Philippine Senator Antonio Trillanes in New York on official US visit

NEW YORK — Philippine Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is in New York on an official US visit.

He met with US Senator Marco Rubio in Washington DC on Tuesday.

Rubio tweeted they discussed US-Philippine relations, corruption and protecting human rights.

Pro-Duterte supporters criticized Rubio on Twitter for meeting with Trillanes, a known critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

Other than Senator Rubio, Trillanes says he met or he is meeting with other undisclosed US officials, but when pressed if he did with the CIA, Trillanes says he is not at liberty to disclose such information.

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