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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

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

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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

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

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

Not guilty of libel, Trillanes tells Davao City court

Jan 15, 2019 - 11:03 AM

Davao City Branch 54 Judge Melinda Alconcel Dayanghirang orders mediation between the two camps on March 21

'NOT GUILTY'. 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

Davao court rejects DOJ request to block Trillanes travels

Jan 15, 2019 - 8:18 AM

(UPDATED) Judge Melinda Alconcel Dayanghirang of the Davao City Regional Trial Court Branch 54 says the opposition senator is not a 'flight risk'

'NOT A FLIGHT RISK.' This file photo shows Senator Antonio Trillanes IV at the Senate on October 22, 2018. Rappler screenshot

Next case for Trillanes: Charged with grave threat in Pasay

Jan 11, 2019 - 1:55 PM

‘Like all the other harassment cases filed against me, I will face this squarely,’ says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

NEW YEAR, NEW CHARGES. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV faces new charges, this time for grave threat before the Pasay City Regional Trial Court. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Makati court denies Trillanes’ appeal

Jan 07, 2019 - 5:14 PM

(UPDATED) RTC Branch 150 Judge Elmo Alameda denies the opposition senator’s appeal to not reopen the rebellion case against him

REBELLION CHARGE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV will have to face trial again for rebellion at the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 150. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Trillanes and the Magdalo: All grown up 15 years after Oakwood

Dec 31, 2018 - 10:00 AM

President Duterte's most popular nemesis in 2018 – opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV – comes from a political party that has learned its lessons in and outside the barracks

DOJ requests, then withdraws, hold departure order vs Trillanes in Pasay court

Dec 10, 2018 - 3:42 PM

A motion for a hold departure order against Trillanes is still pending before the Davao City Regional Trial Court

OVERSEAS TRAVEL. Senator. Antonio Trillanes is scheduled to travel to the USA and Europe beginning December 11, 2018. Rappler screenshot

Trillanes posts bail for Paolo Duterte, Mans Carpio's libel cases vs him

Dec 10, 2018 - 2:25 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV posts bail of P96,000 – or P24,000 for each of the 4 counts of libel separately filed by Paolo Duterte and Manases Carpio

Photo from Office of Trillanes

Malacañang to Trillanes: Stop 'smearing' Duterte, face libel charges

Dec 09, 2018 - 4:55 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo calls Senator Antonio Trillanes IV a 'perennial whiner' for saying that plunderers are being set free while critics are being jailed

Davao City court issues 4 arrest warrants vs Trillanes

Dec 08, 2018 - 11:09 AM

Judge Melinda Alconcel-Dayanghirang of the Davao City Regional Trial Court Branch 54 issues warrants of arrest for each libel complaint filed by presidential son Paolo Duterte and his brother-in-law Manases Carpio

OPPOSITION SENATOR. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV faces arrest again after a Davao City court issues arrest warrants in connection with libel complaints filed by presidential son Paolo Duterte and presidential son-in-law Manases Carpio. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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Trillanes on arrest warrant: ‘Baliktad ang hustisya sa gobyerno ni Duterte’

Dec 07, 2018 - 8:27 PM

'Ang mga mandarambong ay pinalaya na. Ang mga kritiko naman ay gagawan ng kaso para pilit na maikulong,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV who is ordered arrested on the same day former senator Bong Revilla is acquitted of plunder

DUTERTE CRITIC. Opposition senator Antonio Trillanes IV faces another arrest warrant, this time over a libel complaint filed by presidential son Paolo Duterte in Davao City. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Metro Manila police chief asks Davao cops to 'LBC' Trillanes arrest warrant

Dec 07, 2018 - 5:42 PM

Metro Manila police chief Guillermo Eleazar has also ordered local cops to monitor Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

WARRANTING A DELIVERY. Metro Manila police chief Guillermo Eleazar is asking for the warrant to arrest Senator Antonio Trillanes IV to be delivered from Davao through a courier. File photo of Eleazar from Darren Langit/Rappler

Davao City court orders arrest of Trillanes

Dec 07, 2018 - 4:01 PM

Judge Melinda Alconcel Dayanghirang issues the warrant of arrest against the senator in connection with the libel case filed by presidential son Paolo Duterte

NEMESIS. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has been ordered arrested by a Davao City court on December 7, 2018, over libel charges filed by President Rodrigo Duterte's son, former Davao City vice mayor Paolo. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DOJ asks Davao court to keep Trillanes from leaving PH

Dec 06, 2018 - 1:11 PM

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says the move is not linked to a Makati court's decision to allow Senator Antonio Trillanes IV to travel to Europe and the US from the second week of December to early February

RESTRICTED TRAVEL. The Department of Justice seeks other remedies to restrict the overseas travel of opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Makati court allows Trillanes to travel abroad

Nov 29, 2018 - 6:10 PM

Senator Trillanes will go on visits to the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States starting the second week of December to early February for various activities, including speaking engagements

TRAVEL AUTHORITY. Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV  is granted authority by the court to travel abroad for the holidays. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

HOAX: Trillanes ‘demands to deactivate social media accounts of Duterte supporters’

Nov 29, 2018 - 11:37 AM

Senator Trillanes denies making this statement. The websites that posted the claim failed to indicate the source of the claim.

Some senators slam planned 'Duterte death squad' vs NPA

Nov 28, 2018 - 4:03 PM

Some senators call the supposed plan 'unsettling' while allies of President Duterte say the Chief Executive is unlikely to pursue something 'illegal'

'TERRORIST ORGANIZATION.' President Rodrigo Duterte signs a proclamation declaring the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army as a terrorist organization. File photo

Trillanes says he’ll go to jail if Duterte proves claims vs parents

Nov 27, 2018 - 5:10 PM

'If he finds anything anomalous, again, I would voluntarily walk into any detention facility kahit sa Davao pa,' says opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Judge Andres Soriano junks appeals of DOJ, Trillanes

Nov 24, 2018 - 9:12 AM

Makati RTC Branch 148 Judge Andres Soriano stands by his October 22 ruling denying an arrest warrant for Trillanes, and upholding the legality of Proclamation 572

TRILLANES CASE. Makati RTC Branch 148  Judge Andres Soriano denies the motions for reconsideration filed by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and the DOJ. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PH quietly prepares joint exploration deal with China for Xi visit

Nov 19, 2018 - 9:22 PM

(UPDATED) The framework for joint exploration of South China Sea's oil and gas resources could be the highlight of Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to the Philippines


CLOSE TIES. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on October 19, 2016. Malacañang photo

2 senators ask Duterte to release details of draft deals with China

Nov 19, 2018 - 3:53 PM

Senators Antonio Trillanes IV and Francis Pangilinan also seek a Senate probe into the deals that will be signed by President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping

COOPERATING WITH CHINA. President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with President Xi Jinping during his state visit in October 2016. File photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

Trillanes finds surprising ally in Binay over amnesty ordeal

Nov 14, 2018 - 2:46 PM

Former vice president Jejomar Binay says there should not have been an attempt to revoke the amnesty of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, one of his most vicious critics

NO VINDICATION. Ex-vice president Jejomar Binay counts Senator Antonio Trillanes IV as among his most vicious critics during the 2016 presidential campaign. File photo by Hensell Hebaya/Rappler

Opposition senators seek probe into Sagay farmers' massacre

Nov 08, 2018 - 10:40 AM

(UPDATED) 'This is not an isolated case as it only reflects the prevailing situation in many farmlands around the country,' says the 6-member Senate minority bloc

BLOODIED LAND. Gunmen kill 9 farmers occupying a space of Hacienda Nene in Sagay City, Negros Occidental. Photos from PNP Western Visayas

Trillanes wants Makati Judge to reverse ruling on legality of Proclamation 572

Oct 30, 2018 - 12:05 PM

The plan to appeal comes even as the Supreme Court is currently discussing a petition by Trillanes questioning the same thing – the constitutionality of Proclamation No. 572

AMNESTY. Senator Antonio Trillanes at the Senate on October 22, 2018, after receiving the decision of Makati RTC Branch 148 that kept his freedom. Rappler screenshot

Calida defers to DOJ on handling of Trillanes case

Oct 24, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Solicitor General Jose Calida will wait for the Department of Justice to file a motion for partial reconsideration, instead of going straight to the Court of Appeals as earlier announced by Malacañang

Solicitor General Jose Calida prior to the start of the Supreme Court oral arguments on same sex marriage on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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DOJ contradicts Panelo in Trillanes plan, no going to CA for now

Oct 23, 2018 - 6:34 PM

Contrary to the statement of Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo, the justice department will file a partial motion for reconsideration with Makati RTC Branch 148

LEGAL PLAN. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said it is the DOJ which will decide the legal plan in the presidential directive to arrest and jail Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler