Trillanes Slams Duterte Over Alleged ‘Secret Deal’ with China

Trillanes on Duterte: “Mambubudol talaga tong taong to”

TRILLANES VS DUTERTE – Antonio Trillanes IV called out former President Rodrigo Duterte for an alleged ‘secret deal’ with China regarding the West Philippine Sea issue.

Trillanes claimed that Duterte admitted to the deal, accusing him of deceitfully blaming him and former President PNoy for selling Scarborough Shoal, despite PNoy’s efforts to invalidate China’s 9-dash line at the Arbitral Tribunal. He further criticized Duterte, labeling him as a manipulative individual.

“Si duterte pala ang may secret deal with China re WPS na inamin mismo ng China. Tapos kami raw ni PNoy ang nagbenta ng Scarborough kahit si PNoy nga ang nagpabasura ng 9-dash line sa Arbitral Tribunal,” said Trillanes. “Mambubudol talaga tong taong to,” the former lawmaker added.

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According to a report from the Manila Times, a Chinese official purportedly stated that negotiations with the Philippines occurred during Duterte’s administration. Allegedly, an agreement between Duterte and China limited only one vessel to enter Ayungin Shoal for resupply missions to BRP Sierra Madre. Another understanding between the two parties was the avoidance of bringing large-scale building materials to Ayungin.

Meanwhile, Antonio Trillanes IV is a retired Philippine naval officer and former senator of the Philippines. He gained prominence for his involvement in various controversial events, including the Oakwood mutiny of 2003 and the Manila Peninsula siege in 2007, both of which were protests against the Arroyo administration.

Trillanes is known for his vocal criticism of the Duterte administration and has been actively involved in Philippine politics, serving as a senator from 2007 to 2019. He has also run for higher office, including a bid for vice president in the 2016 elections.

Outside of politics, Trillanes works as a lecturer, teaching public policy at the University of the Philippines Diliman and Ateneo de Manila University. He is married to Arlene G. Orejana and has three children. Additionally, Trillanes is active on social media, using platforms like YouTube to discuss current issues and share his perspectives with the public.

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