvement in a viral video on the alleged drug links of Paolo Duterte

DUTERTE CRITIC. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV renews his challenge to President Rodrigo Duterte to sign a bank secrecy waiver to prove he has no undeclared wealth. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte blames Trillanes, 'yellows’ for viral video linking Paolo to illegal drugs

Apr 05, 2019 - 7:41 AM

'Ang mga yellows ngayon may ginawa na naman propaganda, si Polong drug [lord].…pati ako,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

RTVM screenshot

Court of Appeals won't stop Trillanes rebellion trial for now

Mar 20, 2019 - 9:39 AM

The appellate court denies the opposition senator's bid for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) 'at this time' and proceeds to tackle entirety of the main petition

NO TRO FOR NOW. The Court of Appeals denies "at this time" the Temporary Restraining Order that Senator Antonio Trillanes IV requested for to stop his rebellion trial. File photo from Senate PRIB

Trillanes asks Court of Appeals to stop reopened rebellion trial

Mar 15, 2019 - 4:09 PM

Makati RTC Branch 150 is set to start hearing the reopened charges next week

REBELLION CASE. Senator Antonio Trillanes III files a petition for certiorari at the Court of Appeals to stop his upcoming rebellion trial at the Makati Regional Trial Court. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte to Trillanes: I will subpoena your mother

Feb 26, 2019 - 11:05 PM

(UPDATED) 'Mahirap dito kay Duterte, hindi lang ako kaya, kaya ang Nanay kong may sakit ang pinagdidiskitahan. Sige lang, do your worst while I count the days,' Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says in response to the threat

Senator Antonio Trillanes III at the senate inquiry on the uldates and franchise issues of the third telco, Mislatel, January 24, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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Jan 24, 2019 - 8:05 PM

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FALSE: Trillanes was wearing a Duterte shirt during a trip to Davao

Jan 24, 2019 - 2:55 PM

No, a Philippine opposition senator did not wear a shirt bearing President Duterte’s nickname

Trillanes calls Dennis Uy's 3rd telco venture 'cronyism'

Jan 24, 2019 - 2:05 PM

'As it is, it's now oozing with preferential treatment and, at worst, cronyism,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

LIST: Who are Senate top spenders in 2017?

Jan 24, 2019 - 11:25 AM

Former Senate president Aquilino Pimentel III has the highest spending in 2017, including P3.9 million for foreign travels. But he says it comes with the position.

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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Jan 17, 2019 - 9:22 PM

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Don’t let Chinese firm take over Hanjin shipyard – Trillanes

Jan 17, 2019 - 5:15 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says the Hanjin shipyard in Subic Bay is in a 'strategic defense location'

HANJIN SHIPYARD. The shipyard of Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Company, Ltd in Subic Bay, Zambales. Photo from the Facebook page of HHIC PHILS Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd.

DOJ asks Davao court to cancel Trillanes bail over holiday travel

Jan 17, 2019 - 1:35 PM

Paolo Duterte's camp claims Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's December trip makes him guilty of flight. The senator is now back in the Philippines and has appeared before the Davao City court.

DAVAO CASE. Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV enters a not guilty plea before Davao City Branch 54 Judge Melinda Alconcel Dayanghirang on January 15, 2019. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Trillanes advises Locsin: Spend less time on Twitter

Jan 17, 2019 - 1:05 PM

'It can consume him,' Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says of Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr's active presence on Twitter, where he first spoke about the passport data issue

UNSOLICITED ADVICE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV urges Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr that he should spend less time on social media. File photo from Senate PRIB

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Jan 15, 2019 - 10:06 PM

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