Sonny to his relatives and friends. Groomed at De La Salle University and polished as a cadet in the Philippine Military Academy, cum laude.
Among other things too many to mention, especially during his career in the military, he is, by the way, Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV—the Filipino senator you surely couldn’t afford to miss his mouth each time he opens it.
He speaks of dark, of light and hope, of boldness and gallantry, and, of course, of truth that you certainly don’t believe.
His boldness of being a patriotic soldier draws him toward the limelight of Philippine politics, where he is either a truth bearer or a storyteller hoodwinked by his puppeteer. You mustn’t think that he is Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV—the soldier you once hallowed-be-thy-name, looked up and bragged about his courage and principle you told your friends and coworkers before.
Known by many as “the brain of the Oakwood Mutiny” that happened in the heart of the central business of Makati, Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV braved to march down the aisle toward his comforting jail.
Treason! according to Senator Miguel Zubiri during their tirade showdown in the honorable Philippine Senate hall. Insurrection! Rebellion! the Philippines pressed charge against him. But who wants to see Senator Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV in his honorable silence and in patriotic chorus with the present administration? Who would have thought that someone like him could be the trumpeter of exposes in the nation we seemed to know a nation of conspired liars?
He broke the long cold silence of the AFP about graft and corruption that was long been damning from anus to mouth in the military organization. He could be the James Bond’s spy or the local CIA agent to stage events for a purpose we sons of our lives are pawns in the game called ‘Backgammon’. He is Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV—the senator we might miss when he stopped telling stories with shades of truth you have cast doubts on. ▲