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Unthinkable: Guess who came to Enrile book launch

By |, TJ Burgonio


NO PERMANENT FRIENDS, ONLY PERMANENT INTERESTS. President Aquino (right) trades niceties with his family’s former political foe Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile (second from right) during the launch of the senator’s memoirs on Thursday night in a Makati hotel. Seated from left are former first lady Imelda Marcos and Cristina Ponce Enrile. GIL NARTEA/MALACAÑANG PHOTO

It was one party that would have been unthinkable in 1972, 1983, 1986 or even 2001.

But it only took an invitation from the now wildly popular Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile to bring together an odd assortment of colorful characters whose careers and personalities have crossed, intersected and clashed on the very public stage of Philippine politics.

Just as unthinkable was how the usually flamboyant former first lady Imelda Marcos failed to be the center of attention during the book launch of “Juan Ponce Enrile: A Memoir” in a Makati hotel on Thursday night.

But Mrs. Marcos gamely traded niceties with President Aquino whose mother, the late President Cory Aquino, ousted her husband, former President Ferdinand Marcos, in a bloodless People Power Revolution in 1986.

Marcos, who declared martial law in 1972 that saw the arrest and detention of Mr. Aquino’s father, former Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr., is still widely believed to be behind the senator’s death in 1983.

 

Coup attempts

 

President Aquino also shook hands with Enrile who, together with his loyal squire Sen. Gregorio Honasan, remains associated with several coup attempts against his mother.

Also at the book launch were former President Joseph Estrada and his son, Senate President Protempore Jinggoy Estrada, who were seen hobnobbing with Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr., the head of the prosecution team that tried to convict the impeached president for plunder 11 years earlier.

Former President Fidel Ramos, the implementor of martial law, was among the guests, as was President Aquino’s uncle, former Sen. Agapito “Butz” Aquino, a prominent opposition figure during the Marcos years.

Also present were Vice President Jejomar Binay and Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa of Malacañang’s so-called “Samar” bloc, which was rumored to be behind the Noy-Bi ticket that led to the junking of President Aquino’s vice presidential mate, Mar Roxas.

This led guests to wonder in hushed tones why members of that other Malacañang faction, the ubiquitous “Balay” posse—said to be backing Roxas—were not around. Were they not invited? people asked.

UNA stalwarts

 

Logical explanation: Enrile, Binay and Estrada are stalwarts of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) whose candidates are expected to run head-to-head with Liberal Party contenders led by LP president and incoming Interior Secretary Mar Roxas.

Wags also cheekily noted the absence of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, who had recently engaged Enrile in a word war that began with the Camarines Sur bill and traveled all the way to Scarborough Shoal.

Not surprising, since Trillanes and his Magdalo cohorts destroyed the façade of The Manila Peninsula’s entrance in a siege in November 2007.  The book launch was held in the hotel.

In fact, many of the personalities mentioned in Enrile’s memoirs were seated in the enormous Rigodon Ballroom of the Manila Pen, where the furniture was arranged in the style of a grand salon facing a giant screen set above a stage.

Guests watched a short film that highlighted Enrile’s role and influence in the military and his key participation in the 1986 Edsa revolt that ousted the Marcoses. Imelda Marcos, whose husband’s 23rd death anniversary was observed on Friday, Sept. 28, remained composed as she stared ahead.

Of his 772-page autobiography, Enrile said: “The people I mention and the events I depict here were those that I had personally encountered and witnessed along my journey.  I have no intention to make myself look good at the expense of others, or to settle old scores with anyone.”

Alfie Anido suicide

Interestingly, the book mentioned the suicide of actor Alfie Anido in 1981.

“My enemies in the Marcos regime,” including Marcos chief of staff Fabian Ver, spread the rumor that his son Jack was behind the actor’s death, Enrile said.

The younger Enrile recalled that it was in 2008 when his father bared his plan to write his memoirs.

“Even you, my son, do not know who I am and I have to tell the Filipino people who I am,” he quoted his father as saying then.

The congressman said that with his father’s memoirs being publicly available, “a number of history books would have to be rewritten” as the book contains “revelations that intend to separate myth from legend” about “some of the more controversial periods of our history.”

Enrile spent four years writing the book that journalist Nelson Navarro trimmed down from the original 2,000-page “collection of manuscripts” to its present form.

The Senate President thanked President Aquino’s “graciousness” for showing up “despite the rather colorful political encounters I had with the martyred Ninoy Aquino and the much-admired icon of democracy, President Cory.”

 

Errors of the past

Mr. Aquino said Enrile’s memoirs “(would) allow future generations not just to explore other perspectives; it empowers (them) to avoid the errors of the past.”

Enrile’s book, the President said, “will hopefully give us an opportunity to hear insights from the side of those who decided, for instance, to experiment with strongman rule. What went through their minds back then? How do they choose to remember it now?

Enrile was believed to be the chief architect of martial law. The launch of his memoirs came a week after the country marked the 40th anniversary of President Marcos’ declaration of martial law in September 1972.

Mr. Aquino said it would be healthy for the young generation to read Enrile’s memoirs.

Common ground

“Any book aspires to outlive its author and the milieu from which it sprang. How we bear witness may lead to our making opposite conclusions … For younger readers, let me assure you this is a healthy thing. Being exposed to opposing views is the hallmark of a true democracy,” the President said.

“Who would have thought Manong Johnny and I could find common ground, and vote the same way on some, though maybe not all, measures? We could agree to disagree on the past, but we also discovered we could agree on many things in the here and now—and contribute to the future betterment of our people,” Mr. Aquino said.

At the end of the day, he added, everyone would be confronted with the challenge of the Epistle of John:  “So then if we do not do the good we should do, we are guilty of sin.”

Said the President:  “We will be held accountable to our Maker for this. But we will also be held accountable to human history, and here the often-misquoted words of Edmund Burke come to mind. We are familiar with the saying, ‘For evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.’ What he really wrote, I understand, was this, ‘When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.’

“May all of us hope to live as long, and as vivid a life as Manong Johnny; and may all of us seek, in this book, the lessons that will allow us to advance as a people,” he added.

 First posted 12:01 am | Saturday, September 29th, 2012


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  • indiosbravos2002

    Honasan will be forever known as Enrile’s squire, alalay and sidekick. Eventhough, they are now on equal footing in the senate, mababa pa rin ti gin sa kanya ng mga tao.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

      He would never be his own man. NEVER.!
      Not, while J.P.Enrile is alive and kicking.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BFQWTB3Z6DK76IWGHUMC4NO5JY Isang Pilipino

    I’m glad Sonny Trillanes did not join this gathering. What has good has Enrile really done for the country?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NDH6O6PNTAJ23SNYTA6LSYY47Q Butuan

      NOTHING! 

    • LahingMaharlika

      Anupaman ang sabihin ni Enrile, siya ang tuta ni Marcos na nagplano at nagpa tupad ng batas militar. Dapat niya pa ring panagutan ang mga krimen na ginawa niya, mga pag paslang mga pag salvage sa mga kababayan natin na hangang ngayon ay hindi pa nabibigyan ng katarungan. Nakakapang lumo lamang na tayong mga Pilipino ay hindi natututo sa nangyari sa ating kasaysayan.

    • opinyonlangpo

      Martial law, that’s why even president Aquino is there.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KJ76CX2OMZA5NVTAXNSNABESD4 jameS

       nothing

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

      “Good for Nothing”…!

  • jga94

    I think that a bio of sorts of Enrile would be more interesting had it been writtena and/or released when Enrile would be “retired” from politics already…..as it is–with Enrile very much into thick of Phil. politics and his son Jack joining the fray, I would think that we can expect a less than frank account of his life….

  • Simon Ward

    To use a possibly now dated abbreviation, ROFLMAO :) It’s always nice to see a den of thieves celebrate their fake love for one another :)

    I could pick so many holes, but here are two for starters …

    “But it only took an invitation from the now wildly popular Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile …”
    “Wildly popular”????? The fact that he presides over the Senate has NOTHING to do with people liking him!

    “Marcos, who declared martial law in 1972 that saw the arrest and detention of Mr. Aquino’s father, former Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr., is still widely believed to be behind the senator’s death in 1983.”

    My sources may be wrong, but everyone I know who was less than 10 miles from the event (figuratively speaking), says it was Imelda. FWIW, this late in the game, my late friend who was Marcos’s dentist – many photos of him and Marcos and Ver to support this – said he was present at the famous ashtray-throwing incident when Marcos learned that Ninoy had been killed.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/OC7REZHN2QZZ4W3NI4SU7EEF5U Allan

      It was not an astray that flew towards Ver at the time Marcos heard of Ninoys assassination, it was an empty dextrose bottle.

      • Simon Ward

        I don’t recall my friend dwelling on exactly what was thrown. What I remember him emphasizing was that of the two versions of events – that the object was thrown at Ver, and that it was thrown at Imelda – it was the latter that actually happened.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BAILOH47IAC7D2XUDC7AQSSIU4 Wee

    Every day road accidents happen and they are not few, not far and between. This is one area that needs to be addressed with political will; the result that drivers ‘ licenses are so easy to get and bought, the result of vehicle registrations are also easy to get and bought, the results that our roads are not designed and maintained for safety and efficiency. Nasaan ka Lto, Ltfrb?

  • ztefertilizerscam6

    Kasama ba sa book mo yong SMUGGLING MO…

    • TuwadNaDaan

      Oo nga ano..? Dapat gagawa rin si Simeon nang libro at isasama rin ang Hacienda Lusita Massacre…!!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

      Yea.

      What about “Illegal Logging”…, rampant, up to the time of ex-PGMA?
      O-o nga. Asan si Rep. GMA.?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/P46VEAWAZYDQTLUAROVWJ6IVRM iamwhoiam

    This only goes to show, there is really no such thing as Principled Politics in the Philippines. I can only imagine how uncomfortable this gathering is as can be attested by what you can see, how much more what you can’t? I hate it but I guess my right of suffrage is not much of use up to now.

  • WAJ

    I look at the picture before I start reading the article. To my mind, I had a feeling that the former First Lady was an outcast. She put herself in the predicament of deep embarrassment probably not anticipating what would be impact the to her reputation after every speakers comments. It’s all focus, about the past Martial Law regime. It’s all about Marcos. I wander what was her feeling and thinking during this occasion. Embarrassing???

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NDH6O6PNTAJ23SNYTA6LSYY47Q Butuan

      Nothing! cause currently she crazy old ugly woman! lol.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

        Dementia..?
        Selective “absentia”…?

  • vaporub123

    a gathering of personalities who needed each other to survive politically, these includes marcos whom both u.n.a. and l.p.needed her support for this coming election.hopefully the book will bare all,on how enrile became rich when he bacame a cabinet member for marcos,and where are   those he had arrested during martial law,which until now cannot be located.

  • pepengkabayo

    Good for the old man.
    He is the man of our time. His book is the story of the past that should be remembered.

    On the other hand, it is only the occasion where Pnoy did not take a swipe on the old man.
    Quite ironic as his parents are the antis.
    Good for Pnoy and Enrile.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

      “…should be remembered.”…? Hahahahahahaha.
      This is like saying that “Hitler, Stalin and Pol-Pot were really good men.”

  • athenapallas

    Politics!

    Imelda looks cross because the chair they gave her to sit on is not as groovy as the other three’s. Enrile’s wife Cristina looks really unhealthy. Johnny looks so smug; and Pnoy looks like a monkey monkeying around. This picture is so tragically humurous and humurously tragic.

  • us_sixtycents

    Finally a new Coloring Book for Seniors in 3D!

    • tamumd

      Hahahahahahaha…your comment cracks me up!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WEBQQWQDFI3HXAMQFTUHVVUHNU ame mojica

    I think Pnoy should have not been there. I have not read Enrile’s book but I watched the ABS special of Enrile. In my mind Enrile was just washing his hands by justifying the martial law. The real intent of the martial law was to let Marcos stay in power and not because of crimes. Most of the bombings and  so called  ambushed were staged so that they can justify the declaration of  Martial law. How about the bombing in Plaza Miranda at the  LP’s “meeting de avance? Sino nam;a;n kaya ang mag bobomba doon. Sasabihin nila mga NPA. Mahusay magtago ng kabulukan itong si Enrile at pati na yung mga nakaw niya. Kung si DAnding Cojuangco at yung mga iba pa ay sobra ang yaman noong under Martial Law si Enrile pa kaya?Based on the TV special. Enrile is insinuating that Imelda with Ver murdered Ninoy kasi daw may sakit na noon si Marcos pero ang plano lang daw nila i house arrest si Ninoy. Palagay ko sobrang laki ng bayad doon sa mga pumatay kay Ninoy dahil wala ni isang kumanta. Ngayon kayang si Pnoy na ang presidente may kumanta kaya?

    • LahingMaharlika

      The ” Palabas” sa tv about Enrile is just a palabas, it is about Enrile washing his hands about what happened during the martial law and during the Marcos years. Nagpontius Pilate. Dapat palitan na niya pangalan niya  to Juan Pilate Enrile.

      • LahingMaharlika

        or Juan Poncio Pilato Enrile, bagay di ba? LOL1

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/P46VEAWAZYDQTLUAROVWJ6IVRM iamwhoiam

      @ ame  mojica – to know the brain behind the plot, you have to follow the money trail but it’s widely known already who is the mastermind. it’s within the family.

    • blowcoldblowhot

      Inamin nga ni Joma, na sila ang nagbomba, at ang dapat mo itanong, bakit si Ninoy ay wala sa miting na yon at bakit after EDSA 1, pinalabas o pinalayas ni Cory is Joma sa kulungan? Hindi mo pa ba na-gets?

    • Meow Ming

      Matagal na pong inamin ni Joma Sison na silang nga komunista ang nagbomba sa Plaza Miranda.

  • John_Galt_II

    Ano kayang memoir yan? Puro kasinungalingan siguro yan. Based on his twisted reality!

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Facts or fictions? The teleserye loving pinoys will be confused again!

  • Touch_Me_, Nuts!

    Learned Filipinos, scholars of PH politics and government and even for the so- called “The Flâneur” in PH culture, will find JPE’s memoir a useful source of knowledge and insights into the making and unmaking of this country, and be able to see the many disconnect in recent history. JPE’s roller- coaster experience with and into people involved makes it even more interesting and much more intriguing to unravel. JPE is what he is now because he knew and identified his choices rather well along the way, and he didn’t back away from them. JPE is no far behind from time and wisdom.
     
    At tender 88, JPE understands the mind of the so- called “pop culture”, then and now, for he still knows to soothe troubled ears.  Having acknowledged Ninoy as martyr however after been part of the past (and for many years) that made Ninoy, as he said,  was, is not easy to comprehend even for an ordinary man merely fence-sitting in those heady days. JPE may have given us better facts and insights in retrospect for having been on the scene but the question remains if he has indeed reconciled himself with the man below and the Man above. Our conscience in the end reconciles only with the simple, naked and straight.  For after all, being in the gray was never meant to be a place of comfort.  In the words of the sublime, in the end, we are either/or, not neither/nor either.  
     
    Nevertheless, I laud Mr. JPE for coming out with the book. I consider the book as gift to the people and to a nation needing of healing for whatever it takes. JPE may have admitted the failures of the past, the road ahead towards reconciliation is still as punic as it is uneven. The timing for JPE: A Memoir’s release could not have been any better however. It could trigger a start for some people to reconsider the narrow path towards reconciliation. The book is a must read for every good- natured and thinking Filipinos.

  • kulittwit

    Looks like the country is really moving onward. A united philippines will be a progressive country.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/P46VEAWAZYDQTLUAROVWJ6IVRM iamwhoiam

      @ kulittwit – i could only shot myself in the head with your comment. with the kind of politics we have, don’t count it will happen in your lifetime.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

        @iamwhoiam – kulittwit is just trying to perpetuate the “carnival of lies” that is, Enrile’s book.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/45YIBMNHBUP3CSS75JGQPK6V6Q Anamarija

    I want to read this book,  gusto ko malaman ang katotohanan…Kasi naniniwala ako na ang taong malapit nang mamatay ay hindi nagsisinungaling.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2UMHGIG2H4KOHCAOA5H7VMKLQY CAJUN

      Tingin mo malapit na siya? Kung sakaling mali nasulat nya, may time pa kaya siyang baguhin at totoo na?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

        Abangan and “Second Version (of lies)”

    • doncleo

       Depende siguro sa tao yan..Si Enrile mula noon ay tuso pa sa pinaka tusong matsing..hanggang ngayon nga ay magaling pa magpaikot ng tao e..ginagawa nya yan para makalimutan ng tao ang mga kasalanan nya sa lipunan at maihanda ang kanyang anak na pumalit sa kanya para maproteksyonan ang kanilang mga negosyo..TUSO TALAGA..

    • OleSapra aka ARGUS

       Mamat- -, este, mabuhe si Enrile, ‘wag iboto si jackey, yeheyy !!!

    • John_Galt_II

      Naku iha. Ang sinungaling kahit patay na nagsisinungaling pa!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

      General rules/maxims have “exceptions”…!

  • tagasampaloc

    The young generation should not read Enrile’s memoirs; he will just twist history to conform to his “truth” of his being also a victim of Marcos for using his faked ambush as an excuse to declare martial law.
    That alone is a felony THEN and NOW. He should be made to answer for his crime!…more so of the numerous failed coups with Gringo.
    Remember: Do not elect son JACK ENRILE IN 2013!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KF2TCBJ2AUC7VIPR3TACWUGITE Rednaxela VD

      loko loko! obsolete na kayo mga communist.  move on and get a life!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

        Making your opponents into communists is old-hat.

  • agaylaya

    As I looked at the picture I was overwhelmed with sadness as the song “Internationale” came to my mind and remember, remember and remember some more of the oppresion committed by the burgis and the blood of the fallen comrades. As we used to sing “Bangon sa pagkabusabus…..ito’y huling paglalaban..” The burgis still rules and injustice is still there as ever!. What a waste. 

    • Touch_Me_, Nuts!

      o   What was wasted? You have no reason to brood over a lost cause. Even in France where your battle song started, no one knows about it anymore. Joma was wrong then, and he still suffers from what he started until now. You could not have followed a wrong leader, but such is life. Communism is out, and capitalism is on the decline but guess, who has a better chance of coming back? Lenin stole the revolution from the peasants, but now could not even keep his grave at the Kremlin.  Many of the comrades decided to take the northbound; the south doesn’t look promising. You could use another time; don’t lose hope for the better. Learn from the bitter past.

      • doncleo

         You are right! Akala ko din noon tunay ang pakikibaka ng pamunuan ng makakaliwa yun pala ay puro kaipokritohan din.. iniwan tayo ni Joma.. habang ang iba ay nagdusa sa piitansya naman ay nagpapasarap sa  Netherlands..anong klaseng lider yan?kaya ang nangyari sa samahan naging mga tulisan…maski sino na lng nirerecruit at ang alam ay manghingi ng pera sa mga pulitiko(permit to campaign daw).o kaya ay sa mga negosyante (revolutionary tax daw) hahaha! napakalaking pagkakamali..sa kasaysayan ng lahat na rebolusyon sa buong mundo meron bang nagtagumpay  na humihingi ng buwis sa rebolusyon? Nag-iba na ang takbo ng pulitika sa Pilipinasm iba na din ang mga namumuno..Matagal ng patay si Marcos ngunit si Joma ay nasa Netherlands pa din hahaha!! sarap ng buhay ng loko …at ang mga kadre ay nilalamok sa bundok…mga NPA GISIIIIINNNGG!!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

      What do you mean the “burgis”…?
      The rich and the landed…? (these by themselves are too general)
      Baka mga yung “naging rich dahil sa politics” &/or 
      “those naging rich dahil sa illigal”… ang mga “meanings” mo?

  • boomvilla

    any mention of illegal logging in the book?

  • DarkJustice

    Did he mentioned how his son Jackie notoriously gunned down a gentleman in a hotel disco in Roxas Blvd? That he was one of the (major player)brains of Martial Law? Or the planned power grab on Marcos but just uncovered by ISAFP agents? That he just used people in disguise of breaking away with Marcos? He shld have included that too! :-)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HEDQ7Y3JBTBBTL6BG4LPAOSPAQ Francis Cobb

      Sinipa pa ni Jackie yung bangkay ng tao na iyan na binaril niya sa Roxas Blvd.

    • $29483279

       Buti nabanggit ninyo ang incidence na ito sa CR ng isang Hotel sa Roxas Blvd.

      • DarkJustice

        andun kasi ang pinsan ko ng mangyari iyon at napaka-traumatic sa kanya ang nangyari na halos  ilang araw syang nanginginig at nanaginip!

      • $29483279

         Medyo accurate ka. Thanks.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KJ76CX2OMZA5NVTAXNSNABESD4 jameS

    Sino daw ang nagpapatay kay Ninoy? Sinabi ba nya?

  • facq2

    did he mention how their family control PORT IRENE IN CAGAYAN? tsk tsk tsk tsk,

    • doncleo

       Pare my question is more brutally frank: Does their family control the smuggling in Port Irene, Cagayan?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HEDQ7Y3JBTBBTL6BG4LPAOSPAQ Francis Cobb

        Yung dating navy officer na asawa ngayon ni Katrina Enrile ang may hawak ng Port Irene. Ilan ba asawa ni Katrina? Di ko alam kung pang-lima ang navy captain na iyan (na mukhang janitor).

  • Camillo

    The picture shows what’s disgusting about Philippine politics.

    • TinimbangNgunitKulang

      … and why the country has become the sick man of Asia.

  • Morskie52

    Who wants to read such trash.

    • blowcoldblowhot

      Ako

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XY7UBGNI4YMO4J46PMDIVA7N6Q rog

    I hope the book is not just a collection of lies to suit the way Enrile would like himself to be remembered.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2UMHGIG2H4KOHCAOA5H7VMKLQY CAJUN

    May advance copy ka? Nabasa mo na? Pahiram – magbasa din ako ng trash!

  • Keith_P

    If there was ever a good chance for a suicide bomber to attack, this should have been it. At nang mangaubos na yang mga pahirap na yan.

    • eirons1043

      Mali ka kasi wala duon sina danding at iyong top 20 taipans na taas ng taas ang mga presyo ng tinda.

  • farmerpo

    For the moment, I locked my cynicism in a closet and threw away the keys. It is refreshing to note that politicians, famous and infamous are all gathering together.  I sincerely hope that this is the end of our divisive political realm and the beginning of a truly mature political atmosphere. 

    • Joe Umali

      I’m sorry, farmerpo, I don’t think that will happen soon unless our voters become more sophistigated and intelligent, got rid of all the trapos in govenment, put an end to all political dynasties, and punished all those who have wronged our people.

      • farmerpo

         Tama po kayo Mang Joe, ang sa aking lang eh, wala namang bayad ang mangarap. And it is intellectually energizing to be on the positive side paminsan minsan. I never reply to comment on my comments but yours seems to match my thinking. Good to hear from you, Mang Joe. 

  • marcos_hitler_diktador_tuta

    I do not agree with President Aquino’s statement that Enrile’s memoir “would be healthy for the young generation to read”.

    Those of us who fought, lived and survived the Marcos regime knows very well what his role was.  Shrewd, clever and manipulative are the best words to describe Enrile. He is the best political opportunist of the Philippines and sugarcoated such fact having “befriended” all the presidents.

    I see in Enrile a power hungry politician Machiavellian in philosophy and thanks God he never became president of this country.

    I take my first statement back. Yes, Enrile’s memoir could be a good reading, only to verify lies from truths.  These should not be hard to thresh out.

    Enrile a victim of martial law? The audacity.

    • eirons1043

      I agree that Enrile’s book be read because you will know the truth by just thinking the opposite of what is written.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HFDGBGI6RTVYTYN3X6OP2DVX4A droids

    “Just as unthinkable was how the usually flamboyant former first lady Imelda Marcos failed to be the center of attention during the book launch of “Juan Ponce Enrile: A Memoir” in a Makati hotel on Thursday night.”
    Ang center ng attention ay kay Enrile, sus itong reporter na ito humaba lang ang isinusulat ay nagdadagdag ng opinion sa report..walang kwenta..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HEDQ7Y3JBTBBTL6BG4LPAOSPAQ Francis Cobb

      Ang asawa ni Cathy Yamsuan (ang reporter na nagsulat ng artikulo) ay isa sa mga public relations man ni Erap.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

    I was already old enough during Martial Law to know that then notorious killer Jackie Enrile shot and killed matinee idol Alfie Anido as well as many other civilians who crossed his path.  No amount of denial and defense by the elder Enrile could erase the facts.  Jackie was so untouchable that even Bongbong Marcos then avoided him.  Let’s dump Jackie Enrile next year !

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DHWFDCKPCRMX4YOHMM7CXXH3JE Hinahon

    So, Manong Johnny, did you also mention in your book how your son Jackie beat up a young man and his dad inside Dasmarinas Village because the boy almost sideswiped Jackie and his bodyguards who were biking at that time? Did you mention that after Jackie beat them up outside their own gate, your son had the arrogance to say this?: “Mga p#t$ng-i@a ninyo! Alam ninyo ba na congressman ako?!!”

    And also, have you mentioned in your book how Jackie loves to ram his car to the rear end of any vehicle temporarily parked in front of the JAKA building’s main lobby? Is your son Jackie still hook on drugs, Mr. Senate President?

    You should be telling your son’s bodyguards to stop telling these stories to the employees of JAKA so it doesn’t spread like wildfire.

  • nti_boohaya

    Kahit saang lugar sa mundo ang umiiral na storya ng kanilang kasaysayan ay isinulat o ikuenento  ng mga panalo.  In other words, history are written by the victors.  Enrile’s insights to the political events of his lifetime will surely become a reference for those who will write or decide what the “truth” about the short but storied political history of the Philippines.  There will be non-believers as well as believers to what Enrile wrote in his book.  History as we know is just that: a story.  And every story has two sides.  By writing the book, Enrile was just telling his side of the story, or we hope, what his role in those events.  We must be cognizant that, as I understand, he wrote about his personal, first-hand knowledge and insights of the events.    He claimed that he is neither the keeper of truth nor he intends to set the records straight.  We all have the responsibility not to believe everything we read, especially on many social media.  Is it an attempt to rewrite history?  Of course.  After all, he has politically outlived most of the major players from ’60’s on. Indeed, history is rewritten everyday but we, the people, must decide which stories to believe.  Remember, Columbus’ discovery of America remains a hotly disputed issue.  I’m sure martial law will remain a hot topic in years to come.  Remember, he who wins writes the history on his own terms.

  • romfagen

    ang kwento ng Barrio Pilipinas…

    tragic, comedic, suspense,drama, slapstick  in a B grade way.

    raise the roof…raise the consciousness…raise the intelligence

  • arthur1410

    Memoir of Enrile? Baka naman Harry Potter book, full of fictions, lies and fantasies to twist history so that he will be in the correct side of it. 

    We know enrile long enough and I will not bother to read even the foreword of that book.
    I agree, jack enrile doesn’t know fully well his father because he refused to know, because by knowing, he might disown his father. He knows him only as a doting father but not as a public figure. 

    Remember: Do not elect son JACK ENRILE IN 2013!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4TUSV3KNSYW4OPZKD2OWKFLFSM R Valiente

    Picture says it all – the more things change, the more they stay the same. Our pretense of accountability and sense of justice just flew out the window.  What a poignant way of illustrating our short memories and seeming inability to sort right from wrong,  

    The Philippines has been and (hopefully not) will always be just a milking and docile carabao for the selfish oligarchy (which includes most elected and “recycled” politicos).  These few families practically own and control the country.  Pinagloloko, ginagamit at pinag aaway-away lang tayo ng mga iyan!  

    Bakit ba palagi na lang apelyido at koneksiyon ang kwalipikasyon para maging politiko?  
    Subukan naman natin ang meritocracy…….    

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MWZ5O4SRF7VZW3PUYC2OBQB5KU Arnel

    “But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken.” juan, you should bring all excesses not only careless words (written in your memoirs) to the ‘after-life’.. sad thing, you cannot lie to the Great Judge.. you can leave from here and pretend to have untarnished name, but not to the “other life” where all things are recorded accurately. btw, you don’t have to worry, no one can call and pressure you to sign bills. for all will be judged accordingly..

  • belairskycrapper

     …  a memoir full of compulsive  lies,
     …  to include his own faked abduction …..
     ….

  • buninay1

    I will wait for it at booksale, when it will be down to 5 peso a piece only.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QN7WRG7OA6LJLXUCQDHTXU2HSQ Adri Tion

    It’s an odd picture… two master criminals (enrile and marcos) sitting with the president of the Philippines!

    • eirons1043

      Yes two master criminals and one s..pid victim.

  • Noypi11

    It is not easy to forget who Juan Ponce Enrile is. He was Marcos’ architect of Martial Law. Even Marcos himself could not trust this man that’s why he (Enrile) turned against Marcos. So what what will hte reader of his ” A Memoir” find in his book? Lies, lies, lies!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QHGUJ3OJZAOIMBYYWTABNV2EEM Ai

    Taka lang ako bakit si Lopez ang gumawa ng book. Ano kapalit nito?
     
    Enrile has always been a critic of Lopez-Meralco in the Senate. Remember PPA and IPP’s – Enrile is the last man standing against Meralco issues in the past. The question is “How much? and Which Lopez contract?”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CBBPG4SGSURB5V5A5BBQX4HF2Y Peter

    A memoir written by himself is self-serving, glamorizes his misdeed to good deeds, covers his skeletons of his closet with flowery words, and whitewashed the blackness of his life with  talcum powder – all these will be erased in due time, as the saying goes, ‘YOU CAN’T WRAPPED WITH YOUR FISTS THE SMOKE.  Let us remember how Cardinal Sin described Enrile. I leave it to the reader to recall.

  • pinayPYT

    Someone here commented that he/she wants to read the book to know the truth —because he/she believes that someone who will be gone pretty soon will not lie.

    As a psychiatrist, I have seen so many patients so lied to their teeth on their death bed! I am a martial law kid —I was a10 yr old 4th grader when martial law was declared, and was a 3rd yr medical student when the Marcos regime was toppled. And this is thing that I’m sure of—Enrile is a world class epitome of someone with anti-social/narcissistic personality disorder !

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZLG6N3K2NDNGD3JN46EXOIOSEE pogi

      approved…300%. he knows how to play games….kadiri.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XWH5SD6XPM3XKND6PJQQ32ZRAU Mabuhay

    It is useless if Enrile does not pinpoint in his book that the Marcoses ordered  Ninoy’s assassination. He is too old to be a liar. It is long overdue to tell ALL.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XWH5SD6XPM3XKND6PJQQ32ZRAU Mabuhay

    kung P250.00 lang yan and below bibili ako…soft bound….di namn nyan aaminin na pineke niya ang ambush para ma declare ang martial law. Dati inamin nya noong panahon ng EDSA..noong isang araw sa tv interview ni winnie monsod itinatanggi na nya….so what can we expect from his book….puro kasinungalingan yun malamang…..bad guy din cya kaya matagal ang buhay….yung anak nya yun talaga ang pumatay kay alfie anido nagselos kasi…si alfie anido kasi noon ang pinakapogi na tao sa balat ng lupa kahit i google nyo pa ang pics nya….

    • Rap88

      10:25am, of Sept 21, 2012 @ News to GO, GMA News TV in an interview with Kara David Enrile also admitted that he did not fake his ambush, PATULOY TAYONG NILOLOKO NG TAONG ITO.

  • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

    Leave it at that… it’s his book in the first place. Showing your political colors in comments does not make anybody change his mind… you are just discrediting yourself more before the eyes of people who see things differently. The common people will not mind reading the voluminous book…only scholars who would like to find fault, or flattery in  themselves.

    Every man has his contribution no matter how small. Let not the smallest goodness be clouded by wrongs. It is from goodness that people positively learn to improve… it is from wrong that people realize not to commit the same thing again….but easily and soon forgotten.

  • TinimbangNgunitKulang

    Enrile’s book should be placed under the category “FICTION” or “FANTASY”.

  • iriga1_city1_boy1

    Enrile is a wily ,shrewd and political tactician.Whatever you call him,but i call him as “Mr.Pre-Empt”.To which i ask the 92 million Filipinos? Do you think he launched this book to pre empt whatever Sen. Trillanes spews out later in his rift with the old man?
    Weeks ago,Enrile was already sending feelers that somebody was planning to oust him for the Senate presidency.He never mentioned the source.But it unraveled when these two duked it out at the Senate floor because of CamSur and backdoor China Dealings.They are still at odds.We can never take for granted the capacity of Trillanes for an Enrile expose from the years of Marcos to the present.He might have some aces ,too.Look what he had done to expose the Arroyo administration.
    Having said that,Enrile launched this book to make him palatable to the people and at the same time build up his son for the candidacy.
    And if there is a Trillanes surprise the always nimble Enrile can adjust.
    I could be wrong but put your thoughts,if you agree or not.

    • Joe Umali

      Enrile is a man without principle, a typical trapo who would ingratiate himself to whoever is in power.  No wonder he is still around. He abandoned Marcos for self preservation when he lost to Ver in their epic battle of intrigues to gain the Dictator’s unqualified trust.

      • iriga1_city1_boy1

        To Joe,
          You know what,Pare?This article of the Inquirer is very engaging and combustible.Thanks for your post.It is being besieged by the multiples.I wish some more people lay out what they know.

    • blowcoldblowhot

      Wrong.. Second sentence mo pa lang, wala na sa logic, asking 92 million Filipinos, pati mga sangol tinatanong mo. Now go back to sleep cause we don’t need your verbal diarrhea here specially in your defense of Trillanes, the traitor

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4WEDVVXOMPOQ3VYGUKOAVVT574 Pedro Mateo

    That’s how politics work in the Philippines. . Everybody is plastic and fluid, what’s in their mind is just convenience and survival. . . 

    History book to be rewritten, I don’t think so, are we sure that Manong Johnny is telling the truth but nothing of the truth. . This man is a deceiver and a magician that why he is untouchable since Marcos time. He knows the in and out of politics. For the timeline, henchman of Marcos. piggyback on EDSA 1, survive the Cory Operation, Surf on Ramos, Ride with Erap and front seat on GMA and now the Corona  trial and gaming with PNoy, however with all this antics, I salute him. . I suggest that the sub title of his book is ” The Untouchables” . . Well, you decide .  .  .

    • eirons1043

      The title of the book  of Enrile should be – “The Chameleon non pareil”.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E2V7QUMFK3JR7GWHPUF7MNVIJQ Kudi

    Pag TRAPO kasi, laging TRAPO!   TANGA AT BOBO lang ang bibili ng librong yan.  Yung mga walang sariling pagiisip. 

    Ulianin na supertindi pa ng Self-Importance.

    • Marx Louis Wang

       That is why we need to educate our people of the truth and nothing but the truth.

  • cogito728sum

    “Memoirs are the most unreliable source of historical evidence.  Events are always distorted  by refraction through the writer’s ego.”  Felix Frankfurter.

    Fellow Pnoy supporters, my apology for the following negative impressions on the President’s favourable endorsement of Enrile’s book.  By honouring the launching of this book by no less than the erstwhile jailer of his father and attended by the equally contemptible persona behind Marcos, Sr. during that dark era, the President is unraveling the true nature of his political persuasion, that of being pragmatic than principled.  And this is most demoralizing indeed for those whose hopes and aspirations for a better Philippines rest heavily on his shoulders.  It is very obvious now that Pnoy is succumbing to transactional politics rather than upholding the “daang matuwid”.  It hurts folks, it hurts.

    Perhaps the President has a hidden reason to honour Enrile with his presence but to endorse his book as a source of historical facts is another matter.  Enrile is nothing but a survivalist and opportunist I’m sorry to say.  And this book may yet be nothing but his effort to portray a different Juan Ponce Enrile to posterity, glossed over perhaps.  But that will not change the truthful equation of his participation in the Marcos administration.  Which makes the job of historians to write an unbiased history of martial law much daunting indeed.

    Fate can be cruel to most and yet be beneficent to some.  And looking at that picture, one can surmise that those underserving of fate’s beneficence are the ones reaping the popularity and the public’s adoration, whereas the true heroes of those fateful four days of February 26 years ago are relegated to oblivion.  And who were they?

    Folks, lets face the forgotten fact that the real heroes of those fateful days, the unsung heroes, were not Cardinal Sin, Fidel Ramos, Butch Aquino, etc.  No, they were not the heroes.  The real heroes were those commanders and soldiers of the marines who refused to execute the order to fire at the camp where the cowering Enrile and his RAM bodyguards were holed out like sitting ducks.  They were the true albeit unsung heroes for they had the intestinal fortitude to defy an illigal order from Ver.  They followed the ancient chinese adage that “when the command is wrong, the son should resist the father…” rather than observe the unjust military code of ‘obey before you complain’.  They deserve a special niche in the history book.

    • Marx Louis Wang

       Don’t you worry… it is the people of the republic who put him into public service. Let the people know his true colors.

    • eirons1043

      Galing ng kolum mo ngayon Cogito.

    • kayanatwo

      28sep2012

      i wholeheartedly concurred with you.  

      enrile’s memoirs is nothing but revision and distortion of the truth on what are (h)is real roles from the those days of marcos’ regime upto to (h)is chameleon like changes of colors to save (h)is own skin.

    • http://www.facebook.com/republika.pilipinas.94 Republika Pilipinas

      Our Commander-in-Chief is a hypocrite. There is no doubt about it.

    • arthur1410

      I agree with you cogito.
      The picture above speaks a thousand words. Our present and past leaders are nothing but giant chameleon, plastic and vacuum cleaners. Pwee, nakakasuka.

      • cogito728sum

        Hi Arthur,

        Thank you and the other boys for sending me a reply.  If I’m not mistaken, based on recollection of some of your previous posts, I can safely say that we share the same supportive feelings towards this president.  Which makes this news item hard to swallow indeed especially if you connect it to the other news item that the President is willing to work with Bongbong.  The rational of Lacierda that in the past two years the oppositions of this administration have cooperated in its various programs is hardly a moral justification to deviate from the reformist program of “daang matuwid.”  Clearly, there are political maneuverings that have compromised the sincerity of Pnoy.  And developments like these could only cast a pall of foreboding among his ordinary supporters like you and me.

        If these kinds of developments persist in the coming months, then we can safely surmise that the winds of change called “daang matuwid” have not made a dent at all on the actual political conditions in the country.  And this will only strengthen and embolden Bongbong’s presidential ambitions.  Who knows, perhaps Enrile has already made a devil’s pact with Bongbong in preparation for his son’s successful political future.  Afterall, weren’t they associates before?

        Incidentally, I could hardly wait Tiglao’s next column.  I could almost smell his sweet sarcasms againts Pnoy.

      • arthur1410

        cogito.
        whatever tiglao may say is worthless to me because i don’t read his column. he’s garbage and his words spell pesos.
        Oh yeah. for so many years, i’ve been supporting aquino, even before he ran for president. I am a certified gma critic. But, when i see something on pnoy worth criticizing, I also criticize him. 
        The cyber crime law is one of his blunders. His big boys screwed up. They set up pnoy and now, pnoy is in hot water. I am hoping the new SC can do something about libel provision in this new law, because this new law can become pnoy’s waterloo and the death of freedom of speech in cyberspace.
        Lately, pnoy is playing politics too much. perhaps, to protect his turf. But it affects his integrity and credibilty. The above picture paints a thousand words. The who’s who of the leaders who should have been relegated to dustbin of history are there, smiling broadly and inviting derision. They were  the main reason why the Philippines became the sick man of asia and it still is sick, limping and unable to stand firmly without the help of a cane. Unfortunately, those people that made him sick still exist. And Pnoy is rubbing elbows with them.
        I am just hoping that pnoy is just playing the game of the “generals” to gain headway in his battle for his “matuwid na daan”. But in doing so, he is risking his own integrity and credibilty, his only weapon on the way to malacanang and more so, in his exit. 

         

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=750057462 Balangbang Di Nuwang

      keeping your enemies closer doesn’t always mean supporting their actions..there is a always a smile before a blow or while the knife is being unsheathed..

    • TGM_ERICK

       Sad to say that the wind of hange will not happen ever if we contnue to vote on the same ruling elite.  Pnoy Marcos initiated this change but he aled.  He formed a new ruling elite that until now are fighting  with each other.  I agree with you that the soldiers who were given an order to fire at the crowd didn’t obey.  You maybe partly correct that it was because the soldiers deemed that the order was wrong and if i may add, they didn’t want a civil war to happen.

  • alville60

    I saw ABS CBN documentary Johnny. Enrile said his services to Marcos is pro-bono. Well, i he cant say the basic truth that he was the beneficiary of logging concessions in Mindanao and that he benefited from martial years to rise as a magnate, what else can I say? Sablay di ba? He can think of all the grandeur he had done recently, but it is best one bask in it silently. Humility is a virtue he doesn’t have, ultimately he would be judged in the manner of vain. Empty victories…

  • Rap88

    Sept. 21, 2012 at 10:25am at News to Go, GMA News TV, ENRILE told anchorwoman Kara David that his ambushed before the declaration of martial law was not a fake and he will tell it all in his book. Wow, niloko tayo ng tao na ito para magpunta sa EDSA 1 at iligtas siya sa siguradong kamatayan sa pamamagitan ng paglahad sa national media nuong panahong iyon na lahat ng tungkol sa kanyang nabalitang ambushed ay isang huwad at gawa gawa lang upang ma proclaim ang martial law, NGAYON sasabihin ng taong (Enrile) ito na tutoo yung ambushed, KAILAN TAYO MATUTUTO SA MGA KAGAYA NIYANG POLITICO NA PATULOY NA NILOLOKO ANG TAONG BAYAN AT SUMASAKAY NAMAN SI PNOY. 

    • Marx Louis Wang

       Huwag kang mag-alala, NAKIKISAKAY lang si P-Noy. Alam ng mundo ang katotohanan!

  • eirons1043

    Durimg Marcos time it was said that there were 50 million cowards.  Now during Enrile’s perceived greatness there are 99 million cowards na.  Lalong dumami ang duwag kaya halos walang  pagbabago lalong lumalala ang kahirpan at lalong yumayaman ang mayaman. Kung ang pilipinas ay south america matagal ng dedo ang mga katulad ni Enrile at Imelda. Unfortunately it would seem that included in the duwags is our beloved Noynoy. Sayang ika nga ni Papin.

    • basilionisisa

       very true… but sadly, too, included among the ‘duwags’ is YOU, and I…

    • Romulus Fenandez

      including your beloved pres. pan ot

  • $17531445

    Unthinkable? –  not quite; in fact, it’s all very natural.  After all, politics is, among other things, the art of deceptive diplomacy.

  • MIG_welder

    It is to the victorious…who  will write history…I guess we will never know what really transpired during his 40 years of tenure “influencing and shaping” this country’s political past and present…a man with a colorful past as his, who would believe he did not benefit handsomely through all these years being in the corridors of power…

  • PeteJrfern

    Sana sabihin ni Manong Johnny kung sino ang pumatay sa tatay ni PNOY kung alam niya, bago man lang siya manahimik nang tuluyan.

  • Pablo Juan

    He can add another title to his name then.. Revisionist.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BFVHG62YMHHA7AIMGDCXTNKJJI The Truth

    Nope, there is still a missing evil person. As always, the man behind manong’s power.

    How could he organized a coup/assassination attempt without funding?

    Wer U danding? Still hiding in your cloak rug?

    Two questions that manong’s memoirs should reveal;

    How did you, tabako danding and the generals get rich so quickly after Marcos?

    Are you ready to face your Creator? Stem cell treatment will not provide you eternal life but extended sufferings.

  • berdengleon

    enrile < trillanes…

  • basilionisisa

    the photo speaks volumes… more like a funeral than a book launching. hmmm

  • Renato_SUPOT_Pacifico

    Look at this picture ! Marcos, Aquino, Enrile  

    It’s evidence in itself that Juan dela Cruz is just collateral damage among the squabbles of the trapos in the Philippines.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/J5BB77BW5KJN7BPNS5YSYGJZTQ Jeff

    What is Vic Sotto doing standing behind Enrile…is he asking to become a senator too?

    atcha…bakit parang may namatay?

  • speedstream2

    Nowadays. doesn’t it help to have a cast-iron stomach? Oh, I wonder what the talk was at the family kitchen?

  • Beguine

    This is the pinnacle, the peak, the summit of bad taste.

    The two survivors behind martial law, Imelda and Enrile, in the
    same show as Noynoy, elected President to address the ills
    of society, dating back of course to martial law conjugal rule
    of Marcos & Imelda.

    May araw rin kayo! Imelda and Enrile will one day inherit the
    evils they have inlficted on Filipino society. Not now still,
    but one day soon we are all hoping that day is drawing near.  

  • pulis

    Relax lang kayo, mga politiko ang mga iyan, kailangan mag compromise para may resulta..Tigilan na muna natin ang galit sa isat isa..Bantayan natin ang corruption at pag wala silang ginawa saka tayo gumawa…Whaaaaa1

  • kayanatwo

    28sep2012

    enrile is the “trapos” of all trapos.  no delicadeza, corrupt to the bone, manipulative and opportunistic.

    and to paraphrase the lyrics from the “old-blue-eyed” hit song “my way”.” enrile saw his end is near for which it is certain. so, (h)e did another unthinkable. and (h)e did it (h)is way.”  enrile penned a memoirs to justified his version (distortion) of  historical events to establish a legacy for (h)is clan’s posterity.  till the end, “the old chameleon” still are abled to blend with (h)is victims.

    juan ponce enrile: a memoir.  translation –  a diary smelled like “caca” !!!!!

  • arthur1410

    With this kind of event na nakakasuka at nakakarimarim, puro plastikan, do we still wonder why the Philippines is the laggard of Asia, the sick man of asia, the laughing stock of the world? 

    The next Photo-ops that I will see is Pnoy, Trillanes, GMA, and Mike arroyo, embracing each other with matching tears in their eyes pa while this country continues to remain as the laggard and sick man of asia and the laughing stock of the world.  

    Pweee!!! DO NOT VOTE FOR JACK ENRILE!!!

    • Romulus Fenandez

      gloria was never a “plastic person”, if she dislikes a person, she shows it, unlike your yellowtard idol!

    • blowcoldblowhot

      I will.. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D3LDMMAKC6UDQLDVFP2DGSJBXY Jezzrel

      Blood is thicker than water, vote for JACK ENRILE!!!!

  • wawa2172

    The lies of Enrile will be treasured by the Filipino people is his memoirs. Pnoy endorsed it for political convenience and insurance of stable government without a threat of any coup. What will remain secrets are the millions of lies that Enrile did and will be forever forgotten as he erased the history of dark era that he is part with his book. Yes he changed the history by deodorizing his memoirs. Cleansing it and just writing the opposite of the truth will make Enrile a villain to hero persona in the Philippine history. What a circle of corrupt persona that attended the launching of Manong Johny’s book, even Pnoy corrupting the minds of the Filipino people by saying good for the old man. He is covering for Enrile as he likewise covers Trill. Namangka sa dalawang ilog si Pnoy and readily absolved Enrile in connection to the death of Ninoy and thousand of victims of Martial law. Pnoy also erased the pain that her mom suffered at the hand of the man who attempted to overthrow his mom as president then. Enrile, you may be an old man but my respect to you is so low. I would rather want to hear from you confessing your sins to the Filipino people and tell the truth about the lies. You mentioned about Alfie Anido’s death that refused to die down and you loved your son so much to clear him of the actors death. May alam ka na sekrito sa death ni actor ano manong, na ka pag tataka kasi na naisulat mo ito sa moenoirs mo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NJNV6WMCAJ44FECKWLLVIWGC2E Vic

    JPE took a long and tortuous journey to end up in the company of a convicted plunderer whose brain is between his legs. What a great journey indeed. PWEH!!!!!

  • Maldi2

    What is unthinkable is the absence “scolding spree” by Simeon.  In every social gatherings and speaking engagements, be it anniversaries – etc., Simeon used to scold someone – kundi man patutsada at mga banat sa mga kirtiko nya.  Kailan lang nagpatutsada si Simeon sa kanyang speaking engagement sa Tarlac tungkol sa Martial Law days.  – ngayon tamimi lang siya at ang laman pa ng message nya sa okasyong ito ay tila all praise pa kay manong!

    Aba, wala palang bayag ang ating pangulo! PWE!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D3LDMMAKC6UDQLDVFP2DGSJBXY Jezzrel

      Di man ako yellow ribbon, pero masasabi ko lang to…siguro me natitira pa naman sigurong decency or respeto sa nag imbita sa kanya sa okasyon na yan…go go BBM2016!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H225J62UZJRMG2PMZ6BB6UOYCI tipay

    malapit na ang burol, puro naka “itim”
    antay nalang mga kabayan at malapit na….

  • http://freemindonline.blogspot.com/ FreemindOnline

    Whatever bad things people say, Mr Enrile will have the last laugh come election time. POLITICIANS KNOW FOR A FACT THAT FILIPINOS ARE DUMB ENOUGH TO VOTE AND/OR SUPPORT A GLAMORIZED CANDIDATE RUNNING FOR A POLITICAL SEAT IN GOVERNMENT. 

    This is a legacy for his interest and self-serving strategy that allies of his will gain from. This gathering is the best place to gauge friends and foes for future engagements. To introduce whoever he’s grooming for the coming election. To show the ordinary Filipino that he’s still on top and all of you are just minions to me, to my family, and to whoever I like to put in office!

    But then again, anyone getting old want’s a dream of leaving a legacy. If he can, why not. . .

  • Fulpol

    the son just following the footstep of her mom.. she welcomed Danding and Imelda from exile and let them run for presidency..

    it’s in the blood. all the glory’s just fell down by his act of betrayal… unthinkable… don’t be surprised, the pattern was already made during the campaign and CDQ just closed his eyes and swallowed his pride in order not to jeopardize the plan..


    a rhetoric with no character… time for CDQ to resign from writing a column in PDI…


    • D_BystandeR

      Why are you always “badmouthing” CDQ? If you think this event will make CDQ run from a “good fight” you are absolutely wrong! CDQ is everybody’s guy and he is a writing genius in his own right! He can write on any topic he wants and no amount of taunting from this guy hiding under a pseudo-name “Fulpol” will ever change or stop him from writing anything worth for public reading.

      • Fulpol

        you are in denial stage my friend…

        by the time he steps out from the precious profession of writing, he will too embrace his enemies like his beloved boss, Noynoying..

        unless, his rhetoric is really full of character.

  • noelpogi

    Tama ang nakalagay sa pikturs. NO PERMANENT ENEMIES ONLY PERMANENT INTERESTS. Bow!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZLG6N3K2NDNGD3JN46EXOIOSEE pogi

    Look at this HYPOCRITE trapos sorrounding one another as if nothing happens.

    How can they stomach all the lies and pretentions they commited to  million Filipinos they stole money from.

    Hindi ba nagsasad na dapat na natin tigilan ang mga kawalanghiyaan ginagawa sa mga Pilipino na ginagamit nilang instromento sa mga pagnanakaw at pandurugas sa buwis na atin pinaghirapan.

    IT”S ABOUT TIME FOLKS TO PLEASE ERADICATE ALL TRAPOS THIS COMING ELECTION. NEVER EVER VOTE FOR THIS DEMONIC POLITICIANS.

  • Fulpol

    now, the biggest joke of Philippine history…

  • Fulpol

    shall we cry, shall we weep..shall we feel angry… or just go live our own lives..

    thank God, since the beginning I am not a fan of PNoy (now with respect.. sarcasm)…

  • simondj

    Ecclesiastes 12:14 For God will bring every deed into judgment , including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.

  • Fulpol

    CDQ should feel disappointed? or just pretend he is blind..

    I will cry for CDQ… his rhetoric is hollow.. no character..

    or he might argue, the gesture is out of deference, no big deal.. OMG

    • Marlanus

      just you wait, to hear from him. . .

      I am also expecting one. . . that’s late Sunday night to Wednesday. . .

  • PinoyDude

    It’s time to wise up young Filipino voters.

    Please do not vote for these trapos next year. I know we can make this work by educating the people around us about the ills that these people have inflicted on our country for decades.

    Seeing this photo-op makes my stomach turn. I wish I could make these people run away forever.

  • Fulpol

    it’s time now for Fulpol to take a break.. have a retreat..

    CDQ, will you join me?

    • Marlanus

      ang isda ay nahuhuli sa sariling bibig. . .

      I am just using my imagination. . .

  • mikerocky

    Boooyaaaah Mr. President. Very well said!

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    “NO PERMANENT FRIENDS, ONLY PERMANENT INTERESTS. President Aquino (right)
    trades niceties with his family’s former political foe Senate President
    Juan Ponce Enrile (second from right) during the launch of the
    senator’s memoirs on Thursday night in a Makati hotel. Seated from left
    are former first lady Imelda Marcos and Cristina Ponce Enrile.”

    Tama nga naman pare-pareho lang sila ng interests ng lahat ng mga yan at ang nasa losing end ay ang taong bayan!

     

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XALR35ENV2XKV327BZGZ7Q5Z5Q Ernesto

    time will come all of you trapos and corrupt in goverment will face the lord.forsure all of you will get judgement .your money is useless.

  • kruger

    This picture says it all about Philippine politics!

  • damatannapo

    Malungkot napakalungkot
    Ginagawang tama ang isang nakaraan pagkakamali at baluktutin ang kasaysayan ng ating bayan
    Gunitain ang nakaraan at matuto tayo

  • damatannapo

    STOP POLITICAL DYNASTY

    Vote : NoBinaysNoEnrilesNoEstradas in 2013
    Vote : NoBEEs in 2013

  • JJF724

    Better for all politician now to unite or have a common goal under the new platform of PNOY’s government “Matuwid na Daan.”

    With Enrile’s book…  just like PNOY said, “will hopefully give us an opportunity to hear insights from the side of those who decided, for instance, to experiment with strongman rule. What went through their minds back then? How do they choose to remember it now?

    hopefully is the key word and let’s have an open mind so we can not be deceived.

    • D_BystandeR

      P-Noy’s use of the word, “hopefully,” is the most appropriate, smart term to describe the contents of the book without necessarily committing something to endorse the book for “general patronage.” We have not yet read a copy of that book but I can just imagine how the author “tiptoed” on the delicate points which I’m sure will give a big problem to a neophyte writer on how to “wither” the probable “eyesore subjects” that in the end will not boomerang to the author. The book, in itself, is a challenge to young “bookworms” to discover for themselves how this “brilliant and audacious guy,” despite his being in the twilight of his “time” at age 88 was still able to write a book and  managed to reflect a very delicate topic depicting the memoirs of his life, “unabridged or not.” And I think it will be everybody’s guess if it’s a “thumbs up” or a “thumbs down.”

  • $29897073

    all is lost – compadres in this blog,,,, ayyyyyy let’s throw our keyboard, burn our computers & drink 3 shot of tequila. Ayyyyyyy buhay nga naman.

  • tra6Gpeche

    It is no wonder why most Filipinos, if not all, are confused who to vote for come election time. Just to remind everyone, Mr Enrile was ambushed by the communist while in his car that gave Mr. Marcos Sr. the reason to declare Martial Law on Sept 21, 1972. Mr. Enrile was then the Secretary of National Defense. This ambush was later revealed as staged by the government. The joke is always on the Filipino people! I keep thinking of the song by the Bee Gees: “I started a joke.” Poor Filipinos!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D3LDMMAKC6UDQLDVFP2DGSJBXY Jezzrel

      “Just to remind everyone, Mr Enrile was ambushed by the communist while in his car that gave Mr. Marcos Sr. the reason to declare Martial Law on Sept 21, 1972. Mr. Enrile was then the Secretary of National Defense. This ambush was later revealed as staged by the government. –Just to remind you  tra6Gpeche and everyone that it was retracted by Sen. Enrile, saying that the ambused on him was indeed true….

      • tra6Gpeche

        Should Filipinos believe you or should they believe the written history of Martial Law in the Philippines under Mr Marcos Sr?

  • jsmith52398

    This is a gathering of garbage politicians.  Why would anyone waste their time reading a garbage book from a garbage politician unless you’re a GARBAGE COLLECTOR.

    • D_BystandeR

      You really hit my nerve with a hearty laugh! Your comment hit the nail right on its head! The thing that made me give a “big” laugh is all about the “garbage collector.” What an appropriate description!

    • akoombulator

      if you said that during martial law you would now be in a bag full of excrement in the back of a metrocom car

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XIY46PV6XLXNM7JXCG3C464CXI beho

        Yes. In fact it’s the same thing that will happen to you by making such remarks right now because the NBI  is already tracing your whereabouts and in due time they will arrest you and put you in jail. The only difference right now is the car you will be herded in is an NBI car. 

  • John_Galt_II

    ‘For evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.’ What he really wrote, I understand, was this, ‘When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.’
    May pagka engot yata talaga tong presidente! Pauso pa ng quote sablay naman!
    Karamihan sa mga nandito dapat makulong pero ngayon kasama pa ng presidente.
    Only in the Philippines!

  • warillaman

    was this enrile who has a son that is a killer?? and this enrile who almost kill the coup and was about to beg for his life with marcos??

  • $29483279

    Sa brief highlights palang ng autobiography  ni Enrile ay puro giant worms of lies na makikita ng tao.

    I think this book  is written to provide boost and anchor for forthcoming candidacy of the young Enrile in the 2013 senatorial race period.

    Sana huwag nang pagbintangan ang patay nang si Gen. Fabian Ver sa involvrment ni Jackie sa murder ng isang actor. Nasa news naman yan..

  • http://twitter.com/judefawley Jude Fawley

    honestly, who cares about this elite class meeting?

  • http://www.alamat.com.ph/ Danny Garcia

    political elite gathering… not surprising

  • Pert Cabatana

    surreal, to say the least. 

  • Pataslang

    beware of senatorial candidate Jack Jack Enrile!!! the killer.  Always acquitted in court and his bodyguards admitting the crime. I really don’t know if the bodyguards are still in jail or never been in jail at all.  Well Manong Johnny has changed and made atonement for the sins he has done at the age of 88. 

  • 12JEM

    The File Photo…Tingnan from left to right….Imelda…Cristina….Enrile…

    Sa kanilang tatlo lang alam na alam nila ang mga KAWALANGHIYAAN na ginawa nila sa BANSA…

    Ngunit ang KABALINTUNAAN….Sila pa ngayon ang mga buhay pa at patuloy pang nag-aambang magsabog muli ng DILIM.

     

  • JMarcs

    I will read this book. I love FICTION!

    • Concade

      hahaha… Nice one!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XIY46PV6XLXNM7JXCG3C464CXI beho

      Me too I am going to compare notes with the contents of this book and see if this man is telling the truth. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/rene.crown.50 Rene Crown

      me too  i love myths & legends…

  • 12JEM

    Cristina Castañer Enrile….

    After the downfall of Marcos in 1986 there was a corporation discovered operating in California…

    The name of the Corporation….RENATSAC…..Read the maiden name of Cristina..

    What happened to that corporation?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XIY46PV6XLXNM7JXCG3C464CXI beho

      Baka si Cristina Corona yan!

  • burubudongstongstoings

    This book will try to brainwash you and appear that He himself Enrile is the Hero and a great man. This man should answer all of his wrong doings together with the marcoses long before when they are still young.
    Dont Vote for Enrile, Estrada and Binay. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CFZ2Q7RFJ6PWRYMM3NJ7JB4KSE Dynamic

    For thy words and works they shall be justified and condemned when it’s a lie.There is such thing as spritual electronics that records every thought,word and deed.Feelings,emotions,intentions and memories are embedded with it.It’s called electronic belt wraped around your waist  like a regular belt but we don’t see it by the naked eye.It’s highly spiritual in nature.The only living entities allowed to keep it,read it and store it are the Angels of records and Lords of Karma.This will all be revealed to you after the transition of your physical life to a spirit life in matter universe.Beleive it or not…

    • akoombulator

      ah the akashic record correct

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/CFZ2Q7RFJ6PWRYMM3NJ7JB4KSE Dynamic

        yes

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4TUSV3KNSYW4OPZKD2OWKFLFSM R Valiente

    REVOLTING….. Gising Juan de la Cruz!  

  • http://www.ninoyandcory.gov.ph/ It’s No Time To Doubt Now

    This should put an end to anyone who still doubts the ability of our president PNoy to bring the country together. To attend this book launch, PNoy transcended personal differences and reached out to Senator Enrile. To make this country learn from its past missteps, PNoy supports the launch of Senator Enrile’s book. To increase literacy, PNoy is encouraging all of us especially the millennials to buy the book and read it from cover to cover. And boy, look at Imelda Marcos in this picture seated beside Cristina but a few inches to the back. Gone are the days when Imelda was center stage and Cristina somewhere on the sidelines. Just the way PNoy wants us to see it. The subtle and yet powerful touch of PNoy. The Son of Man. The only begotten son of Ninoy and Cory who was sent to us to save us from our sinful selves.

    Praise be to PNoy!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BKMSJYJZOGDRLFTOBZRTBGW45Q China Crisis

      Ngek !!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XIY46PV6XLXNM7JXCG3C464CXI beho

      Ano daw? Parang nabasa ko sa Bibliya yan ah! Hmmmmmmmmm. At pati yata sa Koran meron din yan. 

    • $20722540

      its all about politics but it was jpe who was able to bring all these guys together in one place not the son of man, diba?  however, noynoying is known to put down his host…many times over – na hindi niya kayang gawin kay jpe.

  • andrew lim

    Though we still have to read the book, it must be made clear that it his view of history; though Enrile really is a complex man, very intelligent and capable, he struggles within himself to do the right thing; and it is not always priniciple that motivates him in his decisions.

    His stories of survival in his younger years may have taught him this lesson early on: resiliency is an end in itself, and surviving is the number one goal.

    You cannot compare him to a Robredo or a Pepe Diokno; he will fall miserably short. He is first and foremost a survivor; fighting for one’s ideals is secondary.

    His version of history must be challenged, for the sake of our country.

  • ROVENDINO

    politics makes strange bedfellows….

  • GKLer

    A president shouldn’t be caught in the same photo with a thief who should be behind bars.

  • Gerald Abueva

    “…………… from the now wildly popular Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile ………..”

    Wildly popular? E ang mga comments sa message board na ito puro tutol kay Enrile. As of this time 0930hr (29-Sep-2012), there are 163 comments. Out of 163, only 3 are positive about Enrile. The rest condemn him to eternal damnation of one form or another. 98% are against Enrile.

    How can Enrile be wildly popular if 98% of netizens who read this article of PDI are against the devil himself? Ano ito, another mind-priming to psych people into accepting Jack Enrile?

    This is a new low for PDI.

    • FernandoBusi

      Unfortunately only 27% of filipinos are connected and of these only 1% are into the news with rest browsing facebook or youjizz. Many a man on the street would not even know that Enrile has the defense chief of Marcos. All they remember is EDSA 1 if even, Its been 40 years ika nga, and half the population of the country in under 24.

      • Gerald Abueva

        Haaay……..sigh…..sigh…….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ETNUG6HPDQOSLORHMP6IHT4XDU ricky

    …. at the expense of Filipino victims (who are still seeking JUSTICE from martial law years), the rich and powerful are partying sa bahay na marmol. this picture is reminiscent of Dr. Jose Rizal’s novel “El Fili”. Nakakahiya, nakakasuka, nakakaiyak! They party at 5-star hotels (and do book launchings) and eat expensive food while millions of Filipino people are still seeking justice and hungry?

  • My mom

    TIME, it is said, is a great healer. It also reveals the bankruptcy of the Philippine political system. Pare-pareho lang pala sila!

  • Rolly257

    May Enrile lived beyond 100 years or until he owns up of his transgressions.

  • Concade

    Nakasimangot si Imelda!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OJWHBJLMWPTRUOZMN6JOMHLO2A Banana Na

    nag-papa-gamit kasi karamihan ng tao sa PILIPINAS sa mga CLAN POLITICIAN, mag-kakaibigan pa rin yan maski nag-protesta against each others mga yan…pero TAMA ang ginagawa ng GOVERNMENT na makiki-pag-kaibigan sila ng FOE nila…yan, walang CYBERCRIME ginagawa ko, pinupuri ko pa ang GOVERNMENT…..haaaa

  • Fulpol

    the day, when the “idealism” died…

    time to bury your hopes and dreams… 

    this is the only moment in Philippine history that betrayal, hypocrisy come together in grandest scale.

    .. done in classy style just after the commemoration of Martial Law.

  • unc_sammy

    Filipino culture. . .  write what you want, say what you want and change if you want . .  in the end, “sapagkat kami’y tao lamang”!

    • kayanatwo

      28sep2012
      good one mate !!! i almost forgot that song.  “for old good time sake, play it again sam”. 

  • bluewaters19

    Nemo judex in propria causa (no one is a judge for his own cause).  Enrile should not have written his biography, it is self-serving.  The purpose is to distort, contort, re-write, and edit history, to window-dress himself again. He can do that to a book but not to history in which he acted with extreme ignominy.  

    Those personalities present during the launching of Enrile’s apologia pro vita sua, desecrated the memory and the sufferings of those who suffered and died under Marcos, Enrile and company, from 1972 up to the present and the incurable wound they inflicted in the hearts of the victims’ loved ones.  

    Enrile never asked for forgiveness or for public apology for the acts of inhumanity and ecological destruction he was very much a party into.  This, he should have done first if he really wanted to re-write his life story and make reparations for them. 

     How about his book?  Well, eventually it will just gather dust, lots of dust.  Just like its author, from power to powder.

    • FernandoBusi

      It would still be worth reading like Enrile said no one has a monolpoly on the Truth. But there should be a ratings system on books, definitely young minds or those like the presidents should not be reading them. It takes a bit of brain to try to discern the truth from different sources.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZOUFGSQHQIKNRLTOKV53IU4MJI JS

        Brown noser!

  • Barrabass

    Bakit ba si Marcos pa rin pilit nyong titutukoy sa pagkamatay ni Ninoy? Magkaibigan nga ang dalawa at me respeto sa isa’t isa, eh. Ang mastermind ay andyan lang…umiiwas ba kayo o mahina lang coco-te nyo?

    • FernandoBusi

      Actually Danding was tagged but money talks … 

  • juancrossofthe

    Who WANTS TO BUY THE BOOK ANYWAY???.. ONLY STUPID FOOLS AND THE TENTACLES OF EVIL WILL PATRONIZE & IDOLIZE ENRILE aka BALIMBING… kumakapit at pumapanig kong sino may kapangyarihan…

  • wakats

    It’s obvious enrile’s memoirs are published in time to enhance the candidacy of his junior whose signature “.45″ is always associated with the untimely demise of Alfie Anido.

    I’ll never waste my vote to jackie and the UNA candidates whose leaders are bereft of morality and integrity.

    “KUNG ANO ANG PUNO – GANOON DIN ANG BUNGA” 

  • Fulpol

    during his speech in Fort Magsaysay, in commemoration Martial Law, he said words like this,

    i even think of taking a revenge… he is talking about the imprisonment of his father along with Diokno..

    now he is sitting beside him, and her.. and he even deliver a talk about the history (book) of the man who made a Philippine history as one of the darkest.

    unthinkable, indeed..

  • rjimenez1226

    This picture is an insult to the Filipino nation.  Enrile does not deserve this adulation that he is getting. He is our political Voledemort. Nonoy shoild not have even bothered. All politicians are crass.

  • rjimenez1226

    Betrayers and crass opportunists?

  • Peds Wang

    no GMA?!….kidding aisde…only Enrile can group those people together under one roof…well ,maybe Ex Prez Fidel Ramos.But that just shows you Enrile’s influence in Philippine History

  • xmb458

    Sino naman kaya ang gustong magbasa sa libro ni Enrile na author ng martial law na pumatay ng daan libong tao?  Ang alam ng mga tao ay siya ay nagkamal ng bilyong bilyong pera! Maski siya mismo ay wala siyang paniwala sa sinasabi niya sa libro niya… hehehe!

  • Ari Putan

    PHL is a country run by the elite making its starving people struggles to survive day to day without time left to see what is going on around. The political power is being shared by the select clans among themselves.  
    Those that got the chance to leave the country as OFW, found comfort in their host countries; while those left behind are surviving by making themselves available to the exploitation and manipulation of those greedy politicians.
    Now that netizens are voicing their greivances, the elite want to stop them by enacting the stupid cyber law.
    Philippine government is a really a joke….eversince…

  • Albert Einstien

    ALL THOSE people attended are the CAUSE  of our MISERY today….why our country has not progressed…they are all hypocrites & self serving greedy & insatiable politicians….

  • whyinthisworld

    Well the writer can write as much good as he can. One can erase and delete plot or scene in the story to suit and make the whole line from the beginning to end an enchanting event that a reader could hardly breath for excitement. I haven’t seen the book yet and I have no intention to read nor touch it for one simple reason that the author was once an architect of martial law, an instrument of evil that oppressed and deprived poor filipino people of their liberty for so many years. He is now one of the riches senator in this country, holding powerful position in this government and politically powerful so if you are in his place, do you think he made the wrong decision for siding marcos????   

  • juancrossofthe

    if they classified this book as FICTION, FANTASY or  Horror i will let my kids read .. but in thinking it over i changed my mind… i just let them read the EL FILIBUSTERISMO & NOLI ME TANGERE..

  • rinom

    our country will not progress because our leaders do not know what they are fighting for,,, each one turn to their own wicked ways, together they become unprofitable, all is lost.

  • kypros

    If only Enrile included the details of how the ‘Dagdag- Bawas’ scheme works this book would have been a big hit for the politicans and aspiring polticians. 

  • rjimenez1226

    This picture  creates so much negative energy. The Enrile couple should have been hanged like the Romanian Ceaucescuss but here they are now being adulated by the stupid masses. and our feckless  political leaders. Nakkagalit. Lord God, why is the way of the world like this?

  • regd

    This prove’s what? 
    Ans: MMMD. Matagal Mamatay mga Masasamang Damo!

  • Agat Sumi

    grabeeeeeeeee….nasusuka akooooooooooo

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Klein-Mo/1764894963 Klein Mo

    I want to know if he also has interesting information how PNB, DBP – both government banks then, PAL, and other GOCCs went bankrupt at least at one point during the Marcos years (all only known in the mid 1980s) – that eventually led to the bankruptcy of the Central Bank of the Philippines (now known as the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas) in 1993 when the latter was made to assume the foreign debts of those companies after the stunning revelations. It would also be good to know how he was able to erect JAKA group of companies (with over 20 companies underneath it at the moment), send his children to study abroad, while working as a “public servant” supposedly almost all his life!… The relationship and business deals of Marcos, Henry Sy, Lucio Tan, Danding Cojuangco, Estelito Mendoza etc would be excellent additions…. Solita Monsod already wrote in businessworld the other day some of the highlights of the book, e.g. he grew up with a “difficult life” (since he was an illegitimate son of a powerful politician then to a family laundrywoman)… that he was only recognized by his father years later… that he had to walk barefoot to go to school in some instances… but managed to obtain scholarship in ADMU, entered UP Law and later Harvard U… Monsod however mentioned things like Cardinal Sin lied with no extrapolation (meaning readers should know the reason by themselves based on the perspective of JPE), that Imelda technically became the President of the Republic for less than a week with the aid of Favian Ver (when Macoy was already so sick)… that JPE informed Cory that he has no ill-gotten wealth… bla bla bla…  This should be an interesting read… Just don’t forget to take his story with a grain of salt.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GDLJBVQKYUSWJAK6ICQITGFTUU Toni

    UNTHINKABLE??? In Philippine politics, nothing is unthinkable… anything and everything is possible – truth is indeed stranger than fiction!

  • EdgarEdgar

    Congratulations JPE! Now that your life is an open book out in the open, let history do the rest. But let us say what needs to be said. JPE has always been for JPE. JPE will always be for JPE. It is exactly for this strong Darwinian survival instinct that has allowed JPE to outlive Ninoy, Marcos, Ver, Cory and perhaps even Imelda. But let’s also get real. If every Filipino aspires to become JPE, living entirely for selfish motives and self-interest, good bye to nation-building. That’s exactly the reason why Lee Kuan Yew decided early on to keep Singapore rich and keep most Singaporeans to middle-class status. A poor Philippines with a handful of ultra-rich Filipinos is never good for all Filipinos.

    If I want my grandchildren to learn how to survive and thrive in an ever-changing world, I’ll encourage them to read JPE’s memoirs. If I want my grandchildren to learn how Machiavelli is put into practice, I’ll encourage them to read JPE’s memoirs. If I want my grandchildren to learn how to make our country better, I’ll discourage them from taking JPE’s memoirs too seriously.

    • cogito728sum

      Where have you been Edgardo?  I’ve been wondering why you suddenly temporarily disappeared.  I may not have agreed with your thoughts before your disappearance but I must admit I admire the way you write.  And seriously, I agree with your last paragraph this time.  Don’t be spoiled though and start with your rampaging commentaries again.  Afterall, you can be just as convincing by being suave.  Good to see you again kiddo and good luck.

      • EdgarEdgar

        Hi c728s, thank you for your kind words. I had a mild stroke a few months back and took some time off. Had to stay away from posting and things that might get me all worked up. I’m feeling a lot better these days. When I heard of JPE’s memoirs last Thursday on radio, just had this strong compulsion to comment about it. Again, thanks for asking and your compliments. Nice to see you again, too. Take care.

      • cogito728sum

        Sorry to hear that big boy.  Take good care of yourself.  Just take it easy.  You may not be aware of it but you have contributed more than enough as a citizen of the Republic with your posts for a better society.  Your country cannot demand more than what an ordinary citizens like us can give, even if only for the concern for its well-being, if it cannot benefit from the powerfuls like Don Juan.  See you!

      • TGM_ERICK

        I’M GLAD YOU’RE BACK. :-) sorry to hear that you had a mild stroke. Thank God it was mild. I missed your wit and wisdom.
        :-)

    • TGM_ERICK

      What is lacking in JPE is concern and charity to others. You’re correct. :-)

  • KenKhoy

    brains???????

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GDLJBVQKYUSWJAK6ICQITGFTUU Toni

    ”We know there are known knowns: there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns: that is to say we know there are things we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don’t know we don’t know.”—Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Defense Department briefing, Fe. 12, 2002

    • yyzxyz

      Oh my.  My head hurts.  I know there are things that I don’t know, but I don’t know what those things that I should know… blah, blah, blah. I don’t know.

  • inquirercet

    a picture is worth a thousand words. this picture shows all that ails our country. lack of social justice, nepotism and political dynasties, graft and corruption, forgetting history, growing rich-poor gap, criminals not being punished, culture of impunity, ect.

  • damatannapo

    Paano ba natin mamahalin ang Pilipinas?

    Tanong na dapat natin sagutin mga Pilipino.

    Pagiging makabayan, paano nga ba ‘yun?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKG2ACKNIKE22MUTPGSEUADDWU dax m

    of course self-serving. we do not know what is true. fake ambush, remember?

  • Jeremiah_CheGuevara

    One reader volunteered this Burke quote as nearest to the statement
    ‘Evil will prevail when good men do nothing.’

    Here is an Edmund Burke quote that I believe fits nicely into the above ‘paraphrase?':

    “It is not enough in a situation of trust in the commonwealth, that a
    man means well to his country; it is not enough that in his single
    person he never did an evil act, but always voted according to his
    conscience, and even harangued against every design which he apprehended
    to be prejudicial to the interests of his country. This innoxious and
    ineffectual character, that seems formed upon a plan of apology and
    disculpation, falls miserably short of the mark of public duty. That
    duty demands and requires that what is right should not only be made
    known, but made prevalent; that what is evil should not only be
    detected, but defeated. When the public man omits to put himself in a
    situation of doing his duty with effect it is an omission that
    frustrates the purposes of his trust almost as much as if he had
    formally betrayed it. It is surely no very rational account of a man’s
    life, that he has always acted right but has taken special care to act
    in such a manner that his endeavours could not possibly be productive of
    any consequence.”

  • romeo solina

    I may stand corrected, but I do not agree that “Trillanes and his Magdalo cohorts destroyed the façade of The Manila Peninsula’s entrance in a siege in November 2007″. I recall that the destruction was wrought by the police when they stormed and rammed the facade of the hotel to get at Trillanes. Trillanes and his cohorts may have provoked but did not cause the destruction.

    • ThePatriot

      isn’t that the same thing? —they are the cause(trillanes)– what happened to the facade was the effect(police rammed the facade)– Please think before you post. It sounds so illogical trying to defend a person whom you obviously admired so much even when that person is in the wrong side.

  • wilfel

    Did he really write the truth ? Does he include how many MISTRESSES and KIDS he have outside he married to Christina ? If that is not included then all in the book are lies just for him to look good.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GDLJBVQKYUSWJAK6ICQITGFTUU Toni

      Remember the rumors surrounding the actor’s (Anido) death?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5H2KUCZ24EZTZTKB22GL3A4WAU george bernard

    Yan ang imahen nang isang mandurugas.

  • pinoyobserver

    Shows you that interests reigns supreme over character. Wake up Filipino people from your self imposed ignorance. You yourselves are to blame for allowing this travesty. You get what you deserve. Self serving politicians who are devoid of love of country and of the common and greater good of the Filipino people.

  • $18209031

    Basta yan ang mga Kayumanggi clan of gangsters monopolized by Ilocandios-Tagalegs at Bicolandios politicians and oligarchs. Nothing new on this big charade. Trapos  nakakahiya kayo. Balik balk ang balita , People Power and all the coups what may . Pasikat lang mga ito the expense of the Country’s wealth…

  • Jeremiah_CheGuevara

    Present personal interests, more than enmities or atrocities in the past, seem to define the prevailing relations among men in society. Personal interests indeed make stranger bedfellows. If blood is thicker than water and politics thicker than blood, personal interests top them all and override politics and enmities. 

  • $18209031

    All these inviited trapos should be rounded up and sorted out for their crimes. Mostly directed at the big fish, Mr Enrile. He got so much blood in his time as sec of defense. Dios ko parang si Heinrich Himmler itong Enrile . Loyal talaga sya ka Mackoy  noon pero binanatan din nya si  Gen Ver.

  • Twister12

    A conman that he is, he must be laughing at the stupidity of the Filipino until he die.

    • http://twitter.com/ernestonoel1 hopelovefaith

      of course!  The man does not care for the lowly Filipinos.  The Filipinos are merely his toys in his game of politics. 

      this book is enrile’s attempt to position himself in history as a hero.  the only thing enrile did for us was kick marcos out.  do we really owe him anything?  he has been fully paid with the abuses he committed and iyong mga nakulimbat niya.

  • Pia Pilar Francisco

    With all due respect Mr.President, your picture with Mr. & Mrs. Enrile and Mrs. Marcos does not go down well with me. And perhaps many of your supporters. And with your Tita Ting-Ting and cousin Bam running for office and inclination to go easy on Mr. Puno, you are squandering political capital. I hope you’re rubbing elbows with these unsavory characters for the sake of appearance and nothing more.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R75DDPFOUIXIXVL6OATN76H7SQ Vale

    Certainly jpe memoir is only good & digestable on 2 facts, being an
    anak sa labas by two contrasting parents that later inspires him to
    become a lawyer. The second is his involvement in EDSA 1 revolution.
    This 2 episodes in his life brings & make me/us feel good &
    inspired. The rest  are SHAM & SHAMELESS. More so Lopez group of
    companies involved in the publication w/ posh launching at mla. pen.
    funny. It is really more fun in the PH. Incomprehensible !!!!!!!!

  • ThePatriot

    YES!! please release it now, i want to know the history of my inang bayan!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GDLJBVQKYUSWJAK6ICQITGFTUU Toni

      Any self-respecting Filipino will never read his book to learn about our history. I do not what your age is – but I grew up during the Martial law years and… the rest is history.

      • Ronald_18

        I grew up in Martial Law too, but our life is different from yours. The problem in this society are media practitioners that cannot move on. People like you wanted to dictate to our youth, what you want them to know about Martial Law.

        How about those positive effects in our nation? Are these media practitioners and  even people like you are willing to share? I doubt, because up to now, you always  blamed Marcos, Enrile, Ramos, etc. I think, it’s time to move on.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GDLJBVQKYUSWJAK6ICQITGFTUU Toni

        I have moved on and I am not blaming anyone for anything. I do not understand where you got this impression. I just commented that I think this book is not a good history book for obvious reasons, which unfortunately for you, you cannot fathom.
        I don’t blame the policeman who hit me then with his truncheon for he was doing his job. And don’t blame me for acting on what I believed in then. We were on opposite sides of the fence, the only difference is that our side of the fence had an ideology. From your comment, it is obvious that we did live different lives. But I am glad that I experienced what I experienced… my youth was never meaningless… your loss not mine.

    • http://twitter.com/ernestonoel1 hopelovefaith

      this book glorifies enrile.  that is all there is to it.  it’s all about enrile–his intelligence, his heroism, his successes. 

      this is not about the filipino na nagugutom, na walang trabaho, na lagi na lang nilalapastangan ng mga nasa posisyon.

      if you like to be lied at then go ahead and believe this book.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZKCGLVFAGUVX7NIUY4E5PIPRKQ Gene

    It’s really more fun (funny?) in the Philippines! Ha ha ha ha ha hark aarrgh!

  • sam_aquino

    enrile is the oldest serving official of all time, from late 60′ till present…  changes colors at the slightest chance… 

    chameleon at worst…

  • Bjdc

    Masyadong marumi siguro ang okasyon kaya maraming TRAPOs na umattend.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rene.crown.50 Rene Crown

    “Even you, my son, do not know who I am and I have to tell the Filipino people who I am,” he quoted his father as saying then.
    The congressman said that with his father’s memoirs being publicly available, “a number of history books would have to be rewritten” as the book contains “revelations that intend to separate myth from legend” about “some of the more controversial periods of our history.”
     
    Does it mean that what’s inside the book is the gospel truth now? This book will rewrite history just because enrile said so in his book? A man who kept on retracting his story about what really happened during his “ambush” that depends what suits him best in a situation? Is he that credible that people will just believe everything he has written int hat book?
     
    Can anybody please enlighten me as to what is the difference between a myth and a legend?
    If you separate myth from legend, what would become of the myth?

    just asking…

    • ofw_888

      lumalabas na parang hindi na natin alam kung ano ang tama at mali sa mga sinabi niya. in short anuman ang nakasaad sa libro ay dapat natin pag-alinlanganan dahil kahit ang concrete evidence na ambush sa kanya ay peke pala.

  • junieva

    I will see to it that I will have a copy of this book. Manong Jhonny is an instrument a living testament of our recent history.He was just lucky that he was part of our recent past. I was just 7 years old when I first seen Defense Secretary Juan Ponce Enrile in our humble town of Enrile in Cagayan Valley. Our town was named Enrile because it was established by the grand father of Manong Jhonny. He was very powerful during Marcos regime. He dictates the politics in Cagayan. It was unfortunate that my father was a casualty of his iron fist handling of politics in Cagayan Valley. As I grew older, to be honest, I hated him and blamed him of my fathers death. But as time passes by I realized that Mr. Enrile is a unique gem that we have to admire. We may never have one like him in the future but Im sure his legacy will be remembered for the future generations to come. I admire him that as a true gentleman, he never hesitates to ask forgiveness for all those whom he might have caused pain. And for his gesture, i truly believed that he is a great man.
    During election time in the past, Pamphlets of his humble beginning were given or distributed so voters will know who he was and from where he came. It was  mentioned that Balisi family in Cagayan were  all his relatives. I just hope one day, he will gather all his relatives and recognize them as his blood relatives.

    To Senator Enrile, congratulations for the book and may you live longer for you are truly a gem for us Filipinos. 

    • John_Galt_II

      Engot bat di ka pa nasama sa tatay mo!

      • junieva

        God will take care of you….check your breeding my friend. I dont know who you are and I did not do anything against you…be a man!!!

      • John_Galt_II

        Check your morality! I’m not your friend!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/VMPPKI7JOTE6OPR7LBGGUDAN3U Avenger

        gagao ka putang ina mo! inggetero ka, ipakita mo nga credentials mo kung talagang me ibubuga ka ke manong! 

    • http://twitter.com/ernestonoel1 hopelovefaith

      nakinabang ka pala personally kaya malakas ang simpatiya mo.  eh kami, nauto at nilinlang, pinakinabangan at hanggang ngayon ay pinaglalaruan.

      • junieva

        mali ka sa comment mo….read between the lines…..di kami nakinabang kay Enrile…..but we admire him for asking forgiveness to all whom he caused pain….isa ako sa mga nasaktan nya dahil sa pagkamatay ng father ko……pero napatawad na namin sya……masarap mabuhay dito sa mundo na walang kang dalang hatred sa katawan mo…yun lang…..learn to forgive…..

      • cora_s54

        this man definitely knows how to play his cards… he is loyal only to his personal interest..yes forgive him but don’t forget what he had done to the country….

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/VMPPKI7JOTE6OPR7LBGGUDAN3U Avenger

        yung nagkokomento against enrile d2, ito yung mga inggetero n pilipino, bakit d nyo patunayan sa sarili nyo??? mag aral kayo ng law sa UP at mag cum-laude kayo, mag bar topnotcher kau, mag harvard kau para matalo nyo si enrile??? kung hindi nyo kaya MGA PUTAING INA NYO LAHAT! WALA NA KAYONG GINAWA SA BUHAY KUNDI MAINGGIT, GINAGAMIT NYO LANG UN MARTIAL ISSUE PARA MASIRA NYO UN TAO, YUNG KUMOKONTRA KE JPE, MGA BOBO, KUMAG, MANGMANG! INNGITERO, NAGTATANIM NG GALIT SA PUSO MGA PUTANG INA NYO LAHAT….MABUHAY SI ENRILE, MAMATAY ANG MGA INGGETERO hehe!  

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4TUSV3KNSYW4OPZKD2OWKFLFSM R Valiente

        Everybody agrees that JPE has very impressive credentials, but that question here is, did he do any good for our country (as one of the most influential and dominant politicians)  in his 40 plus years of government service?   

        Are we better off?  I don’t think so,  

      • cora_s54

        hahaha! PIKON…….wala kang pag-asa, pareho ka ng idolo mo…….oo nga meron pinag-aralan pero sa hindi tama ginamit para sa pansarili lang….GANID hindi lang sa pera pati sa power!

      • pinayPYT

        A man who is truly asking for forgiveness will correct the wrong that he has done. I don’t see this in the chameleon that is Enrile. In fact, if he is really repenting, he will never allow his son Jackie to enter politics!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4TUSV3KNSYW4OPZKD2OWKFLFSM R Valiente

        Your dad must be turning in his grave. . .

  • Micashan

    The economy was doing good before 1972. Martial law was never necessary. It only catered to the hubris of a few people at that time.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/E5QYXUSHXIF6GXXUGZUUOHMVI4 Lightbearer2914

    It seems unthinkable for the Philippine Daily Inquirer to see in one picture whrer President Aquino and Madam Imelda Marcos. almost rub elbows. Well, they know the truth, the media just don’t want the people to know. They insist on the fabricated truth, “…is still widely believed to be behind the senator’s death in 1983.” Come on, if there is no concrete evidence, and until now, for how many long years, there is no single evidence to point out. Supposed truth is fabricated truth and is a factual lies.

  • Ari Putan

    Is that book the MEMOIRS OF ULIANIN?

  • TON_SING_WAH

    But ne release pa ngayong malapit na eleksiyon?..i smell something fishy..lol amoy alcampor ang style na yan..whitewash again..pulling attention in more dramatic ways..lol HULI…!!!!.tong gurang na to gumagawa na naman ng roleta..lol

  • pilipino_ako6

    Trillanes and the Magdalo group did not destroy the facade of Peninsula hotel. It was the military who rammed the facade with their armored tank. Please get your facts straight. This event was viewed by thousands of Filpinos. Whichever of you wrote this line should correct yourself. This newspaper had always prided itself for not being afraid to tell the truth.

    • boldyak

      OMGGGGGG…

  • pikloy

    Notourious politicians, courupt  politicians, professional politicians, and wannabe’s on the common ground. Pakapalan lang mg mukha walang hiya hiya, It is more fun in The Philippine Politics.

  • Gerald Abueva

    This article claims that the Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile is “wildly popular”.

    So we did a little experiment to check the veracity of this claim by the authors of this article.

    This article was published online 0001hr of 29-Sep-2012.

    As of 0930hr, 98% are anti-Enrile. There were 163 comments with only 3 positively pro-Enrile.
    As of 1230hr, 96% are anti-Enrile. There were 251 comments with only 10 positively pro-Enrile.

    Negative comments about Enrile invariably condemn the elderly statesman to eternal damnation of one form or another. Wildly popular? Go figure.

    • $20733759

      Gerald is correct. There is palpable hatred directed towards the subject .One can almost touch and feel  the seering anger in the dominant number of entries

      • Gerald Abueva

        PDI’s Burgonio and Yamsuan probably confined their survey sampling to a small population of the book launch at Manila Penn. They forgot to ask my barbero and manikurista, both of whom are Ilocanos, in their late 30s and equally dislike the supposedly wildly popular senate president. But knowing that JPE’s memoirs was made possible through the collaboration of Lopez Publishing, PDI and other collaborators, I’m no longer surprised by the way PDI is playing with public opinion and priming us to accept the junior Enrile. Collaborators making collaborations possible, what’s new.

  • ARVALJO

    I know politics makes strange bedfellows but the pictures shown and the gathering is really disturbing to say the least. Some of them should be in jail long time ago for the past misdeeds they have done to the people of the Philippines and the damage they have done to the country. The corruptions, killings,  etc. It behooves me why would Aquino even attend this gathering of infamous people.  But as they said this  can only happen in the Philippines. When will we really change for the better?

    • ofw_888

      this is rediculous and disgusting. for example the common people to have less mistakes languishing in jail because no money to defend themeselves but look at the rich & famous that are supposedly in jail long time ago but to this date still free as a bird for enormous crimes against our people as arvaljo quoted.

      • boldyak

        that is because the common people you are saying are voting for these rich and famous….

      • ofw_888

        I agree with you boldyak but lack of education and resources why the common people vote for them while the rich and famous has the power and resources to manipulate their weakness. greed for money and power is the prime reason in disguised of public service.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/WPKNEHQZVYGVWEXFPMHHQPEFRE jerry c

        They were not voted, they cheated. They have money, they can buy everything, even the Comelec. So, don’t be surprised if Marcos will someday be your President.

  • iriga1_city1_boy1

    To blowcoldblowhot,
       Me,in defense of Trillanes?Read again.You are wrong.

  • andresa igbac

    Johnny to self: Ang galing ko mang-uto. Parang si Apo lang ako ha.
    Cristina to Imelda: Wiz kita know. Ah perdón. Dyan ka lang.
    Noynoy to Imelda: Behhhlattt!!!
    Imelda to self: Hmmp! Bat ba ko andito? Buti na lang naka-shades ako. Maka beauty sleep nga muna. Di naman halata. Tutal, di ko naman mabibigay ang the true, the good, the beautiful speech ko eh. 

  • http://twitter.com/ernestonoel1 hopelovefaith

    all the social climbers in a gathering.  by the way, what’s to celebrate about the life of enrile?

    they all feel that being invited in this occasion, they made it already. 

  • Retsameht

    Mge pelepene tenge et bebe..

    Eng eneng meg reect sye eng eneng tenge et bebe!

    hehehehe… sege, mge pelepene, meg-reect ne keye se senebe ke..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1126467252 Alexander Delavina

    Killing Alfie Anito as mere Humor is a blatant lie, ka Peping the Bulaklak photographer saw in his own eyes how Jackie dragged Alfie from inside the house and shooting him just outside the terrace. Enrile’s trying to rewrite history thru his memoirs, The presence of Samar group is a bad omen that Binay on 2016 will pave the way for Marcos to become president comes 2022. It is very obvious that the speech writer of Aquino came from Samar group. Aquino here is like a puppet manipulated by Binay and his gang, 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/K72H7FUJZXWZXKFTXNQL2PMFRE Paul

      never vote for jackie! 

  • 12JEM

    Looking After Number One…I am Number One…..ENRILE

  • 12JEM

    San Jose Timber Corporation in Samar ….How many thousand hectares does it cover? What is its CSR?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4UYU4M7FMDZAL67EL32CUNSZCE rey

    He is one of the reason why our country did not move positively, ang daming coup noo na siya mismo ang utak or at least alam nya, di siya makabayan kung ganun.Si Pinoy naman mas galit pa kay gma kaysa ka imelda, bakit kaya.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OAFZIN56TAAM73TEKNPNEBQV3U AdrianD

    Enrile made millions even billions from sucking up with the  Marcos’es in the 70’s, Ramos  90’s, GMA 00’s, his racketeering includes illegal logging, gambling, govt funds, tax evasion and God know’s what else!

    We pinoys are well known to forget mis deeds such as oppressions, killings and even from being conquered! We all have a sick, that is almost funny, way of remembering our history. For Goodness sakes we were enslaved by the spaniards, japanese, etc..

    but we all have forgotten these, and even edited our history books to not go into details or omit some facts of what really had transpired in our country since the spanish era. Sa bagay may kapalit naman yung editing na naganap at nagaganap pa, millions/billions of foreign aid from these countries.. na of course napunta din sa mga bulsa ng mga politiko!!

    Im not saying we harbor resentment from all these events in the past.. however history should be recorded right and taught right  so our countrymen will learn that many had died ANONYMOUSLY for our freedom today and that we owe it to them to use it wisely and make the best of what we have now and improve it!

     

  • kilabot

    enrile once again showed why he is called a survival genius. he should next write about his dark secrets. to be released after he passes away.

  • 12JEM

    An Incident in the Palace after a Cabinet Meeting During the Time of Marcos:

    Minister JPE…Hoy, Javier, huwag kang makialam sa project namin ni Danding sa Bugsuk Island on Dwarf Coconut. Huwag kang mayabang dito kahit bata ka ni Imelda.

    Javier was Dr. Emil Javier, then  the newly appointed Minister of Science and Technology, who subsequently became the President of the University of the Philippines System.

  • ofw_888

    in response to rey’s question below: that’s because he blamed PGMA caused of his mother’s agony during her cancer days by which the former president has nothing to do.

  • OFW Franklin

    kayo kayo na lang paano ang ibang mahihirap na Pilipino

  • johnllander

    Yung nasa photo sa kanan ni Cristina Enrile, yung parang bulag na naka sunglass, siya ba yung dakilang magnanakaw?

    • cora_s54

      Sinabi mo,lol!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ICYWMBS3YFLGCUKMKSNHBLP36E Entropia

       Obviously!!! Kapalmuks yan noon pa!!!

  • johnllander

    Don’t vote for dynasties!
    Don’t vote for trapos!

    Don’t vote for enrile!

  • JustWords811

    Enrile now joins the elite ranks of autobiographic historians, hoping, among other things, to clarify the muddled waters of recent Philippine history. For all his prodigious achievements and immense intelligence though, there is one thing that eluded him (but not his EDSA colleague). And he will remain thus— the President Who Could Have Been But Never Was.

    • johnllander

      In the mind of every Filipino, he was not a President.

      In the mind of every Filipino, he is a traitor.

      The Traitor Who Had Been And Never He Was Not.

  • boytalakitok

    si imelda parang kamukha na ni macoy.  parang naging bato……….lol

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZKCGLVFAGUVX7NIUY4E5PIPRKQ Gene

       LOL!

  • tonito

    Politics makes strange bedfellows!!!

  • neverwint3r

    so does this book finally reveals his role in the plaza miranda bombing and his faked ambush that were invoked by marcos as the rason to implement martial law?also what he did as the chief architect? and the most imporant, who actually planned and ordered ninoy killed?

    i’d be curious to see any book reveiws on this one before buying it.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NDUOLIK3VRVIXBY23GVSY4PHQQ Vijay

    This story book is carefully edited in fairness to Manong Johhny,not even half of his Political career is told here.With the involvement of Military in the story,I beg not to believe in what they said.I’m not against the Military,however due to their part in Ninoy Aquino assasination and the mystery on the death of Sec Robredo,I lost my trust in them.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MDAWMT3LIDHOCW7ZTSYXZEUQQ4 ghe

    Relic na itong si Mang Juan. Time to retire.

  • Morskie52

    Are they attending a funeral? This picture looks morbid. Only in the Philippines. Disgusting.

  • wakats

    There’s one chapter in Apo Johhny’s amazing staying-power that I could not find – his alleged support to gringo’s 9 coup attempts to grab power from Cory’s 6-year term.

    I could not blame the great Apo from allowing himself to be used in the faked ambush that precipitated the declaration of martial law – anybody will probably be tempted for such opportunity and the bonanza that goes with it.

    What I could not fathom is the destruction to our economy during gringo’s military misadventures that saw the loss of hundreds of lives and billions of property damage – and the lack of foreign investments that further dipped our economic scales reminiscent of the aftermath of Ninoy’s assassination.

    If true, the Apo clearly doesn’t care – except for himself and his diminishing power –  about the welfare and future of the Filipinos during those turbulent times…

    • Abraham Ortiz

       Ramos and johnny were used by the Americans to topple Marcos regime not to mention USA  jealousy on Nuclear Power Plant and his gold at USA banks and swiss and such small country as Singapore banks.The Americans will do anything to get what they want even bribing all key player in politics of any country just so to satisfy their foreign policy in disguise of the presidents(Marcos this time) being a bad president and all lies! It’s just so happen that Ramos and Enrile were alive.But until now,they can not tell it to the Filipino people of their true involvement in EDSA 1 WEATHER THEY DO IT ON THEIR OWN OR  WITH THE INSINUATIONS OF THE AMERICANS

      • DarkJustice

        Natumbok mo kabayan!

  • divictes

    Pity the man in the street.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abdul-Rashid/100004367910013 Abdul Rashid

    There is also one chapter in Enrile’s memoirs, the number of deaparecdos, human right violations and many more this Enrile has initiated during MARTIAL LAW. These should haunt his grave.

  • WhatTheFact

    Sept 13 1972..Wednesday 11pm. Part of Macoys Diary… Oplan Saguitarius…….So I met with Johnny Ponce Enrile, Gen. Tom Diaz, Col. Montoya, Col. Romy Gatan, and Danding Cojuangco this evening at Pangarap and we agreed to set the 21st of this month as the deadline.In the meantime Sen. Aquino in a privilege speech, today, claims we have an OPLAN Sagitarrius, which allegedly includes placing Greater Manila under PC Control preparatory to proclaiming martial law.This is nothing but the contingency plan for the coordination of the local police forces and the Armed Forces in case of insurgency.
    Where is now Danding, is he not invited by Mang Johnny?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abdul-Rashid/100004367910013 Abdul Rashid

     The senate president is as far he could go. After 9 coup attempts with Gringo it is unthinkable. That is why he panicked when Hon.Sen. Antonio Trillanes III divulged his quakery in the senate. It would have been the last favor of a hobbit, corrupt president. An attempt to secure her incarceration.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJW3LXJGTGMGFSLHSU2W5BZGBM Benjamin Brillantes

      PAG SI JPE ANG NAG COUP … DI BAWAL …ALA KULONG…ganyan ang bulok na sistema sa atin….TAKOT SILA KAY jpe…KAYA SANAY SI jpe NA WALANG BUMABANGGA..  kaya hindi nya sukat akalain na duduraan siya ni TRILLANES..sa tutuo lang BASTOS SIYA… BAKIT sa TV pa, ANG  DAMING sumusubaybay..kung talagang maginoo si JPE, KINAUSAP na lang nya sa labas

  • http://www.facebook.com/edison.ipac Edison Ipac

    A symbol of a personal and political reconciliation. Only in the PHL!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6L2QCCYRYJZLHMET4JLNWPB46U ampyrms

    All hypocrites… When can we have new faces in our political system? Is this how dumb Filipinos are that only few people are qualified to lead? I’m tired of their faces, aren’t you???

  • rjimenez1226

    This picture should spark a revolution. Pinoys don’t  stay stupid. Reclaim your honor from the Enriles  of these world who have duped you.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ICYWMBS3YFLGCUKMKSNHBLP36E Entropia

    Why should we rewrite the books? The truth will come out with or without Enrile. Besides are we sure hes telling the truth? 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJW3LXJGTGMGFSLHSU2W5BZGBM Benjamin Brillantes

      NAG FAKE NA NGA NG AMBUSH..PAPANIWALAAN MO PA ….NAGPAPABANGO NA KA KATAWAN KASI MALAPIT NA SIYAN TUMIRIK

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NARL3WUYKEM5ONQVIJAZRSQ24Y good

    This gathering is “THE GATHERING” of the most corrupt people in the Philippines…
    Sana kinuha na silang lahat ni Lord so we can have the true change for our country..

  • WhatTheFact

    Marcos…I am the most famous medalist, strongman of the country, no one could defeat me.
    Nonoy…You are alone, I have Maoist, Communist and NPA.
    Sison…I have now Hukbalahap and NPA to support you Noy.
    Buscayno…I have done my part now give me my reward.
    Danding…You are all idiot.Bwahahhahaha!!!!
    Imelda…Everybody lets do it.
    Ver…Sorry Manong. I have to follow Manang.
    Enrile…Everything is running with the plan accordingly.
    Ramos…Me before you Johnny.
    Cory…. No way me first.

  • PH2011

    The author of
    the book is the same author and main character of a staged (fake) ambushed .

    Who will
    believe him?

    The book is probably
    a prelude to his intent to be buried in Libingan ng mga Bayani.

    Come the
    right time, and that will be debatable.

  • Datukalun

    Look at the leaders of the Government even the Communist Leaders and the revolutionary leaders of this Country.Well dress well fed drink expensive wines and food have a very good medical maintenance they dont walk in dirty places always well taken care of.They should walk among the ordinary people feel when you go in line to wait for your turn in the public offices etc.Then you will see whats the peoples problem.Politicians greed for power they put all their family in politics.We need more politicians whom We can call MAN of the PEOPLE.NoyNoy you might not be that good but your better…Please give back what you have taken from us.I believe there are some Billionaires who want this country to be in the right track at least spend your Money to inform the people and reveal their wrong doings Specially those who made money during the evil martial law regime…GIVE OUR MONEY BACK……..BEHEST LOANERS too…

  • http://www.ninoyandcory.gov.ph/ It’s No Time To Doubt Now

    Ang dami niyong satsat. Just shut up and be grateful for the fact that this great man JPE even bothered to bequeath us his life’s greatest lessons. Sa mga pataygutom dyan, learn from JPE on how to keep the fire in your belly alive and burning. Sa mga underachievers dyan, learn from JPE what you can do to constantly improve yourself. Sa mga nagbibitter-bitteran dyan, learn from JPE how to stage a comeback just when the chips are down. Sa mga feeling misunderstood dyan, learn from JPE how to reinvent and rebrand your image. Sa mga feeling Che Guevara dyan, learn from JPE how to launch a bloodless revolution like the one in 1986. Sa mga may ugaling ningas-cogon dyan, learn from JPE how to try and try and try until you succeed. Sa mga conspriacy theorists dyan, learn from JPE why he had to make the ultimate sacrifice and fake his death in order to declare Martial Law. Sa mga may unhappy childhood dyan, learn from JPE how he fended off bullying, feigned weakness in order to live to fight another day. Sa mga iskul-bukul dyan, learn from JPE how to ace your exams while listening to your iphone in class or in impeachment trials.

    With so many things to learn from JPE, ano pa ang nirereklamo nyo! Magpasalamat kayo kay JPE at magkakaroon na rin ng epub, mobi and pdf versions ang libro niya. This is the best self-help and self-development book ever published in the Philippines. This should be a must read for all public school student from K to 12.

    And for those of you who haven’t noticed it yet, this book has the seal of approval of PNoy as you can see in the picture. For those of you who are residing outside the Philippines, this book will soon be made available by Amazon. And watch for this book’s inclusion in New York Times Bestseller / Notable Books List soon.

    • pinayPYT

      LOL ! You’re funny! :)

    • Morskie52

      Also learn from JPE how to fake ambush and get people killed. Also learn from JPE how to stage coup d tat.

    • WhatTheFact

      To those who are moron, stupid and idiot like you, learn from JPE how to betray your fellow. countrymen, learn from JPE how to be a political turncoat to achieve evil ambitions. You rotten rat.

    • johnllander

      jpe-the greatest traitor of the Filipino Malayan Race.

      He will join the rank of dictators marcos, saddam hussein, osama bin ladin, adolf hitler, etc.

    • Gerald Abueva

      I got a feeling your sarcasm seems to be lost on some of your readers.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJW3LXJGTGMGFSLHSU2W5BZGBM Benjamin Brillantes

      so naniniwala ka sa bolatik ni JPE…eh tanga hanga ka kasi wala kang alam. alam ng intel sa AFP kung sino si JPE

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/X7CY3UOE774TU5HQURWCNUCWXE Johnrey

      leard from JPE how to play the Russian-roulette,,,,the tiktik of being baling bing,,,,,

    • sam_aquino

      enrile is the oldest living “CHAMELEON” of all time!!! 

      one for the record books…

    • Aber!

      You are effing hilarious! But I don’t think people understand your sarcastic humor. Try being more literal and straightforward.

    • beerhunters

      original and creative! let’s have more of this and keep ‘em coming!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VBRPJ2A7TQANYV5JA5YQTNWAZA Kyab Gon

         You’re probably one of his puppets too?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VBRPJ2A7TQANYV5JA5YQTNWAZA Kyab Gon

       You’re probably one of his puppets?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=750057462 Balangbang Di Nuwang

    keep your friends close and your enemies even closer..

  • victoria_views

    Would these invited personalities in the book launching event influence good marketing for the book? 

  • opinyonlangpo

    So it means that PNoy is no different from other politicians…he is learning the way of the trapos.

  • Gerald Abueva

    This article claims that the Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile is “wildly popular”.  So we did a little experiment to check the veracity of this claim by the authors of this article.

    This article was published online 0001hr of 29-Sep-2012.

    As of 0930hr, 98% are Anti-Enrile. There were 163 comments with only 3 positively pro-Enrile.
    As of 1230hr, 96% are Anti-Enrile. There were 251 comments with only 10 positively pro-Enrile.
    As of 1800hr, 95% are Anti-Enrile. There were 328 comments with only 17 positively pro-Enrile.

    After 18 hours of being online, the overwhelming majority of comments this article generated are negative. The anti-Enrile vitriol is palpable. Vast majority of comments invariably condemn the elderly statesman Enrile to eternal damnation of one form or another.

    Wildly popular? Go figure.

    • rjimenez1226

      Voldemort Enrile corrupts even the writers.

    • yatot

      Wild nga eh! Hahaha

    • $29483279

       Amazingly accurate report. Congratualtions Gerald.

      Enrile wrote this book expecting that his Son, Jackie will get more votes in 2013 senatorial election. No way, with Jackie’s past bad record? No way to say the least.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4UYU4M7FMDZAL67EL32CUNSZCE rey

    Can we blame the politics or our selves for the present state of our country ? mas malamang tayo,kasi mali ang binoboto natin.Politicians are almost the same because of the bad political system we have,wagas ang baligtaran,tayo lang ang pinagloloko nitong mga politiko.Choose the lesser evil at wag natin paghintulutan ang ang mga political dynasties.Mas ok kung lahat tayo mayroon ng political maturity sa pagboto.

    • yatot

      Kelan pa kaya yan?

    • Penulis_Royal

      Well, apart from me, I think we should also blame the poor. I personally know a lot of them and how they and their families sell their votes during elections for 500 Php each or even less. They are aware that they are just getting a small portion of the very taxes they paid. But they believe their actions are insignificant.
      Worse are the people arrogant enough to be proud of their ignorance and the damage they willingly do to our motherland. *Le Sigh*

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TCQMRK4HVOSF2IGML46TAGKMXU Benjamin

    Imelda should write her own memoir to dispute Enrile’s book. Enrile wanted to take over from Marcos but was discovered so he decided to separate from the dictator. Only Imelda and Danding know the truth and unless Imelda writes her own, Enrile’s lies and deceits will be exposed. Enrile’s only frustration is that he failed to take over as President from Macoy because the people picked Cory and not Enrile. Resign or Retire Enrile!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJW3LXJGTGMGFSLHSU2W5BZGBM Benjamin Brillantes

      TAMA KA TUKAYO…ang tunay na intensyon ay kunin NIYA kay macoy kaya lang na corner na sya dahil nahuli sina COL MALAJACAN, MAJ AROMIN at BUTO JAVIER kaya tumawag SIYA ng saklolo kay CARDINAL SIN para tipunin ang mga tao..pero si CORY pala ang itatayo kaya pahiya siya sa kanyang saliri, hindi sukat akalain kaya sinundan ng sunod sunod na kudeta.

      • yatot

        Enrile is the father of Philippine COUP DE “ETAT!

        From his kudeta in Marcos to Honasan in Cory to Trillanes in Gloria!

  • rjimenez1226

    I hope  someone initiate a ” book burning”  campaign only for this travesty of a book that Enrile is foisting on this generation of Filipinos.

  • yatot

    Magkano kaya yang book? 

    Can someone buy the book just to burn it with a video then post it in youtube?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HEDQ7Y3JBTBBTL6BG4LPAOSPAQ Francis Cobb

      Good idea, my friend. Let’s start falling in line in the bookstores with lighters and matches in our pockets. (But come to think of it, the pages might have use also for garbage paper recycling purposes.)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HEDQ7Y3JBTBBTL6BG4LPAOSPAQ Francis Cobb

    The important question is–what does P-Noy intend to do with these clowns later after using them for current political purposes? Will he pull the rugs under their feet like jailing them? I will just have to presume that he abhors the company with them in this picture. However, for political considerations, he had to display the civil manners of a statesman while gritting his teeth and throwing up inside in the most excruciating manner. There is no way that any son would enjoy the company of his father’s torturers and killers. No way. So, what does P-Noy plan to do next?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E5Q5PV6KNYNVSOCHXJVJPYUVFE cion

      And you think his father Benigno Aquino was not guilty of backing the personal interest of the CPPA/NPA leader known to be in exile freed by his mother Cory Aquino- to protect what his father did (subservient acts -recruiting young Filipinos to advance his personal agenda of violence  and insurgency) it is sad that young generation are made to believe of the lies  Many . Filipinos has been   the victims of their plight for poltical  power

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DHWFDCKPCRMX4YOHMM7CXXH3JE Hinahon

        Unang-una, bakit ba nagkaroon ng CPP/NPA? Dahil ba kay Ninoy? Hindi ba dahil sa mga magnanakaw na tulad ni Macoy, Imelda, Enrile, etc.? Pangalawa, hindi perpektong tao si Ninoy, pero under those circumstances, hindi siya umalyansa kay Macoy kahit Upsilon brod pa niya ang mandarambong na iyan sa UP. So kung umalyansa siya kay Macoy, sa tingin mo kaya eh mas gumanda buhay ng pinoy noon???

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/RGY2WII5WCQSLIGVZLNQUP3GXI Juan

        Cion, talagang napakahina rin ng utak mo, noh? Naka-roskas siguro yang bayag mo sa leeg mo. So, kaninong kasinunalingan ang gusto mong lunukin namin? Kay Enrile? Kay Imelda? Sa mga dating crony ni Macoy tulad ni Bobby Ongpin? Ano solusyon mo kung ikaw ang nasa sapatos noon ni Ninoy? Mananahimik ka na lang sa isang sulok na bahag ang buntot at nangangatog ang tuhod habang nakikita mong pinapahirapan at ninanakawan ni Macoy, Imelda, Enrile etc. ang Pilipinas? O baka naman makikinakaw ka na rin?

  • s1ck0fit4ll

    Estrada was CONVICTED of PLUNDER

  • s1ck0fit4ll

    Jack E.: just because your father said his own version of “history” doesn’t mean that sh1t is true. re-write history books?? the nerve! jiiiiizaz!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PTVEAIKMIMAYP253BRSQX4JCVU georgeB

    as the saying goes…”masamang damo, mahirap mamatay”

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KISP4XFWDO7PMCBCIAG5XEYQ7M Peregrino Natividad

    What a propaganda! Enrile want to place himself in a pedestal of the “goody”! He joined the Edsa 1 revolt because he, as an astute politician, sees doomsday coming for the Marcoses. Did’t he together with his assistant Miriam Defensor framed the Martial Law?. Now he wanted to paint himself as white as snow!

  • Morskie52

    They look more like the Adams Family.

  • Malik62

    BS Aquino X3 came coz he’s just too scared that Enrile will reveal what really happened during the  canvassing in the 2010 Elections.

  • http://twitter.com/ernestonoel1 hopelovefaith

    just looking at this picture, one can distinguished the “have’s” versus the “have not’s”.  those seated are the people in the alta sosyedad while those standing are the run of the mill crowd.

    i wonder if these well-heeled group of people ever once imagined themselves as one of those people standing at their backs.  when can we have a leader who is like a mother teresa-type person who chooses not to be with the elite but with the poor. 

    it seems like the elite group in this picture are gloating in the fact that they all have something which most of us do not have.

  • rofllma0

     PLASTIKAN Lang Obvious lol hehehe People knows the real story =) – Kung sino talaga si Juan Ponce Enrile and his ambitions in politics =)

  • walangdiyos

    may you all rot in hell and burn forever. sayang walang nagplanong bombahin ang hotel that time para ubos ang lahi ng ugat ng problema ng bansa

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CJQU6JXTCCFD7OQAPKVJH3UIVM Lito

    Half-truths. Soon, a lot of politicians will follow.

  • Grellyn Paoad

    Reading the comments make me sad…and confused. I am in my early 20s, born after the Martial Law, so pardon me if what I know of my country’s history is based only from what I read in books. But the thing is, how can we move on and unite as a country if many are still bitter about the past? How can we unite when we are always this pessimistic about our country’s leaders and politicians? It’s already given that there are many “trapos” in our government, and so it’s kind of tiring to hear people just rant endlessly about them to the point that we have made them a scapegoat for our country’s failures. To the point too that many of our good leaders become discouraged since we fail to see and appreciate their contributions. We do not just need a new breed of politicians, but perhaps we also need a fresher line of thinking. But then, considering that adults really cannot agree if this or that person is an angel or a devil, sometimes short of tattering that person’s reputation to pieces, many among the youth find it hard to look for good role models. And so they fade away… Either they become apathetic or they grow up to become pessimists like the generation before them. Just a thought. :)

    • pinayPYT

      Hija/Hijo, I think that it is clear that the readers who commented already agreed if the star of that night is an angel or a devil. And as a martial law baby, I am not bitter about our country’s past. I just want the younger generation to know what REALLY happened to our country. We will never have a bright future if we don’t know our country’s past. We need this so that we can avoid making the same mistakes that we have made. But with Enrile being a major player in Philippine politics for more than 40 yrs, it looks like we have never learned :(

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VBRPJ2A7TQANYV5JA5YQTNWAZA Kyab Gon

          IF your immediate relative has been a victim of Martial Law’s “no
        mercy” killing then you would have had a different perspective. Your
        views are easier said than done…got my drift kiddo?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4TUSV3KNSYW4OPZKD2OWKFLFSM R Valiente

      We are not making these politicians convenient “scapegoats” because we “feel” like it. Fact is, these people (and their boss – Marcos) were in charge as the once proud Philippines slid from the 2nd best economy in Asia during the 50’s to become an embarassing basket case.

      The Thais, Malaysians, even the Singaporeans used to envy and look up to us. Now, we send them our women para alilain at ang mas masakit – abusuhin.. Surely you agree that Filipinos deserve better leaders right?

      It is now up to us to encourage good leaders by supporting and voting for them, but we must never stop exposing these pretentious, self important trapos who have the gall to strut around and act as if they were the best thing that happened to this country. Ang kakapal ng apog!

      • leubas

        AGREE WITH YOU BRO!..MATAGAL NA TYONG NILOLOKO NITONG MGA TAONG ITO!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VBRPJ2A7TQANYV5JA5YQTNWAZA Kyab Gon

         IF your immediate relative has been a victim of Martial Law’s “no mercy” killing then you would have had a different perspective. Your views are easier said than done…got my drift kiddo?

  • NoWorryBHappy

    He who forgets the past is condemned to repeat it.
    Halata sa pagmumukha ng original na Madame Diktadura, eh, ngit na ngit sa galit.
    These celebrities, when they make long faces, you’d rather look at a monkey’s face. 

  • Gerald Abueva

    This article claims that the Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile is “wildly popular”.  So we did a little experiment to check the veracity of this claim by the authors of this article.

    This article was published online 0001hr of 29-Sep-2012.

    As of 0930hr, 98% are Anti-Enrile. There were 163 comments with only 3 positively pro-Enrile.
    As of 1230hr, 96% are Anti-Enrile. There were 251 comments with only 10 positively pro-Enrile.
    As of 1800hr, 95% are Anti-Enrile. There were 328 comments with only 17 positively pro-Enrile.
    As of 2359hr, 94% are Anti-Enrile. There were 362 comments with only 23 positively pro-Enrile.

    After almost 24 hours of being published online, the overwhelming majority of comments this article generated are negative. This message board is overspilling with bile and vitriol directed at Enrile. Vast majority of comments invariably condemn the elderly statesman Enrile to eternal damnation of one form or another.

    Enrile wildly popular? More like epic notoriety.

    • Aber!

      Does that bode well for his son? I am praying for Jack’s victory next year. Hope everything goes smoothly. 

      • ofw_888

        kung anong puno siyang bunga…

  • rinom

    these politicians are slaves of whatever they have mastered,,, HYPOCRISY in the highest. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WEBQQWQDFI3HXAMQFTUHVVUHNU ame mojica

    The nerve of Enrile to potray himself as a statesman. Bakit naman sobrang dami ng coup ni Honasan under kay Cory? Sino kaya ang gustong maging presidente after Marcos. Ay si Enrile di ba?

  • bisdakis

    Game of the OLIGARCHS! 

  • rinom

     Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. Hebrew 4:13

  • TMZPinoy

    Dapat ang “Daang Matuwid” na presidente ay hindi dapat nakiki halobilo sa taong dating nag alipusta ng ating demokrasya. Palagay ko ito ay isang “utang na loob” na naman kay Enrile dahil sa impeachment ni CJ Corona. Sana naman nag isip ka muna Pres.Noynoy bago mo tinangap ang imbita ni ENRILE..hindi mo ba alam na karamihan na nilalaman ng libro na yan ay puro “kasinungalingan”. Alam mo ba ilang beses nagtangka agawin nila ENRILE at HONASAN ang gobyerno ng nanay mo si Pres,CORY AQUINO? Eh bakit ka nandyan ngayon sa paglulunsad ng libro nya? matuwid pa ba pag iisip mo NOYNOY? Mag asawa ka na nga at para may nagpapakangaral sa iyo minsan. Ako ang Boss mo pero sumasalungat ka na minsan sa “daang matuwid”.

  • Albert Einstien

    anong daan matuwid..Pnoycchio governance pati mga survey at propaganda nila nahihilo mayat maya palit ng sinasabi…..e HUWAD na DAAN NAMAN talaga umpisa pa lang halata na…nasa GOLDEN PARACHUTE mode na ang KKK ..kaya palihim na isiningit ang sa cyber crime law ang criminal cyber libel…..yung mga tao kasi  NGAYON nag-po-post na sa internet ng mga HIDDEN MANSIONS, BULDINGS, & BUSINESS interest ng mga CORRUPT GOVT officials at politicians…COVER UP mode na ngayon…..kaya nga HINDI sinsabatas yung FOI at confirmation ni COA com. HEIDI kasi takot SILA sa VOLUME of EVIDENCE na ipopost sa INTERNET  at makukunpiska ang nakaw na yaman nila….pipicturan ng mamayan ang mga tagong yaman nila at ipopost sa internet ..at ang mga tao naman..

    lalagyan ng BILLBOARD at nakaturo sa bahay ng corrupt officials at politicians

    ————————————————————> THIS is where your TAXES go!!!

    mga PATRIOTS pagawa kayo ng STICKERS at POSTERS ..DIKITAN natin mga bahay ng CORRUPT officials , politicians at KKKs ng ” THIS is where your TAXES go!!! “

  • ashleybulls

    GO FOR THE PASSAGE OF “FREEDOM OF INFORMATION” BILL – BOOKS WRITTEN BY POLITICIANS ARE SELF SERVING!  KNOWING THE TRUTH BY TRANSPARENCY AND OPENESS OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS, AND ITS TRACEABILITY IS THE BEST STORY THAT WE FILIPINOS NEED TO KNOW. WHILE THE GOVERNMENT AND ESPECIALLY CONGRESS  IS AFRAID TO PASS THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION BILL, THEN WE WILL REMAIN SLAVES OF OUR OWN POLITICAL NIGHTMARES —- LET US NOT ALLOW THIS COUNTRY TO BE RAN BY THE TRAPOS!!!

  • zeroko

    loyal squire Sen. Gregorio Honasan. He he he! Tama naman yan, loyal squire si Honasan. He can not move an inch without the approval of Enrile. Naiwan na sa kubeta ang prinsipyo ni Honasan.

  • zeroko

    Daming namatay noong Martial Law, thanks to JPE. He was the former Department of National Defense, and brain behind martial law. Dalawa sila ni Mr. Tabako.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lito.alansalon Lito Alansalon

    Sana hindi na ginawa ang Enrile book. The significant number of the elderly and not so elderly
    remembered Enrile as co-evil during those martial law period. I suggest, that the younger group
    should ask their parents or Lolos/lolas (kung buhay pa) the real every day situation during martial years.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

    The ONLY good thing that I could see in “the book launching picture” is…
    (not including our beloved P’Noy) that Cristina & “young” Johnny are together.
    (I thought, those two broke up, years ago, and never reconciled)

  • http://www.facebook.com/eraserheads.parin Eraserheads Parin

    OMG, If Ferdinand Marcos was still alive, he would have been here in this picture. WTH? This is a very good campaign strategy for the Enriles. Why is Sen. Enrile campaigning for his son? Let his son campaign for himself! Remember the Marcos years and who was with him during those days! Even Bong bong knows Enrile’s to no good! Very scary situation….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VBRPJ2A7TQANYV5JA5YQTNWAZA Kyab Gon

    This is a show of hypocrisy…

    Johnny Enrile’s book is fallacy and has been revised (doctored) to show his fake self, portraying himself as the good guy. A lot of people KNOW that he has ordered the killings of so many pinoys under Martial Law.

    It’s just common courtesy and civility that Pnoy, Imelda and the rest showed up…as a sign of respect to an elderly citizen.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/H47PVJLKV3ACUSFV4JA25SMYJI Brains

    HYPOCRISY – all of these!!!!  HYPOCRITES – all of them!!! HYPOCRITAL – all of the actions since 1983!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VMPPKI7JOTE6OPR7LBGGUDAN3U Avenger

    MARAMING MEMBERS NG “BITTER HEARTS CLUB” DITO!!! SANA MAGTAYO NA LANG KAYO NG  GOBYERNO NYO? REPUBLIC OF “BITTER HEARTS” ANG BANDERA NYO ME PUSO NA MALAKI TAPOS LAHAT NG MUKHA NYO NAKALAGAY DUN SA BANDERA NA NAKASIMANGOT???? HAHAHA!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hazel-Lyn-Malgapo-Mallare/100001843367364 Hazel Lyn Malgapo Mallare

      Sa dami ng CAPS LOCK mo, mukhang ikaw yung bitter. :P

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/VMPPKI7JOTE6OPR7LBGGUDAN3U Avenger

        CAPS LOCK?? BITER AKO?? D B GALIT KA KE ENRILE? BAT KA GALIT, DAHIL B  CRUSH MO C ENRILE? HAHAHA! KAYA PA BITTER BITTER EFFECT K RIN? MAGPALIGAW KA N LANG SA ASO MAHUSAY MAG HUMPS UN HAHAHA!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VMPPKI7JOTE6OPR7LBGGUDAN3U Avenger

    ITONG MGA “BITTER HEARTS CLUB” NA ITO ANG DAMI NILANG ISSUE KAY ENRILE KUNG ANO ANO MGA PARATANG WALA NAMAN PRUWEBA AT KUNG MERON KAYO BAKIT HINDI NYO SYA KASUHAN SA KORTE SA OMBUDSMAN O KAHIT SAANG TRIBUNAL…I-FILE NYO NYO NA! PURO LANG KAYO MGA KUPAL NA PUTAK NG PUTAK! 

    DAHIL WALA NAMAN PALA KAYONG MAPAPATUNAYAN SA MGA PARATANG NYO, AN INFERENCE CAN BE DRAWN THAT THE ONLY MOTIVE OF THESE MEMBERS OF “BITTER HEARTS CLUB” IS TO DESTROY ENRILE!

    MGA INGGETERO ITO! MGA KULANGOT LANG KAYO KE ENRILE!

    • rjimenez1226

      Tsupe kulangot ni enrile voldemort.

    • http://twitter.com/ernestonoel1 hopelovefaith

      nakinabang ka personally ano?  pina-aral ka ba ni enrile or iyong mga magulang mo ay itinawid ng gutom ni enrile?

      you are one on those who are only after the short term gain but have no love for your counry.  enrile is one of those lumapastangan sa bansa natin and he proved to us how to be corrupt and murder people and then get away with it. 

      think of the common good, not only your own good.  otherwise, you and enrile are of the same breed.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/VMPPKI7JOTE6OPR7LBGGUDAN3U Avenger

        BAKIT ANO B BREED MO?? HYBREED NA BABOY? PWES LILITSONIN KA LANG PALA? KUNG HYBREED N BAKA GANUN DIN LITSON DIN ANG ABOT MO. PERO KUNG IKAW YUNG HYBREED NA LAMOK MALAMANG DENGGE KA MASAHOL K P SA LINTA HAHAHA!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VMPPKI7JOTE6OPR7LBGGUDAN3U Avenger

     BITTER HEARTS CLUB, BHC 

     

  • Janch

    One of Marcos’s top henchman and later betrayer now wants to rewrite history.  Pinapapabango ang pangalan.  Peddling more lies at a time when the public is most sympathetic or already suffering from amnesia.

  • MCattermole

    Are his other women included in his so-called book?

  • rinom

     Let God Be True Though Every Man a Liar.

  • vince_bugaboo

    Hypocrisy knows no bounds.

  • pepengkabayo

    Who is your unthinkable guest? Imelda, then you are wrong.
    Pnoy is the unthinkable guest…he is the Aquino whose family suffered most.
    He should not have come as it is only book launching….not too important.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PM34SVGBBVKV6O3IWH7SQ3S2EM tony

    Kung hindi nagpa-uto si Gringo kay Enrile  nuon, HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN PRESIDENT AFTER ERAP OR AFTER PNOY. Hindi sana nahudas ni Gloria ang bayan natin. Honasan, sayang ka. If you have been as principled and independent-minded as your fellow PMAers like Trillanes, Lim, etc. the presidency should have been in the bag… As for Enrile’s memoirs kuno, as comedian Pugo used to say, “DAS A LAS OB NANSENS!”

  • Marx Louis Wang

    Tingnan niyo facial expression ni Imelda. Sa loob-loob siguro sinasabi niya: “Potangna niyo, inilagay niyo lang ako sa isang tabi, pangit pa silya ko, ipakukulam ko kayo sa Siquihor, makikita niyo!”

  • Marx Louis Wang

    To Tony:

    Oo, nga! (naniwala naman!) KUNG HINDI SANA SIYA NAGTAGO SA ILALIM NG KAMA! KAHIYA-HIYA, NAGTAGO SA ILALIM NG KAMA!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZT2HNEJGO2JK7ESZMC5PLU7GEA Nenette

    BOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  • Fudge Diko

    Hahaha! Si Imelda imbyerna tignan mo yung itsura niya parang na itsapwera siya kasi di nakaupo dun sa magandang upuan. Wahahaha! 

    CIRCUS ANG TAWAG DITO!!!

  • $27317632

    I think it’s much better to read the MRS. & MS. magazine issues during the dark days of the country under martial law, if you want the real scores.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PGVQOPFS4IF2U7UVDQD3DH2BEM Manny

    Manipulator iyang si Enrile. Malapit na siyang mamatay kaya nagsusulat ng kung anu-ano. Nasaan ang kunsensiya noong sunud-sunuran siya kay Marcos ? Umaklas lang siya noong alam niyang papatayin na siya ni Marcos. Nasaan ang pagkamakabayan niya nang panay coup ang pinaplano nila ni Gringo ? Humingi na ba siya ng patawad sa bayan sa mga kasalanan niya ? Ngayon naisalba niya ang image niya pero sa mga nakakaalam na Pilipino, hindi malilimutan ang panlinlinlang na ginawa niya !

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5TENDBNOVQRJEKFPV76D2N4XUM Socorro

    It is all part of the campaign for his family and himself, Enrile will no stay long in the politics if he is not an opportunist, balimbing and evrything that a Filipino politician has.

  • http://twitter.com/ernestonoel1 hopelovefaith

    just looking at this picture, I am reminded  of the people na yumaman dahil sa pagkulimbat ng pera ng sambayanan.  and they can all look at straight in the eyes.  look at imeldific, as if she can’t break fine china.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HGC2U2QUAREAK42HNUTSNQGBVI SolitaJ

    This might be a gathering of oxymoron but sometimes you do things not because you’re well meaning to do it but because that’s what etiquette dictates. One, however, has to become a hypocrite to be able to do it and it shows in the face or faces. 

  • madam01

    everyone of us can make a history. each one of us can shape the history. had we not voted for them, they won’t hold this power and shape philippine history. kung talagang gusto nating magbago at ayaw natin sa mga pulitikong nakaupo, e di wag nating silang bigyan ng karapatan at kapangyarihang makaupo. let’s educate one another.

  • bonbasije

    Posing properly for the occasion, PNoy should have cupped his ears to hear everything but covered his nose for the stench around him.

  • PhilippineSolutions

    The President could have used better judgment.  He does not have to be there, he is now falling under the tyranny of the status quo.  I am sure there’s 1001 better things to do for the poorest of the poor, what a waste of time.

    • http://twitter.com/ZTolitzto JulietoGValmoria

      “The President could have used better judgment.” -that would be news

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKS7Y3WBUOJPOMTYPCRXSKW7KM Franzeline Perdubal

    Sometimes, I would think that Philippines is the Drama Capital of the World.



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