LOOK: This is the Senate couch that Trillanes sleeps on

/ 01:55 PM September 07, 2018

PHOTO: Cathrine Gonzales,

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said he has not been sleeping in a comfortable bed but in a small couch in his office at the Senate building due to his pending possible arrest.

“Diyan ako natutulog (I sleep there),” he said pointing to a black couch in his office.


Trillanes said he has only been sleeping for around four hours a day since Tuesday after Duterte revoked his amnesty and ordered his arrest.

The senator said he normally sleeps at 3:00 a.m. and wakes up at around 7:00 a.m.


“I freshen up, and ‘yun na (and after that), ready to face everyone by 9:30 a.m,” he said.

Trillanes also said the air conditioner in the Senate premises is turned off at around 10:00 p.m. but he does not mind, saying he is used to such a lifestyle as he previously spent seven and a half years in jail.

“Wala namang aircon doon sa selda namin. Sanayan ‘yan eh, so ngayon, timba-timba ulit ang ligo (There is no air conditioner in jail. It’s a matter of getting used to it. Now I have to use pails of water again when taking a bath),” he said.

According to Trillanes, he spends the night alone in his room to keep his family away from any emergency.

Asked how he copes with the situation, he said he listens to music from a stereo in his table because he does not have the luxury of watching movies right now.

“‘Yan yung aking (That’s) one of the ways to destress and unwind, magsa-sound-tripping (soundtrip),” he said.

What kind of music he listens to? “Depende sa mood (It depends on my mood),” Trillanes said, noting that his playlist ranges from music from the 80s, ballad, disco and a few modern songs.


He also showed some paperwork left in his desk, including those related to what he calls the “amnesty thing.”

Trillanes said he has already prepared his bag containing toiletries, sets of clothes, and other personal belongings, just in case the military arrests him.

The senator has been staying in his office for three nights now as of this post. Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III earlier said the military cannot arrest him in the Senate grounds. /vvp


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