Antonio Trillanes IV
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WATCH: Bong Go takes selfie with Trillanes after Senate frigates probe

Feb 19, 2018 - 4:45 PM

The President's top aide and one of his fiercest critics pose for a photo after the hearing on the controversial frigates deal

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Trillanes pushes Senate probe into AMLC's refusal to cooperate with Ombudsman

Feb 16, 2018 - 10:02 AM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says the probe will 'question the legality' of the Anti-Money Laundering Council's refusal to give the Ombudsman 'vital' data on President Rodrigo Duterte's bank accounts

SENATE PROBE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV wants the Senate to investigate the refusal of the Anti-Money Laundering Council to provide data needed by the Office of the Ombudsman in its investigation of President Rodrigo Duterte's alleged secret bank accounts. File photo by Cesar Tomambo/Senate PRIB

De Lima supporters call for her release after a year in jail

Feb 14, 2018 - 12:15 PM

The detained senator's supporters launch 'Buwan ni Leila,' a month-long series of activities to fight for her freedom

#EveryWoman for Leila de Lima launch at the Senate on February 14, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Davao City Council declares Trillanes 'persona non grata'

Feb 13, 2018 - 11:32 AM

(4th UPDATE) 'The truth, definitely, hurts,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, who incurred the ire of the city council after he called Davao City the most dangerous city in the country

COMMANDER LIABLE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says relieved SAF commander Getulio Napeñas is the highest official liable for the Mamasapano clash. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Trillanes: ‘Paranoid, desperate’ Duterte still eyeing PH-wide martial law, RevGov

Feb 10, 2018 - 11:13 PM

'We are preparing for this scenario. The first half of the year is very critical for us,' says opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

Trillanes, Sabio welcome Int'l Criminal Court preliminary examination of drug war killings

Feb 08, 2018 - 3:06 PM

The Commission on Human Rights says it is ready to assist in the process, and hopes that the police and justice department would fully cooperate as well

Pimentel on Senate probe into Duterte's wealth: 'A tragic waste of time'

Feb 05, 2018 - 11:46 AM

But why did the Senate investigate the issues against former Vice President Jejomar Binay and family? Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says 'Evidence??? Word vs building! That is a building of a difference!'

WELL-REPRESENTED. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says sexy star Mocha Uson, as the newest board member of the MTRCB, will represent 'college-educated' Filipinos who have liberal views. File photo

Trillanes seeks Senate probe into Duterte’s alleged ill-gotten wealth

Feb 05, 2018 - 10:36 AM

The senator reiterates his allegations that President Rodrigo Duterte and daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio failed to disclose accounts and deposits amounting to at least P100 million

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

Trillanes eyes charges vs AMLC chief for 'cover up' of Duterte bank documents

Feb 01, 2018 - 11:31 AM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV also slams President Rodrigo Duterte for ordering the suspension of Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang

TRILLANES VS AMLC. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says he is eyeing charges against AMLC chief Mel Georgie Racela for his alleged cover-up of President Rodrigo Duterte's flagged bank transaction. Photo from the Embassy of the People's Republic of Bangladesh in Manila

Case vs Trillanes, CPP vs Duterte, Trump on climate change | Evening wRap

Dec 29, 2017 - 7:22 PM

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Paolo Duterte, Mans Carpio file civil case vs Trillanes

Dec 29, 2017 - 11:39 AM

'It's nothing but another harassment suit because our corrupt and coopted justice system have become the refuge of the Duterte scoundrels,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV of the case filed against him

DUTERTE CRITIC. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is unfazed by the civil case filed against him by the President's son and son-in-law. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Martial law in Mindanao, PDEA’s war on drugs, NBA updates | Evening wRap

Dec 28, 2017 - 8:15 PM

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Palace defends Faeldon's appointment to new gov't post

Dec 28, 2017 - 2:33 PM

(UPDATED) 'The appointment of Nicanor Faeldon to another position puts a big question mark in the government's seriousness in fighting corruption,' says Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV

NEW POST. President Rodrigo Duterte appoints detained former Bureau of Customs Chief Nicanor Faeldon as the new deputy administrator of the Office of Civil Defense.

Paolo Duterte quit due to delicadeza? 'That's BS' – Trillanes

Dec 25, 2017 - 6:39 PM

'Delicadeza, seriously? Pinatulan nga n'ya 'yung anak n'ya publicly sa Facebook, tapos delicadeza?' says opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

RESIGNATION. Senator Antonio Trillanes denounces Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte's reason for resignation. File photo

[OPINION] Respect for national proceedings?

Dec 09, 2017 - 10:27 AM

If what Harry Roque means about 'national proceeding' is such national criminal proceeding against Duterte, the question is to be asked: is there or has there been such national criminal investigation against Duterte in the first place?

Minority senators oppose extension of martial law in Mindanao

Dec 08, 2017 - 5:36 PM

'As security forces reign supreme during martial law, would not military rule actually get in the way of a people-centered rebuilding and rehabilitating of the once vibrant city?' they ask

MARAWI CITY. Minority senators oppose the recommendation to extend martial law in Mindanao. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Senators slam DOJ for clearing Faeldon in P6.4-B shabu mess

Nov 23, 2017 - 3:43 PM

'Ang tanong ngayon, sino na ang responsable sa pagpasok ng P6.4 billion shabu, yung security guard ng Customs? Mr. Duterte, pinagloloko mo yung mga tao,' says opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

Bureau of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon attends the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on the P6.4B worth of shabu shipment from China on July 31, 2017. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Trillanes files cyber-libel complaint vs Thinking Pinoy blogger RJ Nieto

Nov 22, 2017 - 11:38 AM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV seeks Rey Joseph Nieto's imprisonment and payment of civil damages and legal fees, amounting to nearly P1.3 million

Sedition, coup, graft complaints filed vs Trillanes

Nov 16, 2017 - 2:28 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says the complaints will not stop him from 'exposing' President Rodrigo Duterte and his son, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte

OPPOSITION SENATOR. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV faces several complaints filed by lawyers allied with the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption. Photo from Senate PRIB

Ahead of ASEAN Summit, senators urge gov't to enforce West PH Sea ruling

Nov 09, 2017 - 9:20 PM

'We suggest that the government use its ASEAN chairmanship to rally our allies and friends to this end – for our people, for our fisherfolk,' senators say ahead of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 8, 2017

Nov 08, 2017 - 12:46 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

APPEAL DENIED. The Ombudsman denies the appeal of former president Benigno 'Noynoy' Aquino III in connection to graft charges over the Mamasapano operations. Malacanang file photo

Trillanes files plunder complaint vs Gordon over P193M pork to Red Cross

Nov 08, 2017 - 11:15 AM

(UPDATED) The opposition senator rehashes accusations that Red Cross funds were used for Gordon's 2010 and 2013 electoral campaigns

SENATOR VS SENATOR. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV  arrives at the Office of the Ombudsman to file a plunder complaint against fellow senator Richard Gordon on November 8, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Trillanes to file libel case vs Thinking Pinoy's RJ Nieto

Nov 07, 2017 - 11:35 AM

(UPDATED) Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says the case stems from the blogger's 'fake news' that US President Donald Trump supposedly called him a 'little narco'

LIBEL CASE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV (left) is preparing a libel case against Thinking Pinoy blogger RJ Nieto

'No politics' in EDSA march against killings

Nov 06, 2017 - 12:00 AM

'Nobody here is destabilizing,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, as he and several other opposition members join the 'Lord, Heal Our Land' Sunday protest

Vice president Leni Robredo attends the mass at the Edsa Shrine For the “start the healing” campaign led by the CBCP on November 5, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/ 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.

Trillanes says he only presented 'facts' in meeting with U.S. senator

Oct 20, 2017 - 10:11 AM

'Be assured that I pushed for the interests of our country. But let me emphasize that the interests of our country are not necessarily the same as the interests of Mr Duterte,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

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

European Union grants, Trillanes meets Rubio, Brexit | Evening wRap

Oct 19, 2017 - 10:39 PM

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Trillanes files ethics case vs Gordon

Oct 19, 2017 - 5:11 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV accuses Senator Richard Gordon of violation of laws, Senate rules, and the lawyer's code

Trillanes meets with US Senator Rubio on Duterte drug war, PH-US ties

Oct 19, 2017 - 3:04 PM

(UPDATED) Republican Senator Marco Rubio, a critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war, says his discussion with Senator Antonio Trillanes IV included the issue of protecting human rights amid the anti-drug campaign in the Philippines

MEETING.

Sara Duterte to Tindig Pilipinas: No reason for President to be insecure

Oct 15, 2017 - 6:30 PM

'When you are the President, there is nothing that will make you feel insecure – not survey results or a person like Trillanes or a power-hungry group called Tindig Pilipinas,' says Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the program proper during the opening ceremony of the 6th Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Accredited National Convention of Public Attorneys at the Tent City in Manila Hotel, Manila on September 18, 2017. Also in the photo are Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

De Lima, group to Duterte: Sign bank waiver if you have nothing to hide

Oct 14, 2017 - 10:35 PM

(UPDATED) 'Yung akala mo eh matapang na Pangulo, duwag naman pala,' says Senator Leila de Lima in a message read at the launch of a signature campaign urging President Rodrigo Duterte to allow the scrutiny of his bank accounts

SIGN THE WAIVER, MR PRESIDENT. Opposition group Tindig Pilipinas launches a signature campaign urging President Rodrigo Duterte to sign a bank waiver on October 14, 2017. Senator Leila de Lima participated through a message read at the event. Photo from the Tindig Pilipinas Facebook page

Malacañang hails Pulse Asia survey favoring Duterte

Oct 13, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella points out that the Pulse Asia survey was conducted 'at the height of the demolition job against the President'

NEW SURVEY. President Rodrigo Duterte maintained his 'big majority' trust and approval ratings based on the latest Pulse Asia survey. Malacañang file photo

Duterte keeps 'big majority' approval, trust ratings in Pulse poll

Oct 13, 2017 - 10:32 AM

The results of a Pulse Asia survey held in the last week of September show President Rodrigo Duterte's approval and trust ratings at 80%

It's about principle, not loyalty, opposition tells Sara Duterte

Oct 12, 2017 - 7:16 PM

'Ang mga panunumbat ni Mayor Sara Duterte ay noong hindi ko pa kilalang mamamatay tao at magnanakaw ang tatay niyang si President Duterte. Iba na ngayon, alam ko na ang katotohanan,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

Sara Duterte says father's critics in Senate once asked for his help

Oct 12, 2017 - 3:41 PM

In a Facebook post, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio calls out 3 opposition senators for being 'plastic and opportunists'

STAND AGAINST DUTERTE. 'Tindig Pilipinas' a cause-oriented group composed of various groups and politicians from the opposition launches on September 18, 2017 at Club Filipino in San Juan. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Opposition senators claim staff, LP emails hacked

Oct 12, 2017 - 1:20 PM

(UPDATED) Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV presents screenshots to show hackers seemingly planting evidence to link the opposition to 'imaginary' destabilization plots

File photo from Senate PRIB

Trillanes on draft Gordon report: Death for poor, lifestyle check for Paolo Duterte

Oct 11, 2017 - 12:26 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson says the initial findings in Senator Richard Gordon's draft report are 'lacking and wanting'

SC decision vs De Lima 'unfortunate,' say minority senators

Oct 10, 2017 - 2:41 PM

The Supreme Court decision junking Senator Leila de Lima's petition 'highlighted Duterte's total control and manipulation of the three branches of government for his evil political ends,' says opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

Photo from De Lima's office

[Newspoint] One very insecure president

Oct 07, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Duterte’s sense of insecurity would seem more typically manifest in his attacks on Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, a former Supreme Court justice herself. He has threatened them both with impeachment.

[OPINION] Why Duterte can’t get rid of Trillanes

Oct 04, 2017 - 11:22 PM

Walden Bello tries ESP and gets to President Rodrigo Duterte’s unexpurgated ruminations on Senator Sonny Trillanes

Despite photos together, Duterte denies knowing Snooky Cruz

Oct 04, 2017 - 6:15 PM

'Ang kilala kong Snooky, 'yung artista at saka 'yung sa comics, sa totoo lang,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

PHOTOS TOGETHER. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV in a Senate hearing on October 4, 2017, presents these photos of President Rodrigo Duterte and Daniel 'Snooky' Cruz together in different occasions. Photos from Trillanes' PowerPoint presentation

'Guwapo pala kayo sa personal,' Mocha Uson tells Trillanes in Senate probe

Oct 04, 2017 - 5:05 PM

'Baka i-atras ko na kaso ko. Konti na lang bola,' says opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV in response to Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson

FACE OFF. Senator Antonio Trillanes and blogger turned Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson face each other during the Senate hearing on fake news.

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

Trillanes claims Duterte bought P80-M insurance for 4 kids in cash in 2014

Oct 03, 2017 - 7:35 PM

'Ano ba pinagkakakitaan mo, Mr Duterte? Mayor ka lang naman ng Davao City ng panahon na 'yan. Wala ka naman negosyo,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

File photo by Malacañang

Trillanes identifies Duterte's 'source' of fake bank accounts

Oct 03, 2017 - 5:32 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV names Daniel 'Snooky' Cruz as President Rodrigo Duterte's alleged source of 'fake information'

Sen. Trillanes press con denying the bank accounts PRRD accused him of having. The senator is seen showing the members of the media the waivers he signed and copies of the supposed to be bank accounts. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

If Duterte orders killings, why is Trillanes still alive? – Honeylet

Oct 02, 2017 - 9:28 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's long-time partner Honeylet Avanceña comes to his defense amid accusations that he's behind killings

DEFENSIVE. Honeylet Avancena guards President Duterte from accusations that he orders killings. Rappler file photo

Catanduanes cop recants claim of PNP-sponsored killings

Oct 02, 2017 - 7:30 PM

But opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says PO1 Vincent Tacorda might have been pressured to withdraw his affidavit

Screenshot from Trillanes' video

Filipinos urged to back Ombudsman's probe into Duterte's bank accounts

Oct 01, 2017 - 5:50 PM

The call comes as President Rodrigo Duterte announces that he plans to set up an independent body to investigate corruption in the Office of the Ombudsman

RULE OF LAW. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales expresses confidence that the rule of law will be upheld in the next administration.

[Newspoint] Duterte vs the people's right to know

Sep 30, 2017 - 2:30 PM

At any rate, the unsorted question about who provided the bank records loses much of its relevance in the glare of the damning evidence the records themselves reveal