Trillanes, Canadian envoy hold virtual talks, but about what?

Published October 12, 2021, 11:58 AM

by Raymund Antonio

Former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, who is gunning for a Senate comeback in the 2022 elections, met virtually with Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines Peter MacArthur to discuss good governance, one of the ex-lawmaker’s key advocacies.

Former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Canadian Ambassador Peter MacArthur (Twitter/ MANILA BULLETIN)

“Gained new insights regarding #Philippines good governance & ways @Canada can strengthen our country-to-country friendship in extended conversation with former Senator Antonio Trillanes
@TrillanesSonny who just announced his candidacy for the May 2022 #Senate elections,” the envoy said in a tweet.

The former senator retweeted MacArthur’s post, which also accompanied a screenshot of his virtual meeting with the ambassador.

Trillanes earlier announced his intention to run as a senator in the 2022 polls under the opposition banner of Vice President Leni Robredo, who is seeking the presidency.

Good governance is one of the key advocacies of the ex-solon, along with an improved anti-corruption drive and security sector reform.

Trillanes earlier said he wants to head the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee in his potential return to the Senate in order to look into the anomalous activities of the Duterte administration.

Last week, he shared on Instagram a 2014 photo of his dialogue with Frank Brunetta, Canada’s Procurement Ombudsman, regarding Canada’s anti-corruption programs.

The former senator, who rose to prominence for staging a coup against former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, is a staunch critic of the Duterte administration.

 
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