It is a fact that the 15th president of the Republic of the Philippines is Rodrigo Duterte. He won via landslide victory by garnering at least 16 million votes all over the country during May 9, 2016 national elections. Coming close to him was former senator Mar Araneta Roxas. And now, president Duterte has just breached 100 days of his psycholigical reign as the president of his country. Rodrigo Duterte is poised to transform the Philippines into a better society for the next generations to come.
If given the chance to change something from the past, what if Antonio Trillanes IV ran for the presidency and won? Instead of President Rodrigo Duterte, we will now see the face of Antonio Trillanes IV who is always calling for a press conference. We often watch him being interviewed by the press everyday together with his bunch of executive cabinet members and assistants. And Rodrigo Duterte maintains his privacy in Davao City because he declined to run for president.
|President Rodrigo Duterte on the left and Senator Antonio Trillanes on the right|
Aside from being known as a Filipino politician, Antonio Trillanes IV is also a former army personnel. He was serving as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Armed Forces of the Philippines. He graduated at the Philippine Military Academy in Baguio City in1981. He served in the Armed Forces of the Philippines prior to running in the office as a senator in 2007, which he gained at least 6 million votes. He ran for Vice-President during the May 2016 polls but lost to Leni Robredo in a tight race against Bong Bong Marcos.
Senator Trillanes is an outspoken personality that you often see in media. He always catch the attention of the public due to his fearless perceptions and brave actions that irked other politicians in the Philippines. He is also one of the critics of President Rodrigo Duterte, which he gave multiple tyrants against his playforms even when he was running for the highest position in the country.
5 facts to happen when Senator Trillanes is the President of the Philippines
2. Calm president in front of the media: If he is our president, we often see a leader who is always calm in every media interview or press conferences. Antonio Trillanes is known to show a relaxed voice when he speaks in public. Although he usually laments against other politicians, he is not that aggressive enough to use bizarre words when speaking to the public.
3. Maintains diplomatic relations to the west: Similar with the Aquino administration, Trillanes supports western countries in terms of political and economic ties. Trillanes wants to pursue what the past administration have already started as a way to continue the prosperity of the Philippines in the future. Western countries still maintains their diplomatic ties with president Antonio Trillanes if ever he won the national elections.
4. Attracts coup: If Antonio Trillanes IV is the president of the Philippines, there is a possibility that a coup plot will be planned against him. Remember, he was one of the leaders of Magdalo group who attempted a coup against the Gloria Arroyo administration. Leftist group will be more interested doing the same to him when he became the president of the Philippines.
5. Firm on Philippines' claim in West Philippine Sea: Antonio Trillanes served in the Armed forces of the Philippines for two decades before becoming as a senator. He knows the angle of the Philippine territorial rights and jurisdictions. As a former army personnel, his experience was already enough for him to show to the country tha we still have the right to protect our property from international interests.
so what will you do if Antonio Trillanes IV is the president?