Trillanes says rift with Enrile won’t hurt his reelection bid

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MANILA, Philippines—Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said he trust the public’s judgment in choosing the right persons to vote on May 13 amid possible negative effects of his recent rift with Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile to his candidacy.

“Kapag masyado akong natakot ako sa resulta ng election, kalalabasan magiging trapo na tayo kasi hindi ka na gagalaw. Parang nasa utak mo na lang palagi ang pagpanalo mo sa eleksyon,” Trillanes said in an interview with Radyo Inquirer 990AM.

(If I worry too much about how I will fare out in the elections I would be nothing but a traditional politician and I won’t perform well. Your mind will be preoccupied about only winning the election.)

Traditional politicians, he said, would rather avoid themselves getting involved in controversial issues when election season comes near.

“May tiwala naman tayo na marunong maghusga ang taongbayan (We have faith in the wisdom of the electorate),” Trillanes said.

For the full interview, listen to the attached audio clip from Radyo Inquirer 990AM. Jamie Marie Elona

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    Sen. Trillanes should publicly declare that he is not pro-China nor a Chinese mole in the Senate. By then, I might reconsider him.

    • Coconutnut

      He already stated it a couple of times RyanE, wala daw syang binenta and never daw nagging traydor, dito ko din sa inquirer nabasa yun

      • butchred

         sabi nya un!

  • 5855

    itong Trillanes na ito masyadong mapapel . . .hehehe parang gusto nyang magpasikat. . .gumising ka na Trillanes. . .di kana mananalo ngayon kahit anong gawin mo. . 

    • Coconutnut

      Weh? Kaw Ang gumising… Di mo ba nabalitaan? Top 6 kaya sya sa pinaka recent na pulse Asia survey kahit na daming naninira sa kanya.

      • butchred

         siguro tsekwa ka!

  • Milesaway

    Ok Senator Trillanes count me & my colleagues about 50 not to Vote you instead somebody who is not yet senator.  

  • patawad

    Remember ang sabi ni Enrile dito kay Trillanes, may mga explosive revelation siya against him pagdating sa kampanya.  Kung hindi bluffing si Tanda, eh baka nangangatog na tong no. 1 top spender na senatong.

  • JasonBieber

    The government bickering amongst themselves will not help solve the problems that the country has.

    PNoy should set an example for his Senators that bickering and fighting each other will not help the country. It will not lower unemployment and it will not help feed the poor and it will not clean up roads and waterways etc….

  • sean_javier

    May the Phil have a healthy campaign period!

  • melbakit

    Dahil si enrile ang tatamaan

  • juandelacruzii

    Trapo ay takot sa bahong tatapon sa knila. Kya trillanes tuloy lng dhil alam nming malinis ka

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4VW3I7W3CL7QPZ3NTPSIWB7LFI Cheska

    Yeah, ang mga Pinoy, nag iisip yan. Hindi maloloko ng mga mabulaklak na salita at bola…

  • allyson_yan

    You’ll always have my respect.

  • shyla_lim_shy

    Kahit anu pang isyu ang ibato kay trillanes, solid fan na ako! Kay tapang na, kay simpatiko pa! Naniniwala kami sa sinseridad mong maglingkod sa bayan. Sana wag mo kaming i-fail..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TMECJ4YIFJXIBTBG3S3MYGVDM4 Alicia

    Another write up for Trillanes? Di na nagsawa ang Inquirer. So tama na binayaran sila ni Trillanes ng 5 Million!

  • Ladygaga16

    infairness sa statement ni trillanes ah. hindi sya takot matalo. nakakabilib ka talaga! sana ganito ang lahat ng mindset ng mga kandidato. hanggang “how i wish” na lang ba ako. PAK!! 

    • Pepeng

      with that kind of bravery, he will surely go a long way. hope he’ll keep that fire in his heart. and always believe that there’s still good people out there who’s also having that same passion like him.

  • ClarrisaG

    Nobody right now wanted to be in hot water? I missed those non stop boxing. where it is? probably trillanes is right. they are afraid to make a scandal that could ruin their dream. 

  • http://twitter.com/sontas_olrac carlo santos

    hehe…bumabait talaga ang mga pulitiko pag election. ilan na lang ang mga  taong matatapang na hindi natatakot sa kung ano man kalalabasan ng election na to.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HHDSNAYUE2JRBE6BF32LXHFJAE Shieradel

    Keep it up, mr trillanes. People knew U for fighting for your principles. Kapag hindi mo tinidigan ang Mga tiwali sa gobeyeno, hindi ikaw yan. Ke anu pa’t naging si trillanes ka kung mananahimik na lang di ba?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AIRJXV5SX6VB4MZQCXV6TXSMEI George

    KEEP IT UP TRILLANES!! MABUHAY KA..MERN KA NA ISANG BOTO SA AKIN…:)..TALUNIN NATIN SI JOHNNY AT ANG ANAK NYA NA MAPAGKUNWARI..MGA LETSE SILA SA BANSANG PILIPINAS…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7DK7OBCJDWJG4B23EF6IQD6CPA Yvette

    good job senator! good men always win!

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