Sonny Trillanes Platforms & Accomplishments | May 2022 Elections

Sonny Trillanes’ Platforms If He Wins Senator & Accomplishments

SONNY TRILLANES’ PLATFORMS – Here are the accomplishments of Sonny Trillanes and his plans if he wins the May 2022 Senatorial Election.

Antonio “Sonny” Fuentes Trillanes IV is a retired Philippine Navy officer and a politician. He is known for his involvement in the 2003 Oakwood mutiny and the 2007 Manila Peninsula siege.

The 50-year-old politician is also a vocal critic of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s administration. He contemplated a 2022 presidential run but he eventually joined VP Leni Robredo’s senatorial slate, the 1Sambayan.

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Personal Background:

Sonny Trillanes was born and raised in Caloocan City. He initially attended De La Salle University for a degree in Electronics and Communications and Engineering in 1987. In 1991, he entered into public service as a cadet in the Philippine Military Academy where he graduated Cum Laude in 1995.

Trillanes is married to Arlene G. Orejana. They have 2 children namely: Francis Seth and Thea Estelle. Their 3rd child died of an illness while he was 21 days old.


During his five-year sea duty experience, Sonny Trillanes apprehended dozens of smugglers, human smugglers, illegal fishermen, illegal loggers, and poachers. He was also part of numerous naval operations against Abu Sayyaf.

Trillanes served as a senator from 2007 to 2019. He authored at least 17 laws. He previously ran as vice president in the 2016 elections. After his term as a senator, he became a full-time lecturer at the Ateneo de Manila University and the University of the Philippines.

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Sonny Trillanes’ Platforms:

  • Economy; COVID-19 Response

Prioritize supporting the post-pandemic economic recovery program presented by presidential candidate Leni Robredo to help generate more jobs

  • Security Sector Reforms: Peace & Order

1. Augment the capacity of the AFP

2. Increase soldiers’ quarters and subsistence allowances and push for equitable distribution of salary increases among uniformed personnel

  • Anti-corruption; Governance Reforms

Livestream all public biddings in all government agencies

  • Foreign Policy

1. On the West Philippine Sea dispute, harness more support from other countries, particularly through the United Nations and ASEAN

2. Strengthen the Visiting Forces Agreement and Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement with the United States

3. Consider joining the “Freedom of Navigation” operations conducted in the South China Sea by the US and its allies

4. Hasten modernization of our military equipment and capability

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