'No more awkward moments': Nancy Binay moves on from rift with Trillanes


Posted at May 17 2018 10:19 AM | Updated as of May 17 2018 11:06 AM

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MANILA - Senator Nancy Binay said Wednesday she had moved on from her rift with Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, who spearheaded corruption investigations against her father, former Vice President Jejomar Binay.

Binay said Trillanes approached her during one of their sessions at the Senate "to explain where he was coming from."

"Hindi daw sumipot 'yung dad ko sa Peninsula (He said my dad didn't show up at the Peninsula)... He told me that's one of the reasons," she said, referring to the 2007 siege on the Manila Peninsula by rebel soldiers led by Trillanes.

Binay was Makati mayor and one of the leaders of the opposition in 2007. Trillanes and the Magdalo group of soldiers led the uprising to demand the resignation of then President Gloria Arroyo.

"It was very difficult for us. May times na magkakasama kami sa hallway, tapos aarte ka na parang wala kang nakakasalubong. It was so hard. I don't like awkward moments," she said.

(There were times when we were in the same hallway and we acted like we did not see each other.)

Asked if she had forgiven Trillanes, Binay said: "I moved on."

"At least wala nang awkward moments," she said.

Binay said she had also moved on from her rift with Senate President Koko Pimentel and Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, the 2 other senators who led investigations against her father.