TIME Magazine's Joseph Hincks (@JosephHincks) dubs Trillanes Opposition leader 😱


According to TIME Magazine writer Joseph Hincks, "senator" Antonio Trillanes is now the "principal adversary" of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. That makes him de facto leader of the Philippine Opposition, doesn't it?

In his sparsely furnished office a few doors down, Trillanes tells TIME that Duterte and his allies had been determined to silence both him and De Lima — “De Lima legally, by incarcerating her, and myself through political assassination,” he says. 
About a week later, he would travel to the U.S. to meet Senator Marco Rubio, who — along with two other U.S. Senators — has expressed grave concern over “extrajudicial killings and human rights violations” in the Philippines. At the time of writing, the Philippine Department of Justice was considering filing treason charges against Trillanes, according to a presidential spokesman.

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