Trillanes to run for senator
ANTONIO TRILLANES IV – The former senator announced that he will run for a senatorial slot under the slate of VP Leni Robredo whom he called the “next president.”
Recently, he went to the social networking site, Facebook wherein he announced his senatorial bid.
His post was accompanied by the caption: “I am so honored to run as Senator under the slate of our next President.”
It would be recalled that Trillanes had a plan to run for president if Robredo did not pursue running the highest post in the government.
Antonio Fuentes Trillanes IV is a retired Philippine Navy officer who served as a senator of the Philippines from 2007 to 2019.
He is known for his involvement in the Oakwood mutiny in 2003 and the Manila Peninsula siege in 2007 in protest against the Arroyo administration.
He ran for vice president in the 2016 national elections but lost to then Camarines Sur representative Leni Robredo.
Trillanes is also an avid critic of the Duterte administration.
In February 2020, Trillanes launched his vlog TRx: Trillanes Explains, where he discusses pressing issues and releases exposés coursed through his social media accounts.
Meanwhile, the filing of COC kicked off on Friday, October 1 and it will end on October 8. The filing for national posts (president, vice president, and senator) is being held at the Harbor Garden Tent inside the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila compound in Pasay City.
The Commission on Elections will post a tentative list of candidates on October 29.
On the other hand, the campaign period for nationally-elected positions will kick off on February 8, 2022, until May 7, 2022. The nationwide elections are scheduled to be held on May 9.
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