After Senate stint, Trillanes joins the academe

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Posted at Jul 30 2019 09:46 AM | Updated as of Jul 30 2019 09:47 AM

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MANILA - Former Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on Tuesday said he will be pursuing a teaching career after his stint as a lawmaker.

"It’s a more relaxed life after the Senate and right now I’m preparing for my teacher work this coming semesters," he told ANC's Early Edition.

Trillanes said he will be teaching public policy at the University of the Philippines Diliman while the courses he will teach at the Ateneo de Manila University are still being deliberated.

A staunch critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, the former senator said he does not feel more vulnerable as a private citizen.

"I never felt not being vulnerable under this admin. Since 2016 when Duterte assumed office I already had I think 10-14 cases. Whether I’m a senator or not it didn’t stop Mr. Duterte from persecuting people like me from the opposition," he said.

"Duterte is very consistent. He needs to put away any semblance of opposition. That’s the kind of governance he thrives in."

ANC, July 30, 2019