Date of Birth : 06 August 1971
Hometown : Caloocan City
Spouse : Arlene Orejana Trillanes
Children : Francis Seth O. Trillanes
Thea Estelle O. Trillanes
Alan Andrew O. Trillanes (deceased)
Post Graduate : Master of Public Administration major in Public Policy
and Program Management
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
AWARDS: Two (2) University Scholar Awards
College Scholar Award
College : BS ECE (4th year)
De La Salle University, Manila
: BS Naval Systems Engineering
Philippine Military Academy
AWARDS: Cum Laude
Physical Sciences Plaque
Secondary : Angelicum School, Quezon City
Elementary : Sienna College, Quezon City
Senator, Republic of the Philippines
2013- Present: Chairman of the Committee on National Defense and Security
Chairman of the Committee on Civil Service and Government Reorganization
Chairman of the Congressional Oversight Committee on The Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010
Chairman of the Congressional Oversight Committee on the AFP Modernization Act
Chairman of the Select Oversight Committee on Intelligence and Confidential Funds
Chairman of the Legislative Oversight Committee on the Visiting Forces Agreement
2007-2010: Chairman of the Committee on Civil Service and Government Reorganization
Chairman of the Committee on Amateur Sports Competitiveness
Chairman of the Senate Select Oversight Committee on Government Procurement
Philippine Navy Officer : Junior Billet/ Sea Duty Assignments
April 1995 – February 1999
Executive Officer, Patrol Gunboat
February 1999 – January 2000
Acting Commanding Officer, Patrol Gunboat
June 1999 – January 2000
Administrative / Personnel Officer (P1), HQ Patrol Force
June 1999 – January 2000
Procurement Officer / Instructor
Naval Education and Training Command
January 2000 – June 2001
He was one of the Navy personnel who risked their lives to secure 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.
As a Navy Officer, he has a five-year sea duty experience logging-in a 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 of 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 to the accumulated savings of more than P4,000,000.00 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.
He stood up against Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s corrupt and oppressive regime, and was incarcerated for almost 7 ½ years.
He is one of the most productive senators in terms of the number of bills and resolutions filed, totalling to 1,011 bills and resolutions, 41 of which have been passed into law (from 2007 to present).
He ranked 3rd based on the total number of bills and resolutions filed and ranked 1st (tied with Senator Marcos Jr.) based on the total number of Committee Hearings conducted during the first regular session of the 16th Congress.