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Who’s afraid of Juan Ponce Enrile?

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Who is afraid of Juan Ponce Enrile?

Twenty-six years after he silenced political opponents as Ferdinand Marcos’ martial law administrator, Juan Ponce Enrile either still evokes fear or those hoping he would be ousted as Senate President are too disorganized to get him out of his post.

The number of senators needed to topple Enrile is out there but no one seems interested in actually moving to oust him. One reason for this, longtime Senate observers say, is that Enrile currently enjoys a high popularity rating, based on recent surveys.

Replacing Enrile was not on the menu when President Benigno Aquino hosted a private dinner in Malacañang on Tuesday for senators who helped oust  Chief Justice Renato Corona in an impeachment trial in May.

One senator said Enrile could rely on only three loyalists—Senate President Pro Tempore Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada, Majority Leader Vicente Sotto and Sen. Gregorio Honasan—to cast their lot with him, at least for now. The four are collectively known as the Senate’s “macho bloc.”

The senator whom the Philippine Daily Inquirer talked with requested anonymity because he did  not want to be seen as interested in the job.

The senator said knowing that Enrile and his supporters could be easily outnumbered was enough to inspire discord.

‘It’s anomalous’

“It’s just simply a case of seeing Enrile up there lording it over when he only has three followers. Why is that?  It’s anomalous!” the senator said.

Fears of a Senate coup remain a hot topic among the chamber’s employees. A common sentiment is that Senate workers like Enrile because he is generous with year-end bonuses for them.

Enrile has maintained he would welcome a replacement any time and that he has no plans to cling to his post.

Senators Ralph Recto and Franklin Drilon of the Liberal Party and Manuel Villar of the Nacionalista Party have been touted as possible successors.

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV recently admitted working for Enrile’s ouster after a bitter public quarrel with him over the West Philippine Sea territorial dispute between the Philippines and China.

Counting the numbers

At the session hall on Monday as the coup rumors flew, the Inquirer asked Trillanes if there was really a move to oust Enrile. Trillanes only smiled and said, “I don’t know.”

The source said anyone interested in becoming Senate President could tap the minority bloc composed of Minority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano, his sister Sen. Pia Cayetano and independent Sen. Joker Arroyo.

Trillanes can also be counted on for support, as well as the Nacionalista bloc of Villar, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Miriam Defensor-Santiago.

“That’s already a total of seven, a formidable group,” the source said, adding that Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., president of Lakas party, could also be convinced.

Like children, sometimes

“Add the senators from the Liberal Party—Francis Pangilinan, Recto, Drilon and (Teofisto) Guingona III—and that would make 12.  Puwede nang mawala si  JPE (Enrile can then be removed),” the source added.

The source said Enrile had gained enemies among his original supporters, or those who signed the Senate resolution backing him as Senate President in July 2010.

“So many things have happened,” the senator said, adding that Enrile’s  opposition to the reproductive health (RH) bill and his verbal tussle with Trillanes were only two of them.

But those thinking of becoming the next Senate leader would not only have more work in his hands, the source said.

“The chamber itself is unwieldy.  Sometimes the senators also behave like little children.  It’s not just the discontentment with Enrile’s leadership.”

Sensible option

Marcos said  “the problem is there are no takers (for the position of Senate President).” Besides, it is only Trillanes who has openly admitted he is working for Enrile’s ouster, he added.

Marcos told reporters the possibility of Enrile’s ouster was remote. “I don’t think there is a plot under way—Maybe I’m out of the loop,” he said.

Marcos added it would be more “sensible” to replace Enrile in the next Congress after the 2013 midterm elections.

No Senate politics

Senators supposedly plotting to oust Enrile—who obviously remains in the good graces of Mr. Aquino—skipped Senate politics as they broke bread with him.

Eighteen senators were present at the dinner, including all the possible contenders for Senate President—Franklin Drilon, Edgardo Angara, Villar and Pangilinan. Except for Pangilinan, the other three had previously served as Senate leaders.

“It was a long delayed thank you dinner initiated by Malacañang between the President and the 20 senators who voted in favor of conviction in the impeachment trial,” Pangilinan said on the phone. “It was simply dinner and small talk.”

No singing

There was music, Pangilinan quipped, “but no singing among senators.”

Asked about the significance of the President dining with the senators, Pangilinan said this proved that “both Malacañang and the Senate are committed to working together to ensure the President’s reform agenda is given the legislative support needed for it to be realized.”

Trillanes was also at the dinner.

“If it had anything to do with any coup, why would we have both JPE and Trillanes in the same dinner?” Pangilinan said.

“Only Chiz was absent because it was his birthday,” Pangilinan said, referring to Escudero. Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III also could not make it as he was still in the United States.

The dinner lasted beyond 10 p.m. “but a few stayed behind,” Pangilinan said. With a report from Michael Lim Ubac

Originally posted at 09:21 pm | Thursday, October 11, 2012


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  • $18209031

    No more Ilocanos in power, master kurakots at trapos mga ito….

    • carreo

      dugyot ka

      • $18209031

         mangdurukot ka , silahis !

  • $18209031

    Trillanes has the guts to take the position. Clean the trapos in Senate.

  • spearheads

    Personally, I am not interested in this rumored coup plot against Enrile. After all, the Senate is still a rubber stamp of PNoy no matter who sits on the Senate Throne. What I found interesting is the dinner in the palace attended by all senators except, Joker Arroyo, Mirriam Santiago, Koko Pimentel, and Bongbong Marcos. Two main reasons might be part of the agenda and these are: The Cyber Crime Prevention Law issue and Enrile’s book on his Memoir.

    Ostensibly, after the dinner meeting in the palace, Enrile finally admitted the defect of the Cyber Crime Prevention law. However, what did not escape my observation is that in his interview, Enrile announced that he is willing to appear before a new Truth Commission that will be created to investigate the ills of the Martial Law regime and his participation. He said that he is “willing to appear under oath provided that he will be given his right to cross examine any witness.” He vowed that “he will tell all.” To this I’m sure that the palace would be more than willing to support this suggestion. Who knows along the way, the people will be finally informed of the mastermind(s) in the killing of Ninoy Aquino because as far as I am concerned I don’t believe that Marcos himself order it. Marcos is too cunning a politician so he was aware that such move is a political suicide. But more importantly it will give PNoy another convenient excuse to deviate the public from his bungling administration. Besides, the Marcoses, who are the last of PNoy’s political enemies and who are slowly recovering and building their political dynasty will be persecuted.

    Well, personally I really don’t care for after all PNoy can do whatever he wants. He just have to prepare himself for the unfortunate results of his decisions whatever that be. Let’s get it on!

    • indiosbravos2002

      Hanga talaga ako sayo culubut… Sa haba Haba ng post mo, bagsak pa rin ng post mo si PNOY. Bwahahaha.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSPLKSPHZHKEVAMNJQQV4GDGAQ ely

    Ito yong LAST SUPPER nang MGA HUDAS SA HUDIKATURA…

    nauuto na naman kayo nang bobo at baliw na naka upo…

  • ashleybulls

    LAGAY NIYONG SENATE PRESIDENT SI MIRRIAM :-)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZWFLSTSBRRAVDDPF7NZ5OT6AEA Jim

    What are the senators waiting for? Kick Enrile out of the senate presidency! Maybe Iskul Bukol already felt that his boss will eventually be kicked out which made him declare that he will resign his post, and to quote him: “80% he will quit.”

    The four stoogies, Enrile, Jinggoy, Sotto, and Gringo Honasan should quit together. Good riddance. Minus 4 clowns in the senate!

  • Pert Cabatana

    It’s the right time for Enrile to go. His all pervading motive at this time is only to propagate himself: memoir, son for senate. The good of the country is not on top of his mind. He has to go.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UQXLAHQCCIEO3WMCTNZSWIE3AI Lagotka

    So far only Senator Trillanes has the courage to face Enrile. Don’t give up the fight till Enrile is thrown out. We will forever be grateful to you! Enrile has to pay for many sins – fake ambush, authoring and implementing martial law, corruption, stranglehold of Cagayan among others. He was sent many to death! 

  • Touch_Me_, Nuts!

    Barkada system galore of management in this country. Personal interest first before that of the country. I’m not at all surprised why we Filipinos had since been languishing in the basement.

  • Mel

    My question is…what service and sacriice has Enrile did or given to our country??????I did not even read about his biography or his book because i know that all are lies that even him i know wont believed what he has written.He wont even deserve my both even in barangay counsilor…..i am from cagayan but never beeen proud about him…NAKAKAHIYA KA ENRILE!!!!!!!!!

  • Carl2012

    I suggest Mr. Sharon Cuneta for senate president.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GYYFBINDMTZHM6TDHPB667452M agustin

    sorry,you thought that favoring pnoy during corona’s impeachment will solidify your hold on the senate presidency. if you did not quarrel AB’s ally may be you are still senate president in which  you are known to be neutral between prosecutors and the defense panel.

  • Albert Einstien

    It’s about tme to rest sir, give it to younger blood……let history judge you…….later……!

    Pnoy , trillanes & bongbong might be clapping their hands in privacy!

    vengeance best served cold! ….. as the saying goes……”La vengeance est un plat qui se mange froid”

  • nes911

    Enrile should not have been there as senate president in the first place. His character and position duting the martial regime was treacherous. He was the people’s most hated public enemy no. 3 (next to marcos and imelda) during that era.

  • regd

    Look, I also hate the guy, but I see no better alternative as SP. Leave the old man alone.

  • rinom

    talagang ganyan ang buhay kahit anong talino mo, we will grow old like an old garment, whether we like it or not, only God will remain.

  • $14334231

    “who is afraid of enrile?….almost every politicians….from the highest, to the lowest…be it national or local….only trillanes has the guts to confront him…..and when he was cornered by trillanes and nowhere to go, he divulged the backdoor channeling which is supposed to be a government’s secret….the only time it is publicly known is when the result is final, good or bad…the truth came out with his acceptance of dividing camarines sur which is being pushed by villafuerte and fuentebella….and he kept saying “my GOD”…i think many believe his soul is already burning in hell ahead of  his mortal body….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3SULMNCD6GBEXYGJQ42WA7SG7Y Rojito

    enrile said that he has no plans of clinging to his post as senate president.what then is he waiting for? go down and give way to others, manong.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3SULMNCD6GBEXYGJQ42WA7SG7Y Rojito

    Yeah, many are afraid of the juan ponce enrile. But only trillanes stood up to reveal his true identity. Only trillanes do have the guts. The one he called bagito.

  • $18209031

    Round up all the Ilocanong kurakots and trapos in high govt positions. NO more Enriles and Marcoses, the scourge of Pinas for 45 yrs.

    • superpilipinas

      Round up all the kurakot, bisaya, tagalog, kapampangan, etc…..not only the ilocanong kurakot.

      • $18209031

        50 yrs of Ilocano oligarchy, time to lead them to the gallows…. followed by the Tagalegs of Calabarzon. Bisayas and Mindanaoans must now take action to excise these cancerous tumor s for 50 yrs.

  • txtman

    ANG GALING TALAGA MAGPROJECT ANG MEDIA ANO?

    ONCE THEY HAVE NO USE OF YOU

    OR ONCE NA TALIWAS NA SA KANILANG OPINION

    BYE!

    BYE!

    WOW!

    ONLY IN THE PHILIPPINES

    MEDIA IS NOW OFFICIALLY

    DICTATING THE GOVERNMENT & ITS PEOPLE

    ANONG TAWAG DYAN?

    CORRUPTION

    IN SHORT

    MEDIA CORRUPT

    MEDIA CORRUPT

    BUTI PA ANG GMA 7 ( THUMBS UP)

    PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES NAMAN

    USE YOUR BRAINS

    WE ARE NOW IN THE MEDIA DICTATORSHIP ERA

    HINDI PA NINYO ALAM?

    VERY FUNNY LANG ANO

    MEDIA ALWAYS MAKE DURA TO PRES. MARCOS AS DICTATOR

    PERO TIGNAN NINYO NAMAN NGAYON

    IT IS MEDIA DICTORSHIP ERA

    PITIFUL

    • $14334231

      media has nothing to do with this….if you were there when martial law was in effect , you would understand why so many are crucifying your senate president….you are who is pitiful…you weren’t born yesterday, i assume…or, you are one of those who had benefited from your old man……but this is what is good with freedom of thought and expression…you can say whatever you want without worrying of persecution….

      • txtman

        YOU WHAT TO LECTURE ME ABOUT MARTILAL LAW?

        AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

        VERY FUNNY KA INENG

        ANYWAY

        AND WHO ARE SUPPOSEDLY THE VICTIMS DURING THE
            MARTIAL LAW ERA?

        “COMMUNISTS”

        SINO ULIT?

        “MGA COMMUNISTA!”

        MGA KASANGGA NINA ETA ROSALES, SATUR, CASINO, HONTIVEROS ETC.

        MEDIA IS NOT IN ANYWAY INVOLVE WITH THIS PLOT?

        AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

        WALA KA NGA KAALAM-ALAM INENG

        AND

        CORRECTION INENG

        YOU WILL NOT WORRY OF ANY PERSECUTION
              PROVIDED YOU ARE TELLING THE TRUTH

        BUT

        EVEN IF YOU ARE TELLING THE TRUTH
             YOU WILL BE PERSECUTED

        AND WHAT IS SAD

        CORRUPT MEDIA PLAYS A BIG PART OF IT

        PITIFUL

        BY THE WAY, INENG

        SINO NA NGA BA ANG HERO SA EDSA?

        KUNG HINDI DAHIL KAY ENRILE

        HINDI KA SANA NGAYON NAGSUSULAT SA CYSBERSPACE

        GETS MO?

        PITIFUL

      • $14334231

        kaka…enrile knew the tide was against him and his cohorts…that’s why he changed position when the people’s revolution was imminent….tuso, di ba, kaka….since the beginning, he only takes care of himself and his family….by the way, what happened to his “kano” son-in-law…parang bulalakaw na nawala sa media ‘yong kaso, di ba!!!!!….hehehe…i blame the media on this one…..hehehe…

      • http://enria.org/ scconcern

        Ignorance is the greatest sin…Read the book “Das Capiltal” so you will understand what, how and why communism gain acceptance. It was perfect at that time, in industrial nations and maybe in some Plutocratic nation. Communism, capitalism and other “ism” will all end too , in time. Most nations now combined the teaching of all “ism” for a just society.

  • padrefaura

    at least kay enrile hindi nagiging tuta ng palasyo ang senado.
    hawak na nila ng judiciary kay sereno, and ombudsman kay carpio morales, ang congress kay Belmonte, and Comelec kay Brillantes at Padaca.

    baka pwede naman, wag nang gawing tuta ng administrasyon ang senado. 

  • jenniferjoycuevas

    sana nga matauhan na ang mga senador natin at palitan na ang liderato ng senado. wala nang dapat pang patunayan pa, nagkaalaman na ng ika nga eh true colors!

  • superpilipinas

    I think he tainted his credibility with the Camarines and Trillanes issue. Being a Senate President, I think he could have handled these issues better.

    President, Senate President, and House Speaker are very high positions deserving the best people only. Any person occupying one of those positions who commits one big mistake does not deserve it anymore. Even just bad perception affects confidence.

    Thus, only a few really good people, the best of the best, are qualified for these positions. We must raise our standards so we always have the best.

    We vote for the President directly but we can’t do that for House Speaker and Senate President. We need to vote for really good senators and representatives and rely on them.

    Political dynasties are one of the reasons we don’t have the best people. We need to get rid of that.

  • jenniferjoycuevas

    Tsktsk..JPE’s senate presidency may lose anytime, as in anytime pala? sana bukas na agad.hehe

  • superpilipinas

    “A common sentiment is that Senate workers like Enrile because he is generous with year-end bonuses for them. ”

    Is that true?

    If they like him as a Senate president for the generosity and bonuses only, then isn’t that an accusation that those workers are corrupt and are selfish?!

    • kolambogan

      True, halos karamihan ng nasa gobyerno, pera ang panginoon.

  • $18209031

    Time for a change, tama na ang monopoly sa gobyerno sa mga Ilocanos at Tagalegs. Kurakot lang labas. Nakakasawa na !!!

  • anton kinuton

    time to go for enrile as senate president as well as sotto and jinggoy who are both pawns of enrile. and dont forget, not another enrile in the senate, huwag iboto si jack enrile. let’s end political dynasties, let’s not vote enrile, estrada-ejercito, binay, angara, cayetano, zubiri, mistos magsaysay, escudero, at ang mga pabalik-balik na sina maceda, honasan, madrigal, legarda at lahat ng mga kandidato na galing sa iisang angkan.

    • txtman

      HOW ABOUT YUNG PINSAN NI PENOY?

      ANOTHER AQUINO HINDI BA?

      INENG, MUKHANG BIAS KA NAMAN MASYADO

      TELL TO YOU AMO (PENOY)

      TO BE AN EXAMPLE

      PITIFUL

      • anton kinuton

        brod, di mo ba nabasa “lahat ng mga kandidato galing sa iisang angkan”. i don’t have to enumerate all of them.

  • $18209031

    Marcoses , Enriles, Ramos and their RAM boys——these are all Ilocanong tribos sa northern Luzon at tagalegs. Shzt, why in the world the whole Pinas has been dealing with these trapos and kurakots for 45 yrs ??. Dios ko santisima, no more of these oligarchs , political warlords and military leaders of the north. Pinag baboy nila ang Pinas. These so called reformists were serving Marcos and benefiting from him and then they backstabbed him to take power . Then they continue their dirty and greedy deeds. The Ilocanos always win. Because they control the military and the PMA  school.  Dios ko Pinas, gigising kayo !!

    • nti_boohaya

      I didn’t know RAM boys like Honasan, Capunan, Robles and their underlings are Ilocanos?  Bok, patawarin mo na ang mga nagpahirap sayo baka hindi sila lahat Ilocano.

      • $18209031

        Dapat nga itong mga RAM boys ay ipadala sa Babuyan Islands para mababoy sila doon. Tandaan nyo yang si Enrile ay aalis ng bayan yan pagkatapos wala na sya sa Senate. He will probably fly to Morocco and live near his daughter married to a Moroccan..

  • deadlyshooter

    may relasyon ba yong advertisement sa TV tungkol sa pagtanim ng palay ng mga magsasaka yong taong kinuhang mag advertise nito, o pormang pangangampanya na? halata naman kasi yong taong kinuhang mag advertise ay isang kandidato…dapat sigurong tingnan ito ng comelec, ki aga ng pagpapakita ng mukha sa TV…umpisa na ng mag gimmick itong mga trapo para lang maipakita nila ang kanilang mga nakakasukang mukha sa TV …tandaan nyo ang mukhang lalabas sa TV na nag aadvertise kuno ng isang bagay o produkto, at wag nyong iboboto ang mga ito…ki aga ang pangangampanya, diyan galit y ong tita natin sa senado, ang maagang pag eepal…

    • Aber!

      Jackie’s TV ad on his irrigation projects was carefully researched and put together by the best PR practitioners. The flowing water was meant to conjure up the image of cleansing. With so much blood in his hands, it will perhaps take a huge dam to cleanse Jackie and his dad.

      • deadlyshooter

        huh! siya ba yon? siya pala yon…salamat po…

  • Carl2012

    Ang mga manok ng abnormal na presidente (BACKROUND MUSIC: ta-da-da-dan-ta-dan…)
     
    Lechon Drilon  or   Mr. Sharon Cuneta
     
    Kung mahal ninyo ang sira ulong presidente, support any of the two.

    • JK1000

      Sa pagsususlat mo palang mas halatang hindi ka normal.

    • http://twitter.com/neps365 Prince Neps

      Hehehe… bakit ka galit sa presidente Aquino? Ikaw ba yong nasa Veterans Medical Center ngayon? :)

      • JK1000

        Marcos loyalist yan , kaya  galit kay Noynoy.

  • JK1000

    It’s time for Enrile to retire. The problem is that he’s waiting for his son ( Jack Enrile ) to come aboard to protect their interests, I hope this time filipinos will think twice before voting for his son.

    • Mali_Galig

      Amen.

  • Aber!

    Enrile has overstayed his senate presidency, overstayed in the limelight post-impeachment, overstayed in the halls of power and overstayed his welcome in this world. He may have prolonged his life with the most advanced stem-cell therapy money can buy but there’s only so much overstaying he can do. One of these days, his overstaying will be his undoing. In retrospect, he should have just stayed in that little house in the middle of nowhere in Cagayan Valley and our country would have been the better for it.

  • Camilo_Cienfuegos

    ok lang na mawala na si manong johnny sa kanyang position. tapos na naman ang impeachment ni corona, at maaring wala nang kasunod.

    pero kung sina tito sotto, jinggoy estrada, lito lapid, bong revilla, gringo honasan ang magiging pagpipilian na papalit sa kanya, eh mas mabuti na lang siguro na buwagin ang senado.

    • Karabukov

      Kung bakit ya’ang lahat na tinuran mo ay nandu’n sa senado ay hindi ko lubusang mawari.

  • mabyrik

    Yes, kick Enrile out and replace him with someone who will not submit a massaged biodata. Enrile, during martial law had committed so many atrocities against the people, to Cory Aquino, whom he cheated during snap election and whom  he insulted, demeaned and disrespected every time she visited her husband Ninoy in Fort Bonifacio and to thousands of human rights victims who were abused, tortured, imprisoned without charge, killed  and  salvaged. 

    In the first place, Enrile should not be in the senate today. He should be in jail paying for the sins and atrocities he committed during martial law instead.

    OUST ENRILE NOW. He is a disgrace in a democracy like ours.

    DO NOT VOTE FOR HIS SON JACKIE ENRILE!!! HE TOO IS A DISGRACE!!!

  • pepengkabayo

    Among our senators, Enrile, Santiago, Arroyo are the true legislators.
    If they will be gone, then our Senate will be like a House of Pancake. Remaining senators are like pandesal, good outside but hollow inside.
    Imagine, no one can articulate the bills that is being passed, always prepared statement and if interpellated, walk away.
    As the Bisaya used to say….sagul sagol na ang senado.

    • kolambogan

      True, sagul sagol na mga bukayo pa.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZRRXYXQ37JJXJDNECS2RUTZYDU mg

    maraming nakurakot sa bansa nung kapanahunan ni macoy…yung mga anak mga animal din tulad nya.

  • opinyonlangpo

    Its not being afraid, no one is interested or worse not qualified for the job. Some of them don’t even know why they are there and what are they doing there, some go there just to pass the time and socialize, and so everyone there just go with the flow till they receive their pork barrel. Next time elect people who are qualified for the job.

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

    That’s why Enrile is pushing hard for his son Jack to replace him at the Senate.

  • GOPHILIPPINESGO

    binay is afraid of jpe

  • pasaway008ako

    It’s foolish to outs JPE as the Senate Persident. Sino ang ipapalit ninyo? Nauulol na ba kayo?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/7RHEWCHBTAX4UYGZQSLHERPUC4 Kent Tu

       Ang laki talaga ng takot mo kay Kuya Johnny!

  • tagasampaloc

    I don’t mind if others will sottofy me if I post a blog on FB, twitter and PDI that I will NOT VOTE for Jack Enrile, Nancy Binay, and JV Ejercito.(The worst of the political family dynasty).

    I will blog daily until election day to remind people NOT to vote for these candidates.This is my way of helping our country in a small way.

    My reasons:

    1. Jack- other than the murders attributed to him what are his accomplishments?
         Ito daw ang dialogue nang mag-ama: Jack “Paano daddy kung walang maniwala na nagpakamatay si Alfie?”
                                                               JPE ” Anak nilinis ko na ‘yan sa memoir ko kaya ang bayan ay dapat maniwala, ika nga ” they should bite the bullet” ” hehehe

    Akala siguro nang mag-ama ay Martial law pa rin hehehe

    2.Nancy- other than being the daughter of Rambo and Maligno what are her accomplishments?
       Sabi daw nang tatay sa  anak: “Ok lang kung walang experience anak. Nganyan talaga
      ang umpisa. tingnan mo si Greg walang alam sa umpisa at kahit ngayon, si Bong at si Jinggoy ay ganoon din pero mapera na. At si Lito haiskul lang ang inabot niya pero hinangaan sa Corona conviction speech niya, at mayaman na rin” hehehe

    3. JV- son of Asiong Salonga period
       Sabi daw ni Daddy sa anak: “Kahit mag-away kayo ni Jinggoy, parehas kayo yayaman bilang senador. Pwede pa tayo gumawa nang pelikula, ang title SA AKIN ANG MAYNILA SAIYO ANG ‘PINAS” hehehe

    • mabyrik

      OK Bro, do that because I will be doing the same thing over and over again until election time. Many hopefully will follow our initiative.
      We need to get rid of these questionable characters: 
      1) Jackie-the alleged killer of anido
      2) JV Estrada- the son of convicted plunderer
      3) Nancy Binay- Daughter of the VP who may surpass GMA’s notoriety because of his background as makati mayor
      DO NOT VOTE FOR THEM.

      • Branch_Warren

        maraming salamat sainyong dalawa. sanay makarating ang mensaheng ito sa mga nakakarami at pagpulutan ng pasya sa darating na eleksyon.

  • UrHONOR

    >>>Who’s afraid of Juan Ponce Enrile?<<<

    SINO pa kundi ang mga DUWAG at COBARDES na parating iniiwanan ang yagbadoodles sa bahay!

  • UrHONOR

    ENRILE is not indispensable.  Better the senate run like hell by anyone than it run like heaven by the D incarnate.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SNOTPR3RQG5A5K5YIHHOKYWNAM Bagwis

    ENRILE MARTIAL LAW ARCHITECH… TAMPALASAN SA BAYAN… BERDUGO NG BAYAN.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CAWLT6SE3IC36RTDVRUIDWO364 Dag Erickson

    Who’s afraid of JPE?  Almost all of them!  Only Sen. Antonio Trillanes stood up to him and former U.S. ambassador to the Philippines Amb. Cristy Kenney who said that Enrile is a smuggler.FILIPINOS YOU NEED TO WAKE UP NOW!  

    • http://twitter.com/JuanTamadachij Juan Tamadachij

      well said..

    • $29483279

       Tama si Amb. Kenney. Smuggler nga si Enrile. Si General Fabian Ver pa nga ang nakasabat ng shipment nila ng smuggled clothing materials sa Quezon province noong 1981. Sigurado ko wala sa libro ni Enrile yan.

  • Bengatibo

    Senators, Go for it!!! Replace Enrile!!! Anybody afraid of him or you would not just want to rock the boat??? It would do the country good only to prove that everybody is indispensable! Power has gone over his head.

  • pepengkabayo

    Who’s afraid of Juan Ponce Enrile?

    Katatakutan pa ba si Enrile….88 years old, weak and not in good health and anytime soon St.Peter will be calling him.
    Mga tunggak lang ang nagiisip na may power pa si Enrile.

    Have pity on the old man, he has so many caregivers to assist him, his knowledge and wisdom is for us to relish not to be afraid of.
    In short, only idiot and stupid are afraid of Enrile that’s why there is still some senator who picks a fight on him instead of respect him.

    • kolambogan

      Kung ang politika sa Pilipinas ay patapangan, payamanan, pasikatan, siraan, patayan, balimbingan, personal napag interes sa makukurakot sa kabang bayan at gulangan ng mga naghaharing dinastia, asan ang katatagan, prinsipyo at serbisyong totoo? Kung wala, ano pa ang silbi ng gobyerno, bakit umaasa pa ang tao?

  • johnllander

    Palitan na iyang traydor na iyan, ngayon na!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LLPTRPFUTYJXKI3KJS4B2UO4LI Jim De Garman

    most of the present senators are afraid to lolo Johnnie he is very capable to change history he can cross cut his memoir into a lasting legacy a history of martial law that could never forget.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Enrile, like the Marcoses and Romualdezes, is the living embodiment of the curse of impunity that still afflicts this nation.

    The problem is that the country’s entire educational system, from Kindergarten wisdom to Postgraduate mumbo jumbo, does not even have an introductory course on Curse Removal.  And that course is easily taught with a few stories like “The Emperor’s New Book,”  “Jack and the Philippine Mahogany,”  “The Sick in the Dike,” “William Hell,” and with our very own folktales like “The Battle of the Crabs,” “Ang Aso at Uwak,” “Juan Tamad,” and others.

    • where_I_stand

      It is not that the “curse removal” course is not taught in schools. We were not taught to see the “curse of impunity”.

      Filipino educator and philosopher, Leonardo Estioko, traced it in the kind of education dominant in our culture– “we have been conditioned ‘thinking in grooves’ and thinking in isolation.” He explained, “we are afraid of being subversives in questioning structures; we were taught of thinking small. We see problems, like that of equity, apart from the socio-political-economic issues. And so we come up with superficial solutions. We are not educating people to think critically who will dare question even the very structures of society of which we are victims.”

      For example, our unquestioned theory that good tress necessarily bears good fruits. We tend to set aside any attempt to let us see that one of the fruits, if not all, can be corrupted because power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Even if he did something wrong like protecting his kaibigan at kabarilan, or using the pork barrel to feed the hungry crocs to be subservient to his whims and caprices, we’re quick to pardon him, or worse, we refused to believe that he can be corrupted. This explained why political pedigree remains a dominant feature of our political landscape. While we shun political dynasty, we also cheer the entrance of another familiar name in politics thinking that he must also be a good fruit from the good tree, despite absence or lack of performance and experience as a public servant. One of which was elected in the Palace, and another is currently fixing his eyes in the Senate with salivating eagerness. Woe to us.

    • where_I_stand

      “The Emperor’s New Book”

      Is this a new book? Is this different from “The Emperor’s New Clothes” by Hans Christian Andersen? How about Tony Wilson’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes Horse”?

    • dragon27

      Hope you could put up a blog, place your suggested reading materials and accompanying guide questions that could be shared with other teachers and parents.

      It would be your share to the education of our children. I’ve been scanning the books of my kids and the readings are either too american (incorporating stories and insisting learnings from a different culture with a different set of experience) or too sanitized (fearing to tackle questions that end in dilemmas but that would otherwise have exercised critical thinking in the student). It is obvious that you are one hell of a teacher, beyond the ordinary, someone with a lot of heart and intellect.

      If we are to improve and change our country, let us start with our children. Please share your ideas with us.

  • $18209031

    Enrile ‘s mystic will fade once his son Jack is booted out in 2016. Walang power na ang mga ito kundi aalis ng bayan . The Babuyan Islands off Cagayan Prov will be his last redoubt then he can go to Taiwan . Then he can fly to Morocco and hide with his daughter .
    Then he will be the curse of all politicians . His past will haunt him as he loses his power base. People are not stupid. Time will be coming to bring Enrile s to court in handcuffs.  What goes around will come around…..

    • ApoLapullapu

       What cae can be filed against Enrile that he can be put to jail?  Like cases against GMA, unbailable?  What cases?

  • ddano

    Who was that American political figure who said ( at the time of marcos’ martial rule) that in the Philippines there are 60million Cowards and one Son o fa B itch ?
    In the Philippine senate now , all of them ,except one lady senator,  can be called both and lots of other names.

    • kolambogan

      I agree with you on your assessments of the senators. But whoever was that political figure who said the words you stated, where you able to follow up on what he said at the aftermath of the EDSA 1 Peoples’ Show of Power/Revolution?

  • scorpio22

    Enrile is a political survivor. He’s proven that time and again. He just know how to play his politics better than most.

    Good or bad, he will be just another entry in the Philippines’ political history.

  • ValencianoEd

     WHY BOTHER?  Enrile has already proclaimed that he will step down anytime and hand the leadership, happily and willingly to the contender.  So where is the talk and double talk coming from?  Or is Enrile not being truthful [about his willingness to step down] since he is making very sure his son makes it to the senate, therefore is clinging to his position?

  • mabyrik

    I thought Enrile is smart. With his biodata full of lies and fantastic tales better left in the pages of sci-fic novels, he rubbed salts on the wounds that he severely inflected to the people. The wounds will never be healed for they were inflicted by someone who is still bullying his way 40 years after he implemented ML to become the most notorious human rights violator of all time.

    It’s a relief that the oldest and the most notorious senator is faced head-on by the youngest senator. 

    Enrile with his braggadocio stances in all historical events of our country has found his match. when he was contradicted by trillanes, enrile thought that everyone in this country is afraid of him, including pnoy who dignified the lies written in his biodata  by attending its launching. 

    When he divulged a state secret in front of national TV to spite trillanes, he showed he is not a statesman, he is a traitor. 

    Enrile is dumb after all, not smart as he wants himself to be portrayed  He could have maintained the popularity he gained during corona’s trial but in his eagerness to campaign indirectly for son jackie, the alleged killer of anido, he unknowingly opens his own life and career to ridicule and insults.

    well, miracles do happen. 

    DO NOT VOTE FOR JACKIE ENRILE!!!

    • ApoLapullapu

      This means no one can replace Enrile as Presideent of the present Sente.

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      “Enrile is dumb after all, not smart as he wants himself to be portrayed ”

      hmmmm. I dunno.

      He portrayed a very knowledgeable presiding judge over the RCC impeachment trial. In fact he had 2 jobs, to control other judges from ‘overreacting’ and maintaining proper decorum on the court itself.

      that alone is praiseworthy, in fact he was even more technically (in law) skilled than some, if not most of the full time mpc or rtc judges i see.

      disagree?

    • JosephNess

      not dumb, he can’t be a top notch lawyer if he’s dumb…just maybe…forgot is the word…forgot…he’s old after all…and sometimes, old people forgot…

  • boyod

    wala talgang interesadong papalit kay JOHNNY THE RAMBO, kasi inaantay ng senado ang pagdating ni JACK, THE (giant) KILLER, ugh! na siya ang may karapatang pumalit.Tune in the sound of “Father and Son” please.

  • francoalminolibre

    who is footing the bill for your partying? juan de la cruz?

  • Pulokoy

    Well I know someone who is not ! lol starts with a letter A 

  • isidro c. valencia

    How could these Honorable Senators produced quality bills when politics is a breath of their daily lives. Eh, saksakan na lang ng saksakan sa likod. Politics inside the “zoo of politicians,”

    Expect no good bills to pass. Tingnan mo itong Cybercrime law, hilaw, kasi mas marami pa ang oras nila sa bangayan at awayan, mula matanda hangang batang senador.

    Wala ka nang mapili sa kanila. Puro mga hudas at traidor ng bayan.    

  • jeproks2002

    the meeting could be nothing more but  a plan for damage control for the Cybercrime Law fiasco. but the headline sells more. 

  • johndcross1

    I am NOT AFRAID of Juan Ponce Enrile!  Why, he is so old and just counting days, not months or years.  He is on the way out !!!!!!

    DON’T VOTE JACKIE ENRILE FOR SENATOR!!!! This is his son who has a questionable reputation.

  • est

    of course takot  ang taong bayan the likes of enrile, honasan , jinggoy, jackie, lacson they can be  compare  to killers, carnappers, rapist, thieves , holdupers  

  • maypakialamtayo

    jose diokno, eva estrada kalaw, rene espina, juan liwag, alejandro almendras, helena benitez, genaro magsaysay, ambrosio padilla, leonardo perez, tecla san andres ziga, lorenzo sumulong, emmanuel pelaez, gil puyat, francisco soc rodrigo, jose roy, jovito salonga, lorenzo tanada, lorenzo teves, PILIT KONG IKINUKUMPARA ang mga nasa itaas sa mga kasalukuyan, sabi ko nalang mas masuwerte pala kaming unang ipinanganak.

    • acaldejr

      Very true!  Tignan niyo ngayon ang nakaupo sa senado and compare!  Only in the Philippines.

    • JK1000

      Lorenzo Tanada, Raul Manglapus, Benigno “NINOY” Aquino jr. , Chino Roces, Jose “ka Pepe” Diokno etc.

    • CheapJ

      Mga dakilang tao!

    • FernandoBusi

      I agree only a handful of our senators now may be not even can compare to these people of old. Ngayon what do we have? Actors and clowns, broken marriages, and people with messianic complex who have no accomplishments to speak of. 

  • Touch_Me_, Nuts!

    Believe it or not, our fearful leader is actually better off not rubbing Mr. Enrile on the wrong side while the old man still enjoys having power.  JPE has mossed in government like Methuselah, and he won’t blink facing off a blathering stud like Trillanes.  Mr. Pnoy should know better of what happened to the political career of her mother. Trillanes and Mr. Pnoy can cook up a takeover in the Senate without likewise cooking their own political goose. They should stay away from the old man’s last big fight. Mr. Pnoy can just choose to be more patient because JPE will just choose to fade away anyway after the midterm elections. In almost all things, timing is everything.

  • BIGButo

    The Filipino people need to get rid of all these dictators and corrupt government leaders once and for all.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/2H5PDN2XBYV4ZM42XSET67B55M Peter

      at simulan natin yan kay ginoong juan ponce enrile. 

  • remyr

    Alfie Anido :)

    • JK1000

      Rolando Olalia, and his driver Alay-Ay, Lean Alejandro , Honasan Coup de Et’at during Cory Aquino in power. These are all related to destabilized Aquino’s government at that time. I never trusted Enrile and Honasan, I remember the good former U.S. Ambassador Stephen Bosworth called Enrile and RAM boys as “trouble makers” during his time in Manila after EDSA Revolution.

      • pakita_ko_sayo

         Tama. and sino nakaka alam ng dark secrets ni Honasan with Ping sa torture chambers of Crame?

  • marionics

    pag nanalo pa naman talag si jack e talagang we get what we deserve or better put we don’t deserve democracy

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/2H5PDN2XBYV4ZM42XSET67B55M Peter

      nako, hinding-hindi namin iboboto yang si jack enrile! ikakampanya ko sa mga kaibigan at kamaganak ko! TSKTSKTSK

  • kolambogan

    Tama lahat, maski mahirap at matagalan basta huwag titigilan linisin ang mga kulimbat sa gobyerno at salot ng sambayanan Ang mga walanghiya sa lipunan karamihan ay nais magkaroon ng katungkulan, daig nila sa dami ang mga mahihirap na napipilitang magkasala dahil sa kawalan ng pag-asa sa buhay at kung hindi maabot ng tulong ay tunay na hindi alintana ng mga kurakot sa pamahalaan. Simulan sa hindi pagboto sa politikong kampon ng mga iilang pamilya na nagpayaman ng nagpayaman at nagpasasa ng walang patumangga sa puwesto habang ang bansa ay sama-sama nilang sinipsip ang yaman sampu ng kanilang mga anak, apo at ilang ikalawa, ikatlong pamilya at mga ganid na lider at kapanalig nila. Kilala sila ng bayan, huwag na sana silang makapagpatuloy sa kanilang kasuwapangan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DRPDHM3N4D26XYLAKFNEQZ4CWQ Marlon Garcia

    Mga re-electionist Senator kasama ang pumalit na kandidatong kamaganak Wag Iboto puro produkto sila ng pork barrel, gulo, one sided politics, silang ang mga senador na bumoto para maimpeached si Corona wag silang iboto. Wag iboboto si Aga Muhlach na ginamit para itapat kay Dato Arroyo bilang Cong. ng Camarines Sur, si Aga di Qualified, di Bicolano, di residente sa nasabing lugar bigla na lang pinatakbo ni Pnoy  kahit ayaw niya para patalsikin bilang Cong. ang isang miyembro ng pamilya Arroyo.Alam ng taga Camarines kung sino si Dato siya ang isa sa pinakamagling na Congressman, kahit walang pork barrel kumukilos at gumagawa ng mga projects sa sariling pera at panay tulong niya sa lugar niya at siya rin kasama si CGMA ang may pinaka maraming saligang batas na na i file sa Kongreso yan ang totoo di binigyan ng pork barrel kasi Arroyo siya at pilit winawasak ang magaling at matinong Congressman at gustong palitan gagamitin si Aga. Kayong taga Camarines Sur o kahit saan sa Bicol wag iboto si Aga, gagamitin lang siya sa pulitika gaya ng iba pang artista, Wag ding iboto si Llmansares sa pagka senador kasi pag natalo yan sisisiin sa pagkatalo niya si Gloria Bwahahahah!  ang saya-saya no!

  • JK1000

    Nakakalungkot at nakakahiya na ang Senado ng Pilipinas ay puno ng mga dating magnanakaw nung panahon ni Marcos, Coup leaders, Komidiante, Action stars, childrens of Marcos cronies at iba pa.  Ito ay isang patunay na ang mga botanteng filipino ay hindi na natuto sa kanilang malagim na karanasan. 

  • Isagani_Ibarra

    Who’s afraid of Juan Ponce Enrile?

    Ewan ko lang pero ang tingin ko si Miriam at si Trillanes lang ang may “balls” diyan sa Senado.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/2H5PDN2XBYV4ZM42XSET67B55M Peter

      tama! walang duda! 

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

      kaso si Trillanes ang me balls na selfish.

  • batangpaslit

    Ang takot lang kay Enrile ay ang kung hindi nila alam ang kakayahan nila.
    Twice kong “nahamon” si Minister Enrile at sumangayon naman sia sa mga sinabi ko.
    If one have the moral courage to stand up what is right, what is just, what is true, and what is honest there is nothing to fear.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/XGAOWUJJQYWVESYQLMIMMODPQY Sophie

      yeah, we just saw that in trillanes. nothing to fear kapag wala kang tinatago sa bayan. that’s why and how he had the guts to stand up against JPE.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    I agree on the high popularity rating of Enrile as of now.
    It doesn’t necessarily translate into a positive one. 
    He may be popular because a lot hate him! 
    Enrile can be replaced maybe byattrition only.

    • JK1000

      The reason why Enrile got satisfaction rating because many of our new generation and new voters don’t have any recolection about the brutal Martial law rule .

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

         Also, it could be mainly because of the way he handled the Corona impeachment trial.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/XGAOWUJJQYWVESYQLMIMMODPQY Sophie

        true. very very true. minsan madali rin kasing makalimot ang mga kababayan natin. and this is sad dahil in the end tayo rin ang magsa-suffer.

    • Pol Calinawan

      so you still believe these self paid glorification surveys and rating? well, pull my other leg to produce more unbelievable bull excrement for public consumption

  • Mananandata69

    JPE is through with politics. He is just waiting to finish his term next year. So what if he is ousted.

    • JK1000

      Enrile is just waiting for his son , Jack to come aboard to protect their interests.

      • sulongpilipinas

        tama! e safety muna ang anak nya

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VPZAEIOQJN3PYLPJ2UQ47AWISA alberto

    If a politician has a deceiving spirit or attitude [ ex: campaign posters in a deceiving manners before long time before the filing of his/her candidacy] NO DOUBT if she/he won the election he/she will continue their deceiving atttitude, styles, character in all his/her function of duties.

    He that is faithful in little is faithful in much. He that is not faithful in little is not faithful in much. If a person cannot be trusted in little, he cannot be trusted in much.

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

    syempre, maraming takot pa rin kay JPE, kung matino lang si JPE ay pwede siyang maging PRESIDENT at magkaka-DICIPLINE ang mga tao….

    • sulongpilipinas

      kung matino, eh hindi eh, baka nga mag Martial law yan ulet eh

  • Al B. Ularyo

    JPE- Juan Pansarile- kapit tuko sa power kungdi ma lilikida ang kanilang mga illegal na gawain.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/2H5PDN2XBYV4ZM42XSET67B55M Peter

      lol. tanda na kasi nya eh. gusto ng malaking exit sa pulitika. 

      • sulongpilipinas

        ayaw pa nya, kasi di pa naka pwesto anak nya

    • sulongpilipinas

      wahahaha! ok ah, Juan Pansarile?

  • francoalminolibre

    rejoicers in the misery of others. ” let us cheer to his downfall”. this is gross and they have jesus christ their mightiest enemy.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3UAABFPUE5ZKBXOAGLWL6POGWU joel genese

    Wala sana akong balak iboto si Trillanes pero dahil siya ay may yagbols at handang ibanga ang sarili sa pader at dahil na rin sa ina asta ni Enrile na para bagang siya ang nagdidikta kung sino ang dapat manalo at matalo na kandidato at dapat siyang katakutan, isang boto ko ay naka reserba na kay Trillanes.

    • NinjaMan

      jesus christ, these idiots commenting here against enrile were the same ones cheering for him during the corona trial! what a bunch of holy idiots!!!!!!!!

      • vinzerx

        “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” Now that Corona’s out, they don’t have to force Enrile into their lives. Just a guess.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3UAABFPUE5ZKBXOAGLWL6POGWU joel genese

        Opss. Pro-Corona. Move on relative of Corona.

        Nope! I do not adore the person. I just praised him how he handled the impeachment trial. In fact, I thought he was going to vote for the acquittal of Corona. 

        Sabi nga ng nila ( and I qoute ), “…Enrile is like a lion who saves a lamb but what  about the zebras, the buffalos, warthogs he preyed….”. 

        Corny.May pa jesus jesus christ pa!

      • NinjaMan

        jesus christ! what an idiot! kaya hindi umuusad ang pilipinas dahil sa mga balimbing tulad ninyo eh! one step forward, 2 steps backward!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3UAABFPUE5ZKBXOAGLWL6POGWU joel genese

        Ang balimbing ay baliktaran. Saan mang dako ay mukha pa rin na makikita. Hindi pagbabalimbing kung simula pa lang ay gusto mo ng maalis lahat ng bulok at ang dahilan ng pagkakabulok.

      • NinjaMan

        jesus christ! ang problema, galit kayo kay enrile noon, nung nag edsa revolution, mahal nyo siya, nung panahon ni cory aquino, galit naman uli kayo sa kanya, nung corona trial, mahal nyo na naman, ngayon, galit na naman. pagbabalimbing yan. ano pa ba tawag diyan?

      • sulongpilipinas

        Corona Trial is different

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/2H5PDN2XBYV4ZM42XSET67B55M Peter

      oo, sang-ayon ako dyan. ako gusto ko na dati si trillanes, nung ipinakita nya once again na kaya nya manindigan, naku lalo ko ko syang naging idol!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3PB5GGQ5DZ7RZT3ISYWUE74AFQ Sean

      kakaiba talaga yang si trillanes. dito sa lugar namin bilib na bilib talaga sa kanya ang mga kapitbahays! ganyan kailngan natin these days – matapang at may prinsipyo!

      • sulongpilipinas

        ako din!

    • sulongpilipinas

      walang takot si Trillanes sa kahit na sino basta may katwiran sya na dapat ipag laban wala syang inuurungan

  • innocentyears

    again, another one of those hearsay-laden articles disguising itself as information. this goes to show inquirer really loves stirring things up to sell papers. you won’t see articles like these in the philippine star,which is reall the nation’s #1 newspaper.

    • pakita_ko_sayo

      then why do you still read INQUIRER?  Avoid it and it will be good for your health pati sa mga nagpaalis sa iyo.

      • innocentyears

        it’s a free country right? nuff said.

    • vinzerx

      And yet you take the time to post here again and again, getting Inquirer’s hits up and confirming that whatever you think about their writing, they *are* the nation’s top news outlet. Awesome.

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

      I agree with you innocentyears, comparing the two i prefer Philippine Star, and their pages are easy the read. Of course I do read inquirer sometimes if I feel that they have interesting topics and opinions.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3PB5GGQ5DZ7RZT3ISYWUE74AFQ Sean

      ewan ko ha, pero mas gusto ko ang articles ng inquirer. not to mention sa philstar pahirapan magpadala ng opinyon. para ba gang hindi open sa kung anong say ng mga tao

    • sulongpilipinas

      pansin nyo din pala ginagawa ng Inquirer hehe

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FVHU7KSHDDNQLVZBW5IW3K5UQQ William

    mabuhay c enrileeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee hahahahahahaha!

    • sulongpilipinas

      matagal pa talaga syang mabubuhay 

  • innocentyears

    this is gonzo journalism at its finest

  • yatot

    Mas nakakatakot si Trillanes!

    Benenta na pala ang Pinas sa China ng utak bolinaw na Senatong na ito.

    • sulongpilipinas

      ha? ikaw ang nakakatakot, nawawala ka na ata sa katinuan mo Tol, dapat sa Panatag Shoal mag retire etong si Enrile at sya nga ang mag ayos dun, tingnana nga natin

  • pakita_ko_sayo

     how can you be sure ganun nga ginawa ni Trillanes? Mas nakakatakot si JPE opening state secrets.

    • sulongpilipinas

      to think na di pa tayo sure kung may ganung notes nga, baka gaya ng dati pinapaikot na naman nya mga tao

  • JosephNess

    “It’s just simply a case of seeing Enrile up there lording it over when he only has three followers. Why is that?  It’s anomalous!” the senator said.

    goodness, 3 against the rest??? are you really serious of that? you kidding? what happened to the rest, why can’t the rest do NOTHING??? why can’t all of you do anything? because you’re all disorganize, selfish, loyal to yourself, talk too much in shadows… and you talk in anonymity exposing this and yet doing nothing?..see how splintered the senate is? they will not unite because they will not unite, they have their own agenda, they just don’t care or they are not prepared to have a new leader, they don’t mind the leadership, they are in their comfort zones anyhow….how absurd!!! if you wanted to change the leadership because it is anomalous as you said it, why hide? why not act? why not ask the rest to unite and act? talo pa kayo ni trillanes na totoy pa sa senado ngunit matapang sabihin ang kanyang mga niloloob…want to change the senate leadership?..ACT don’t TALK!!!! you’re just disgusting, talking in anonymity, when by the look of it, you’re very much interested, else you will not say that it was anomalous for a leader to lead with only three followers, how about you, do you have at least one? if you have nothing to do, don’t talk at all, you’ll not do and act anyway…. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3PB5GGQ5DZ7RZT3ISYWUE74AFQ Sean

      ang tingin ko tuloy dun sa tatlong folloers ni enrile e mga papa’s boys. hehehe nakakadismaya si honasan, nagiging trapo na rin yata.

      • sulongpilipinas

        matagal naman nang ganyan si Honasan eh, pero dahil siguro kasa nga si Enrile nun na gustong tanggalin si Cory

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

    Penoy invited enrile with a smile for a dinner in malacananag. Dapat makining si JPE sa warning ni Balagtas:
    “Kapag ang isalubong sa iyong pagdating,
    masayang mukha’t may pakitang giliw,
    Siyang pag-ingatan at kaaway na lihim…”

    The LP is already planning to unseat JPE.

  • MCattermole

    Trillanes is not afraid of Enrile. Whats all the talk, i think everyone is hiding behind a skirt. Sen Miriam should do the talking now : )

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/XGAOWUJJQYWVESYQLMIMMODPQY Sophie

      yup, and the world really stopped when trillanes stood up against enrile. what an courageous man..

      • sulongpilipinas

        dapat syang tulkaran ng mga kapwa senador nya

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3PB5GGQ5DZ7RZT3ISYWUE74AFQ Sean

      no doubt about this. si trillanes lang ang sumopla nang matindi kay JPE. tulala lahat ng senador. 

      • sulongpilipinas

        wahaha! kita ko nga din sa TV natulala ang lahat

    • sulongpilipinas

      Si trillanes lang ata ang matapang eh 

  • disqusted0fu

    its hard when there are not a lot of good choices. i guess anyone but Drilon, or Trillanes, or Honasan and the list goes on. its really hard. if any of these guys eventually take the position, game over.

  • deadlyshooter

    The source said Enrile had gained enemies among his original supporters, or those who signed the Senate resolution backing him as Senate President in July 2010.

    why is this senator talking like that, if not he’s just jealous, he has no following, he’s bitter, sour and he liked to be senate president? he is hiding because no one will believe him, what a man he is or is he really?????

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/2H5PDN2XBYV4ZM42XSET67B55M Peter

      sino nga kaya itong senador na ito noh? nakakaintriga. lol

      • sulongpilipinas

        sana may lakas ng loob din syang magsalita

    • sulongpilipinas

      parang bata lang na inagawan ng lollipop

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

    Lito Lapid na lang for senate president.

    • sulongpilipinas

      pwede! hehe

  • welee1

    Where are now the likes of Senator/Statesman Manuel Quezon, Claro M. Recto, Rafael Palma, Benigno Aquino, Jose Diokno. Ibalik ang dangal ng senado, ibalik ang tiwala ng tao sa senado. IBalik mga matitinong tao sa senado at mga may utak at hindi self-interest ang nasa isap. Gumising na mga Filipino let’s give the surprise of their life, iboto ang mga malinis ang pangalan.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/2H5PDN2XBYV4ZM42XSET67B55M Peter

      kaya nga.. pero palagay ko meron pa rin namang natitirang mga malilinis ang kunsensya at dangal ngayon. kailangan lang wag tayo magpalinlang sa mga nagkukunwari. tsk.

      • sulongpilipinas

        oo naman.. pero iilan nalang

    • sulongpilipinas

      gone are the days na matitino ang mga pulitiko

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

    Who’s afraid of Juan Ponce Enrile?

    Some are. But even if the entire nation is afraid of Juan Ponce Enrile, we can still choose not to vote for his son Jackie.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/2H5PDN2XBYV4ZM42XSET67B55M Peter

      tama ‘to.. wag na tayo papadala sa anak ng mga trapo.. like father like son, matuto na tayong mga pinoy.

      • sulongpilipinas

        tama! wag iboto ang mga trapo na yan

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/XGAOWUJJQYWVESYQLMIMMODPQY Sophie

      count me in. i wouldnt elect jackie enrile. never.

    • sulongpilipinas

      yes! no for JaCkie!

  • virgoyap

    Let Senator Juan Ponce  Enrile stay. Anyway this will be his last time. Let his last time be a happy time. Recompense him for what he did during Corona’s impeachment. This is all I can say.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/XGAOWUJJQYWVESYQLMIMMODPQY Sophie

      let him stay and continue his ‘hari-harian’? o dont think so. i dont think senators can bear with him pa.

      • sulongpilipinas

        at mambubully pa.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/L2LT4LO2XCNRYW4UNE4X5B3IIQ Arvy

      ako, sa totoo lang, sawa na kay manong johnny. hindi pa sya nakuntento sa mga na-achieve nya bilang trapo, men. makatindig-balahibo.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SAYAFI6F3X4SHEPTK6DUCSXI74 Dianna Gene

    “President Benigno Aquino hosted a private dinner in Malacañang on
    Tuesday for senators who helped oust  Chief Justice Renato Corona in an
    impeachment trial in May”

    Did I read this right?  Did not the article say, by admitting that this being a “private” (i.e. personal) dinner to thank senators for ousting the CJ, that Aquino has a personal interest in ousting CJ and asked the senate to do this as a favor, for which he is thanking them?  I thought the impeachment trial was unbiased and impartial? Was CJ’s fitness for the position ruled upon on its merits, or did Malacanang actively push for it?

    When the executive “socializes”, even “privately”, with the legislative about ousting someone seen as an unfriendly in the judiciary in order to put in the executive’s own choice (aka friendly), and then hosts a dinner to “thank” the senators who voted in favor of the president’s interests to the exclusion of those who voted ‘nay’ based on their conviction – where are the “checks and balances” of our three branches of government?

    Forget the JPE senate presidency.  Doesn’t anybody see anything wrong in the dinner itself?

    • Roadtrip_2020

      The six-month impeachment trial was just a show, a moro-moro, with the outcome already pre-determined. During the start of the trial, up until midway, JPE was perceived as independent. After the holy week break, and after that lunch or dinner at Loren’s house, the tide had changed. Malacanang wheeled, dealed and forged alliances during the break. 

      You would only be too naive not to connect the 20 votes of conviction to Malacanang. The “thank you” dinner was held 5 mos. later, para di naman masyado halata. 

      • Edward Castro

        nope. coroana’s appearance and lying in front of the senator judges and nation sealed the deal for him. 

      • sulongpilipinas

        korek!

      • Pol Calinawan

        “The six-month impeachment trial was just a show, a moro-moro,..” 
        That’s really funny,. more than 5 months for the prosecution and less than a month for the defense. If you call that fair, then you can’t call them idiots!

      • sulongpilipinas

        ha? ganun? it’s democracy, people wants change even in the Juduciary noh

    • JosephNess

      know what? if not for the arrogance the CJ showed during his impeachment trial, he might have been acquitted…according to JPE himself, he was not convicted because of the evidence against him but by his own confession of having dollar accounts which he could not fully explain and convince the senate and by the way he treated the senate, thus the conviction has nothing to do with the senate being in cahoot with the president in ousting the CJ, as you’re implying the dinner was all about…true, the president is openly campaigning to oust the CJ, but still, the power to remove him lies in the senate…early on the trial, before he sat on the witness stand, it was the public perception that the senate was more on acquittal than conviction, it was the CJ himself who turned the tide against him…now going back to the dinner, how we saw it, depends on how one saw it, depends on how one feel about the president, feel about the senate, feel about the political situation we’re having in this country…just remember, people has their own views and with a very splintered nation having so many fighting political parties, how can this people unite and think of just one stand? the dinner, one would say, would mean that it confirm that the senate helped the president in ousting the CJ, on the other hand, was it really the intention or just perceived as it was told? who will confirm that the president really thanked them for their help, will the senators not be offended by this insult, meaning, by just accepting the gesture and nod that they indeed were in cahoot with him, they admitted that they are robots or a computer who can be asked and feed with rubbish commands, they have no intellect of their own…who said that the dinner was really for their honor, the senator himself did not made himself known, for all we know, it might have been just that…a private dinner…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/L2LT4LO2XCNRYW4UNE4X5B3IIQ Arvy

      baka naman nagpakita lang ng appreciation ang papalsyo for a job-well done. hindi kaya biro ang pagiging mambabatas tapos senator-judge ka pa. san kapa? lol.

      • sulongpilipinas

        oo nga naman, two-in one kumbaga

    • sulongpilipinas

      in fairness naman talaga, naging maganda naman ang performance ng senado nung impeachment

  • Simon Ward

    The article asks the question “Who’s afraid?” and spectacularly fails to answer it. It doesn’t even tell us what they might be afraid of. Worst case scenario, what might JPE do if a senator were to stand up and call for his ouster? Have another hissy fit? No, he won’t even do that, because he’s already said (even if lying) that he’s ready to step down any time. So call him on it! There’s nothing to fear. If indeed the Senate is still afraid of JPE, they’re a bunch of woosies!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/2H5PDN2XBYV4ZM42XSET67B55M Peter

      baka po kasi may mga pinoprotektahan ding sariling mga interes yung ibang mga senador kaya ayaw nila ipakitang hindi sila takot.. buti pa itong si trillanes, harapan lumaban..

      • sulongpilipinas

        malamang ganun nga.. may mga ambisyon na pansarili

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/XGAOWUJJQYWVESYQLMIMMODPQY Sophie

      the article leaves something for the people to ponder on.

    • sulongpilipinas

      well dahil sya si Powerful JPE. 

  • JosephNess

    the senate was slowly corrupted for 40 years, thus…it can be cleansed the way it was infected…just not one good person among the 90M people here wanted to join politics, if there’ll be, just no one know who they are…to be known good men with good intentions to run this country, it will need time to know them…unless, they start to make themselves known now, then it will be different…

    • sulongpilipinas

      kaya nga dapat let us clean the system di ba? para naman may pagbabago

      • deadlyshooter

        where will you start? the very problem that we have is…influence…how can we change it, to ensure that no undesirables will be elected in office? how will we change our leaders when there are no one interested to enter the dirty tricks of politics? yes, there are few interested new faces, but their influence to the voters is nil, they’re not even known and tested to lead, how can they be elected in office?…thus, it will take the same amount of time to cleanse this government of trapos, they same way it was corrupted…and, until these new faces start making themselves known, there can be no concrete change to start and the trapos are very much hard pressed mudslinging these new faces, and some of us believed them as the case here in this forum…calling everyone just any names…thus too is what our traditional politicians do to misled the people…

      • JosephNess

        papaano ba natin malilinis, eh, sa tagal na pagkakalubog nito sa sobrang politika, mga magkakamag anak na ang nakaupo, at ang mga tao pang di marunong pumili ng kandidatong tamang iluklok sa puwesto at nabibili ang boto…tama, ang impluwensya nga ang pinaka problema natin, kung sinong matino at di nga kilala ay di binuboto, kundi yong kilalang tao, artista, anak ng pulitiko, kahit di nga marunong at walang alam, siya pang binuboto, kasi nga maimpluensya sa tao…maaalis lamang ito kapag naturuan at nakinig na ang ating mga botante sa tamang pagpili ng kandidato…and it will take time to endure this change…

  • TON_SING_WAH

    let him stay with graceful exit and with same color..anyway he’s already old.he did play always in 50-50..sometimes 70-50..lol well planned.smooth operator..sabi ko na sabi ko na..pero mang Juan okay yan..nakilala mo na mga tao..bakit kayo matatakot ki JPE..lol..LOLO na yan.. mag mano na lang kayo..di ba kayo tinuruan na gumalang sa matatanda..?..sa akin lang

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/XGAOWUJJQYWVESYQLMIMMODPQY Sophie

      i beg to disagree that he deserves a graceful exit knowing that until now he boasts of his ‘contributions’ in philippine politics. people will remember him as the one who ambushed himself unless he shows na pinagsisisihan nya yun at iba pang mga wrongdoings nya sa pinas.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/3PB5GGQ5DZ7RZT3ISYWUE74AFQ Sean

        kaya nga.. malakas lang talaga ng kapit ni JPE. ang tanong: hanggang kailan?

      • sulongpilipinas

        hanggang buhay pa sya malamang

      • sulongpilipinas

        di ba pangit yun? let history decide for you. hindi yung ikaw mismo nagmamalaki sa sarili mo

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2H5PDN2XBYV4ZM42XSET67B55M Peter

    who is afraid of him? naku, marami-rami…si trillanes lang naman ang hindi! idol talaga!

    • sulongpilipinas

      tama sya lang naman ang hindi tako kay Enrile

  • $18209031

    Basta no more Enriles, Marcoses , at Ilocanos at tagalegs known na kurakots and trapos or descendants of trapos. Hindi ba kayo natutu mga kayumanggis??  Bakit palagi kayong hanga ng hanga sa mga trapos at kurakots? Utak dilis na kayo? O utak sisiw? Can t you not say, enough of these trapos.
    Do not be hypnotized by these wily Ilocanos at Tagalegs ! Time for a change.  Walang matino kung ganito palagi !

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/XGAOWUJJQYWVESYQLMIMMODPQY Sophie

      right. Filipino people should not let themselves be deceived once more by these traditional politicians and their descendants. filipinos have suffered enough in their hands. 

      • $18209031

         Eh papaano . Itong mga trapos ng bayan ay majority from political warlords in their respective areas and provinces. Now they were followed by ex military people in the last 25 yrs after EDSA like Honasan  and Lacson etc. And also the actors and actresses are following suit . Walang mga alam mga ito kundi sa sariling promotion at kurakots. Saan pa pupunta ?

      • tarikan

        Sophie, you are talking of Filipinos in A, B, & C categories. Surely they are a discerning group and could be counted on during elections. But how about the multitude of categories D, E & F (?) ? They are presumably idiot voters (not necessarily idiot people) that overwhelm the first group. Result: The Philippines is sliding backwards.   

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3PB5GGQ5DZ7RZT3ISYWUE74AFQ Sean

      tama yan. we are sick and tried of trapos. kapag naririnig ko ang word na trapo, isa lang naiisip ko eh — basahan.

    • peter_payper

      basta ako no more trapos na talaga! i go for vibrant, proactive and young politicians na hindi dynasty!

      • $18209031

        Salamat sir, at least ma spread ang bagong lakas ng bayan. Stop the trend to place Trapos In Power.  The slogan to everyone should be , No More Trapos in Govt. Like stopping to smoke cigarettes,  Dont DO It as the slogan says.

  • Pol Calinawan

    kayo na maging chairman ng senate election committee, while being a candidate himself, then be the investigator, judge and jury of the illegal acts of the comelec and its aes in 2010 to then proclaim aquino in joint congress as the duly elected president in defiance of public protests and supreme court petitions on the failure of elections in 2010. 

    then lately lead the senate into the biggest charade of a laughing stock in breaking the constitution anew just to remove the chief justice. upholding the comelec aes for 2013, and demolishing the autonomy of ARMM along the way… all during the impeachment.

    kapag walang natatakot dyan kay JPE – ewan ko na lang!.. hindi kaya ng mga ibang senators na palitan yan eh partner-in-crimes yan nila noynoy!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/XGAOWUJJQYWVESYQLMIMMODPQY Sophie

      i do not think people will stay afraid of JPE, lalo na ngayong nalalaman na nating lahat what kind of a person he is. and fyi, his book is located in fictional section. just saying.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3PB5GGQ5DZ7RZT3ISYWUE74AFQ Sean

      andami na rin pala nyang nahawakang mga matataas na posisyon.. kaya pala ang lakas ng loob mang bully ni manong johnny.. daming kuneksyon. no wonder binack-up-an agad sya ng mga katulad nila erap at binay nung pumutok yung latest issue sa senado. tsktsktsk.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/L2LT4LO2XCNRYW4UNE4X5B3IIQ Arvy

      nagsisimula nang mawala ang takot ng mga tao kay sen enrile. kasabay ng pagkawala ng respeto nila sa kanya. sayang si manong kung kailan magreretire na sya

    • peter_payper

      wow, si JPE na talaga! sya na! hindi na ako magatataka bakit ang lakas nyang mang-threaten ng mga tao.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2H5PDN2XBYV4ZM42XSET67B55M Peter

    sobrang informative nito. dapat ganitong mga impormasyon ang nakakarating sa mga tao bago sila magdesisyon sinong ihahalal nila para hindi na sa huli ang pagsisisi di ba.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XGAOWUJJQYWVESYQLMIMMODPQY Sophie

    i would like to believe that people like trillanes are the key to real reform in the country and change this becoming rotten society. i always admire trillanes for being someone who knows how to fight for what he believes is just. sana dito na magsimula ang pagbabago sa sistema. 

  • tra6Gpeche

    To those Senators who fear Mr. Juan Ponce Enrile, I would remind them this quote of Confucius: “To see the right and not to do it is cowardice.”

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3PB5GGQ5DZ7RZT3ISYWUE74AFQ Sean

      may naalala rin ako rito.. “dissent without action is consent”

    • peter_payper

      do not worry too much, everything confucius said is full of sense. someday magsisink in yan sa mga taong may takot sa isang juan ponce enrile. and i know malapit na yun.

  • ROVEN DINO

    The dinner lasted beyond 10 p.m. “but a few stayed behind,” Pangilinan said —– who are those who stayed behind??? hmmmmmmmmm

    • JK1000

      Ano naman pakialam mo ? Inggit ka ba ?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/4VW3I7W3CL7QPZ3NTPSIWB7LFI Cheska

      the more appropriate question is, why did they stay behind? parang malicious ang pagkakasabi ng source eh.

  • neverwint3r

    yung mga traitors like trilanes at corrupt na politicians lang naman me gusto alisin si enrile.

    • JK1000

      Si Honasan na bata ni Enrile , isa din na traydor ng bayan. Coup ng coup nung simula ng term ni President Cory Aquino hanggang sa panahon ni GMA. Ngayon ka lang ba pinang-anak ?

    • peter_payper

      traitors who? i belive si JPE nga ang traydor e. traydor sa bayan nung binasa nya yung brady notes ba un. naku, ni-risk nya ang national security natin

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3PB5GGQ5DZ7RZT3ISYWUE74AFQ Sean

    “The number of senators needed to topple Enrile is out there but no one seems interested in actually moving to oust him.”
    naghihintayan lang yang mga yan. syempre dapat muna masecure ang enough numbers di ba.  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3PB5GGQ5DZ7RZT3ISYWUE74AFQ Sean

    so mga loyalista pala talaga ni sen enrile sila sotto at estrada. pero hindi ko akalaking pati pala si honasan? oh, dear. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3PB5GGQ5DZ7RZT3ISYWUE74AFQ Sean

    umaatikabo ang bakbakan sa senado. LOL. pero healthy yan, that is what you call democracy after all. lahat naman ng tao maski mga senators natin may kanya-kanyang say sa mga bagay-bagay. pero sana lang kapag pumili sila ng bagong senate president, yung hindi na kasing bully ni JPE.

    • Descarte

      Lumilipad ang laway sa Senado kasama ang malakas na hangin. Nag eevaporate sa alapaap at nagiging isang matinding bagyo na syang sumasalanta sa Pilipinas taun-taon.  Ang Senado ang dahilan ng malalakas na bagyo sa Pilipinas, walang climate change sa Senado, pareho pa rin, puno ng trapo.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/4VW3I7W3CL7QPZ3NTPSIWB7LFI Cheska

        still, let us be positive. hindi naman siguro lahat ng nandun ay trapos. i would like to have faith na may natitira pang kayang ipagtanggol at paninidigan ang mga prinsipyo.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/L2LT4LO2XCNRYW4UNE4X5B3IIQ Arvy

      yos to tol ah.. pero tama ka, hindi na kasi siguro ma-stand ng mga collegues nya si JPE. no wonder pumalag na nga si idol trillanes e. ayan na ang domino effect

    • peter_payper

      hopefully, maging mas “peaceful” ang aura ng papalit sa kanya..if ever nga na may number na sila to oust enrile. that’ll be a good start.

  • manual47

    It’s not a matter of “who’s afraid”.  It’s more of sucking to the old man.  Enrile knows how to manipulate his co-senators.  Remember, Enrile was the care taker of Marcos “marshall law”.  And you can imagine how he managed to last that long and then when Marcos regime was about to fall, he switched loyalty.  That’s a sign of being two faces politician who knows how to survive when the going is getting tough.  But if you judge Enrile for what he had done and accomplished for the country and it’s citizens………..NOTHING. 
    You can see the effect of this….(incompetence and wasting of taxpayers money).  Philippines still in the predicament it was 40 years ago since the time of  the Marcoses….corrupt.  
    However, Philippines may now be showing improvement in some area of government.  Filipinos may owed this good result…….not from these old timers who’s running the Senate, Congress and other areas of government……..but from the citizens who has been active in making sure that these crooks are made accountable.  A good example was former president Estrada, military official such as General Garcia, and of course C.J. Corona.  And hopefully the next to be accountable will be former president Gloria Arroyo and her cohorts..  President Aquino in the meantime should show more effort in establishing more of his “daang matuwid”.   There’s no turning back now.  If getting rid of these incompetent politicians and crooks is  the only way, so be it.  Like Enrile who’s been there too long, it’s time to do a make over of our government institutions.  Filipinos should start on the Senate………

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/L2LT4LO2XCNRYW4UNE4X5B3IIQ Arvy

      manipultor and disloyalty – yan na ang magpapaalala sa akin kay juan ponce enrile.. kaya pala nasurvive nya ang long years sa pulitika dito sa bansa

      • sulongpilipinas

        kaya mahirap magtiwala sa kanya eh.. tsk

  • Fulpol

    were most of his friends in AFP and PNP retired already? 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/4VW3I7W3CL7QPZ3NTPSIWB7LFI Cheska

      they might.. si JPE na lang ang natitira.. so alam na! LOL

      • sulongpilipinas

        may stem cell treatment daw sya

    • sulongpilipinas

      patay na karamihan kaya

  • Descarte

    Maybe the question is not really “Who is afraid of Enrile?” but Who likes Enrile? or Who is fooled by Enrile?  He is an excellent Foolitician, very good in fooling people.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/L2LT4LO2XCNRYW4UNE4X5B3IIQ Arvy

      trapo nga eh..anung mai-expect natin sa mga kagaya nya di po ba?

      • sulongpilipinas

        wala talagang ma e expect sa mga TRAPo na yan pare-pareho lang sila

    • peter_payper

      dami pa ring takot kay sen enrile. but i am positive na magkakaroon din ng courage ang mga ito to face him, just like what trillanes did.

      • sulongpilipinas

        go Trillanes!

    • sulongpilipinas

      kaya nga bright sya diba? bright to the extent na he can fool everybody

  • Descarte

    May bagong panukalang batas si Enrile at mga kasama: Panatag Autonomous Military Government, Enrile – Prime Minister; Sotto – Senate President; Recto – Comptroller; Jinggoy – Mayor; Trillanes – Commander of Special Forces;  Kaso magkaroon ng Mutiny pangunahan ni Trillanes at mungkahi na lang ni Sotto, hatiin ang Panatag, occidental at oriental..

    • sulongpilipinas

      bwahaha! onli in the Pilipins talaga

  • $29483279

    Manong Senator Enrile, when you get eased out, It will be the time to think if you still want to field your son Jackie in the senatorial race in 2013.

    My unsolicited advice is obviously is a BIG NO to preserve what you have done good for the filipinos as a Senate President and as an impartial judge during the impeachment trial of former Chief Justice Corona.

    Have a clean exit. We truely admire what you have done as Senate President.

    Mabuhay ka Manong! Gusto ka Hapi ka sa retirement mo.

    • peter_payper

      clean exit? i dont think that’s possible. with this dirty hands sa tagal nya sa pulitika.

      • sulongpilipinas

        and baka he has trained his successor son already.. so no gudbyes yet for Manong

    • sulongpilipinas

      hapi talaga sya kasi he is making sure na before his exit nasa Senado na agad ang kapalit nya

  • Andres_Bagumbayan

    Hangga’t walang “BASBAS” ni Haring BS aquino ay walang magaganap na pagpapatalsik kay Manong Johnny…Sa ngayon ay kasabwat pa ng Hari si Manong Johnny at patuloy na pinakikinabangan ng Palasyo…Iyan ang tutoong dahilan kung bakit nananatili pa sa kanyang upuan ang arkitekto ng batas militar!!!
    Kapag inutos na ng HARI na patalsikin ang matandang kurap,dali-dali ang mga konde at kondesa na susunod sa utos ng Haring BS….

    Ibig sabihin nito ay “tuta” pa ng Haring kurap ang matandang kurap kaya’t wala pang “utos” mula sa Hari !!!

    • niceguy60

      Why do I think this is correct?

    • sulongpilipinas

      mukhang hidi naman kasi di naman magkasundo etong si Pnoy at si Manong

  • http://www.facebook.com/redx.kirk Redx Kirk

    Dealing with Enrile is like dealing with the Devil.

    Pnoy to Enrile:  give us coronas head

    Enrile: sure, i will give you corona, in turn……..let us over-populate the phils with poverty, and kill them slowly by making tobacco and liquor easily affordable 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/L2LT4LO2XCNRYW4UNE4X5B3IIQ Arvy

      pwede rin po itio – dealing with enrile is like dealing with an old spoiled brat.. lol

      • sulongpilipinas

        ang spoiled brat ngayon di lang intended sa mga bata, pati na rin sa mga matatanda

    • peter_payper

      pakiramdam ko pinag aaway-away ni JPE yung mga senators ngayon..i heard he’s a good manipulator eh..

      • sulongpilipinas

        he won’t become tthe architect of Martial law if he is not a manipulator.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/4VW3I7W3CL7QPZ3NTPSIWB7LFI Cheska

      dealing with senate pres enrile is not an option now, kaya sigruo nag iisip na silang palitan sya sa pwesto. enough is enough kumbaga

      • sulongpilipinas

        eh ang problema mukhang ayaw nya bumaba sa pwesto

  • Beguine

    Enrile is so resilient he has survived so many crucial moments in his life,
    in which he should have perished already.

    It’s likely he will survive this latest move to oust him as Senate
    President. But we can all rest assured he will not survive one
    thing: his appointment with Death. With so many people wanting it
    and praying for it, it should be sooner, not later than we would
    all think.

    • peter_payper

      so will surely survive the ousting (kung magkakaroon nga soon) so, bakit pa nya papatagalin? sya na dapat ang magkaroon ng initiative.

    • sulongpilipinas

      tama, save his assand have his final vow

  • whyinthisworld

    I suggest for other qualified senators who should replace sen. enrile to drink more brandy or whisky. It makes them strong and brave but be sure to always keep your eggs in between as it might fly away once you hear the voice of an angel enrile warning to vacate his post but my feeling is that how I wish it good to be true. True many senators are afraid of him, maybe because he is knowledgeable and to imagine that few senators can compete him in terms of legal intelligence. I still believe that no one is indispensable or permanent in one position, therefore, if one could think he or she is capable of handling the same, oust him now. Those people who like enrile there is no reason for you to hate gloria as well. Think. 

    • peter_payper

      people are smart nowadays, they cant be fooled by trapos like enrile anymore. 

      • sulongpilipinas

        tama ka, matatalino na mga voters, inis na sa mga TRAPO

    • sulongpilipinas

      ang mga tao napupuno din yan, sa ginagawa ni enrile ngayon na nagiging trapo na din sya, malaking kawalan sa kanya

  • patawad

    Takot sila kay Enrile baka kasi may listahan siya ng mga kabalustugan ng mga senatongs. Kita nyo nga si Trillanes, may panglaban kaagad siya.  Nag papakitang di takot, pero malay nating baka hindi ganoon dahil duwag din ang mokong, kanyo.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/L2LT4LO2XCNRYW4UNE4X5B3IIQ Arvy

      hindi takot yang si trillanes kasi alam naman nyang walang masisilip sa kanya si JPE, hinamon pa nga ni idol si manong johnny, not once but twice.hehe

      • sulongpilipinas

        oo nga hehe, pero itong si Manong iwas pusoy ang drama

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/4VW3I7W3CL7QPZ3NTPSIWB7LFI Cheska

      yung mga natatakot na yan, im sure may kani-kanilang tinatagong mga “baho”. that’s the only reason i can see bakit til now afraid pa rin sila.

  • kilabot

    they have the numbers to oust jpe but only one volunteered to take the post: trillones, the matahari.
    everybody backed out.

    • sulongpilipinas

      kasi knowing JPE natako na sialang lahat, pero pagtalikod ni JPE i’m sure nag gagalaiti sila, at least itong si Trillanes wala syang inuurungan

  • 4thINFSgt

    If you are not afraid of Enrile, certainly you missed out on the Alfie Anido saga. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/L2LT4LO2XCNRYW4UNE4X5B3IIQ Arvy

      nagbabago ang panahon.. nagbabago rin ang mga tao pati ihip ng hangin….

      • 4thINFSgt

        Tama ka dyan, pero kung ang isang tao na katulad niya, lagi syang nagbabago…ng isip sa sino ang susuportahan. Noong malakas pa si FM, duon siya. Noong nag People’s Power (1), sa kabila naman siya. Ngayon iba na naman. 

      • Magsasaka

        ganon naman ang mga pulitiko dito sa atin ah mga hunyango, ganoon ang character kapag pera lang ang habol sa pwesto.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/4VW3I7W3CL7QPZ3NTPSIWB7LFI Cheska

        not to mention power-grabbers

      • Magsasaka

        agree

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/4VW3I7W3CL7QPZ3NTPSIWB7LFI Cheska

        uso na nga yata sa philippine politics ang pagiging disloyal. mabibilang mo nalang sa daliri sinu sino yung hindi. hay.

      • sulongpilipinas

        mga political butterflies na naman, kung san malakas dun sila, pag di na malakas iiwan ka na sa ewre, parang laglagan blues lang

      • sulongpilipinas

        fair weather friend ba?

      • sulongpilipinas

        nakakatakot pala personality ng mamang to

    • sulongpilipinas

      what is that all about? is it true?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/L2LT4LO2XCNRYW4UNE4X5B3IIQ Arvy

    ayoko dyan kay juan ponce enrile. palitan na yan dapat ora mismo para wala ng nambubully na senate president sa senado

  • rudy_boy

    He has  a lot of money to burn and fool the Filipino people.

    In his previous campaign, he is Mr. PPA – Power Purchase agreement.

    Well, ano ang nagyari ng maupo na..

    Probably, another staged ambush, to boost Jackie Enrile candidacy.

    GOD Forbid….three Enrile in the Senate pagnagkataon. Juan, Jackie and Gringo Honasan-Enrile.

    Idagdag mo pa si Tito Sotto – Enrile at Jingoy Estrada-Enrile.

    • peter_payper

      yun ding sa load di ba, walang nangyari eh sabi nya dati gagawan ng paraan para hindi magtake advantage yung mga telecomm companies…

      • sulongpilipinas

        sa load wala din nangyari

    • sulongpilipinas

      hanggang ngayon ang taas pa din naman ng bill sa kuryente

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

    dahil tulad ni lacson marami siyang hawak na baraha.

    • sulongpilipinas

      patay tayo jan! ano namang baraha kaya mga yun?

  • peter_payper

    if they have the numbers, aba, good news ito mga kapatid!

    • sulongpilipinas

      sana nga lang they’ll have the guts din

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4VW3I7W3CL7QPZ3NTPSIWB7LFI Cheska

    this is what /jpe gets for being mean to his collegues in the senate. kapag wala na yung takot at respeto, i dont know if he still has ‘friends’.

    • sulongpilipinas

      sino nga ba naman ang hindi kasi matatakot sa kanang kamay ni marcos at architect ng martial law di ba?

    • sulongpilipinas

      eh kung ako lang matatakot din ako ah

  • JohnDoeGB

    Useless na na palitan pa si Enrile dahil last term na nya at magsasara na ang 15th congress after ng elections at may Christmas break pa at another break during campaign period. Ang iksi nalang ng panahon at supportado pa rin ni PNoy si Enrile. Kaya nga walang may gusto na pumalit dahil ano naman ba maaccomplish nila na sa 16th congress eh mag-eelect na uli ng bagong senate president. Desperado lang talaga yan si Trillanes para lang makuha gusto nya na mapalitan si Enrile hala nag-iincite pa ng coup. Kahit na magkagulo pipilitin para ikatuwa nya… selfish brat! Haaay utak rebelde, walang kwenta!

    • sulongpilipinas

      hindi sya nag i incite ng coup, sya lang kamo ang may malakas na loob na magsabi ng nararamdaman nya.  di kagaya ng ibang senador na patalikod kung tumira. 

    • jenniferjoycuevas

      ang brat kaya ay si jpe. tanda-tanda na acting spoiled brat pa rin. kaya gusto siguro nya humalal yung anak nya para pag alis nya may brat pa rin sa senado.. pero hndi mangyayari yun kasi hindi naman na sila iboboto. mga trapo!

  • kaipepo

    Maski mapalitan si Enrile as senate president Ok lang. At least meron siyang nagawa at naipakita as a senate president. Eh si Trillanes ano ang nagawa niya? Ang mas importante mawala si Trillanes sa senate. Katulad din siya ni Pnoy na isang spoiled brat, kya magkasundo sila.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/QTA2QASJS7YRXBQNQYA4LV46Y4 Allyson

      if there’s someone who deserved to be called a spoiled brat, i think si sen enrile yun. kitang-kita naman sa kanya, ipinamana pa nya sa anak nyang si jack ang pagiging bratty. 

    • sulongpilipinas

      si Trillanes may paninindigan, eh si Enrile mo? sya ang traidor! Ilang beses na nyang pinatunayan. political butterfly

      • jenniferjoycuevas

        right, kaya nya pinag initan si trillanes kasi naoffend sya masyado dahil ang tinatawag nyang bagito pa ang nakasapul sa tunay nyang pagkatao.

  • Harrierman

    MAS WALANGHIYA AT MAS MADAMING PERANG NINAKAW SI JPE KAYSA SA MGA MARCOS. KAYA HINDI DAPAT MANALONG SENADOR ANG ANAK AT PATALSIKIN NA SA PWESTO ANG HUKLUBANG ENRILE. HUNYANGO, KUNG SINO ANG MAUPONG PRESIDENTE SIPSIP YAN.

    • sulongpilipinas

      mula kay Marcos sipsip na yan, di nya magawang sumipsip kay Pnoy ngayon kasi tinira din nya si Cory noon

      • jenniferjoycuevas

        simbolo si manong johnny ng disloyalty. 

  • uragunako

    WALA WALA WALA WALA WALA WALA!!!! walang takot sa balimbing na yan…..paki survey nga……. from Luzon, Visayas & Mindanao…

    • jenniferjoycuevas

      wag lang siguro mamanipulate ang survey, lalabas nag totoong pulso ng bayan.. 

  • soccerg0d

    they have the numbers but they don’t have balls.. too bad philippines

    • sulongpilipinas

      uy si Trillanes lang ata may balls 

    • jenniferjoycuevas

      agree. kanya-kanyang bahag na mga buntot

  • robrano

    Say about JPE what ever you want, the problem is that no other senator has his knowledge and experience. Trillanes? Just a bad joke.

    • sulongpilipinas

      knowledge and experience that he is using against his fellows.. scrupulous

  • marionics

    tagal naman mamatay ng matandang ito

    • sulongpilipinas

      ganyan daw pag masamang damo, mahirap mamatay

  • kawawangbayan

    I think most of these senators are incompetent, corrupt and power hungry!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/QTA2QASJS7YRXBQNQYA4LV46Y4 Allyson

      yeah, most, but definitely not all. there are few who have good intentions to our country pa rin naman. never lose hope.

    • sulongpilipinas

      di naman lahat, may mga taong may paninindigan pa din sa Senado at sila ang mga iboboto ko

  • wazgoingon

    Sadly, even the Supreme Court is afraid of JPE.  Just look at its ruling on Subic and Cagayan freeports – same business, different rulings.  What gives?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/QTA2QASJS7YRXBQNQYA4LV46Y4 Allyson

      is that so? nakakadismaya to know that he’s been using his influence, power and position just to put forward his own vested interests. traditional corrupt politician.

    • sulongpilipinas

      sya ang panginoon sa cagayan ganun?

      • jenniferjoycuevas

        no doubt about it. ipagyayabang pa nya yan. lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XY3GGHWDTCKXD3YI5WX2I4RRDY dodo

    we are a clan of more than 10k votes and im rallying against enriles son.

    • sulongpilipinas

      eh kung killer nga naman eto aba eh nakakatakot na maging Senador yan!

  • $18209031

    Mga kayumanggis , huwag kayong matatakot sa matandang Enrile. Dios ko naman. E junk nyo sa halala ang anak nya . NO more Trapos for the Love of Santo Papa at Santo Calungsod. No more Trapos !! Dadalhin sa BBRC at New Bilibid !! Dapat ganon !

    • sulongpilipinas

      I’m against TRAPOS wag silang iboto!

    • jenniferjoycuevas

      trapos are disgusting. never will they have my vote.

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

    No one is afraid of him not even his killer son Jack who had a killing spree during Martial Law.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/QTA2QASJS7YRXBQNQYA4LV46Y4 Allyson

      oh, is jack enrile really a killer? this is not the first time i heard this news. oh well, what do you expect from a son of JPE’s di ba.

    • sulongpilipinas

      talaga? nakakatakot pala etong Jack na to, eh sya pala etong BRAT at MAYABANG eh

  • TinimbangNgunitKulang

    Satan is afraid of him kaya ayaw pa siyang kunin.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/4F5WCYIDAZWA2B4WI4Q6RP6IWE Jacob

      mapapakinabangan pa kasi siy kaya dito na daw muna siya…

      • sulongpilipinas

        madaming pakinabang pa actually

    • jenniferjoycuevas

      i can not wait lol

  • $18209031

    MGa kabayan , ikalat ninyo sa mga kaanak at anak anakan  ninyo buong Pinas, NO More Trapos by 2016 !! . NO More Enriles , Marcoses and Estradas in 2016. !! NO More Warlords and OIligarchs by 2016.!! Magbabago ang Pinas !!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/QTA2QASJS7YRXBQNQYA4LV46Y4 Allyson

      agree. trapos and dynasties can all be equated to corruption. massive corruption.

      • $18209031

        Basta nandyan ang budget, nandyan ang nakawan. Big to small fishes, ganon ang kababuyan mga ito. 

      • sulongpilipinas

        family business na kasi ang Politics dito sa atin

    • sulongpilipinas

      no more trapos, no more Binays, Estradas, enriles sa senado

      • $18209031

        Salamat  kaayo. Enough BS  from these trapos. We will not be lured to their dirty tricks again. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4VW3I7W3CL7QPZ3NTPSIWB7LFI Cheska

    no more trapos, no more dynasties. period

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QTA2QASJS7YRXBQNQYA4LV46Y4 Allyson

    “i’m not afraid to take a stand” – when i hear this song isa lang naaalala ko – si trillanes. dhil that’s what he did against enrile. in short, he’s not one of those who are afraid of JPE

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QTA2QASJS7YRXBQNQYA4LV46Y4 Allyson

    this just goes to show that trillanes after all is right.people can now clearly see the wisdom behind what he exposed recently about enrile aka manong johnny.

    • boldyak

      omg

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

    He has blood in his hands, and the filipino people are waiting, hoping, praying when will karma strikes him.

    • sulongpilipinas

      karma is already striking him..

    • jenniferjoycuevas

      karma after all is so true. and para kay JPE, truth sucks. 

  • lakimata

    Di ko alam…  …Ang alam ko takot ang MAT$ING sa AHA$….

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/4F5WCYIDAZWA2B4WI4Q6RP6IWE Jacob

      ang dami ng matsing..iisa lang si ahas…walang dapat ikatakot..

      • sulongpilipinas

        haha! okay yang inference nyo in fairness.. ang nakakatakot eh yung ahas

      • jenniferjoycuevas

        kasi may mga galamay na yata ngayon pati ahas.. ang tindi lang.

  • Panch1t0

    Afraid of JPE? – nobody. Politics is a convergence of ideals. Majority rules, that may attribute to winning friends (politically).

    on the other hand, many still doubtful to JPE that keeping himself into power in order to hide his dark past from the public. You may expect in the future somebody will ask that JPE be ranked as a modern day hero of the nation. Then, nobody to question his dark past. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZBCPCO2JKAPD2SB7WXAYZJJLNA Jing

    malapit nang matanngal si manong johnny. 

  • marvingaboysantiago

    All these speculations are nonsense. Is Enrile  doing his job right? Lets leave him in his post……

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QTA2QASJS7YRXBQNQYA4LV46Y4 Allyson

    only one thing is clear – – nobody has the guts to face sen pres enrile squarely except for trillanes

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_44QGTQXFYHNVPNMX453LWBPMXM Opel

    every senator is interested in the post, they just don,t want to sweat blood to get it. horse trading with some egotistical maniac senators would result to a permanent migraine and the aspirant would have to play yaya to a group of overage spoiled  brats. 

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

    Ano? he is willing to give up daw kung mayroon silang numero? Walang kang choice pag may 13 senators na wala ng tiwala sa iyo? Tigok ka na. I do not trust both Recto and Villar to be the next senate president. I think it is only senator Drillon who has the intelligence and personality to be the next senate president.Impress na impress ako kay Senator Drillon. Ang galing niya at saka nasa matuwid na daan.

    • jenniferjoycuevas

      ako ayoko kay drilon, pero lesser evil sya kay JPE. so pwede na rin siguro.

  • sulongpilipinas

    kahit na sino man ang pumalit kay enrile basta hindi baluktot ang paniniwala pwede na

    • jenniferjoycuevas

      basta for me, sa ngayon anyone wag lang si enrile. magtatanda na siguro sya nyan

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QTA2QASJS7YRXBQNQYA4LV46Y4 Allyson

    JPE may lose senate presidency..i just hope so malapit na malapit na.

  • jenniferjoycuevas

    nakakasuya na talaga itong si manong johnny.. ayaw paawat, walang tulugan ang peg? lol

  • jenniferjoycuevas

    hindi ako makaget over..JPE is becoming more and more pathetic. tama na itong jibber jabber na ito, manong. so what kung may isa o dalawa pang gusto sya i-oust? that is actually good news dahil sabi nya naghihintay na lang sya na mapalitan sya from day one di ba? o tapos?

  • josefe38

    Sa mga nag comment sa baba at naghangad na palitan bilang SP si Enrile di ko alam kong talagang ayaw nyo ba talaga ni Enrile. Sa ikli na lang ng panahon sa kasalukuyang congress at palapit na ang election mas pabor kay Enrile lalo na sa UNA senatorial candidates pag mapatalsik si Enrile at magkaroon ng election issue at makakuha ng symphathy at ma crystallize na dapat di tuta ng palasyo ang manalong senators. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FOPMU3EOVKFANYIWAADV7EZAXU Divina Wind

    Nobody is afraid of that self-serving snake! But, if Enrile sees someone like himself, takot na takot siya- kasi, siguradong, his political days are numbered.

    In politics, trust is rare, betrayal is so cheap.

  • Francis81

    Ayaw naman talaga ni Pweenoy na tanggalin si Enrile takot kasi siya na baka ikanta ni Enrile ang mga anomalya nung canvassing nung 2010 elections. SI Drilon lang naman at Trillanes ang sumusolsol kay Pweenoy na tanggalin si Enrile. E ang uto utong Abnoy nagpapadala naman sa dalawang asungot na to.

  • Jerry_SeinfeId

    Enrile nagpapa-pogi din, alam ng tao ang karumal dumal na ginawa mo sa kasaysayan. Mahigit 4000 tao ang pinahirapan at namatay dahil sa iyo. Ang pagiging Marcos crony mo ay siyang nagpayaman sa iyo ng husto. Fake ang ambush sa ‘yo, style mo BULOK.

  • JosengSisiw1

    They all need balls. The senators doesnt have BALLS.



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