Former senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Saturday said his brother Antonio ‘Tiny’ Trillanes III passed away after acquiring Covid-19.
“It is with deep sadness that I announce the sudden demise of my brother Antonio ‘Tiny’ Trillanes III,” Trillanes wrote in a social-media post.
“He died of complications due to Covid past midnight today, August 21. He was 51,” he added.
The former lawmaker made the announcement along with a photo of him and his late brother when they were children.
His brother’s death came only two weeks after they lost their mother, who died of complications due to advanced Parkinson’s condition. She was 87.
Trillanes recently celebrated his 50th birthday on 6 August.
As of 21 August, the country has detected 1,824,051 Covid-19 cases, while the death toll has climbed to 31,596.