Report surprises EnrilePhilippine Daily Inquirer
Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile on Monday described as “baseless” and “unfounded” reports that he had presented to President Benigno Aquino his son, Cagayan Representative Jackie Ponce Enrile, as a possible candidate for the Liberal Party.
Speaking at the Kapihan sa Diamond media forum, Enrile told reporters that his alleged request “is a surprise to me and probably also a surprise to the President.”
Enrile said he was invited last week to Malacañang for a special Cabinet meeting.
“We never talked about political matters,” he said. “In fact, when I arrived in the Palace, the President was not yet there. When the meeting was over, I went to the restroom behind the conference room and when I came back, the President was gone. I was not even able to say goodbye.” Jeannette I. Andrade