MANILA – With Rodrigo Duterte still enjoying wide margin in the presidential race, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Tuesday assured the Davao City mayor that he will not be a hindrance to the reforms that Duterte will implement in the next six years.
“I respect the will of the Filipino people. They have spoken clearly and resoundingly that they want Mayor Duterte to be our next president,” Trillanes said in a press statement.
“I assure the Mayor and our countrymen that will not be a hindrance to the reform initiatives he intends to push in or government,” he added.
Trillanes, however, said: “I will continue with my advocacies as a legislator in our system of checks and balances.”
“May God bless our country,” he added.
Trillanes, one of the leaders of the coup attempts against the administration of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, made life difficult for Duterte towards the end of the 90-day election campaign.
However, the senator’s expose on the alleged hidden wealth hardly affected the popularity of Duterte who is now enjoying over six-million vote lead over Liberal Party bet Mar Roxas.
Based on the latest partial and unofficial results from the Comelec transparency server, Duterte has already 15,219,591 votes while Roxas is far in the second spot with 9,164,292 votes followed by Senator Grace Poe (8,528,577 votes), Jejomar Binay (5,054,862 votes) and Miriam Defensor Santiago (1,365,625).
Trillanes is in the fifth place of the vice presidential race with 796,436 votes behind Leni Robredo (13,317,564), Bongbong Marcos (13,161,716), Alan Peter Cayetano (5,448,213), Chiz Escudero (4,584,232). Gringo Honasan has 715,722 votes.