Would you vote for former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV as the country’s next president?
Trillanes has announced on Facebook about his plans to seek the presidency in next year’s elections. The former rebel soldier offered to vie for the presidential nomination of 1Sambayan Coalition.
“In view of VP Leni’s preparations to run for Governor of Camarines Sur in 2022, I, together with the Magdalo group, have decided to convey to the 1SAMBAYAN Coalition to change my status from being an alternate candidate (to VP Leni) to being a principal candidate for President to vie for the Coalition’s nomination,” he said.
“This move is necessary for my name to be included in 1SAMBAYAN’s selection process,” he added.
Trillanes said he has no plans of diving the opposition in the next presidential elections. He said there would still be a unified slate to be nominated by 1SAMBAYAN.
“Both VP Leni and myself have committed to support and campaign for its nominees,” he said.
Trillanes said he would withdraw his presidential plans if Robredo decides to run for the country’s highest post. For now, he said Robredo seemed to be preparing to run for governor of Camarines Sur in 2022.
“Just to further stress this point, in the event that VP Leni DEFINITIVELY decides to run for President BEFORE 1SAMBAYAN picks its nominees in July, I would wholeheartedly STEP ASIDE and WITHDRAW my own candidacy in her favor,” he said.
“BUT UNTIL THEN, we would work on the assumption that VP Leni would run for Governor of Camsur,” he said.
With his presidential ambition now out in the open, Trillanes plans to finalize his platform of governance.
“We could now start our own preparations focusing on the development of policy prescriptions to solve the different problems of our Country, particularly on pandemic response; economic recovery and poverty alleviation; peace and order/security sector reforms; anti-corruption/governance reforms; universal healthcare; foreign policy (including WPS), etc.” he said.
Trillanes offered to run for president after expressing dismay with the leadership of President Duterte. He said the country’s survival was at stake in the upcoming elections.
As I often stressed, the 2022 elections would be the most important elections in our nation’s history after 1986. Not only our Democracy is at stake, our very survival as a country is at stake, too,” he said.
He said the country was in ruins under the Duterte rule. He said the country could not survive another six years of a similar leader.
“In just 5 years, Duterte has been able to destroy our institutions, bankrupted the economy, worsened poverty and corruption, surrendered our interests in the WPS, and promoted incompetence in public service,” he said.
“Worst of all, he made our people accept killings, immorality, indecency and vulgarity as the new societal norm. Truly, we WILL NOT survive another 6 years of a Duterte rule,” he said.
Trillanes said he trusts Filipinos would “deliver” and put an end to the “wicked ways” of Duterte and cohorts. Once the Duterte camp is defeated in the polls, he said the nation will have a chance to rebuild the country and enjoy the “blessings of democracy.”
“I believe that GOD WILL NOT LET EVIL PREVAIL again this time. We will have served 6 years of penance under Duterte by then at baka naman tapos na ang kalbaryo natin,” he said.
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