Senator Antonio "Sonny" F. Trillanes IV

Senate Office: Rm. 519 & 15 (New Wing 5/F) GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Diokno Blvd., Pasay City
Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 local nos. 5666 / 5667
Direct Line: (632) 833-6257
Telefax No.: (632) 833-2927
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]

Biography | Resume


Date of Birth: 06 August 1971
Hometown: Caloocan City
Spouse: Arlene Orejana Trillanes
Children: Francis Seth O. Trillanes
Thea Estelle O. Trillanes
Alan Andrew O. Trillanes (deceased)


Elementary: Sienna College, Quezon City
Secondary: Angelicum School, Quezon City
College: BS ECE (4th Year); De La Salle University, Manila
  BS Naval Systems Engineering; Philippine Military Academy

  • Cum Laude
  • Mathematics Plaque
  • Physical Sciences Plaque
  • Tambuli Award (Electrical/Electronics Engineering)
Graduate: Master in Public Administration major in Public Policy and Program Management; University of the Philippines, Diliman

  • two (2) University Scholar Awards (GPA 1.0-1.25)
  • College Scholar Award (GPA 1.25-1.50)


Sea Duty Profile: Mess & Supply Officer
April 1995-May 1996
  Deck & Gunnery Officer
May 1996-January 1998
  Engineering & Damage Control Officer
January 1998-February 1999
  Executive Officer
February 1999-January 2000
  Acting Commanding Officer
June 1999-January 2000
Shore Duty: Administrative/Personnel Officer (P1), HQ Patrol Force
June 1999-January 2000
  Procurement Officer/Instructor, Naval Education & Training Command
January 2000-June 2001


  • He was one of the Navy personnel who risked their lives to rescue thirty-two (32) persons during a daring search and rescue operation for the survivors of the ill-fated M/V Princess of the Orient at the height of a super typhoon in 1998.
  • He has a five-year sea duty experience logging-in a Total Steaming Time (TST) of 2,593 hrs and 47 min and Total Miles Covered (TMC) of 35, 316.78 nautical miles. During which time, his unit was responsible for the apprehension of dozens of smugglers, illegal loggers, poachers, human smugglers and illegal fishermen in numerous maritime law enforcement operations conducted in the waters off Batanes, Ilocos, Cagayan, Isabela, Zambales, Scarborough, Quezon, Bicol, Palawan, Mindoro, Romblon, Iloilo, Cebu, Zamboanga Peninsula, Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Davao and Maguindanao.
  • He was involved in numerous naval operations in support of ground operations directed against the Abu Sayyaf and other lawless elements.
  • As procurement officer of the Naval Training and Education Command, Philippine Navy, he reformed the procurement system, which resulted to the accumulated savings of more than four million pesos in favor of the government.
  • He has participated in 22 naval exercises conducted with local and foreign navies.
  • He is a recipient of 23 assorted merit medals, campaign ribbons and badges.

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17th Congress Senators