Ambassador Brady's notes on Trillanes' China activities

Posted at 09/19/2012 10:10 PM

It was supposed to be an ordinary day at the Senate Wednesday, until Senator Antonio Trillanes delivered a privilege speech against Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile.

Trillanes accused Enrile of railroading a measure that would split Camarines Sur, and create a new province -- Nueva Camarines.

In a Senate caucus last July, Trillanes said he expressed his opposition to the bill, but was rebuffed by Enrile.

Trillanes also expressed displeasure over what he says is the aggressive lobbying of Camarines Sur Rep. Luis Villafuerte to have the bill approved.

Aside from Congressman Villafuerte, Trillanes said Enrile might have been pressured by former President Gloria Arroyo to pass the measure.

Enrile -- who usually keeps his cool, did not take Trillanes's speech sitting down. He denied the allegations, and had harsh words himself for Trillanes.

Enrile then brought up Trillanes's not-so-secret mission to China, where he held backdoor talks with Chinese officials on the territorial dispute at the West Philippine Sea.

Enrile was armed with documents -- notes of Philippine Ambassador to China Sonia Brady, of her own meeting with Trillanes.

Here are Brady's notes, as read by Enrile: