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Enrile faces new threat

RH bill breeds ill feelings, imperils Senate presidency

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The contentious reproductive health (RH) bill is taking its toll on personal relationships in the Senate, and the ill feelings may result in the ouster of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile early next year.

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago, a cosponsor of the RH bill, disclosed on Friday that Enrile, who opposes the measure, had ordered his staff to return the Christmas gift she had sent to him.

Santiago said Enrile also returned the Christmas gift sent to him by Sen. Pia Cayetano, a cosponsor of the bill.

“Too bad, I’m giving away gold bars to the senators this Christmas,” Santiago told the Inquirer, laughing.

Turning serious, Santiago said she expected Enrile to lose the Senate presidency either in January or February because of his opposition to the RH bill, which President Benigno Aquino III has certified as urgent.

“I think that is highly likely,” Santiago said.

She said she had sources among her colleagues, including Enrile’s foe, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, and she had learned from Palace insiders that Malacañang had observed Enrile’s opposition to administration measures such as the sin tax bill and the RH bill.

“From Trillanes alone I gather that Malacañang has already been giving careful attention to these political contretemps, meaning to say it’s against the flow of this present administration,” Santiago said.

‘Very petty’

“My more serious comment is it’s very petty and infantile. It is a tradition. Every Christmas in every Congress the senators exchange presents among themselves, usually local food products from their hometowns,” Santiago said.

The Inquirer tried to reach Enrile for comment, but his staff said he was under the weather.

Santiago tried to make light of the matter but she sounded more hurt as she proceeded to tell her story.

“It’s just meant to affirm bonding and comradeship and this is the first time, I believe, that anybody in the Philippine Senate has returned some other senators’ presents,” she said.

“It’s a box of Panaderia de Molo biscuits. It’s a well-known [coming home present] at our airports and other stores in the city. And I have a present from Pia, which I presume she gave to other senators, I think it’s also food. So normally it’s just little food. Cookie jars that we give to each other,” she added.

Santiago said Enrile’s returning her and Cayetano’s gifts was “meant to inflict pain.”

“It’s just common ethical conduct. No matter how heated the debates in the Senate is, you are supposed to be above it all and at heart remain as legislators united in our love of country regardless of our different views on how to express that love of country, that patriotism,” Santiago said.

Santiago said she and Enrile go a long way back, as she worked for him when he was secretary of justice. She said Enrile was also one of the principal sponsors at her wedding.

“In Filipino culture, refusing to accept an innocuous and traditional gift is, in the vocabulary of international law, an act of aggression. However, in the spirit of Christmas, I prefer to look at it as an old man being crotchety,” Santiago said.

Santiago said there was no law that required senators to accept harmless gifts, but under the Senate rules, specifically Rule 34, Section 93, acts that offend senators are deemed unparliamentary.

She added that under Section 97, upon recommendation of the Committee on Ethics and Privileges, the Senate may punish any member for disorderly behavior.

“It would be demeaning for me to take official notice of a boorish act. If Senator Enrile wants to play Scrooge, I shall be happy to play Tinker Bell. Ho-ho-ho!” Santiago said.

 

Palace people

“What struck them most was a statement by Enrile at some point during the RH deliberations. [He said] ‘I don’t care what happens. I’m going to oppose this bill.’ Because they were hoping that they could, over the course of time, in a certain manner, persuade Enrile to soften his stand. But he became a hard-liner,” she said.

Santiago said Trillanes and a few other senators who were close to the administration were not her only sources.

“But in addition, I have talked to certain VIPs in Malacañang and they have repeated the same sentiments to me that Malacañang is very concerned.

“The Malacañang people have been discussing this in their political dialogues among themselves,” Santiago said.

Further quoting her sources in the political grapevine, “which is now on steroids,” Santiago said Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Estrada and Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III were also in danger of being removed.

“They have defied administration priorities in at least two governance-changing initiatives: the decades-long sin tax bill, and the equally hoary reproductive health bill,” she said.

“Their death-defying political recalcitrance has placed their heads on the chopping blocks for certain reasons,” she said.

Santiago cited four reasons: Enrile’s failure to get his colleagues on his side in opposing the sin tax and RH bills; his leading the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), which is putting up candidates who will run against President Aquino’s handpicked senatorial candidates; the February-May campaign for next year’s midterm elections; and Interior Secretary Mar Roxas’ expected rivalry with Vice President Jejomar Binay for the presidency in 2016.

“It is the [Liberal Party] coalition that controls the Senate majority. Enrile by himself has no majority support,” Santiago said.

“It is illogical for Enrile to remain as Senate president, while campaigning for the opposition,” she said.

“The problem is made more acute, because his son (Cagayan Rep. Jack Enrile) is running as an opposition candidate for senator,” she added.

Enrile is one of the top leaders of the UNA, which is fielding the only other strong senatorial slate against President Aquino’s Liberal Party-led administration coalition.

‘He belongs to opposition’

“In the first place he belongs to the opposition political group. He does not belong to the administration. And then that impression … is further maximized by the fact that he has gone against the President’s wishes,” Santiago said.

Enrile owes his Senate presidency to “a complex negotiation process that took place among the members of the Liberal Party after [President Aquino] was elected,” she said.

“He does not have his own independent support group within the Senate,” she added.

Santiago said that if Enrile’s leadership was the President’s choice after a political negotiation, “it is a given that he should support all administration initiatives.”

“He has not done that,” she said.

She recalled that the Senate-House conference report on the sin tax bill narrowly passed on a 10-9 vote.

“So you know he was keeping President Aquino on tenterhooks there. And any President will resent that, especially if that President was instrumental or pivotal in the selection of that Senate president,” Santiago said.

Sen. Franklin Drilon, a senior member of both the Senate and the Liberal Party, said he had heard enough talk of a coup against Enrile.

“I’m not interested. I am not aware of any,” Drilon said.

Sen. Panfilo Lacson, a supporter of the RH bill and a close ally of President Aquino’s, said the RH bill is not reason enough for a change in the leadership.

“We respect each other’s stand on certain issues no matter how Malacañang wants it pushed. I don’t think that the passage of the RH bill is such a major issue to necessitate a change of leadership,” Lacson said in a text message to the Inquirer.

“It goes without saying that the impeachment of Chief Justice [Renato] Corona was a different matter altogether. Of course, this is a personal opinion that may not apply to some of my colleagues,” he added.

Sen. Ralph Recto, a Liberal and at one time rumored to be among those being considered to replace Enrile, declined to comment on the Senate president losing his post because of the RH bill.

“I cannot answer that question. I wouldn’t know. I don’t know if people are conspiring. I wouldn’t know,” Recto said in a telephone interview.

In a text message a few weeks back when Catholic bishops asked for prayers for Enrile supposedly because he’s about to be ousted due to his opposition to the bill, Liberal Sen. Francis Pangilinan said, “No such thing as far as I’m concerned.”

Around the same time, Sotto said he’d probably be the last to know if a leadership change was brewing because of his closeness to Enrile.

“If there is such a move, I will be the last person to know. If they oust him, they do not have to remove me because I will gladly resign,” Sotto said in a text message then.

Enrile has repeatedly said that his position depends on the support of his colleagues in the Senate.

“I’m at the disposal of my peers. As I’ve said, I have no torrens title [to] the position of Senate president. But at anytime, one like me could lose a seat if [my] peers do not agree with [me] and they have the numbers to unseat [me],” Enrile told reporters when asked if he thought his opposition to the RH bill could lead to his ouster.

“I never imagined that I will be supported by my peers in all the issues and I also hope that they will respect my position as I will respect their position,” Enrile added.

Santiago said the sin tax and the RH bill could be put aside since the former had been passed while the latter “[seemed] headed for victory.”

“What we are now facing with the start of the new year is the campaign period, which now assumes much more importance since it was kept simmering in the back burner for a while,” Santiago said.

“How can the President allow a Senate president to belong to the opposite party and work for the victory of the enemies of the President’s candidates? It is not congruent with all principles of leadership,” she said.

Santiago said President Aquino was expected to prefer “a more or less homogenous group.”

“If the President gives a word, they become his marching orders and everyone is expected to fall in line. That is in so far as President Aquino is concerned,” Santiago said.

Beyond 2013, there will be rivalry between Roxas of the ruling Liberal Party and Binay, leader of the PDP-Laban.

While Roxas belongs to President Aquino’s party, Binay is an ally of Enrile’s in the UNA—a coalition of Binay’s PDP-Laban and former President Joseph Estrada’s Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP).

“We all know that [Roxas] is gunning for the presidency in 2016 and that his fittest competitor would be Vice President Binay. So here is Roxas with the President’s party, the Liberal Party, as against Binay in the other opposition group together with Enrile,” Santiago said.

“How can they allow the continued reign of Enrile as Senate president with all the resources at the command of the Senate president, who is working for, in effect… the political enemy. It becomes untenable,” she said.

“This is going to make for a tension-filled Christmas, but I guess it will have to be resolved before the Senate breaks by about the end of February,” she said.

 First posted 12:39 am | Sunday, December 16th, 2012


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  • ztefertilizerscam9

    Enrile’s only son Jackie Enrile was a notorious killer who killed several people including alfie anido.
     Let us also not forget about Tito Sotto’s involvement in the Pepsi Paloma and Guada Guarin 1982 rape scandal. 

    • josefe38

      Patunayan mo at ilatag ang mga ededensya,
      Ang ginawa mo akusasyon parang pareho lang yan pag sasabihin ko na si ztefertilizerscam9 ay isang bakla, chinupa ang kanilang aso,

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

        Paano mapapatunayan ni Anido eh patay na iyong tao.

      • magcalasL

        WOW, some people can go very low on their comment. BE CIVILIZE, this comment should not be allowed on this forum…..MASYADONG BABOY.

      • josefe38

        Pasagot mo yan ni ztefertilizerscam9 tanong na yan, sya ang nag akusa.. Ang nag akusa dapat may ebendensya, seguro saksi si  ztefertilizerscam9  sa pangyayari kaya kahit patay na si Anido uusad pa rin ang kaso. 

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Hindi lang sa senate leadership dapat maalis yan pati na din sa pagka senador!

    • josefe38

      Alisin mo agad. kaya mo? Bilisan mo, bilis!!!!!!!

      • kalikasanipagtanggol

         gusto mo maging witness? kaya lang di ba may kasabihan………..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_POBZSV5PGTGUS3YA2KR2NZI3HA Alex

    being irascible is a sign of old age….next is senility which, i hope, will be next year.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PM6JHCFR2KT2AURMWRDUXBNLQY Darwin

      Fat chance. He just had stem cell rejuvenation.

  • EOJ

    Down with the martial law berdugo!

  • pcosmachine

    At 88, Enrile must retire from public service. Marami rami na rin ang nadugas ni Manong Johnny sa gobyerno during his six decades in public service. I think it is more than enough since he cannot take it with him in his grave.

  • dantesan

    You should give him a box full of Viagra, se he can have a “satisfying sex life”. Problema lang niya kung sino yayariin niya hahahaha!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AE4KDFT5DTC52BFRUASNIV7HBU jerico

    He should be OUSTED and TERMINATED..isa syang anay sa lipunan. Hanggang ngayon buhay pa rin ang ang MARCOS (Bong bong) at ENRILE tandem. Ayaw nila ang demokrasya sa bansa…mas at ease sila sa diktadorya. Unti-unting humahanap si Bong bong ng suporta para ibalik muli sa kapangyarihan ang pamilya nya. Kung inalis nila si Corona sa Supreme Court, dapat din na tanggalin si Enrile..ito ang mga klase ng tao na mabilis magpalit ng kulay..kala mo kakampi pero sila ang matagal ng kalaban ng bayan.

    • efriend

      Enough is enough.  It’s time for ENRILE to go.  From Marcos time to the present time, he has already served (or abused) the Filipino people. Period.

      Do not vote for any ENRILE now and in the future.

  • Albert Einstien

    JPE knows the EFFECT of RH bill…it is forever slavery of our people….he may have committed sin against some people but this KIND of treachery to the nation he cant take…..

    RISE my Philippines RISE “

    EVERY Filipino Family will be MULTI-millionaires by 2050
    ( both muslim & christian brothers )

    your grandsons & granddaughters will be masters of the world

    NO Filipino will suffer SLAVERY anymore in foreign land..

    PROTECT these resources with utmost PATRIOTISM…

    Why are we always in poverty & war?

    Why they dont want the archipelago to be UNITED?

    Why are we targeted for Population & de-population control ?

    Why is the Philippines targeted for brain-drain & intellectuals are pirated abroad?

    Why are we NOT allowed to have a POWERFUL ARMed FORCES ?

    Why are we having lunatic leaders & family of traitors as our champions & leaders?

    ANSWER : Foreign Interest/s manipulated us because PHILIPPINES is the RICHEST country in the WORLD..when we RISE the world will bow….that is what they are afraid of…

    “Literally philippines is a PARADISE in a land of GOLD blessed by GOD ( Gold,gas Oil & Deuterium )..

    “we the most evolved & intelligent human specie are walking literally in a land of gold

    ISLAND PARADISE

    An archipelago comprising 7,107 islands, the Philippines is categorized broadly into three main geographical divisions: Luzon, Visayas, & Mindanao. In addition the BENHAM Rise.. 250 km wide new territory. The Philippines’ rainforests and its extensive coastlines make it home to a diverse range of birds, plants, animals, and sea creatures. It is one of the ten most biologically megadiverse countires and is at or near the top in terms of biodiversity per unit area. Our beautiful islands are the envy of the world we are surrounded by soft white & pearly black beaches. Most of the mountainous islands are covered in tropical rainforest and volcanic in origin. The Apo Reef is the country’s largest contiguous coral reef system and the second-largest in the world. The Philippines has a tropical maritime climate and is usually hot and humid. There are three seasons: the hot dry season or summer the rainy season ; and the cool dry season . The perfect climate system in the Philippines makes its air and atmosphere free from man made pollution after the system of storms cleansed the territory during rainy season & disinfecting the land by exposure to the sun’s ultra-violet rays in hot dry season. This is the best country in world to live in if the insurgency problem caused by poverty is solved by the tapping of the nation’s resource thereby freeing the people from poverty.. Located within the Pacific Rim of Fire, the Philippine archipelago is hypothesized as having been formed 43 million years ago. Its 7,109 islands rest on top of underwater mountains formed by the outpourings of molten rocks from the earth’s interior, thus creating an ideal setting for mineral deposition. (After Wolfe, J.A., “Origin of the Philippines by Accumulation of Allochthons” in The Philippine Geologist July- September 1983 Issue, p.17) In the archipelago, resurgent volcanoes particularly provided access for rising gold-bearing solutions which cool to the geotherm of 300 degrees Celsius at about 400 m depth. At this point, the gold began to precipitate and epithermal gold deposits were formed over geologic time of 1.5 million years from the present time. (After Wolfe, J. A., in International Mineral Development Sourcebook, 1993

    HUMAN resource…HUGE POPULATION …our economic & political savior…

    we are the ONLY Country in the world ..who speaks 175 languages & dialects with literacy rate of 93.4% . Most speak fluent & write foreign languge like english , spanish,nihongo,arabic, mandarin,hindi, & malay than country of origin..some elderly can still speak latin…Average Filipino can at least speak 3 foreign language & 2 dialects..while the rest of the world can speak only english & their native tounge…the people are educated, fun loving, resilient, hospitable & industrious… in fact , currently the economy is heavily reliant on remittances which surpass foreign direct investment as a source of foreign currency. Therefore the more population more benefit for the economy. The Philippines need a HUGE population & Army if it intends to tap the resources otherwise foreign invasion can easily land on its shores & control can be had without a sweat.…as of now we are ALREADY NO.1 as BPO in the world, & our OFWS are loved by their employers..BPo is contributing $12 billion & OFWs are contributing $21 billion a year..that is why we have a FC reserve of $82 billion ang its GROWING HANDSOMELY…without them (OFW & BPO)….our ECONOMY should have collapsed already..our .POPULATION is the BACKBONE of the economy NOT the NOYNOYING & CREDIT GRABBING govt…When we begin to tap our resources we will recall ALL our OFWs & those who migrated to HELP build the country as the wealthest & strongest nation on earth…we need huge population to attain this dream & endeavor.

    MINERAL resource….

    .Initial Lode and placer GOLD DEPOSITS occur in most of the 73 out of 83 provinces in the Philippines.The ten provinces were not properly tested yet due to internal conflicts & war. The 1996 $2.1TRILLION value resource ( govt ) estimate based on conservative 10% ( $21 trillion total estimate ) maybe deficient and could double to $42 trillion or more of the actual resource.. . … such amount could catapult this country to first world status .. we could even buy americas $16 Trillion debt..Also, we have .$26.3-Trillion Oil Reserves ..Country’s Untapped Deposits Mostly In Spratlys Philippines News Agency April 25, 2012, MANILA, Philippines- The Philippines is “sitting on a mountain of gold,” with untapped hydrocarbon deposits estimated at $26.3 trillion, mostly found in the disputed Spratly chain of islands, more than enough to free the country from the shackles of poverty.Also if we are able to claim SABAH… It has the potential to produce 1 million barrels of oil a day,” “The estimated reserves from the present Sabah oilfields is 1.4 billion barrels of oil and 7.7 trillion scf of gas.” …Malaysia govt does not even give our sabahan brothers share of their on wealth ONLY PETRONAS ( govt corp ) which give sabah a PITIFUL royalty of 5%…That amount is even without considering the UNQUANTIFIABLE value today (maybe thousands of $ trillion ) of the resources that can be found in our new territory called the BENHAM rise a 250km wide domain which is perceived to contain very huge oil & gas deposits & the envy of world for we are the proud owner of the vast DEUTERIUM deposits with a 868 mile long find in Philippine trench. With these resources properly tapped we are bigger than america & arabia combined.. : .yet many potential mineral & natural reserves are still HIDDEN n our archpelago…

    BENHAM RISE new Philippine territory 250 km wide –GMA LEGACY!

    Despite its proximity to the archipelago, the plateau was previously not included in the territory of the Philippine Islands. On 8 April 2009 ( GMA govt. filed the claim to UN now we owned it.. eventually our history & after the political vendettas ….legislature might rename the benham rise to GMA rise to give honor to its finder/claimant .. ), the Republic of the Philippines lodged a partial territorial waters claim with the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf in relation to the continental shelf in the region of Benham Rise. The UN has officially approved the claim in April 2012. The Philippines may soon be able to provide its own energy through Benham Rise, an underwater ridge to the east of Luzon which is believed to have mineral and gas deposits. The Philippines claim over Benham Rise is “very relevant” because scientific surveys indicate minerals and natural gas in the area. Solidified methane was found during mapping activities and the “probability is very high” there are oil deposits. There may be more natural gas than oil, and is considered better because it is cleaner. Benham Rise, which is bigger than Luzon, Samar, and Leyte combined, is being claimed solely by the Philippines.

    .GREATEST of them ALL- “ DEUTERIUM the Gift of Nature “-MARCOS LEGACY…

    in ADDITION to the LEGACY of marcos like malampaya & other gas & oil fields…DEUTERIUM marcos legacy is the BEST …“ the Philippines trench has the LARGEST DEPOSIT of deuterium with 868 mile long 52 mile wide “If we allow production even for just a portion of this natural deposit… the Philippines will already become a first world country.. what more if we produce a quarter of it… Deuterium has several commercial and scientific uses today. It has become much more than the heavy water many countries sought after during World War II.Deuterium, a form of concentrated hydrogen, is used in the production of natural gas now utilized in Canada, America, Germany and Sweden, to provide fuel for cars, trucks , jet planes, & deuterium fuel for fusion reactors.”Deuterium can replace gasoline, (liquefied petroleum gas), (liquefied natural gas), Avgas, etc. in powering all types of internal combustion engines including maybe SPACE ships of the future & can be use in space explorations…. It does not emit pollutants or any harmful carbon monoxide and does not cause any environmental problems because it is in the water family. We can build electric nuclear plants in the middle of the URBAN cities of the world ! we will power & feed the world at the same time.Just imagine the philippines at the forefront of human evolution, science , technology & space exploration.The GOOD news is we have UNLIMITED deposit of it…it is self replenishing..!

    WE NEED HUGE POPULATION to DEFEND & PROTECT these resources….if the foreign imposed RH bill will murder our future genration…our country & nation will become FOREVER slaves…

    this is not a sotto or church argument…

    this is for LOVE of COUNTRY….

    NO to RH Bill..!!!

    • kalikasanipagtanggol

       Most of these lands you mentioned are owned by a very powerful FEW!

      • Albert Einstien

        people will take it from their flesh when time comes!

      • zeroko

        The Chinese is taking over our land. PNoy is also instrumental in fast tracking the take over. How would you solve that?

    • Marx Louis Wang

      Si Albert nagle-lecture na naman!

  • ARIKUTIK

    All that will Kick the Abnoy president will win in comming election. Mirriam talks about law rules even for simple gifts. A kind of brain out of this world of reality. Hey Brainda ! everytime you open your mouth, the opposite happens. Simply because she is deranged ….. nya …hahaha….

  • mnlmad

    OMG! Please pass the RH Bill na nga! 

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

    Santiago should not immediately conclude that Enrile returned the Christmas gift due to ill feeling against her.  Who knows, Enrile could have converted to Jehova’s or INC that don’t celebrate Christmas.

  • yesyesyo

    Such a childish act by enrile, returning a Christmas present, is the lowest a desperate person can sink. A clear sign of desperation. 

  • JK1000

    Sobra na itong tandang Enrile, dapat lang na mag retire na.

  • indiosbravos2002

    The senate needs a fresh breath of air. Si Manong Johnnie malapit na sa kamatayan kaya malabo na yong fresh air. Kidding aside. Senator Brenda is someone who speaks her mind. Its a trait that has put her into trouble a lot of times but its also a trait that makes her genuinely believable. So even if the LP members deny it, Enrile’s time is up and I hope soon before his son’s campaign gain traction.

  • Rae_E

    In the US the majority leads the Senate. It’s indeed illogical & unacceptable that Enrile still leads the Senate. Only in the Philippines. Enrile who’s the king of all trapos & his mediocre rah-rah boys – Sotto, Estrada & Honasan stand for everything that’s wrong in our country. These guys who are coup leaders & certified trapos are only in power to protect their own interests. Oust Enrile now!

  • filipinaskoh

    As I always said I don’ like Mirriam, but I can’t deny it-her analysis is right.
    I agree with her.
    How can they let Enrile stay as senate president when he staunchly opposes the laws that are deemed important to the president.
    He belongs to UNA a major opponent of LP in the coming Election.
    The president has the number in the senate, I think the only reason they are keeping Enrile in the senate is seniority- he is the oldest in terms of age and experience in politics. 
      
    Nevertheless, probably it is time to change leadership in senate.
    ng sa ganun “HAPPY ANG LAHAT”

    • TinimbangNgunitKulang

      Better to get rid of the whole Senate for good. Everybody will be happier.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BL2GYU35SO6HTJUEAUTXS3QFYM George Lapulapu

    be careful…cbcp might beautify JPE….

    • KingKuppa

      hahaha papagandahin si Enrile? wla na pag-asa yan.

  • zahraff

    We believe that Senator Santiago’s being furious with regards to Senator Enrile returning a given christmas gift is understandable. On the part of Senator Enrile, who is considered to be a learned, old man and being a Senate President, such an act is unbecoming and an unacceptable behaviour, whether it is christmas time or whatever time. On the analysis that Senator Enrile seems to be bent on opposing the Malacanang Palace most of the time, which has become very obvious, we believe it is high time that Senator Enrile BE REMOVED or REPLACED as a Senate President, otherwise the priorities of the adminstration for the good of the Filipino people will not materialize. Regarding the vote of Senator Enrile as to the ouster of CORONA, it just so happened that Senator Enrile has no choice, because CORONA WAS GUILTY OF ALL the charges. At the age of 88 and counting, it is about time for the SENATORS to replace Senate President Enrile ASAP before he becomes a “TOTALLY ULYANIN” Senate President. As we have said before, NOBODY stays on top forever, just like the bamboo tree that it will bend upon reaching the top.

  • GOPHILIPPINESGO

    What a loser! Enmity overpowers enrile. No matter what, Christmas tradition should be beyond politics.

  • GOPHILIPPINESGO

    ?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/T6LZKWWWOJTNBOOZJVX4FLC5MA Marcela

    pasensiya na, enrile is having a second childhood. he must prefer toys! LOL!!

  • filipinaskoh

    Dear Mirriam,

    Probably the Christmas gift, Panaderia de Molo biscuits, you sent to Enrile, he may have thought they are poisoned. When was the last time you set him  food? Probably he got LBM from it.
    Are you sure they are not expired? Did you check the expiration date.

    Just sent the panaderia de molo biscuit to the children, who were victims of typhoon Pablo, I am sure they will gladly accept it as Christmas gift.

  • FORTHE GOOD

    What?? How could you enrile!? No debate on earth is more important than the spirit of Christmas.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UR6AKMU2J2D4GOPDU4QMRZDB7Q felipe

    who cares , I  guess no body will miss him except sotto…the sooner for both of them to be out the better….!!!!

  • Concur_Dissent

    Teka teka…please remember folks na comments palang yan ng isang tao na may sira ang ulo… let’s wait for enrile’s comments regarding this accusation so we can have an intelligent appraisal of such accusation….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L3NJ4IIZZMB2OMPIOR7X2B72ME k

    sige mirriam,pagsabungin mo sila…baka naman cookies na korteng condom ang pinadala mo kaya inayawan.di na nga tinatayuan si lolo,inaasar mo pa.

  • us_sixtycents

    Great, and this is the Philippines Senate President acting like a kid.

    If you dont want it, throw it away .. was it a gold plated wheelchair? well that’s a different story – but one thing is for sure, Johnny & Son Enterprises will soon be out of business.

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

    This article is marked as TABLOID, vulgar journalism 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NWS5555HSDDFIVPBZEC2QPBOGM Nelson

    Enrile on the way out? Please, kick him out and make it fast! Can we include Jinggoy and Iskul Bukol, too? Don’t wait for January or February, can’t we do it  . . . . like . . . . yesterday?

  • joerizal

    Dito makikita kung gaano kawalang silbi ang Senado. Hindi nila alam kung ano ang nire-represent nila bukod sa kanilang partido. Dapat nang baguhin ang gubyerno at gawing parliamentary o authoritarian. Walang mangyayari sa bansa kung tuluy-tuloy ang ganitong Moro-moro.

    • Barak_O

      bobo talaga tong rizal na to mali ang napiling pangalan

      • joerizal

        Kalbo ka na ba? Patawa ka na naman.

    • Marx Louis Wang

       Moro-moro?? baka maging Bangsamoro tayo ikaw rin.

      • joerizal

         Buti pa nga. Dati namang muslim ang Pinas bago dumating yang mga tinamaan ng lintik na puti.

      • cute79

        kahit anong relihiyon ok lang sa kin wag lang muslim.hirap kaya ng buhay sa muslim na babae kasi laging may takip ang ulo .ang babaeng muslim sunudsunuran lang sa asawa nila. asawa mo pwde mgkaroon ulit ng 2 or 3 babae hanggat sa kaya buhayin.basta ang babaeng muslim wala masyadong freedom .Di na pwde makapagsoot ng bikini

  • Barak_O

    tsimosa si brenda

    • joerizal

       hindi ikaw ang tsismosang kalbul-bol

  • EdgarEdgar

    JPE does not need a new threat. JPE is already a threat unto himself. Here’s to hoping JPE will take the bitter pill and end himself before the year ends. And his son, too. Cheers!

  • jan_piter

    ENrile, Iskul Bukol pati na si pretending to be handsome, respectable and big tax payer na si obese Jingoy are in the senate either to protect their political party, ambition to become president of the republic and power.. PAra sa kanila bahala na ang interest ng bayan at kapakanan ng taong bayan. Ah.. may bagong myembro pala cla, si Chiz Escudero.. he, he, he showbiz na showbiz ang dating!!! Enrile is not acting like a kid., he is actualy on his second child stage of life..nabuwang na si Enrile noon pang naungusan sya ni Ramos naging presidente., wala na sa isipan ni Johnny ang public service..

    • Marx Louis Wang

      Oo, nga! Nauulyanin na! Delikado ito! Dapat sa kanya palitan na pero kapag si Brenda ang papalit lalong delikado! Alisin na lang ang senado para walang problema.

  • $18209031

    Tama na rin ipaalis yang si Mr Martial Law implementor. He got so much blood in his hands.

  • Islander

    Malas yan siya sa ating pamahalaan.  

  • Marx Louis Wang

    Shiyet naman!! parang mga batang paslit! Umuunlad na nga “raw” tayo, eto na naman, NAGBABAWIAN NG REGALO!  Kung ano ang nanalo, yon yun!!! Shiyet, talaga! Santa Krus na maginoo!!! Kung takot ang simbahan na bumagsak ang moralidad ng bansa, e, di pag-usapan natin kung papaano mapapabuti ang moralidad tulad ng bawal ang pangangabit, bawal ang illegal na kantutan, bawal ang paring nang-aabuso ng altar-boy, hindi puwede ang bumili ng condom kung wala kang maipapatibay na may asawa ka, bawal ang pornograpik na vidoe, at marami pang iba.

  • Marx Louis Wang

    Magreresign si plagiarist! Ang tagaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallll!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LY2B6FRILBKCZQJIOXQ7QG4CKU Joe

    returning the traditional christmas gifts to people he doesnt like? very “christian-like”. his ouster is also certified as urgent.

  • $18209031

    Nakakasawa na mga mukha mga ito sa Senado. Ginawang laruan nila ang Senate, silasila lang mga  senate buddies.

  • $20722540

    si mirriam kasi talagang madaldal..kong alisin si enrile, di magbotohan na kayo para magkaalaman na ang dami sat-sat.  gusto talaga ng presidenteng ito ay stamp pad congress

    • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

      perhaps you mean rubber stamp….the stamp pad does not choose any….the ink does not discriminate. 

      Tama naman ang sabi nya….why support senate leadership that bites you. Natural lang naman na kaalyado mo hanggat maaari. The senators are supposed to have their individual independence. Kung mali, mali talaga….because it is already their person and not the party at stake. But the problem with enrile is that he is supporting a slate opposite that of the admin party.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/CYUXU35XHVC6K7HGRCZNI7JOFA PAZ

        Kahit magaway away sila happy pa rin kasi may pork barrel sila. Happy Pork Barrel and a Prosperous New Year! Ang sarap tumanggap ng pork barrel . Ang pera ng Bayan , Pork Barrel na ginagamit ng mga Senador sa mga projects nila.

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

    d@mn! returning a Christmas gift is just offensive, it presupposes extreme anger or displeasure, apong johnny is getting too old and grumpy where is the xmas spirit?

  • w33k3nd3r

    Wow ! Enrile was Secretary of Justice?! Oh that explains a lot now– kaya pala nagkanda leche leche lahat,.

  • w33k3nd3r

    “If there is such a move, I will be the last person to know. If they oust him, they do not have to remove me because I will gladly resign.” — Tito Sotto
    He just knows how to shoot himself at the foot EVERYTIME.

    • boi skater

      That should be great for the country…two birds with one stone.

    • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

      common sotto resign so you can concentrate on eat bulaga. Sana ayusin mo rin ang bihis ng mga sexy guests at hosts mo dun.

  • Bengatibo

    Go ahead, Make my day!!!

  • Roberto Ladao

    Whoever becomes Senate President, pls. don’t forget ” SCARBOROUGH SHOAL ” , and  the BULLY CHINA, who called Philippines a tiny country,

    • Summerspice

       Let Trillanes who held a backdoor negotiations with China solve that.He thinks he is really good.Who knows he might be the next Senate President to replace Enrile.He’s working to unseat Enrile!

  • nestleraisinets

    ung mga nag cocomment dito mas balimbing pa sa mga senador na ito. Nung binoto ni enrile na i oust si corona at si miriam naman ay for corona ay lahat pumuri kay enrile at nag bad mouth kay miriam. Ngaun baliktad na at against si enrile sa RH at si miriam ay pro, puro ang papuri kay miriam…

    • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

      which means people are concerned with issues, not personalities. Balimbing is a term more concerned with changing loyalties based on personality, not issues.

  • Alajero

    …Sen Enrile is one of the elder senator I respect…but, on the RH bill need to pass…needed programs to educate the masses regarding responsible parenthood…is urgent if not expedient..Sen Enrile may just need to agree to disagree with his peers…and he will be respected for that…

  • nti_boohaya

    If I read apong Johny right, Miriam, et al, are playing in his cards.  He wants to get unseated not only to expose the real motives of those senators (to control both houses of the chamber) but to get sympathy votes for his son and the rest of UNA canditates.  Should they win, he gets back at the helm and becomes once again a conqueror before bowing out.  Go ahead with the coup if you have the numbers and pass the RH bill but sit on the FOI bill.  Sa 2013 na lang magkasubukan ulit.  Results may be less than desirable. 

  • carlorocci

    Ganyan talaga tumatanda (enrile) nagiging matampuhin…….Paano naman kasi ayaw pa ni Pnoy na pumayag amyendahan ang economic provision ng constitution, kaya hinaharang nya Sin Tax at RH bills….May hidden agenda si tandang Johnny…..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JLN7DWHPJSNQZQJKZQ4LEU4VKE LabuyoB

      Kung ika’y taga-Ilocos maintindihan mo si Manong E, maraming magsasaka kasi ng tabako roon!

  • OleSapra aka ARGUS

    THE BOORISH TINKERING THE GIFTS?

    ANA: “Oy, alam ko kung ano ang x’mas gift ni Brenda Mage kay Boorish – TENTERHOOKS !!!”

    LISA: “Bakit, ano ba sa Tagalog ang pinagsamang words na tenter at hooks, sige sabihin mo nga kung marunong ka?”

    CION: “Ang tenterhooks eh a la hanger ng damit na merong sabitan na puwedeng IBILAD, ayon kay Brenda, sina Senate Prez JPE, Tito Sen at Jinggoy, o, ‘di ba?”

  • http://www.facebook.com/oustcorona ILL_HIT_YOUR_FACE

    Manong Johnny is going down na talaga

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HPGUIIJ44DMCSONOPI4JAEMUZM lex

    he should retire, kumita at nakinabang na siya sa gobiyerno at sa paghihirap ng taong bayan. huwag nang iboto ang mga kamag=anak. … yan ang gusto ng administrasyon, para umupo na ang gusto nila! at sa wakas matitikman natin ang diktatoriya ni abnoy!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FCS7BLVMLGONO753GWDYN7HKWE alex

    Of course Enrile will return those gifts given by Mirriam and Pia.  At Enrile’s age he prefers Ensure, Quaker Oats or BASTON.  Sorry na lang kayong dalawang senators dapat ibagay ninyo ang gift niyo sa edad ni Enrile

    • kismaytami

      Mabigat kasi ang gold bar.

      • Jane Tan

        Hahaha… di na mabuhat…

  • blainz

    Mr. Gusto-Ko-Happy-Ka has turned to Mr. Ayoko-Xmas-Gift-Mo.

    The Senate should have unseated this Martial Law relic earlier to give everyone else a Merrier Christmas. Ah well, better late than never. Watch out for Enrile using this to make himself look kawawa to gain sympathy votes for his son.

    When the Boorish Monkey and the Plagiarizing Clown are unseated, please throw them in a circus; that’s where they belong.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JLN7DWHPJSNQZQJKZQ4LEU4VKE LabuyoB

      Old martial law Enrile but that is not the case now of the new and vibrant New martial law Pnoy, from the leftist in reaction to before’s rightist!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/CYUXU35XHVC6K7HGRCZNI7JOFA PAZ

        Noon diktador ngayon communist na tayo. Dictatorship na rin tayo ngayon. Pag sumalungat ka lagot ka. yung matatalino lang ang nakakahalata. pag kalaban ka iwi whistle blower ka. Ang daming t…a

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJW2CHZBIO7YZ6MK3KVALX4VM4 Jhonny

    Kick Enrile out of the senate, and that’ll be considered the best X-mas gift for Pinoys.

  • kismaytami

    tandang enrile, WE ARE NOT HAPPY! Mahal pa rin ang kuryente, one of the highest in whole world, at magulang pa rin ang mga telco. Ikaw tandang enrile, happy ka ba???

    • Jane Tan

      Lol… nakita mo ba bahay niya? Hahaha. I’ve met his personal chef as well. Sobrang coincidence.

  • batangsulpok

    Dapat magising na ang sambayanang Pilipino na huwag ng iboto ang anak na si Jackie dahil sobra na ang naging yaman ni Enrile sa gobyerno mula pa noong panahon ni Marcos na doon nag-umpisang magpayaman ang mga Heneral dahil martial law at di na nahinto hanggang ngayon, kaya kung ang mga bataan ay yumaman, di lalo na ang amo?

  • johnlagrimas

    Dapat magising ang sambayanang Pilipino sa masyadong pakikialam ng Malakanyang sa Kongreso [Senado].  This is dictatorial in the making.  This is a blunder of democracy; the executive initiating control to other co-equal branches of government. 

    Anung nangyari kay PNOY – he acted like Marcos and that of leaders leaning to communists.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JLN7DWHPJSNQZQJKZQ4LEU4VKE LabuyoB

      Correct ka ryan!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/CYUXU35XHVC6K7HGRCZNI7JOFA PAZ

      May matalino pa ring Filipino at isa ka sa kanila.

  • Mattino2011

    Bakit ang artye mo manong? Bakit pine personal mo mo? U should know that work is work… Yung personal dapat di aafecto sa yo…Ala ka pinagkatandaan mag 90 ka na.

  • ApoLapullapu

    As Senator Joker Arroyo once said.  the President “has established a dictatorship without declaring Martial Law.” And sipsips are now supporting him.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/CYUXU35XHVC6K7HGRCZNI7JOFA PAZ

      May matalino pa ring Filipino at isa ka sa kanila. Alam mo ang nangyayari sa Pilipinas ngayon.

  • ben311

    alisin na amoy lupa na yan. di na pwede yang matanda nag papatakbo ng buhay ng kabataan…kasuka

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JLN7DWHPJSNQZQJKZQ4LEU4VKE LabuyoB

      Tatanda ka rin at mangangamoy lupa

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/74DX67S5U6H557SPUXS5XZ6QJI Alisto Juan

    Matanda na kasi si Lolo Johnny at si maid Miriam. It’s time to end the Enrile’s rule in the Senate and also to end their political clout including of his son. They just concentrate in their bailiwick, his home province and not on national level. Doon sila maghasik ng lagim sa kanilang teritoryo. I did not vote for him since Martial law and I had no intention of voting his family name. . 

  • kilabot

    senate president or not oppose the rhbill, jpe. don’t let perverts have their way. even if outnumbered stand your ground and fight. don’t be like matahari trillones who is matapang kuno (apog siguro), pero atras-abante naman. fight even if you’re the last man standing.

    but you should have accepted the gifts from the lady senators, jpe. you know how women are, sensitive and caring. unlike lgbts who are elephant-skinned and vulgar. these perverts give hiv/aids for a gift.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CYUXU35XHVC6K7HGRCZNI7JOFA PAZ

    Yan ang DEMOKRASYA! YAN ANG DEMOKRASYA! Pag sumalungat ka tanggal ka. Si Marcos daw ay diktador pero ang mga pamamalakad ni Marcos ang tinutularan. RH bill ngayon FAMILY PLANNING sa panahon ni Marcos. Iniba lang ang tawag. Sabi demokrasya pero pag sumalungat ka nadyan na ang demolition job. Okeynlang na alisin mo sa pwesto si Enrile, pero kung ang dahilan ay dahil againts sya sa patakaran ni noynoy parang diktador na yang ganyan

  • mercuree

    I think that Enrile is still there at the top after sin tax and until now (in the RH bill voting stage) because of the impeachment of Corona. If Enrile shall be gone by early new year is just a matter of course. That is because he is going the Opposition way. Why would the Administration allow the Opposition to take control of the Senate?

  • divictes

    Ibigay mo na lang yung gift mo sa mga biktima ni Pablo at dagdagan mo pa. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CYUXU35XHVC6K7HGRCZNI7JOFA PAZ

    Dapat ibahin na ang sistema ng gobyerno natin. Mas maganda sa Pilipinas ang parliamentary form ng gobyerno. Matagal na tayong Presidential form of govt. pero sa KANGKUNGAN pa rin tayo pinupulot. Tingnan natin ang maraming bansa ng Parliamentary, tahimik ang pulitika nila. Sa Pilipinas nagpapatayan para maka pwesto, nabibili ang boto sa Parliamentary pwedeng magpalit ng Minister 3 times a day after each meal. Si Marcos lahat sinubok nya. Sinubok ni Marcos ang Communism yan ang Martial Law, Parliamentary , ginawa din ni Marcos yan. I try natin kung ano ang makabubuti sa bansa. TINGNAN NYO ANG JAPAN TAHIMIK ANG PULITIKA NILA ANG LONDON AT IBA PANG MGA BANSA. Sa Pilipinas ang tagal na nating Presidential ang sistema ,di lang pinupulot sa kangkungan napakagulo pa. PAG MAY GUSTONG PATALSIKIN NADYAN ANG WHISTLE BLOWER , CRYING LADY , LITTLE LADY AT WHITE LADY. ANG DAMING PATAYAN SIRAAN. NGAYON AY COMMUNIST TAYO , COMMUNIST NA TAYO NGAYON, KAYA MASAYA NA ANG MGA COMMUNIST, CONGRATULATIONS SA MGA COMMUNIST.Dapat P

    • http://ourleftfoot.blogspot.com/ Tristanism

      So ang ibig mong sabihin pag Parliamentary form of government na tayo: 

      ang Congresswoman namin

      at yung anak niyang governor,

      at ang isa niya pang anak na vice governor

      at isa pa na tatakbong mayor

      ay hindi na magnanakaw sa pondo ng bayan?

      Pag Parliamentary form na tayo, magbabago na din ang mga pulitiko? Astig.

      At hindi na rin timang pumili ng representante ang mga tao? Astig.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/CYUXU35XHVC6K7HGRCZNI7JOFA PAZ

        Oo pwede na sila pa rin ang iboboto ng mga tao pero ang maganda pwede silang palitan monthly. Kita mo sa Japan ang limit magpalit ng Minister. Sa Presidential ilang taon kang magtitiis sa nasa pwesto na walang kakayahan. DI LANG YON TAHIMIK ANG SISTEMANG PARLIAMENTARY. Ang pilipinas pag eleksyon patayan, siraan bilihan ng boto. Subukan kung ano ang makabubuti sa Pilipinas. Gumawa ng batas na pag nakapwesto na as gov., mayor o iba pang tungkulin maghihintay ng 12 yrs. bago kumandidatong muli.Maiiwasan ang reklamo na political dynasty. INA PRESIDENTE ANAK PRESIDENTE.

      • http://ourleftfoot.blogspot.com/ Tristanism

        So basically pag binago ang form of government, titino ang kandidato at botante?

        Ang mga representatives ng Japan ay may fixed term na 4 years. Ganun din sa ibang parliament na gobyerno.

        Sa ibang parliamentary form of government, ang nagiging Prime Minster ay ang head ng dominant na partido. Hindi nageelect ng Prime Minister, ang mga number of representatives ang pumipili ng Prime Minister.

        So iboboto ng mga kababayan ko tong Congresswoman namin, tapos kung sila ang dominant party, ung head ng party nila ang magiging prime minister. Kung ayaw na nila sa PM na yun, papalitan na naman NILA ng bagong PM.

        I really think you need to double check this.

        Addendum:

        So kung parliament na tayo nung 2010, majority ng mga nanalong representantives ay mga kandidato ng Lakas-CMD. Hulaan mo kung sinong head Lakas-CMD nung 2010.

        I’m not so sure kung fan ka niya. Anak din siya ng dating presidente. 

        At sumunod na partido sa Lakas-CMD ay ang Liberal. Ang head ng Liberal party nung 2010 ay si Roxas, apo ng presidente yun, okay lang ba yun?

        So there.

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    • ever green

      hindi ata parliamentary nasa isip mo. Politburo ata…..

    • Facilitator1

      Kabayan, wala sa “form of government” ang problema ng bansa natin. Kahit PARLIAMENTARY, SOCIALIST, or PRESIDENTIAL pag ang mga elected officials (mambabatas) natin ay may kanya-kanyang hidden personal agendas at ang masama pa, hindi qualified to do the job. Ano ang mangyayari? PEACE…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N5Z7WY2SAGBHI6AA7PV2QIZP5A Renz Roger

        Hidden personal agendas dahil panandalian lang sila sa puwesto
        Hindi qualified kahit qualified yon pa ang mas magaling magnakaw

    • Chris P Pnono

      hindi sistema ng gobyerno ang palitan.mga pilipino mismo ang palitan ,,,,yan ang last na paraan para umunlad ang pinas..hehehehehe

  • andrew lim

    ENRILE – Protector of sperm, but jailer of thousands, leading to deaths, disapperances, tortures and rapes during Martial Law.

    How can you call that pro-life?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3VXUWOGAA2TGEISTZWRNVGJVZ4 nrcarcht

      I am not defending Enrile but if he really on the side of the pro-life then we can compare him as the same to St. Paul wherein the he killed a lot of Jesus believers but the end converted to Christianity. 

      • Vince222

        wahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! do you honestly believe that!?

      • andrew lim

        so like imelda marcos who voted no, and if ferdinand marcos were alive today and voted no, then all their sins are forgiven just for being anti-rh?

        is rh the only issue that matters and defines everyone?

      • Jane Tan

        hey, maybe that’s what sotto thinks he’s achieving with regards to the pepsi paloma incident

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZEV2DBUUD3QJYTDQC2H26JNME m

        ay…kura-paruko namin ‘tong nagsasalita!

  • Ronald Diaz

    Etong 2 dalawang ingot na mga Senador ..wla nang ginawang mabuti para sa ikauunlad ng ating bansa puro nalang sila bangayan at papogihan.. mabuti pa siguro magsuntukan na kayo ang gulo nyo … hindi na kayo na hiya sa bansa natin.. MGA INUTIL at BASURA.

  • regd

    The gift was from last year, she just repackaged it. I personally dislike JPE but the President need him as SP for democracy to work. A system cannot be perfected until an idiot screws things up. I see no change in the senate leadership anytime soon or even next year. Brenda just skipped medication.

  • mousy

    Naku Miriam ayaw lang makipagplastikan sa inyo ni Enrile.. Oo nga naman katatanda niyo na magpaplastikan pa kayo– huwag na.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZEV2DBUUD3QJYTDQC2H26JNME m

      petty quarrel ng ninong at inaanak..si inaanak pa nga nagbigay ng gift..ayaw ng Ningong Johnny ng Panaderia de Molo…Miriam, inaanak..ipa schedule mo nga kay Ate Vicky si Ninong Johnny ng isa pang stem cell therapy…hahaha

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CYUXU35XHVC6K7HGRCZNI7JOFA PAZ

    Kahit magaway away sila happy pa rin sila sa Christmas. Yung ibang senador ay super rich na dahil sa Pork Barrel.Habang nagtatalo ang mamamayan sa mga pulitika masaya naman ang nasa pwesto.Kahit magawa

  • graciano82

    RH BILL IS TRULY GOD VS SATAN. . JUST DISCERN HOW THE PROS GANGED UP THE ANTIS MEDIA INCLUDED BUT IN ALL CASES, GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL OF THE SITUATION. HE SHALL ALWAYS HAVE THE LAST LAUGH AND ABSOLUTELY ALL THOSE AGAINST HIS WORDS SHALL CRUMBLE LIKE A DECK OF CARDS IF NOT HERE ON EARTH BUT IN THE LIFE AFTER

    • louie

      RH Bill is not about God and Satan. It’s ignorance vs awareness. I don’t think God made us to be ignorant.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N5Z7WY2SAGBHI6AA7PV2QIZP5A Renz Roger

         Nadali mo pre!

      • xrisp

        Did you also consult your conscience? What did it tell you?

      • xrisp

        By saying this, you just exemplified your ignorance! Does your conscience still work?

      • louie

        yes it does. Do you think God created people to be ignorant? or you think RH Bill is God vs. Satan? If you’re going to call people ignorant, the least that you can do is EXPLAIN. Don’t keep people in the dark which i think the Anti-RH promotes.

      • xrisp

        Yes God created man with free will and intelligence but that free will and intelligence you should submit under the authority of God. But now, you are putting your intelligence way above God’s by simply promoting this RHB. If you cannot get this, go on and let’s see in the end who is right before God.

      • louie

        it’s a matter of point of view. if you think people that promotes the RH Bill are not submitting to God, so be it. But let me tell you, your view of God is no better than anybody who also have their own faith. This is the reason why in the debates of RH Bill religion should have never been the basis of an argument. No one will ever be right because no religious view have the monopoly of what’s right or wrong.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZEV2DBUUD3QJYTDQC2H26JNME m

      We need a law to regulate our exploding population and  a quality life for every Filipino…at hindi sermon ng nagpapastor-pastoran…how about a journey to the center of the earth?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CYUXU35XHVC6K7HGRCZNI7JOFA PAZ

    We all know that Roxas is gunning for Presidency. Ano yan moro moro? Si Binay ay Ally ni Cory, Roxas ally ni Noynoy. KAHIT SINO ANG PILIIN MO WINNER PA RIN SA NEXT ELECTION AY AQUINO. So ang labas nyan moro moro. Sila sila pa rin ang nsa pwesto. Kaya nga pinilit nila na maging Vice si Binay para kung ano man ang mangyari kay noynoy ang papalit ay si Binay ns naging loyal kay Tita Cory.

  • Rap88

    Pautot na naman, KSP.

  • florence457

    Santiago, your foul mouth spewing these vile words sill sooner catch up on you. You maybe riding in your high horse now to put you to a pedestal of vanity  but any day from today, like a thief in the night, the angel of the Lord shall appear to drive you to hell where you belong.

    • Adam_d_langgam

      For sure you’ll be there to welcome her.

  • wawa2172

    You agree to disagree and its a norm in the senate. But to refuse a simple gift from women senators is simply a scrooge of Enrile. We know that Pork Drillon and Shakik Pangilinan are interested of the position as senate president and they belong to majority coalition. They are both greedy too and salivate at the position specifically The Pork  Drillon because he had tasted the seat before. Masarap ito at nagmamantika sa pork. Well, going back to Enrile, you lost my vote to your son because it would mean that like father like son…scrooges. Manong makipag away ka na lang kay Ping nang sabunutan at huwag lang sa mga babae na senador. 

  • bonsaiman

    Kaya no to Enrile and Estrada/Ejercito family for 2013.

  • investor888

    The issue on RH bill will divide the real ” SENATOR” who are concern for the welfare Filipino people now and in the future as against those who make fools of their countrymen so as just to maintain their self interest.  RH Bill is just Population control na nagsusupil ng buhay & makes our country an aging population. It’s an anti life bill that should not have been the main task of our lawmakers in both Houses. Bottomline, let us not vote on this people who go against their responsibilities of maka Diyos, Makabuhay.  Tandaan natin sino ang mga taong ito na pro RH na nagsusulong against sa buhay ng tao or anti life bill instead sa magbigay ng Buhay sa Kapwa Pilipino!  Walang magandang kinabukasan ang ating bansa sa ganitong pananaw ng ating mambabatas!

  • louie

    well, if you think of it Enrile is really an opposition who doesnt have his own number to be on that position. i just hope the majority have the number to oust Enrile and even Sotto and Estrada. they project they’re part of the majority. “constrcutive oppositon”? baliktarin mo man ang mundo, they’re still opposition who wants to capture malacanang. 

  • Albert Einstien

    Philippine  POLITICIANS are Leprechauns they ONLY seek GOLD & MISCHIEF………………………..they seldomly care for national interest…………………………………..if they do it’s ONLY by mistake…………………!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Y6NDRGGX6M5R2GSJMKBBOAKOFU Noel

    pls beware baka ipapatay kayo n enrile, yan yung ugali nya…ok lang kon sperm kay iipreserve nya…

  • etomacq

    Brasuhan na and yet Malacanang keeps on denying na ginagapang nila ang Senate and Congress… Bakit kailangan pa nila magsinungaling e very obvious naman? 

    FOI Bill at Anti-Political Dynasty ang mas importanteng isa batas kaysa sa RH Bill na yan! Bakit ayaw i-certify ni Noynoy na urgent ang FOI Bill at Anit-Political Dynasty samantalang yan ang mga batas na mag aahon sa ating bansa sa kahirapan! 

    Kontrolin ang mga korakot at mapagsamantalang Gov’t. officials at mga maduduming pulitiko hindi ang mga pangkaraniwang tao..

    • Adam_d_langgam

      Kabayan, Ikaw naman. According to the jaundice brigade, the president is incorruptible. The moronic supporters have no capacity to figure out that Aquino’s corruption is worse than Gloria’s. Gloria allegedly took illegal funds from the republic. Aquino is corrupting the basic independence of the judiciary and both houses, senate and the house of reps. The foi and the anti dynasty bill will never see the light of day. Gloria claimed the yellow retards did the same with the judiciary and the legislature. But Gloria was evil according to the noytards. Simeon the retard is doing the same thing and at the same time crowing of his righteousness. Simeon the turd can do anything. 15 million robots will follow him without thinking.

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

    mga politicians naman ay karamihan walang integrity  at prinsipiyo sa buhay nila, maski anong bansa ka pumunta ay may mga corrupt na politicians, kokonti na lang ang matino na politicians at government officials nila, yun, ang mga ma-unlad na bansa….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CYUXU35XHVC6K7HGRCZNI7JOFA PAZ

    O, ano pang hinihintay i whistle blower na si Enrile nasaan ang crying lady, little lady, white lady at si anonymous? Palabasing lahat yan at patalsikin si Enrile. May may gustong patalsikin madali lang yan , COMPLETOS RECADOS, whistle blower and his gang! crying lady ,little lady, white lady at si anonymous. Yang barkadahang yan lang ang kailangan mo sa pagpapatalsik. Pero kung yes ka lang ng yes kay Presidente kakampi mo ang barkadahan o dabarkads nina whistle blower. Ang daming t..ga.

  • etomacq

    Masyado sila concerned sa Partido Politikal nila kaysa sa kapakanan ng mamamayang Pilipino. Mga ganid sa kapangyarihan. Ginagamit nila ang kapangyarihan para sa mga pangsariling interest. Mga pangkaraniwang Pilipino walang magawa.. nagiging biktima na lang tayo sa mga katiwalian nila.

  • revitor

    I’m glad Sen. Santiago has revealed her true self. She is indeed part of PNoy’s horde composed of local oligarchs to control the political and social landscape. Using the subservient media and gullible citizenry, materialism will reign supreme for this critical stage of human existence. But, definitely not for long. Divine truth is invisible to the fool. God’s wisdom is so easy to behold for His people.This materialistic society defines economic progress as standard for a human person’s advancement. Some people relish the idea to be judged and called wise and smart by their fellowmen. Have they tried to think who is the ultimate judge? Our sojourn on earth is temporal and unfortunately passing. Afterlife is eternal. The material body will rot but the human spirit will proceed to afterlife bearing the indelible record on how we live in the material world.         

  • maxbrowsing

    there u go … napatunayan natin ang pagsimpatiya ni manong sa katoliko e limitado… giving en forgiving e nakalakihan na laging sermon yan ng pari tuwing kpaskuhan en  yet eto si manong na ethically wrong sa pagsosoli ng gift…

    “If there is such a move, I will be the last person to know. If they oust him, they do not have to remove me because I will gladly resign,” Sotto said in a text message then.”…beautiful…yan ang mganda pa kung matangal si manong..matutuloy ang pagasenson ng pinas kasi mwawalan ng isang artista sa politika…no offence sa mga artista pero my philippines need more politician than artista…for example sa playgiarism ni sotto en todo deny to the bones pa kaya eto ang booooom ko for today….”si tito sotto ka ba…..bakit….ksi bobo ka !  …boooooom …si manong ka ba…bakit…ksi mahilig kang kumampi sa bobo !…BOOOM

  • kruger

    Enrile is just worried that if he indulges in Panaderia De Molo’s sweet and irresistible pastries, he can kiss his 89th Valentine’s Day goodbye… :(

  • tra6Gpeche

    Mr. Enrile returning gifts to Mrs Santiago and Ms Cayetano? Mrs. Santiago is correct. Mr. Enrile is taking the RH bill issue too personal. Every Senator is representing the country and should set aside his/her personal feelings. But in the Philippines, who has the discipline to do that?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZEV2DBUUD3QJYTDQC2H26JNME m

      ayaw nya sa gift ni Miriam dahil galing lang sa Panaderia de Molo baka gusto ni enrile Goldilucks…hahaha

      • tra6Gpeche

        Kabayan, good sense of humor!

  • virgoyap

    Even in Senate there are a “Parroting Catholics” and a “Thinking Catholics”. The Parroting Catholics are those who just follow and repeat what the Bishops are saying concerning RH. While the Thinking Catholics are those who have their own stand and logic concerning the RH without necessarily following what the hierarchy are imposing to them. They stand by their own using their wisdom, their hearts and minds.

    • xrisp

      Then I would be better off being a parrroting Catholic than a thinking Catholic. When it comes to spiritual and moral issues I would rather trust what my Church stands for and not just rely on my own wisdom and the wisdom of these govt officials. I would die and face God one sin less by rejecting this RHB.

      • virgoyap

        It’s good for you to prefer a parroting Catholic than a thinking Catholic. Bravo and congrats!! For me I humbly say that I want to be a free and thinking person who is motivated by my conscience. I don’t want to be a Robot.

      • xrisp

        Submit your consciense to the light of God.  Yes you are free to think for yourself but remember our liberty is not absolute. You shall bear the consequences of everything you do.

        Sumitting myself to my authorities in the Church does not mean Im just a robot.  I study my faith but if there are things so delicate and may be beyond my understanding then there’s nobody I could turn to for guidance but my Church authorities. Why should I endanger the salvation of my soul by just relying on my own intelligence or understanding when there are authorities in my Church who could guide me to the right path? 

      • Jane Tan

        And that is why I choose to prevent unwanted pregnancies as opposed to having another abandoned child on the street to fend for him/herself.

      • xrisp

        Then how do you treat your own body?

      • Jane Tan

        Same answer.

      • xrisp

        That’s how easily a woman degrades herself!

      • Jane Tan

        Where have you been in this day and age? Have you checked the number of sex workers in the country? This country is a sex tourist hotspot and you still ask that question?

        I actually find it amusing that you are always veering away from your initial statement. In this case – on conscience because, face it, you’ve already lost the argument on your first reply to me.

        Common practice among anti-RH is to throwback the question/issue/argument and veer it away from themselves because they can’t face it.

      • xrisp

        Sorry for you Jane. Babae ka pa naman.

      • virgoyap

        xrisp, yes, as a Catholic I submit to the dogmas of the Church. For example the Dogma of Immaculate Conception or the Dogma of Assumption but not to every detail of it. Still my conscience holds supreme. My salvation will not be imperiled just because I follow what my conscience tells me to do. My salvation will be imperiled if I go against my conscience because by doing this I will become a hypocrite and inauthentic.

      • xrisp

        By following what you believe yourself in the Catholic teachings you become a hypocrite yourself and not a true Catholic. I will advise you then to talk to a priest about how you treat yourself being a Catholic. Do it asap and be enlightened and guided. You will lose nothing doing this.

      • virgoyap

         Ha ha ha ha xrisp, I don’t pretend to know everything but please don’t tell me what to do.  Show my comment of being Catholic to a knowledgeable priest if what I’m saying is wrong. Right?

      • xrisp

        Just do it yourself brod.

      • virgoyap

        It’s good for you xrisp because you know and is very certain that I am a hypocrite. You didn’t even knew who I am. I congratulate you for that. For me with all my imperfections, as much as I can, I must avoid giving names to other persons because as far as I am concern it’s against my Christian principle and teachings.

      • xrisp

        Hahaha, check what yoiu said in your above post…”because by doing this I will become a hypocrite and…”  Understand what I said in the right context. Mapagkunwari(hypocrite) kang Katoliko kung di ka sumusunod sa mga autoridad mo sa simbahan natin. Yan lang ang simpleng ibig sabihin ng sinabi ko sa iyo. Kaya hinihimok kita na makipagusap sa pari natin dahil sila ang mas may alam kasi sa akin.

      • virgoyap

         xrsip, it doesn’t matter if I call myself a hypocrite but it’s quite different if someone calls me that name. You need to read more what I said. I hope you understand. Please don’t quote what I said out of context. Please lang ha?

      • xrisp

        Oh sorry brod if this exchange of views has hurt you. May I advise you also then to be more discreet in using words when you post comments in this section so that others will also not get hurt. And I urge you to see one of our Catholic priest and talk to him regarding our faith. Peace! 

      • virgoyap

         He he, tapos na ang boxing brad. Peace!!

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

      Those who support RH bill like you are not truly Christians, they may be Christians but only profess the Christian faith…… they lack actions… they were not following the will of God… nor our Lord Jesus Christ….

      But anyway, when judgement comes, only the Lord can judge us..we will be judge according to our deeds… what we have done in this world…

      • virgoyap

        I admire you because you are a true Christian. And you are following the will of God. Well and good. Congrats!!! You can call any name you want to give me or any judgement you want to penalize me but I I’m sorry to say that still stand to what I sincerely believe, for that’s what my poor conscience is telling me. Sorry lang ha?

      • Jane Tan

        Yeah… After 14 years since, the Church has truly performed alot of “actions” in reducing the number of abandoned children, street children, AIDS/HIV cases, single parents, unwanted pregnancies, teenage pregnancies

        May need to look at the definition of “action” … I think its the other way around.

      • walangutak

        Ha ha ha! You make me laugh. Even in the church hierarchy, such as the priests, bishops, cardinals and the pope could be considered as catholic but none could be called as Christians because nobody ever did what Christ had done, serve and not to be served, give and expecting nothing in return. Hindi ko ibig sabihin na ako ay Kristiyano rin kundi katoliko lang, he he he!

      • eagle__eye

         i agree with you, paano mo ba mapapatunayan na ikaw ay kristiyano or sa side ka ni christ, kundi sa pagsisikap mong sundin ang mga turo na dinala ni kristo na siyang kapalit ng hirap at buhay niya dito sa mundo.

        nakakalungkot isipin na ng dahil sa rh bill, ay unti unting nababago ang paniniwala ng mga tao sa Diyos, na siyang nasusulat din naman na marami ang di maniniwala sa kanya, na ang tao ay patuloy sa pagsama.

  • Jake Lopez

    Nice political analysis and commentary.

  • pinoynga

    Sad to say, Manong Johnny, tumanda ka ng paurong. Deeds and not just words truly show a man’s true spirit and character. The RH bill is an issue of Caesar’s law vs God’s law. And JPE’s taking things personally gives him away so clearly. And he talks about being God fearing? I contrast JPE with the news interview done by CNN recently to the father of one of the child shooting victims in Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut who spoke on TV. This father who’s darling little girl was just murdered by a crazy gunman spoke about love, compassion, healing, and moving forward. Now contrast this with JPE’s hurt ego. No wonder. Being guided by a few of our own misguided church leaders who have no business arguing against the RH bill, no wonder why JPE cannot demonstrate through action how a true Christian should behave. This is Christmas season and people should be able to set aside differences, and just put the RH bill issue high up in the intellectual and objective planes of discourse and disagreements. Manong Johnny, the rest of his cohorts, including me, have a lot to learn from that father who, though hurting terribly for the lost of his baby angel, spoke instead of LOVE, HOPE, FAITH . . . did I hear you say, we’re a Catholic country? God save us from our misguided cardinals, and lost and misguided government leaders, and ourselves. May God teach Pinoys how to be true children of God. Merry Christmas to all kababayans!

    • eagle__eye

       dahil ba sa hindi kayo kapareho ng paniniwala eh tumatanda na ng paurong ung tao. parang nawawala na yata ng paggalang at pagrespeto ang karamihan ng pro rh?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3QBMYPCCPWL5IDWF55BTBVWSAE UPLB-2008-3****

        ano ba ang definition mo ng “paggalang at pagrespeto ”? If that means we should not criticize him, isa ka pa ring paurong.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FKE56ZWNI2XKEVVLZQGRWG7WBI BURADOR—Phil. Voice

        eagle—–Ang RESPETO ay binibigay sa mga MATINO ang DESISYON—-
        Sa KASO ni Manong ENRILE na TUMANDA na SENADO—-wala siyang MATINO na ACCOMPLISHMENT——Si MANONG Enrile ay PALALA pa dahil SENIL na yan SOON—–

      • Paliwaweng

        ang respeto at pag galang ay nakakamtan, hindi binibigay. We can not tell people to respect us, as we earned them by doing good. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HNZNAPO6OWDVPTBA5Y3A6K3JLY Latigo

    Ay naku! pulitika lang yan mga pulitikong Bulok! Kawawa ang bayang nagugutom pinamumunuhan tayo ng isang Diktador na Presidente ang kapal ng mukha biruhin mo inimpeached si Corona sa di malaman bakit siya inimpeached ng mga senador na binayaran kuno ng P70 M. bawat isa, tapos inappoint si Sereno as CHief justice of the Supreme Court, tapos inappoint din si Leonen as one of the justices of the Supreme Court, tapos inappoint naman ni Sereno si Atty. Teh as SC spokesperson OMG! sino ba ang mga ito? Naka puesto mga di qualified! mga qualification nila anti Gloria sila noon, OMG ulit! ano bang klaseng gobyerno to? tapos heto na naman si Enrile patatalsikin bilang senate president? Ginagawang laruan at binabot ang sangay ng ating gobyerno mabuti pa magsipag resign na kayong lahat diyan at tumawag ng bagong presidential election nakakahiya kayo mga Bugok!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HNZNAPO6OWDVPTBA5Y3A6K3JLY Latigo

     Ay naku! pulitika lang yan mga pulitikong Bulok! Kawawa ang bayang
    nagugutom pinamumunuhan tayo ng isang Diktador na Presidente ang kapal
    ng mukha biruhin mo inimpeached si Corona sa di malaman bakit siya
    inimpeached ng mga senador na binayaran kuno ng P70 M. bawat isa, tapos
    inappoint si Sereno as CHief justice of the Supreme Court, tapos
    inappoint din si Leonen as one of the justices of the Supreme Court,
    tapos inappoint naman ni Sereno si Atty. Teh as SC spokesperson OMG!
    sino ba ang mga ito? Naka puesto mga di qualified! mga qualification
    nila anti Gloria sila noon, OMG ulit! ano bang klaseng gobyerno to?
    tapos heto na naman si Enrile patatalsikin bilang senate president?
    Ginagawang laruan at binabot ang sangay ng ating gobyerno mabuti pa
    magsipag resign na kayong lahat diyan at tumawag ng bagong presidential
    election nakakahiya kayo mga Bugok!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HNZNAPO6OWDVPTBA5Y3A6K3JLY Latigo

     Ay naku! pulitika lang yan mga pulitikong Bulok! Kawawa ang bayang
    nagugutom pinamumunuhan tayo ng isang Diktador na Presidente ang kapal
    ng mukha biruhin mo inimpeached si Corona sa di malaman bakit siya
    inimpeached ng mga senador na binayaran kuno ng P70 M. bawat isa, tapos
    inappoint si Sereno as CHief justice of the Supreme Court, tapos
    inappoint din si Leonen as one of the justices of the Supreme Court,
    tapos inappoint naman ni Sereno si Atty. Teh as SC spokesperson OMG!
    sino ba ang mga ito? Naka puesto mga di qualified! mga qualification
    nila anti Gloria sila noon, OMG ulit! ano bang klaseng gobyerno to?
    tapos heto na naman si Enrile patatalsikin bilang senate president?
    Ginagawang laruan at binabot ang sangay ng ating gobyerno mabuti pa
    magsipag resign na kayong lahat diyan at tumawag ng bagong presidential
    election nakakahiya kayo mga Bugok!

    • http://twitter.com/akongednamzug akongednamzug

      Kawawa ka naman, ang laki ng problema mo ! ! ! 

    • eagle__eye

       that’s politcis, panahon nila ngayon wala tayong magagawa. we have five or four more years to change our leader

  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    matindi na bangayan ito.

    if you happen to be listening to DZBB this morning from 10am to11am, naglabas naman ngayon ng baho si Enrile kay Miriam. 

    Ang asawa ni Miriam, who was with the customs in Cory’s time, seized a sports car and Miriam was using it to go to bureau of immigration and deportation. Miriam was also seeking psychiatric help at that time.

    comedy talaga itong dalawa.

    • http://twitter.com/PatrickTesoro Patrick Bryan Tesoro

      kay-hirap patunayan ng accusation ni Enrile

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RMNEZCQQHXWOQRXJROQ2CORFU Homer Guo

       old enrile tactic, lahat ng kumakalaban sa kanya ganyan ginagawa nya, wala namang nilalabas na ebidensya.

  • Philcruz

    Miriam is a better analyst and commentator than most professional ones .. when she decides to be so.. in her tranquil moments.

    A very apt description of Enrile by Miriam.. “an old man being crotchety.”

    Yes, it is time to change the Senate President. Enrile is now working for Enrile.. and for the BEE dynasties…Binay, Erap and Enrile.

    He has decided to now shift his allegiance once again because Noynoy will no longer run for President. So he decides to cuddle up with people of his own kind.

  • 711sense

    Lola Miriam as usual is all talk but no substance. Sobrang yabang lang at nagpapalakas sa Presidente para maging KKK na din sya.

    • http://twitter.com/PatrickTesoro Patrick Bryan Tesoro

      To add substance to that comment of yours, explain why what Miriam said in this news is not important, essential, or substantive for the political awareness of the Filipinos.

      • 711sense

        Whats important about giving a gift to someone and have the gift returned? NOTHING! She is just as vocal and abrassive as usual. She reminded me of an old woman who complain constantly about anything and everything to her husband and one day the husband just got full of it and yell at her… so she goes went into a corner and sulked.

    • xrisp

      Nakakatawa talaga ang mga tao. Silang nagtatawa kay Brenda raw noon puring puri na si Miriam ngayon dahil suportado nito ang RHB. Bukas sasabihan na naman nila yan ng Brenda. Isa na rito si Joseph.

  • mekeni62

    the problem now is who will be a better Senate president to replace the old Enrile?…. Porky Drilon?

    • eagle__eye

       the one who is always obey the president’s order

    • http://twitter.com/PatrickTesoro Patrick Bryan Tesoro

      the one who represents the interest of the public.
      if the interest of the majority of Filipinos is for RH Bill, then the senate president should by a pro-RH Bill.

  • Pedro Geronimo

    Grownup and old man, but small brain.

  • Jack Phalaphitac

    My way. I’m the driver of this bulldozer and I’m making a new road, a straight one never been traversed before. Something is blocking my way. I’ll do my best to remove that obstruction. Turning left or turning right or even going back will not conform to the plan given to me. It will make the road I’m building, serpentine and I might lose my direction on where the engineers want me to go. I’ll just  follow the course the engineers’ designed. Anyway, they’ve studied and drawn the plans. The engineers want it straight, so I’ll make it straight. That’s why I’m here. That will be our way.

  • AnoGa

    marami sa atin ang naliligaw ng landas. dulot na rin ito ng maling patnubay ng ating simbahan. ipanalangin po natin ang bawat isa. mabuhay ang diwa ng Pinoy!

  • wysiwyg81

    katawatawa dalawang matanda na nagaaway. nakakahiya po. wawa naman ang mga pinoy with the kind of leaders we have. no wonder why so many would want to leave our country. what a pity.

    • http://twitter.com/PatrickTesoro Patrick Bryan Tesoro

      fights are meant to improve political maturity

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NV25ZPWMBDYFXEYR3AWQ43ZS5E Hein S

    Senile Enrile, even your son is PRO-RH.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RFDC5ZUWEMH2E65KU5Z4QMSHRU John jared

    ay sensitive ka pala  madam meriam!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZEV2DBUUD3QJYTDQC2H26JNME m

    has anyone in the senate thought of gifting manong johnny viagra? ito ang mas angkop sa kanyang pro-life crusade at hindi Panaderia de Molo stuffs..how about that manong Johnny “PINOCCHIO” Enrile sa tigas! lol

    • Mattino2011

      wag na itulak ko nlang siya pag nkita ko sa senado …hehe

  • mangtom

    xrisp said:Why should I endanger the salvation of my soul by just relying on my own intelligence or understanding when there are authorities in my Church who could guide me to the right path? 

    Sagut:: yes, your church authorities are expert guides to pedophilia. 

    • xrisp

      Wow siguro ang kulto mo lahat banal na banal ano? Puede bang malaman ang pangalan ng kulto nyo? Sino ang lider nyo? Baka ikahiya mo sagutin itong simpleng tanong ko!

  • Kamoteng_Dilaw

    Amoy sperm kasi yung regalo ni brenda tililing at yung kay pia lasang condom kaya sinauli ni manong johnny.

    • Mike Henry French

       amoy sperm at amoy bulok na utak…parang Utak mo, Kamoteng Dilaw

      your brain is so cheap and rotting. Ur a worthless citizen. Go, have a suicide!

      • Kamoteng_Dilaw

        FRENCH FRY, MAGBIGTI KA NA UGOK! SABAY KAYO NI MIRIAM SIRAULO.

      • johnlagrimas

        Hahaha!

      • http://twitter.com/PatrickTesoro Patrick Bryan Tesoro

        Kamoteng_Dilaw, nagpapatawa ka (without a question mark) hahahahaha

  • concernedofw02

    In all what Miriam said, this is the best of them, which Manong has to absorb…

     However, in the spirit of Christmas, I prefer to look at it as an old man being crotchety,” Santiago said..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

    It is now apparent that the RH Bill is a quid-pro-quo to the seat given in ICC.
    By the way, why is she still not in ICC to do her function?
    Hahahahaha!  RH Bill, why you make everybody a fool out of it…as if it is the cure for all life’s miseries…Miriam is going gaga over it!
    Hahahahahaha!  Just don’t vote for the Cayetanos—they’re just bullshitting the Senate.

  • kimo211

    alisin  nang  lahat  yan….palitan  nang  mga  bagong  pangalan,,,,nakakasawa  na  yang  mga  apeyidong  lumangluma  na   at  sobra    na  ang  yaman….magpayaman  naman  tayo  nang  mga  galing  sa  hirapppo  kaya  ay  mahirap   na   mahirap  para  naman  mabago  ang  istorya  nang  poltika  nang  ppinas,,,,baka  sakaling  magbago,,,,pag  old   names…wala  nang  pagasa   ang  pinas….bago  naman   halimbawa…batongbakal,,,,bayani,,,,,halimuyak   at  kong  anoano  pa,,,kayo  nang  bahala,,,,,basta   bago….salamat  po.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DSUA7MULVNAP2RHHDIF2CH6IK4 Mario

    Wag iboboto ang mga miembro ng Liberal at  UNA party puro bulok at puro pamilya ng dynasties
    gamitin ang utak sa mga darating na election.Wag paniwalaan ang survey ng SWS at False Asia mga bayad at gawa-gawang survey lang yan.Mga pari mag misa kayo sa simbang gabi at ipanawagan sa mga Katoliko na wag iboto ang lahat ng kandidatong sumusuporta sa RH Bill.

  • johnlagrimas

    RH 113 & PNoy aka RH Logic

    “To solve poverty, eliminate the poor.” 

    • http://twitter.com/PatrickTesoro Patrick Bryan Tesoro

      RH Bill will not kill anyone for you to say it will eliminate the poor.
      “Eliminate poverty” is the right term.

      • xrisp

        RHB to eliminate poverty*!? You’re simply out of your mind!!!

      • http://twitter.com/PatrickTesoro Patrick Bryan Tesoro

        If you can answer my argument, don’t personalize me.

      • xrisp

        Ok they agree…you’re intelligent!

      • Jane Tan

        Doing nothing will eliminate poverty!? You’re simply incredible!

      • xrisp

        Think for yourself. What can the billions to be allotted here if everRHB  becomes a law and the succeeding years’ billions do for the devastated regions in Mindanao, for one? How many classrooms, hospitals and the like these billions can provide?  And are you not aware of the corruption in our government? You’re the one who is incredible Jane!!!

  • WAJ

    I think Senator Santiago said it all. No question(s) about that.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DSUA7MULVNAP2RHHDIF2CH6IK4 Mario

    Mabuhay ka Nonito Donaire, mabuti pa ikaw nagdasal at nag cruz sa sulok ng boxing ring at na knock out mo si Arce si Pacquiao ni knock out ni Lord Jesus Christ naniwala kasi sa mga Pastor na manloloko at Pastor PERA! Manny,many more surprises na ma na knock out ka ulit. Bwahahahahahahaha!

    • KingKuppa

      pero ang isang katutak na obispo d kaya mapatumba ang RH Bill? hmm… 

      • xrisp

        …just see for yourself who will laugh in the end…

      • KingKuppa

        who’s laughing now? hahahaha

  • Fulpol

    after the impeachment of Corona, the services of Enrile is no longer needed in the senate..

    no more negotiations with BS Aquino III..  

    this is a war between political old man with psychologically disordered people. the old man clasps on trading and negotiation, while the psychologically disordered people grip on manipulation and deception..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZUGKMNYSK2ZSSS4B2LVNDWP5XM lagalag

    Miriam is more logical than Enrile this time. Enrile thinks about politics,common old man time to retire.

    Yes,yes to Rh bill

    • http://twitter.com/PatrickTesoro Patrick Bryan Tesoro

      YES TO RH BILL!

    • xrisp

      Dati sinasabi nyo si Brenda yan ngayon komo si Enrile eh against sa RHB na gustong gusto nyong maging batas eh mas matino na si Miriam. Mga balimbing!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZUGKMNYSK2ZSSS4B2LVNDWP5XM lagalag

        Wake up dude, you go with the flow. Choose the best person these days.If politics get into your nerve youll end up loser.

        Same goes with boxing,before its Manny, his a loser, so you go with Donaire.

        To some it all YES,YES to Rh Bill

      • xrisp

        Ikaw na lang brod ang mag lagalag. wag mo na ako isama…sa hukay.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZUGKMNYSK2ZSSS4B2LVNDWP5XM lagalag

        You’ll go 6ft below the ground ahead of me,.

      • xrisp

        hahaha…cannot take a dose of his own medicine!

  • johnlagrimas

    In Congress last December 12 I heard Representative Duavit of the 1st District of Rizal defend his Pro RH vote by saying, “Let’s empower our children to tell their partners, ‘ If you don’t have a condom, it ain’t happening tonight’.”

    Unwittingly, he was demeaning his own daughters. Isn’t that what prostitutes tell their clients?

  • Albert Einstien

    gusto lang patunayan ni JPE na  wala syang sakit sa pag-isip na gusto mag-massacre sa mga kabataang filipino….yung iba kasing politiko me balita na me BIPOLARISM at SHCITZOPHRENIA…..yun pinakbago na massacre sa US…me sakit na AUTISM yun gunman….yan mga politicians natin mas malala milyones ang gustong i-massacre…  : > )

    • http://twitter.com/PatrickTesoro Patrick Bryan Tesoro

      is contraception a way for massacre? no.
      is neglecting the cases of abortion, poverty, unhealthy pregnancy and HIV/ AIDS? oh yes!

      • xrisp

        Oh Joseph…where did you get your logic?

      • http://twitter.com/PatrickTesoro Patrick Bryan Tesoro

        be direct to the point and don’t personalize this talk is you think you have a good argument.

        I reiterate: contraception is not massacre.

      • xrisp

        Because what you can see only is what is in front of you. Nothing beyond. RHB supporters are already embracing a culture of death.

      • http://twitter.com/PatrickTesoro Patrick Bryan Tesoro

        You have the right to think figuratively. 

      • Jane Tan

        There is no death when there is no life to begin with.

  • johnlagrimas

    True Catholics follow the teachings of the Church and listen to the Cardinal Tagle, Arch. Villegas, Arch. Jose Palma and other bishops and believe them as prophets of truth – Jesus Christ himself.

    Confused Catholics [I don't want to use "false"] follow the doctrine of relativism and totalitarianism and listen to Lagman, Miriam, Pia and other congressmen who are prophets of condoms, pills and pharmaceutical firms.

    And some would say, RH is not about condoms and pills, common’, that’s the meat of the bun for other stipulations are all in other laws except free distribution of condoms and contraceptives to be taken from taxpayers money.

    It hurts for me who paid huge monthly taxes, it pains to know, part of it would be used to supply condoms and pills for prostitutes and brutes [figurative]. 

    What can I do?  The government will only tell me, when you pay your taxes, it’s government’s right how to spend it. 

    I smell something fishy why PNoy is insisting on this bill and even compromised democracy by interfering the affairs of congress – with Lunches and Porks.

    So sad.

    • http://twitter.com/PatrickTesoro Patrick Bryan Tesoro

      If that is true, I have to admit to you that for being a pro-RH Bill, I am a fake Catholic but at least I am truthfully faithful to God, and the best person who knows that is me myself, who follows what my conscience says with my love for God and my neighbors.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RMNEZCQQHXWOQRXJROQ2CORFU Homer Guo

         well said, no one should follow blindly to groups or religion.

    • http://twitter.com/PatrickTesoro Patrick Bryan Tesoro

      Is it painful for you to pay taxes to fund for the lives from abortion, HIV/AIDS, poverty and unhealthy pregnancy?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBEQZRHRH634PSJ54DYKZLKDBE elibaby

        Then let your taxes pay it. Paying for contraceptives for the use of others is a preference. It shouldn’t be imposed. The budget could well be used for education or entrepreneurship, rather than a cherry-picking scenario of just providing temporary solutions to issues. Just because there’s a part of the population that believes that the bill is not the solution to poverty doesn’t mean we don’t follow our conscience. We just feel there’s always a better solution. By the way, contraception does not necessarily protect us from abotion, HIV, poverty and unhealthy pregnancy. It’s a fallacy that has been long corrected by medical experts

      • http://twitter.com/PatrickTesoro Patrick Bryan Tesoro

        Contraception does not protect lives from abortion, HIV and poverty only when not used properly. If you will drive a car improperly, you will definitely be in danger, but after all, cars are allowed by the law.

      • http://twitter.com/PatrickTesoro Patrick Bryan Tesoro

        You cannot tell the government to exempt you from paying tax for RH Law just because you don’t like this law, because you will benefit when the country got richer due to being composed of rich families, families where children are given education and nutrition because of family planning by RH Bill. PLUS, this is a democratic state where majority rules. When majority wants to pass a law and fund for it, the rest of the people should follow.

        Contraception does not protect lives from abortion, HIV and poverty only when not used properly. If you will drive a car improperly, you will definitely be in danger, but after all, cars are allowed by the law.

        If you will say that the better solution than contraception is self-discipline, it is, but people have proven that they can’t stick with this kind of solution and they need contraception at all.

    • http://twitter.com/PatrickTesoro Patrick Bryan Tesoro

      Is it painful for you the pay taxes to fund for family planning for the families to fruit healthy and educated children for the betterment of our society where you belong?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IGLQQ2TTZF3BAWUHUWLFWVPZDE Vladymir

      Tama lang na lagrimas ang name mo ,crybaby ka,get real.

    • napali808

      You’re a gullible fool. Where did you hear or read that the tagle and the mitsubishops are prophets of truth? 11 women die a day due to giving birth in the PH, because these fools opposes access to  and information about contraception methods. In all 4,600 Filipina women die every year giving birth. For 14 yrs. the RH bill is being blocked by the church. if you do your math (14 X 4600 ) 64,400 women could have been saved, that’s is the truth. No wonder the true Catholics are going against tagle and the mitsubishops…oh pardon me except you.

    • alienpatriot

       It seems that you are genuine in your beliefs. If so, it must also be said that you are genuine in your confusion. Please check Vatican 2 documents. There are some beliefs that the Catholic church regards as essential. None of those beliefs require opposition to the RH bill as they state such things as the existence of the Trinity.
      You need to be aware that the argument that the pill is against Catholicism is not a longstanding Catholic belief.
      - it was invented by a Catholic, Dr Bell of Boston, as it was in line with Catholic teachings. Pope Paul VI later stated that Catholic teaching should be changed but this was never ratified by a Vatican Council nor stated ex-cathedra.
      - Two Papal commissions supported the pill. One of those was led by Cardinal Hume. Should the Vatican excommunicate its own Cardinal?
      - Even if a Catholic church sees contraception as evil (and there is no Biblical reason to do so), there is still no reason to oppose the right of ordinary people to be allowed to make an informed decision.
      John, take an independent look at the issue. Take a step back from the screaming and the threats emanating from the CBCP and consider the economics of your taxes.
      Let me state that I pay more taxes here than most Pinoys. Thus I have the same economic interest that you do. These are the facts.
      - Your taxes will not go to condoms. Schoolbooks cost more than condoms. The cost of the condoms is more than offset (averaged over the next 10 years) by the decreased cost in the health care and education of unwanted children.
      - I do not want to be paying taxes just to support a low level of education for an increasing population. I would prefer that my money is spent on improving education and health care but the CBCP is preventing this.
      - Catholics contribute every week to their church (parish and beyond). This money should be spent on supporting those in need. Instead of this, it is being used to operate a campaign opposed by the majority of church members and furthering the oppression of those neediest. The state spending on reproductive health that you oppose is the will of the majority yet you oppose it. The spending by the church on opposing the bill is also obtained from ordinary people but it is opposed by the majority – yet you support it I believe. Thus you are opposed to democratic principles. You believe that the church heirarchy supersedes the public interest. You want a church-led dictatorship.
      Think twice before you accuse pro-RH Catholics of being confused, They are not the ones who have this problem.

      • boldyak

        if condoms will be distributed free by the government, our taxes is being used on condoms…this RH bill is about distributing contraceptives and nothing more…remove free distribtion of contraceptives and educate and teach the people to be responsible, and uplift the lives of the people that will make them a better man than the ones you have given condoms…..responsible people have the choice to buy condoms if they want to…but giving condoms to irresponsible maniacs is unacceptable…

      • alienpatriot

        Educate the people and then refuse to provide them with the means to use what they have learned? You are all heart! The RH bill IS about teaching people to be responsible. Your fascination with condoms is disturbing. You ignore the main thrust of the bill and focus on your apparent interest in rubber.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXFI4EUGM23PQ4FMQKLVH36OXI Jose

      So you’re essentially saying ‘True Catholics’ are mindless, brainless zombies who do whatever the Church says.

      Yeah, I don’t remember reading that in the Gospels.

    • GlenMJacob

      The comment just shows the ignorance for the church. This is why Filipinos are still in the dark ages because majority are fanatics. They believe all what the priest or bishops tells them without dissecting what it meant and checking reference to the main source. The “holy book”. Majority of Filipinos do not even know the history of their church.

    • GlenMJacob

      I would refrain from using the words ” true catholic” . So then what would you call the people like you before Vatican 2?

    • abner

       Kailangan daw maipasa yon para maka hiram ng pera sa world bank…pang tustos sa 4Ps

  • TinimbangNgunitKulang

    Kaya siguro isinauli ni Enrile yung gift ni Brenda dahil takot mahawa ng insanity. Buti na yung nag-iingat..he he he.

    • sakinlang

      Ibig mong sabihin, tinimbang ka ngunit kulang? LOL!

    • abner

       mapanuhol si brenda ah….kaso mo nadetect ni manong..na dala lang ng pagkasira ni mirriam kaya sinuli…haha

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U62PHGMKO4RK7BLMC4ACA4EG5A EREC

    “If there is such a move, I will be the last person to know. If they oust him, they do not have to remove me because I will gladly resign,” Sotto said in a text message then.

    NOW NA! DO NOT WAIT FOR THAT TIME….I do not want to see you in the senate floor, your just a kicker of Enrile. You have no independence of mind Sottocopy, you make us Pilipinos in a shameful situation.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_44JMK2UGPXICPBKLDGLKPXLXWQ Loy

      Pilipino is a language so how can it be spelled with an “s”.  The people are referred to as Filipinos.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U62PHGMKO4RK7BLMC4ACA4EG5A EREC

    Basta ngayong panahon si Donaire na ang PAMBANSANG KAMAO….. wala kay Pakman.

    Sa 2013 wala na ang Senate Presidency kay in JPE……..KANINO NA? Kung kay Madam Meriam….pwede rin dahil out siya ngayon sa Political activities for this coming 2013 election.

    • abner

       e di ginawa mong war room ang senado…laging magwawala si mirriam…ihanda ang mga panyo..sigurado pulos laway ang senado..pagnagkataon.haha.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JYJ7XBX7RV7GBR4JIDET5XNTN4 Rizalina Rizal

    Defense Secretary Enrile ordered the killing of P-Noy. (Obviously, P-Noy survived but all his bodyguards didn’t survive the ambush.)

    Enrile must be forced to quit politics not because he is an anti-Rh bill but because he is a bloodthirsty, deceitful, self-serving, kurakot public official for so many decades already. Dapat nga nasa kulungan siya o kaya matagal na siyang binitay. (Obviously, Enrile is very good at deceiving his enemies and the Filipino people.)

    Don’t vote for his bloodthirsty murderer son Jackie Enrile. Why give him the license to murder our future and the future of our children?

    • alienpatriot

       It has often concerned me how Enrile survives despite his record. I note that he often claims to be unconcerned about his own future but why would any sane person believe him. He is the least trustworthy person I am aware of.

    • Maitum

      but in surveys his son is within the magic 12. Who are this people surveyed? Do they read history? Or the survey is in Ilocos Region?
      We need a wider info campaign re: these families (Estradas and Binays as well).

      • abner

         si jack E.  ay pro rh bill…di ko iboboto..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RMNEZCQQHXWOQRXJROQ2CORFU Homer Guo

    infantile na talaga si lolo johnny….. masyado na maramdamin….

    • boomvilla

      nagabungalngal na naman ito si brenda

  • http://www.yahoo.com JOSE RIZAL

    RH Bill has gotten “mental”already. Hahahahaha!

  • Fulpol

    Enrile and BS Aquino III were cooperators during the impeachment of Corona..

    but never on the issue of RH Bill..?? 

    will Enrile compromise to save his position?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/U2VPSRNUA6MZGXS7FX6W5ZRCBI Antonio

      I don’t think  Enrile compromised to save his position in the Corona impeachment… the result of the trial became very obvious especially when Corona made a scenario in the end… Enrile happens to know the game of politics at any period of time…

  • Komen To

    This is a more exciting match than Pacquiao Marquez. I wonder if pakikisama will prevail over principles…Sana hindi magka bentahan

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3VH6NZQVWHAY4ML2PLBV7JRHE Michael

      bentahan ?…..politiko ang mga ito laging may bentahan….

      • xrisp

        oo nga naman…hahaha….

  • Albert Einstien

    RH issue a WAR between mongoloids & sane people… : > )

    RH issue a war between evil forces & forces of good… : > )

    RH issue a war between MURDERERS & SAVIORS….. : > )

    RH issue a war between TREASON & PATRIOTISM….. : > )

    PRO or ANTI ka ba ?

    • boomvilla

      magaral ka muna magspell henyo, ajejeje

  • ruiznelli

    It is high time that we have a Lady Senator as Senate President! Go Miriam and tame the wolves especially Leon Guerero, Panday, and boplokx Escalera Sotto!!

  • http://alasfilipinas.blogspot.com/ Pepe Alas

    Wow, what a long rhetoric from Senator Santiago… and all of this because of an unaccepted gift? LOL! But to her credit, what JPE did was foul.

  • Maitum

    Merriam can be a good senate president. We’ll change the senate into a battleground…Go Merriam and Frank…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZIWSONMGQYN6VXR5WROLCTL3KM dokie

    bout time

  • 80baudot95

    tama ka naman dyan bro! malabo lang ang intindi ni eagle_eye . . . labo mata ng eagle

  • wysiwyg81

     precisely!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    NOON NAGALIT AKO KAY MIRRIAM DEFENSOR NGAYON DI NA MAY MALASAKIT PALA SIYA BANSA PILIPINAS ALAM NIYA NA ITONG MGA KATOLIKO BISHOPS AY NAG PAPARAMI NG BATANG HUBO AT DESPERADO PARA LUMAKAS ANG MGA NEGOSYO NG VATICAN CARNIVAL TAGLE IS EXTREMIST TERRORIST”’

    • xrisp

      Hahaha…it only shows your kind …There are so many of you here!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VLO53PRSSY76BZOWLOHJDM33M jeray

      tanga lang ang isang tao na pinabayaan ang ang anak nyang nakahubo. hoy! bago ka uminging isipin mo mo kung may pakain ka… hunghan!

    • abner

      idol mo si mirrian ah..kuhang kuha mo na sia….sira ulo.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    CBCP BISHOPS YES TO LIFE REPRODUCTION IS MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES”

  • Your_King

    So in other words…Enrile opposed something that Aquino wants. And in Philippine terminology if you oppose Aquino you will be attacked and quite possibly forced out of your post. Under the Aquino Admin. you are not allowed to have opposing views against the President.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RMNEZCQQHXWOQRXJROQ2CORFU Homer Guo

       lahat ng pres ganyan ginagawa sa kamara at sa senado, hindi lang si pnoy

      • Your_King

        Maybe but Aquino really has issues with opposing views. I’m sure anyone’s opposition is not on friendly terms but you have to respect their opinions. Aquino on the other hand does not and in fact attacks the media if they do not report things that is in favor of him.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXFI4EUGM23PQ4FMQKLVH36OXI Jose

        You, OTOH, appear to be hellbent on attacking the president regardless of the truth.

      • Your_King

        Not attacking. Aquino is the one who attacks. I was like everyone who believed all his promises of change and improvement etc…when he came into office. But since then it was one let down after another.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXFI4EUGM23PQ4FMQKLVH36OXI Jose

        He’s criticized the media once that I can remember.

        If that constitutes ‘attacking the media’, then oh wait no it doesn’.

      • Your_King

        You are wrong, he criticized the media more than once for your information. Just because you don’t remember something it doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. Maybe you should do your research before you do your posts.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXFI4EUGM23PQ4FMQKLVH36OXI Jose

        Prove it.  Cite links.

      • Your_King

        Research it yourself. If you can post then you can google. Don’t be lazy like PNoy. Just to put you in the right direction however, he attacked a news anchor from abs-cbn earlier this year then attacked the media during a speech in Tagaytay a few months back. Now you do some work.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXFI4EUGM23PQ4FMQKLVH36OXI Jose

        You make a claim, you prove it.

      • Your_King

        You made a claim first and i disputed it because you had no basis. How about you prove your bogus claim supported by a weak memory first? Let me therefore once again repeat. Don’t be lazy and do some work.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXFI4EUGM23PQ4FMQKLVH36OXI Jose

        You made the claim first, genius.  Your claim was what I first replied to.

      • buttones

        Entirely agree, dissenting opinion is really not welcome by this administration, nor is bad news, it was not so long ago that his cabinet members were rebuked for giving him bad news [or the truth if you prefer]- I think it was Voltaire who said “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.”– it seems to me we are reaching a point where there are only two ways to do things- The Liberal way, lead by Aquino, or, of course the wrong way…..

      • Your_King

        The whole point of democracy or at least part of the point of democracy is the freedom to have differing opinions. It protects the Philippines from Dictatorship. However, Aquino on many occasions attacks and punishes those who do not share his views, sadly enough including the media.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXFI4EUGM23PQ4FMQKLVH36OXI Jose

      Given that Enrile owes his position to his party, and that he’s going against his party, and that he’s bloody supporting candidates against his party, your conclusion is pretty stupid.

    • sakinlang

      Just like the Marcos era?

      • Your_King

        If anyone should know the necessity of democracy to avoid dictatorship, its PNoy. However, certain actions of his make you wonder if he is aware of anything. He attacks the media for reporting stories he doesn’t like. He signs into law something unconstitutional attacking the freedom of speech. And he also attacks his political opposition to the point where they lose their positions.

    • abner

       kay binay na ang boto ng catholic..hindi na kay mar.

  • http://www.yahoo.com JOSE RIZAL

    It’s not, afterall, the highly-marketed credentials but the QUID-PRO-QUO considerations on the ICC seat…(but the passage of the RH Bill).
    How could one be a good candidate to replace for the current senate president, when one can easily go BALLISTIC only on the “saulian ng regalo” issues…or the other guys (who’s lurking for it) but looks and behave like a BIG FAT PIG…
    Hahahahaha!  Going GAGA over RH Bill!

  • tarikan

    The Inquirer tried to reach Enrile for comment, but his staff said he was under the weather. Kabilugan ng buwan? 

  • Vertumnus

    No big loss!  Time for him to retire anyway. Time for new blood to hold the office of President of the Senate.  He knew and possibly was involve in all Marcos dirty deeds then turn his back on his mentor when he figured out the people wanted blood.  You can’t fool everyone Mr. Enrile.

  • simonibarra27

    Enrile is two to three years away from the grave so why spend your worries,

    • http://twitter.com/PatrickTesoro Patrick Bryan Tesoro

      Your comment is too personal and is not encouraging a good debate
      but its thought is reasonable. :-)

    • boldyak

      we are not worried about anybody else…we are sorry for what is happening…a senate being coerced by executive…Senators who don’t have the balls to go against a policy which they think is not good….does the executive have the monopoly to know what is right for the people?…check and balance in the three branches of government is GONE…demoCRAZY is the result….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/G7AHS4SX7TZDVNZS2AQHAAKYDE Pascal C

    Why Does The Philippines need a Senate?

    • MindfulofToday

      Because if there’s none, the power to make laws shall be given under the Executive, thus the possibility of a totalitarian and authoritarian government is highly possible. It was given to the Congress to ensure that dictatorship shall not prosper nor initiate. 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/G7AHS4SX7TZDVNZS2AQHAAKYDE Pascal C

        MoT, I understand about having two ‘houses’ and the president… A copy of the US system. But surely The Philippines does not need this type of system. In actual fact; even in The US this system hinders the passing of bills.

        Other countries get by with a more scaled down administration. Some have an non elected senate to oversee and bills have to be passed through them. They would never not pass a bill that was passed by the other elected house unless it was extreme. In the UK there is elected MPs that make law; but the queen has to sign them too. In Ireland there are TDs (same as UK MPs) a ‘new’ senate and president. The former makes law (bills) and the latter two debate and sign them into law (always).

        I, as an outsider in the Philippines, see the Senate to be a playground of personalities and not really there for the protection against totalitarian and authoritarian government at all. Maybe years ago the system worked; but today it seems many of these senators ‘play’ for the TV and see themselves more like soap stars

      • buttones

        The UK have two Houses I understand, House of Commons and House of Lords. The Queens signature is just a formality, she has to sign.. even on Laws affecting her family, the upcoming Law on Succession she will HAVE to sign. The thing about the UK system, arguably the mother of all Parliaments, is it is more democratic. If the people keep electing MP’s of one party or the other in a majority that MP can stay in the house for ever if the people think he is doing a good job. This is not the case in our system, if a constituency elects a person to the House and he does a fantastic job during his terms, he is brilliant, he raises the lives of all his electorate – what do we do? We basically tell the guy he is out of a job because of our Constitution- is this democracy? Why should he not continue?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/G7AHS4SX7TZDVNZS2AQHAAKYDE Pascal C

        Yes Maam, two houses + queen. But the house of lords is not elected, and they may argue the bill, but just as the queen they are a formality also.

        The British system is pretty fair except that MPs are elected on a first past the post. This does not allow much representation for the minorities. If they had proportional representation, they would be near perfect.

      • buttones

        In the olden days, the members of the House of Lords were pretty much heredity, -I am a Lord of the House, I die and my son takes over- [ my daughter of course is irrelevant in the matter, she’s female anyway- a non starter basically ] It has changed a bit, Lords can now be ‘appointed’ , by the House of Commons with ’approval’ of the Queen- bit like a SCJ really, however the offspring of this appointed Lord are basically out of the loop. They have no heredity rights at all. First past the post? Winner takes all? What is wrong with this concept? An MP gaining access to his seat in the House has a a majority vote from his constituency including poor and rich alike, and even a poor farmer or whatever can attended his ‘surgery’ in his constituency when the MP is not sitting in the House and discuss his problems. Proportional representation? The Member of the House of Commons represents everybody in his area, it his duty to do so, and if he doesn’t he may well lose his seat.
        I am no expert in British parliamentary systems, I attended University in UK and attended the Commons public gallery with a friend who was studying British law, it was fascinating, bit like a zoo really, but again just to watch this process I found quite amazing…

  • Garote

    Why don’t PNoy, Santiago and Pia Cayetano admit that they are puppets of the IMF and the pharmaceutical companies. These 3 puppets are the Filipino people’s enemies. They are willing to sacrifice the lives and well being of the Filipinos to protect interests of the foreign banks and/or companies. They are traitors,

    • Jhomel Solatorio

      How about the well being of the infants carried by their irresponsible mothers in the street begging for alms?

      • abner

         parang mawawala ang lahat ng beggar na yan pagnamigay na ng condom ah…mas yado ka naghahalucinate.

      • Garote

        Stop imagining scenarios and putting them out of context. It’s this simple: you want to have the Filipino mothers take the contraceptive pills that are proven to cause cervical and breast cancers; at the same time these pills do kill their unborn babies. Why don’t you do this instead, if you really like the RH bill. You, Lagman, Miriam, Pia Cayetano should just have your mothers, your wives, your sisters, your daughters or all your female relatives take these contraceptive pills and shove them in their throats and let them get the cancers instead.

    • Vertumnus

      You’re argument is pure garbage.  Nothing in the world is free.  What do you expect  pharmaceutical companies to do? Give away free contraceptives and medicine?  Do you know how many billions of pesos they spend on drug trials?  At the end of the day, they are a business and no business survives by giving away their products for free.  Your’e overreaching when you lay blame the safety of Filipino’ s on the pharmaceutical companies.  Look up the definition of traitors ’cause apparently you have no clue!

    • antiscam

       NOT TRUE. YOUR OPINION IS TOTALLY UNFOUNDED. ENRILE BY THE WAY WILL FOREVER CARRY THE TAINT OF BLOOD OF THE MARTIAL LAW VICTIMS AS THE DEFENSE MINISTER FOR THE LONGEST TIME OF OUR DICTATOR MARCOS. BRILLIANCE CAN NEVER COVER HIS MORAL CULPABILITY ON THE MARTIAL LAW VICTIMS….

  • boldyak

    “They have defied administration priorities in at least two governance-changing initiatives: the decades-long sin tax bill, and the equally hoary reproductive health bill,” she said.
    “Their death-defying political recalcitrance has placed their heads on the chopping blocks for certain reasons,” she said. ……that is what we call separation of the the three branches of government….if you are against the policy you are doomed…demoCRAZY in effect…

  • boldyak

    “It is illogical for Enrile to remain as Senate president, while campaigning for the opposition,” she said. ….if it illogocal….then that goes the same with Pnoy…hahaha

  • keyboard torres

    Yes to RH Bill!…

    • joshua kings

      no to rh bill.

      • etnarolfawa

        mr joshua kings, puwera biro hindi ko talaga alam kung ano ang ibig sabihin nang rh bill na sinasabi niyo ….puwede po bang pakipaliwanag please ..thank you  po….

  • keyboard torres

    Yes to RH Bill…

    • joshua kings

      no to rh bill…

      • buttones

        Too late, the die is cast, the debate is over, the ‘good guys won’- the issue is history, and, if survey is to believed, the votes from the House reflected public opinion…almost to the ‘T’- Now it is, or soon to be, signed into Law. It does not mean however you should force contraceptives down the throats of your wife or daughters, [if indeed they have a voice in all of this anyway-which is unlikely] You are free to breed, nobody is saying you cannot…..

    • Guest

       Yes to more competence in the senate.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AO6VKORVP6RF3NJ2OW74M3YTXA Jojo

    mr.enrile and mr.sotto..why you have to w8 to oust you guys…resign now b4 its to late after the passage of sin tax bill and now the controversials rh bill thats means the trust of your comrades senator 4 the two of you is very low …for delicadeza you have to resign bago pa magkahiyaan!!

    • ApoLapullapu

      How can they resign when they have the mandate of the people and they are just doing what they believe is right?  Yours is only one vote.  And it is possible that you had not voted for them in the first place.

  • boomvilla

    na reject na si miriam sa international court. nahalata na malala sira-ulo niya. ajejejeje

    • joshua kings

      really? no kidding?!
      that’s bad news; i mean for the philippines, and that means, she will continue wreaking havoc in our daily lives, hehe……..
      kayo kasi eh; bakit kasi…ikinalat ninyo na short-circuited yung grey matter niya…

  • joshua kings

    to senator enrile, please hold your ground against the RH bill, no matter what the cost…..you do not need the support of anyone because God, who is All-poweful, is on your side here.
    this is the right thing to do. 
     and this is your golden opportunity to redeem yourself of past ‘indiscretions.’

    i am for pnoy but this rh bill is making him unpopular and unacceptable…could somebody (kris, ballsy, remind him of his catholicity?)

    pnoy, are you in duress for some kind of political debt that you are digressing from your avowed daang matuwid plans (to which the rh bill is inconsistent with)?

    what gives, mr. president?

    • ApoLapullapu

      The manufacturers of contraceptives must have supported P-Noy in 2010.  Now is payback time.

      • joshua kings

        maybe but i smell here the planned parenthood, a strong arm of those dark forces who are pushing for a one world order……that is why, they must be armtwisting pnoy, in lieu of their support when pnoy ran for president….

  • Jerry_SeinfeId

    Ano pa ba naman kasi ang ginagawa ng hipokrito at sinungaling na sendor enrile na yan? Ang mga masasamang tao talaga mahaba ang buhay, tignan mo si Gloria Arroyo, hirap na hirap na pero hindi pa din mamatay-matay. Ganyan din ang mangyayari kay Enrile — nag-eeksena ng sariling ASSASINATION PLOT. Hahaha… Sinungaling.

    • abner

       baka malamang nian bukas ikaw ang mamatay..or mababalda ka..dahil sayo baabalik ang winiwish mo.

  • WAJ

    RETIRE.

  • antiscam

    ENRILE BY THE WAY WILL FOREVER CARRY THE TAINT OF BLOOD OF THE MARTIAL
    LAW VICTIMS AS THE DEFENSE MINISTER FOR THE LONGEST TIME OF OUR DICTATOR
    MARCOS. BRILLIANCE CAN NEVER COVER HIS MORAL CULPABILITY ON THE MARTIAL
    LAW VICTIMS….

  • $14334231

    you are so full of it, mr. enrile….deep down, you knoiw you wanted to cling to your senate presidency because that is you…..our nation knows who you are…from pre-martial law; to martial law; to post martial law….power and greed is what is plastered all over your face…you just don’t want to look at the reflection of yourself in the mirror…..

  • Beguine

    Whoever replaces Enrile as Senate President will be subject
    to a new musical chairs game play on this post, meaning that
    quick changes may well occur and particularly in 2013 being
    an election year, we may see the appointment of two to three
    Senate Presidents in quick succession.

    So long as it would be for the better, who would mind anyway?

  • UNAHINangBAYAN

    naku, matagal na dapat natanggal yan e

  • Tyler Go

     Enrile, go home and rest.

  • Agata Baltazar

    hindi naman maganda na mamersonal.. kung binigyan ka ng regalo at ayaw mo, e di ibigay mo na lang sa iba.. pero yung ibabalik mo pa..hindi naman magandang gawain yun…

  • Aleksander Boleslaw

    Enrile is too old. He’s taking things personally although they shouldnt be. He should by all  means, be replaced. 

  • David Fabian

    ang init init pala sa senado ngayon kahit malamig ang hangin na dulot ng pasko! pabor ako na mapaalis si sotto at enrile! si sotto hindi na sya nahiya at talagang nagmamalaki pa sa ginawa nyang plagiarism! si enrile.. matanda na sya andami pa nyang kasinungalingan n sinasabi.. at talagang inimmortalized nya through his memoir. 

  • Jing Oreta

    Enrile’s time is up. 

  • Sophia Castro

    nakakaoffend naman yung pagbabalik ni senator enrile ng mga regalo… pero parang ang loser loser nya….



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