Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Antonio Fuentes Trillanes IV

  • Birthdate: August 6, 1971
  • Birthplace: Manila
  • Father: Phil Navy Capt. Antonio Floranza Trillanes, PMA Class '59
  • Mother: Estelita Fuentes Trillanes
  • Siblings: Antonia, Antonio Jr., Juan Antonio (Jay), Antonio III (Tiny), Dominic
  • Spouse: Arlene G. Orejana, PMA Class '97 from General Santos, PMA Corps of Professors
  • Children: Francis Seth, Thea Estelle, Alan Andrew (deceased)


  • 'Winnability' in the Senate. Navy Lieutenant Senior Grade Antonio Trillanes IV filed his candidacy for senator on February 6, 2007. He ranked 47th in PulseAsia's January 2006 nationwide survey on Filipinos' senatorial preferences--46% of the respondents know him, and 4.2% will vote for him.

  • Oakwood mutiny. Trillanes is one of the leaders of the more than 300 junior officers and enlisted men who took over the Oakwood Premier in the Ayala Center, Makati City on July 27, 2003. The rebel soldiers protested alleged corruption in the military and asked for the resignation of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and other officials.

  • Cases vs Trillanes. As one of the leaders of the failed Oakwood Mutiny, Trillanes is is charged with violation of Article 134-A of the Revised Penal Code or coup d' etat at the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 148. He is also facing court martial for alleged violation of the Articles of War. He is currently detained at the Bonifacio Naval Station inside the Philippine Marine headquarters in Fort Bonifacio.

  • The Trillanes papers. In 2001 and 2002, Trillanes wrote two term papers for his master's classes in UP. In these papers, he discussed what he portrayed as widespread corruption in the procurement system of the Philippine Navy. The PCIJ posted these papers on its website "as a contribution to the public's desire to understand the roots of the young officers' disaffection with government and the armed forces.


  • Master in Public Administration major
  • in Public Policy and Program Management, University of the Philippines-Diliman (2000-2005)
    • (2) University Scholar Awards (GPA 1.0-1.25)
    • College Scholar Award (GPA 1.25-1.50)
  • Philippine Military Academy, BS Naval Systems Engineering (1991 - 1995)
    • Cum Laude
    • Mathematics Plaque
    • Physical Sciences Plaque
    • Tambuli Award (Electrical/Electronics Engineering)
  • BS ECE 4th Year, De La Salle University (1987 - 1991)
  • High School, Angelicum School (1983 - 1987)
  • Elementary, Sienna College (1975-1983)


Military Duties
  • Sea Duty:
    • Acting Commanding Officer (June 1999-January 2000)
    • Executive Officer (February 1999-January 2000)
    • Engineering & Damage Control Officer (January 1998-February 1999)
    • Deck & Gunnery Officer (May 1996-January 1998)
    • Mess & Supply Officer (April 1995-May 1996)

  • Shore Duty:
    • Administrative/Personnel Officer (P1), HQ Patrol Force (June 1999-January 2000)
    • Procurement Officer/Instructor, Naval Education & Training Command (January 2000-June 2001)

  • Military Appointments and Promotions
    • Promoted to LTSG; 04 Mar 02; GHQ GO # 1519 dtd 29 Dec 02
    • Promoted to LTJG; 04 Mar 98; DND GO# 137 dtd 30 Jan 98
    • CAD as ENSIGN ; 04 Mar 95; DND SO# 52 dtd 03 Mar 95
    • Promoted to ENSIGN, 04 Mar 95; DND GO# 212 dtd 03 Mar 95
    • Appointed as CADET, PMA; 01 Apr 91-04 Mar 95; DND GO# 252 dtd 01 Apr 91


  • 23 assorted merit medals, campaign ribbons and badges
Sources: gma 7, Phone interview with Mrs. Estelita Trillanes, Sundalo Tagapagtanggol ng Pilipino


The Filipino people deserve a better life. Let us unite and save our nation from despair.

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My name is ANTONIO FUENTES TRILLANES IV. I am a candidate for Senate in thecoming May 2007 elections. I am also part of the United Opposition (UNO) senatorial slate.

More than three years ago, my fellow soldiers and I stood for our convictions and pushed for reforms to pursue our collective vision: to live in a society where there is no corruption… where the streets are safe and the needs of the poor are addressed adequately…where every citizen is provided with the best education,

sufficient health care, and genuine public service.

This vision has sustained me throughout the years. Now, it is time to carry forth this vision. This is the reason why I am running in the coming elections.

Sadly, for some people, the elections will be nothing more than a contest of men and women with the most entertaining advertisement or the most popular jingle. But I believe most Filipinos are smart enough not to be swayed by these kinds of manipulative schemes. We need much more from our elected representatives. We need sincerity, integrity and moral courage. We need solutions to our country’s problems. Ultimately, we need men who cannot be bought.

Friends, I am offering myself as an alternative.

My legislative platform proposes practicable solutions that cover four major advocacies, namely: anti-corruption, poverty alleviation, peace & order, and education.

I want to pursue these advocacies we started three and a half years ago, to finally turn this country around. But I cannot do this alone. The fate of our nation could not - and should not - be directed by one man alone. Instead, it should be the end result of the collective efforts of each and every one of us.

Thus, I need your help.

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