Enrile says some senators not happy with his leadership, have plans to oust himBy Maila Ager
MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile himself confirmed receiving information of an alleged plan to oust him supposedly because there were some who were not happy with his leadership.
Enrile said a senator, who he refused to identify, had openly mentioned in one dinner about this purported plan.
“Matagal ko ng alam yan. Merong ilang ilang hindi happy sa akin dahil sinasaway ko sila (I’ve known that for sometime. There are some who are not happy with me because I rebuke them),” he said in a radio interview.
“Diretso sinabi nya may plano kaming tatangalin si Senate President (He said it directly that they have plan to remove the Senate President,” he said.
“Matagal ko ng alam yan. Siguro mahigit na isang buwan yan. E ako naman ay hindi ngangamba sa mga ganyan. Hindi naman ako kumakapit sa puwesto na yun (I’ve known that for sometime. I think its more than a month already. I am not bothered by it. I’m not holding on to my position),” Enrile said.
He said he was willing anytime to hand over his post in a silver platter to anyone who would want to take his place.
And in fairness to the Liberal Party being headed by President Benigno Aquino III, Enrile said he did not feel anything that it has something to do with such plan.
LP stalwart and Senator Franklin Drilon also repeatedly denied involvement in any alleged ouster moves against the Senate leader.