Trillanes preparing to run for higher office in 2016

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Monday, June 2, 2014

SENATOR Antonio Trillanes IV disclosed he is considering the possibility of running for a higher position.

Trillanes, in a press conference, said he is still weighing his chances.

The senator who is a member of former senator Manuel Villar Jr.'s Nacionalista Party said he will make a final pronouncement this coming December if ever he will really run for a higher position like the presidency or the vice presidency.

A former Navy officer, Trillanes ran for the Senate in 2007 while detained over his participation in several mutinies against the administration of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

In 2010, President Benigno Aquino III signed a proclamation granting him and other members of the Magdalo amnesty for joining the 2003 Oakwood Mutiny, February 2006 Marine standoff and the 2007 Manila Peninsula incident.

"This is the time to study. You cannot seek higher office when you do not know how to run the country, when you do not know the problems of the country. When the decision of the party comes, you should be ready for anything. I am preparing myself mentally, emotionally, and academically on how to become a good president," Trillanes said.

If the NP does not choose him as candidate, Trillanes said he will abide by the decision instead of pursuing his plans as an independent candidate. (Camille P. Balagtas/Sunnex)

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