The Senator



            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

                                                                              (GPA 1.0-1.25)

                                                                             College Scholar Award

                                                                              (GPA 1.25-1.50)

             College             :          BS ECE (4th year)

                                                   De La Salle University, Manila


                                       :           BS Naval Systems Engineering

                                                    Philippine Military Academy


                                                  AWARDS:  Cum Laude

                                                                            Mathematics Plaque

                                                                            Physical Sciences Plaque

                                                                            Tambuli Award

                                                                    (Electrical/Electronics Engineering)

             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.