Sunday, May 6, 2007


Date of Birth: August 6, 1971
Place of Birth: Manila


Elementary: Sienna College, Quezon City, 1983
High School: Angelicum School, Quezon City, 1987
College: BS ECE, De La Salle University, 1991
BS Naval Systems Engineering, Philippine Military Academy, 1995
Graduate Studies: Master in Public Administration major in Public Policy and Program Management, University of the Philippines, 2005


April 1995-May 1996 Sea Duty Profile: Mess & Supply Officer
May 1996-January 1998 Deck & Gunnery Officer
January 1998-February 1999 Engineering & Damage Control Officer
February 1999-January 2000 Executive Officer
June 1999-January 2000 Acting Commanding Officer
June 1999-January 2000 Shore Duty: Administrative/Personnel

Officer (P1), HQ Patrol Force
January 2000-June 2001 Procurement Officer/Instructor, Naval
Education & Training Command


Anti-corruption, Anti Poverty, Peace and Order


He was one of the Navy personnel who risked their lives to rescue thirty-two (32) persons during a daring search and rescue operation for the survivors of the ill-fated M/V Princess of the Orient at the height of a super typhoon in 1998.

He has a five-year sea duty experience logging-in a Total Steaming Time (TST) of 2,593 hrs and 47 min and Total Miles Covered (TMC) of 35, 316.78 nautical miles. During which time, his unit was responsible for the apprehension of dozens of smugglers, illegal loggers, poachers, human smugglers and illegal fishermen in numerous maritime law enforcement operations conducted in the waters off Batanes, Ilocos, Cagayan, Isabela, Zambales, Scarborough, Quezon, Bicol, Palawan, Mindoro, Romblon, Iloilo, Cebu, Zamboanga Peninsula, Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Davao and Maguindanao.

He was involved in numerous naval operations in support of ground operations directed against the Abu Sayyaf and other lawless elements.

As procurement officer of the Naval Training and Education Command, Philippine Navy, he reformed the procurement system, which resulted in the accumulated savings of more than four million pesos in favor of the government.

He has participated in 22 naval exercises conducted with local and foreign navies.

He is a recipient of 23 assorted merit medals, campaign ribbons and badges.


Cum Laude
Mathematics Plaque
Physical Sciences Plaque
Tambuli Award (Electrical/Electronics Engineering)
two University Scholar Awards (GPA 1.0-1.25)
College Scholar Award (GPA 1.25-1.50)


Trillanes has urged the public to keep "vigilant" and not let the constituent assembly effort at the House of Representatives "trample upon" their right to vote.

Trillanes also warned the administration and its allies that their attempts to rewrite the 1987 Constitution were bound to fail since he was "confident that the people would unite against it."

Trillanes, who acted as spokesman for the mutineers that had identified themselves as members of the Magdalo group, said he decided to run since he could no longer "helplessly watch the incessant rape of our people's dignity and our country's wealth."

"I believe the elections are the only peaceful avenue left for the Filipinos to effect change in leadership of this country," he said.

On efforts by pro-administration congressmen to rush amendments to the Constitution via a constituent assembly, Trillanes said: "I am therefore calling on the people to be vigilant in the coming days to ensure that our right to choose our own leaders is not trampled upon."

"The problem is not in the system [of government]. The problem is the people running the system," he added.

Trillanes said pro-administration lawmakers were bold enough to skirt their own rules and convene as a constituent assembly, thinking that Filipinos had grown "apathetic."

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