Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, who lost in the vice presidential race, is back in the country and is giving President-elect Rodrigo Duterte a “leeway” to work and prove himself.
“Mga three weeks ago na ako nakabalik,” Senator Trillanes said in a phone interview over GMA News TV. “So nagpahinga lang nang konti at meron din tayong mga ilang mga official engagement na ginawa.”
Senator Trillanes left the country for Hawaii on May 17. The senator’s camp said his trip to Hawaii was official and had nothing to do with the elections.
Asked if he would continue to pursue his allegations against Duterte such as bank accounts and P2.4 billion unexplained wealth, Senator Trillanes said:
“Sa ngayon kasi ang naging pasya natin ay pagbigyan siya na mamuno at ayusin ‘yung bansa. Ang sabi naman nila three to six months maaayos na nila ‘yung bansa e.”
“So we will take it from there kasi we wouldn’t want na magkaroon ng any distraction or any reason kung bakit hindi nila magagampanan ‘yung kanilang mga pangako. Pero hindi naman natin makakalimutan ‘yan,” the senator, who has three years left in public service, added.
“At the same time, ang sa atin dito is ‘nung nilabas ko ‘yan it’s either hindi pa nabalitaan ng electorate ‘yung tunay na isyu but regardless, siya ‘yung hinalal ‘nung mga kababayan natin so we’ll have to respect that mandate and give him all the leeway he needs to perform the country,” Trillanes said.