Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV is detained at Camp Crame’s Custodial Center in Quezon City, but he spent P500,000 for travel expenses in the six months since his election in May 2007, Commission on Audit (COA) figures show.
The officially published Itemized List of Expenses of each senator showed Trillanes collected his local travel allowance of P117,810, plus a total of P418,326 in travel allowance for his staff.
It has not been established if Trillanes had personally used the two amounts for travel expenses.
Records obtained by The STAR showed Trillanes spent some P3,628,938.50 for “salaries and benefits” of his staff.
Under the bracket for “meetings and conferences,” Trillanes incurred P103,021 and P215,000 for “extraordinary and miscellaneous expenses.”