In recognition of the immeasurable effort of the military, police, and other uniformed personnel who risk their lives, especially amid the anti-crime and anti-drug campaign of the current administration, Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV has refiled Senate Bill No. 284 or the bill providing for additional insurance coverage and benefits to all members of the uniformed services.
Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV, chairman of Committee on Civil Service, Government Reorganization and Professional Regulation, led the hearing and pushed for the passage of Senate Bill No. 526, or the bill seeking to increase the salary of government physicians and additional incentives.
Sen. Antonio F. Trillanes IV has refiled Senate Bill No. 99 or the Comprehensive Nursing bill, which seeks to upgrade the country's nursing profession and raise the minimum salary of government nurses.
In light of the recent pronouncement of President Rodrigo Duterte on increasing the salary of teachers, military and police personnel, Senator Antonio “Sonny” IV pushes for the passage of Senate Bill No. (SBN) 90, or the Salary Standardization IV.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes has re-filed the bill seeking to increase the current Social Security System pension rate, through Senate Bill No. 91.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV files Senate Bill No. 95, establishing a national ID system.
As the 16th Congress ended, Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV is the top performing Senator in terms of principally authoring and sponsoring the most number of national bills into law.
In light of the circulating rumor that Nacionalista president Manny Villar sent an emissary to Vice Presidential candidate Antonio Trillanes IV to give way in favor of Vice Presidential candidate Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos, Trillanes clarifies that there is no truth to the said rumor and that he is still running for Vice President.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV on Thursday calls on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) to prepare contingency plans that could be immediately implemented should the brewing tension in the Middle East, particularly between Iran and Saudi Arabia, continue to escalate.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV appeals to President Benigno S. Aquino III to include the retired members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police and other uniformed services in the proposed Salary Standardization Law 4.
The Senate recently approved on third and final reading an act creating a comprehensive nursing law towards quality health care systems in the country.
As a solution to the everyday heavy traffic condition in Metro Manila, Senator Antonio "Sonny" Trillanes IV has sponsored on the Senate floor Senate Bill No. 2354, seeking to transfer the country's capital and the seat of national government.
Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV has expressed the sentiment of his fellow Bicolanos on the reported delay in the completion of the Bicol International Airport (BIA) project of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) in Albay.
Trillanes makes VP run official; to continue fight against corrupt officials and advocacy for peace and order
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV has filed his certificate of candidacy on Wednesday, October 14, to formalize his vice presidential bid in the 2016 elections.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV files Senate Bill No. 2902, which seeks to expedite and streamline the application of building permits and certificates of occupancy, in order to address the perennial problem of tedious and burdensome process of securing building documents.
As an alternative to the proposed new salary standardization law, Senator Antonio "Sonny" F. Trillanes files Senate Bill 2901, which seeks to provide government employees a special economic assistance in the form of a Cost of Living Allowance (COLA), on top of other mandatory allowances they are currently receiving.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes, together with Magdalo Partylist Representatives Gary Alejano and Francis Ashley Acedillo, on Wednesday, filed a petition with the Supreme Court, calling for the suspension of Republic Act 10533 or the K to 12 Law, which would add two additional years in high school.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV files Proposed Senate Resolution No. 1269, seeking investigation on the alleged land reclamations and dredging operations of China on the disputed Spratly and the alleged downgrading of the Philippines’ claim over Sabah.
The joint resolution increasing the subsistence allowance of the country’s military, police, and other uniformed personnel has been signed into law by President Benigno S. Aquino III.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV on Saturday headed the launching of the broad coalition, comprising of the members of the Council of Teachers and Staff of Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (COTESCUP), faculty, non-teaching staff, parents, labor unions and faculty associations, that seeks to convince government to shelve the controversial K to 12 program—citing the inadequate preparation of the country's educational system for the implementation of the new education program.
More than 20 years since the devolution of the country’s healthcare system to local government units was implemented, Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV files Senate Bill No. 2577 to revert to the national government, through the Department of Health, the operation and management of all hospitals currently under the supervision of LGUs.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV files Proposed Senate Resolution 1089, calling for an investigation on the rate hikes implemented by the two water concessionaires in Metro Manila, Manila Water Company and Maynilad Water Services, effective 5 January of this year.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV files a resolution to conduct an investigation to review the current correctional system that tolerated special treatment to high-profile inmates and their illegal acts inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP).
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes welcomes the passage into law of House Bill No. 694 under Senate Committee Report No. 57, or the bill that doubles the burial assistance for veterans, now Republic Act No. 10649.
Senator Antonio "Sonny" F. Trillanes IV remains to be one of the most productive senators in the Senate despite criticism on the time and effort spent on the investigation of the overpriced Makati carpark building.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV, a staunch supporter of teacher’s rights and welfare, filed two separate bills promoting teacher’s welfare, one increasing the minimum salary grade of public school teachers and second creating plantilla positions for volunteer teachers.
Senate Bill No. 914 or the proposed Chemistry Law of 2013 has been passed on its third and final reading.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV filed a resolution, seeking investigation on the long-neglected plight of the nursing profession in the country.
House Bill No. 694 under Committee Report No. 57, or bill increasing the burial assistance for veterans has been approved on third and final reading in the Senate.
Senate Joint Resolution No. 2 or the resolution increasing the subsistence allowance of soldiers and other uniformed personnel has been passed on Third and final reading in the Senate.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV asked the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee through Senate Resolution 826 to conduct an investigation on the alleged overpriced construction of buildings involving the 11-storey Makati City Hall parking building, which is now the subject of a plunder case filed against Vice President Jejomar Binay, and the 22-storey Makati City hall building.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV is pushing for the suspension of the implementation of the K to 12 Program, pending resolutions to the current fundamental problems of the country’s education system, as well as the projected problems it will encounter at the start of its scheduled implementation in 2016.
In light of his call to pressure the government to improve the manner of treatment of detainees across the country, Senator Antonio “Sonny F. Trillanes IV is pushing for the passage of Senate Bill No. 793 or the Jail Integration bill which proposes for an integrated prison and jail system that provides professionalism in the rehabilitation and treatment of prisoners.
To address the increasing rate of crime and national emergencies, Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV files Senate Bill No. 1164 or the Hotline 117 Act seeking to institutionalize hotline 117 as the nationwide emergency assistance telephone number in the country.
Recognizing the significant role that our civil servants, and military and uniformed personnel play in nation building, Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV filed a bill seeking to increase their salary and make the government compensation system competitive with the private sector.
In anticipation of the new academic year, Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV filed Senate Bill No. 637 or the Comprehensive Student Loan Program.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV on Wednesday commends the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) after releasing its findings that prices on the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) during the shutdown of the Malampaya power plant last year could not qualify as “reasonable, rational and competitive.”
To fulfill the government's obligation and commitment to provide benefits of military veterans and their dependents under RA 7696, Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV pushes for the passage of Senate Bill No. 166 or “An act providing for the payment of arrears in the veteran’s pensions and benefits.”
In recognition of the essential role of teachers as the prime movers of the education system, Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV files Senate Bill No. 487, increasing the minimum salary grade of public school teachers from salary grade 11 to 20.
Hopeless with the current state of national sports program, Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV is pushing for the creation of a Department of Sports to reform the administration of sports development in the country.
In affirmation of the country’s commitment to the Chemical Weapons Convention, the first disarmament agreement that provides for the elimination of and prohibits the development of chemical weapons for all time, Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV sponsors Senate Bill No. 2042 or the Chemical Weapons Prohibition Act.
Sen. Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV files a bill granting emergency powers to Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III in view of the threat of rotating blackouts in the franchise area of the Manila Electric Company (MERALCO) this coming summer months, as aired by MERALCO, the country’s biggest power distribution utility, in the pleading it recently filed with the Supreme Court.
Senator Antonio "Sonny" F. Trillanes IV files resolutions to investigate the impending increase in the monthly contributions of members of the Social Security System and the Philippine Health Insurance Corp this January 2014.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV filed a bill to give the Supreme Court the power to permanently reassign judges of Regional, Metropolitan, Municipal and Municipal Circuit Trial Courts to other stations on the same court level.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV files a bill authorizing the use of Malampaya Funds to finance the maintenance, rehabilitation, and replacement of energy infrastructure in preparation for and in response to natural and man-made calamities, as well as finance direct subsidy for energy consumption by end-users.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV files proposed Senate Resolution No. 411, seeking to investigate the pending big-time and record increase in electricity cost charged by the Manila Electric Company.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV pushes for the passage of Senate Bill No. 819, the bill establishing an Emergency Management Agency, a permanent, full-time national agency under the Office of the President, which shall replace the existing National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).
With the removal of the Priority Development Assistance Fund in the 2014 budget, Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV realigned his P200 million allocation to fund scholarship programs in different colleges and state universities, medical assistance in government hospitals, and construction of barracks of soldiers and policemen.
The Table Tennis Association of the Philippines, through its Chairman, Jacinto Omilla Jr, charged Philippine Sports Commission Chairman Ricardo Garcia and Philippine Olympic Committee President Jose Cojuangco, Jr., among others, for violating Republic Act 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act.
In light of the recent events in Mindanao, Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV on Monday pushes for the realignment of the P200-million pork barrel of Vice President Jejomar Binay to the intelligence funds of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV files resolution congratulating and commending the coaching staff, officials and members of the Gilas Pilipinas National Team for bagging the silver medal in the FIBA Asia and qualifying in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV welcomes the Court of Appeals decision awarding just compensation to NAIA
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes files resolution, seeking investigation into the alleged act of water concessionaires of passing
Justice Secretary Leila De Lima debunks news reports of several media outfits which named Senators Antonio Trillanes, Loren Legarda, and Koko Pimentel as additional legislators linked to the misuse of P10-billion pork barrel funds.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes files Senate Resolution No. 33, seeking a Senate investigation into the alleged act of water concessionaires of passing on their corporate income taxes and other expenses to consumers.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV filed a bill pushing for the creation of a commission that will study and review if there is a need to retain Manila and the National Capital Region as the country’s capital and the seat of national government.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV has lauded the signing of the law regulating the environmental planning profession, saying this will lay the groundwork for sustainable development in the country.
A bill authored by Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV seeking to institutionalize policies against bullying in all primary and secondary schools has been approved on final reading in the Senate.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV expressed gratitude to President Benigno Aquino III for signing into law his proposal to institutionalize research and development in the country's health system as a way of boosting information and prevention of diseases.
Mariing kinondena ni Senador Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV ang patuloy na kumakalat na mapanirang propaganda na nag-uugnay sa kanya bilang isa sa mga may-akda ng umano’y panukalang batas na naglalayong bawasan ang benepisyo ng mga retiradong sundalo at pulis, at ang sweldo at benepisyong natatanggap ng mga guro at iba pang empleyado ng gobyerno.
Reelectionist Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV said there is a need to strengthen the role of women in the society as he vowed to introduce more policies that will further protect and advance their rights.
Reelectionist Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV has set aside over P240 million of his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) for medical assistance and hospital rehabilitation across the country since he started receiving the allocation for lawmakers’ special projects in 2010 under the Aquino administration.
Muling nagbabala si Senador Antonio "Sonny" F. Trillanes IV sa walang humpay na mapanirang propaganda na nag-uugnay sa kanya sa umano'y panukalang batas na naglalayong bawasan ang benepisyo ng mga magreretirong sundalo at pulis at ang sweldo ng mga guro.
Mariing kinondena ni Senador Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV ang patuloy na kumakalat na mapanirang propaganda na
Reelectionist Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV has the highest allocation for student scholarships and professorial grants to the University of the Philippines among incumbent senators.
Reelectionist Senator Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV denounced anew the circulation of a black propaganda tagging him as one of the key sponsors of a bill that would substantially cut back the retirement benefits of police and military personnel, this time not just in text message s but through flyers being distributed in military and police camps.
Magdalo Para sa Pilipino (Magdalo) vowed to craft measures the will provide more protection to the welfare and benefits being received by retired soldiers and personnel of the armed forces and their families, once they win a congressional seat in the May midterm elections.
Reelectionist Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV is urging voters to be aware and discerning of the character and mettle of the candidates for the 2013 midterm polls to ensure that only deserving elective officials who can forward the country to national development are in the government.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV challenged media practitioners to publish the full report of the Commission on Audit (COA) on the expenditure of the Senate in 2011.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV vehemently denied on Sunday malicious text messages circulating recently in military and police camps, tagging him as one of the key sponsors of a bill that would substantially cut back the retirement benefits of police and military personnel.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV hailed the signing of Republic Act 10350 or the Philippine Interior Design Act of 2012 by President Benigno Aquino III, saying this will help boost the sector to make it globally competitive.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV is seeking to increase the salary scale and provide additional benefits to doctors employed by government in a bid to stem the steady exodus of Filipino physicians overseas to seek high-paying jobs.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV expressed gratitude to President Benigno S. Aquino III on Tuesday for signing into law the amended Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) modernization legislation that will extend the program into another 17 years, saying this will help the capabilities of the military to deal with national security threats.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV underscored the need for public hospitals to employ more nurses and other skilled health professionals in order to address a requirement under the proposed reproductive health (RH) bill on maternal health care and skilled birth attendance.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV openly declared support for fellow Senator Jinggoy Estrada’s call for the approval of the latter’s “Kasambahay” (house helper) bill in order to provide immediate protection to domestic workers in the country.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV is seeking to expand a law giving benefits and incentives to national athletes, coaches and trainers by including athletes with disabilities and those who won in international sports competitions, not sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and other quadrennial meet.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV on Tuesday sponsored a bill that seeks to eradicate the unethical practice among public officials of claiming credit for various public works projects funded by taxpayers’ money.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV on Monday presented Senate records to prove that he was the principal author of the baselines law in the Senate, debunking claims by Senator Juan Ponce Enrile that Trillanes merely copied his version of the archipelagic baselines bill, which was later enacted as Republic Act No. 9522.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes yesterday claimed that Senator Juan Ponce Enrile made monumental blunders in exposing the so-called Brady Notes.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes on Friday said he is supporting the proposed legislation that will increase the excise tax imposed on liquor and tobacco products as long as the rates are reasonable.
The Senate has approved on third and final reading Senate Bill No. 3125 which seeks to strengthen the career executive service (CES) in the government and protect it from political interference.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV recently sponsored a Senate resolution commending the Smart-Gilas Pilipinas for clinching the 34th William Jones Cup after 14 long years in Taiwan.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV is pushing the national sports associations (NSAs) to begin the much-needed reforms in the sector by installing a more vision-oriented leadership in the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC).
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV is urging the Senate to look into the state of Philippine sports following the lackluster performance of the country’s 11-man delegation to the recent London Summer Olympics and the last Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV expressed his opposition to the measure dividing Camarines Sur into two provinces, citing that there is no compelling reason to pursue the same.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV has lauded President Benigno S. Aquino III for repealing the 46-year-old geology profession law and making the standards of geology practice in the country excellent and globally competitive.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV wants the government to solve the basic problems confronting the education sector instead of pushing the K to 12 program of the Department of Education (DepEd).
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV has filed a bill seeking to raise the minimum pay of public school teachers to salary grade 20 or equivalent to P36,567.00 per month, in accordance with the 4th tranche of the implementation of the Salary Standardization Law scheduled this month.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV is pushing for the establishment of the Department of Sports to uplift the status of sports in the country.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV on Monday signed an unqualified waiver allowing the Office of the Ombudsman to look into his bank accounts for the purpose of reviewing the accuracy of his present and past Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN).
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV has endorsed for plenary approval a proposed legislation that seeks to regulate the practice of environmental planning in the country.
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Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV is batting for amendments to Republic Act No. 8534 in a bid to modernize and regulate the practice of interior design in the country.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV has filed a bill that seeks to make tree planting mandatory for graduating students from grade school to college in a bid to have at least 175 million new trees planted across the country every year.
Q: Good morning everyone, for the mean time, I will be the moderator in our weekly Kapihan sa Senado. For today’s Kapihan sa Senado, it’s our pleasure to have with us Senator Antonio Trillanes, na minsan eh kinakiligan ng kaniyang kasamahan sa Senate. Sir, do you still remember, sinabi ni Senator Miriam, “The most handsome Senator standing here,” kaya lang matuto ka daw laging ngumiti, wag laging seryoso. Anyway, I will shoot the first question, we’re wondering bakit ho pinatulan ninyo ‘yung blind item recently?
Senator Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV said the introduction of K+12 program would only worsen the school dropout rate and make the cost of education in the country prohibitive.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV has filed a bill seeking to grant emergency powers to President Benigno S. Aquino III to address the energy shortage in Mindanao.
Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV is seeking to amend the 40-year-old law on pharmaceutical profession in the country to keep it abreast with the development in the practice of pharmacy and enhance the professional competence of its graduates.