Antonio Trillanes IV
Antonio "Sonny" Fuentes Trillanes IV (born August 6, 1971, Manila) is a former Navy Lieutenant Senior Grade and currently serving as a senator of the Philippines since 2007.
He is best known for leading the 2003 Oakwood Mutiny when he and a group of 321 soldiers took control over the Oakwood towers in Makati City as protest for alleged rampant corruption in the Philippine government and the Armed Forces of the Philippines in particular. He was detained after the mutiny was quelled.
In the Senate election held in May 2007, Trillanes was elected to the Senate as guest candidate for the anti-government Genuine Opposition ticket, and assumed office on June 30, 2007. He is the first Philippine Senator to be elected while in jail.
On November 29, 2007, he abandoned his own trial and triggered a standoff at the Peninsula Manila hotel in Makati City, where he called for the ouster of then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
On December 20, 2010, he was given provisional freedom pending the recognition of the court's amnesty declaration of president Benigno Aquino III.
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