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Friday, July 13, 2018

AFP, PNP removed Senator Trillanes’ military and police security escorts

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV | Photo form GMA
Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP) had taken away his military and police security

Trillanes is one of the fiercest critics of President Rodrigo Duterte said that he has been stripped of his security escorts from Police Security and Protection Group (PSPG) as early as end of June, without being told of the reasons.

“Yes, effective end of June,” the senator said

“I won’t go into that because self serving. Sila na ang bahala. Ni-remand daw nila, ni-recall,” he added

PNP-PSPG Director Superintendent Filmore Ecsobal said that the PNP no longer renewed the assignment of escorts to Senator Trillanes as he already had six escorts. Two from the AFP and another two from the Navy and two from Senate.

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV | Photo form INQ

"The non-renewal of the letter orders of the excess security of Senator Trillanes from the PNP is in compliance with the implementation of 'Alunan Doctrine' which provides that government officials can only have two security personnel protecting them as provided under NHQ PNP Memo dated December 15, 2016," Ecsobal said

"The security detail from  AFP were also recalled. Their orders were not renewed and expired since end of June." Trillanes said

"Also, the Senate has not detailed any security personnel for me," he added

Trillanes' has requested to renew at least 2 of his police security.

“Sabi ko nga ibigay nila [‘yong security escorts], I’m good. Kunin nila, I’m good. So hindi ako magpapaapekto diyan,” the senator said

Trillanes told his supporters not to worry about him, saying he can handle himself.

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV | Photo form GMA
“'Wag silang mag-alala dahil siguro by this time, I know how to take care of myself. Pero di naman ako paranoid, ano,” he said

 “Pero sa akin ganito lang subukan lang nila. Kilala ko yang si (President Rodrigo) Duterte by now, duwag ‘yan,”

"I know God has a plan. Kung oras mo, oras mo."

When he was asked if he had any security personnel, Sen. Trillanes said "Mga former soldiers from Magdalo."


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Source: GMA