Former senator Antonio Trillanes IV believes that Filipinos will be free of the “Duterte curse” in 2022.
In a Facebook post on Saturday, Trillanes said he learned to be “optimistic” when he was jailed for more than seven years for carrying out the Oakwood mutiny in Makati City against the Arroyo administration in 2003.
He said: “In political circles, some say I’m the optimist. In a way, yes, I am because for the whole 7 years and 5 months that I was in jail, somehow, I always believed that one day, I would be free…”
“…as I firmly believe now that we will be free of the duterte curse in 2022,” he added.
Trillanes has been an avid critic of the Duterte administration.
His most recent claim against President Rodrigo Duterte is alleged corruption involving Senator Christopher “Bong” Go.
Trillanes recently accused President Duterte and Go of plunder in connection with the awarding of a contract worth P6.6 billion to a construction company owned by Go’s father.
Trillanes said it is clear from the document from the Commission on Audit that Duterte gave Go’s family 184 projects worth P6.6 billion.
“Panis na isyu itong pinapalabas ni Trillanes. Wala na bang bago? Katunayan, noong Setyembre 2018 pa, hindi pa ako senador ay sinagot ko na ito at hinamon ko pa nga si Trillanes na imbestigahan niya at magsampa siya ng kaso,” Senator Go said in a statement.