Capt. Arlene O. Trillanes was supposed to spend weekend with senator/husband
The Philippine Military Academy in Baguio maintained a business-as-usual stance.
Captain Arlene Orejana-Trillanes, the senator’s wife and a member of PMA corps of professors, filed a leave of absence on the day of the siege.
But the leave was meant for the long weekend — Friday being Bonifacio Day — “so I hope no one makes the wrong conclusions,” said Major General Leopoldo Maligalig, PMA superintendent.
“She is level-headed. She told me as she [had always said] that she has nothing to do with her husband’s [political decisions],” Maligalig said. “Her focus is family and I believe her.”
Orejana-Trillanes was one of the seven women cadets who graduated from the PMA in 1997. Her husband belongs to Class 1995.