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Antonio Fuentes Trillanes IV

November 29, 2007 1:03pm
Former Navy Lieutenant Senior Grade Antonio Trillanes IV, 36, an elected senator, led a march for withdrawal of support call against President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Thursday with Brigadier Gen. Danilo Lim and former Vice President Teofisto Guingona.

  • Birthdate: August 6, 1971
  • Birthplace: Manila
  • Nickname: Sonny
  • 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)

  • Elected to the Senate. With more than 11 million votes, former Navy Lieutenant Senior Grade Antonio Trillanes IV ranked 11th in the 2007 senatorial race.

  • 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 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 and was detained at the Bonifacio Naval Station inside the Philippine Marine headquarters in Fort Bonifacio.

    He was detained at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center in Camp Crame and charged with rebellion after he walked out of a court hearing, led a takeover of the Peninsula Manila Hotel and called for a people power uprising against Arroyo in November 29.

  • 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: Phone interview with Mrs. Estelita Trillanes, Sundalo Tagapagtanggol ng Pilipino
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