WHAT WENT BEFORE: Santiago, Drilon vs Enrile


Why Enrile hates Santiago and Drilon, according to Santiago

1.  SEN. MIRIAM Defensor-Santiago and Sen. Franklin Drilon were classmates at UP Law, class 1969.  Miriam graduated cum laude and topped the class on the Diliman campus.  Frank was a bar topnotcher.

2.  Both Miriam and Frank invited Enrile to be a sponsor during their respective weddings.  One of Miriam’s other sponsors was Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr., father of President Aquino.

3.  When President Cory Aquino appointed Miriam as immigration commissioner and Frank as labor secretary, Enrile out of jealousy, branded them “disloyal” to him. Miriam won the Magsaysay Award for Government Service.  Miriam and Frank served in the Cory cabinet.

4.  When Cory’s term neared its end, Enrile sent one of their classmates, Alfonso Reyno Jr., at the time his political associate, to convince Miriam to run as vice president, with Enrile as presidential candidate.  Miriam declined.  Later, Boy Reyno quit as Enrile’s ally.

5.  In the May 2010 elections, Miriam ran as official candidate of her own People’s Reform Party.  But she was guest candidate of Villlar’s NP, Estrada’s PMP, Angara’s Kampi, and Cojuangco’s NPC.  Enrile was a PMP candidate and he told journalists that he resented it when Miriam came late to the PMP rallies, and allegedly “showed off” by getting ovations from the crowd.

6.  After the impeachment trial, a survey showed that of all the senator-judges, the public voted Miriam No. 1, with a score of some 68 percent.  Enrile was a far second, with a score of some 18 percent.

7.  During the ‘sin tax’ debate, Enrile introduced an amendment to require that there should be a 15 percent local content requirement for all cigarettes.  But Miriam pointed out that this requirement would violate international trade law.  She cited the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) of 1994.  The Department of Trade and Industry supported Miriam’s position.  She won the point in the bicameral report sponsored by Drilon.

8. During the RH debate, Enrile said the International Conference on Population and Development was not part of international law.  Miriam corrected him and said that under contemporary international law, the Final Act of an international conference is in effect considered a treaty binding on the signatories, including the Philippines. Enrile resented Miriam’s remark. He became sarcastic and called himself “knucklehead,” and with a sneer, called Miriam “brilliant.”

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  • EdgarEdgar

    What went before and what came after are the same — Enrile’s pettiness all throughout.

  • pitikbulag

    don’t vote jack enrile he’s a danger person

    • Marx Louis Wang

       danger = dangerous


    ENRILE came to the world much earlier than the duo

  • Htee

    Haayyy…manong johnny, why don’t you give it a rest? When you do, your also doing a patriotic gesture by giving us and the country a rest from you.

  • filipinaskoh

    “6. After the impeachment trial, a survey showed that of all the senator-judges, the public voted Miriam No. 1, with a score of some 68 percent.  Enrile was a far second, with a score of some 18 percent”

    SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THIS or I am just having a reading comprehension problem.
     Is Mirriam voted no 1 – AS WHAT? ECCENTRIC and WEIRD?
    YES, Mirriam will land no1- she is the weirdest senator and Enrile is just second because his alzheimer’s disease is not yet popping out that much that’s why he got 18%.

    • Mike Henry French

       You just have reading comprehension problem. You have a shallow discernment. You have poor judgement and critical thinking. Too late for you to get urself quality education, so you better jump off a building along with your rotting brain :)))

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

      ta nga ka lang

  • Marx Louis Wang

    Bakit wala author ng article na ito?

  • Bengatibo

    It’s time for the Old man to step down. He has outlived his usefulness!!!

  • 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…

    • OleSapra aka ARGUS

       Na-repair na ang damage na brain, getz mo?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/PQPOCGSITYMSD2UTYIN4TJP56U Rene

      Meaning ang mga tao dito ay hindi tumitingin sa personalidad, kundi sa issue. Noon pabor sila ke enrile kasi sa mata ng karamihan ay tama yung boto niya kontra ke korona, ngayon sa tingin ng marami tama si mirriam sa boto niya para sa rh…hindi mga robot mga tao dito, alam nila kung saang issue sila kakampi hindi kung sinong tao ang paboran…

  • Rae_E

    I don’t always agree with Miriam but her candidness also reveal that she’s authentic. What you see or hear is what you get. She’s become a trapo but she’s got redeeming values & she’s not worse than Enrile who sold his soul countless times to remain in power outliving even his mentor – Marcos. Your time is up Enrile.

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

    I hate Enrile for sottocopying my username. Shame on him!

    • http://www.facebook.com/aldwin.jig Aldwin Jig


  • kilabot

    miriam is icc-caliber, jpe is martiallaw-caliber, drilon is pork-caliber and trillones 5-star-luxury caliber. 
    take your pick.

  • jga94

    What use is one’s brilliance if one does not have humility? Pareho lang si JPE and Mirriam…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ME73SJ2KNVTMNU4JMRMRLRYPVQ zom

      Kapag masyado kang humble, aabusuhin ka lang

  • blainz

    Enrile’s ambition and petulance always had a streak of jealousy… Marcos, Cory, even Miriam… he’s always felt the presidency was denied him. He can’t accept anyone more powerful or smarter than him.

    For all his years he has never outgrown the bast*rd within.

    • JuanTamadachi

      well said.

  • Ronald Diaz

    Pare-pareho lang kayo JPE at Miriam mga basura na nakaupo sa Senado wlang ginawa kundi magbangayan…sawang-sawa na ang taong bayan sa inyo.. Ang gusto ng sambayanang pilipino ay kung papaano kayo makatulong sa ating bansa..hindi yun pangungurakot at bangayan.. matatanda na kayo oi asikasuhin nyo trabaho nyo.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ME73SJ2KNVTMNU4JMRMRLRYPVQ zom

      Mas gusto ko naman si Miriam! Wala lang kasi nasuporta sa kanya eh. Mas gusto ko pa nga maging presidente yan nang maiba naman

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

    Kahit magaway away sila, happy pa rin sila. nagtatalo talo ang mamamayan kung sino ang tama at mali. Ang ending pa rin nyan HAPPY PORK BARREL AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UEHZP52OVNUUPVT3VJNWPUGVLU Peter L

    In politics, self interest plays a major role in a person-to-person relationship. The common interest should be beneficial to each other or there would be no bonding. As a godfather, JPE believes the two should be beholden to him as it is our Filipino culture that inaanaks should be loyal to their Ninong. A Ninong feels elated when his godchildren are supporting his cause for popularity reasons to gain more followers, supporters, friends to protect his standing in politics or society. Inaanaks feel secured when they have a padrino that can protect them from the “evil ones.” And when election is nearing, you can witness politicians attending lots of baptismal rites, weddings, anniversaries, sports opening, etc. Do you still wonder why??

  • Albert Einstien

    POLITICIANS are Leprechauns  they ONLY  seek GOLD & MISCHIEF….

  • PhoenixPoliticalParty

    Old senators never die.  They won’t fade away either.

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

      … it’s better to burn out, than to fade away … Hey Hey, My My

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

    Bossy and abrasive Enrile still has his hangover as martial law administrator and thinks he is the most brilliant legal mind today. Nobody’s afraid of Enrile now and that irks him!

    By the way, where was Binay in that class? How did he rank? And why is Binay now the super richest among his batcmates at law school? (super crookest?)

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ME73SJ2KNVTMNU4JMRMRLRYPVQ zom

      syempre, iba kami sa makati :-)

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

    Drilon did not top the bar exam. The top notcher was RONALDO ZAMORA

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GZZ67F7G4MHK2K5SJHN4EJKN3M erica

      am not surprised kasi puro sebo utak ni drilon hahaha

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

        e kayo dami nyong sinasabing masama. at least Drilon e anu kayo. hunhang?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZYFBYSXRPFH55HVJF2TJKTDGA4 Romy

      F. Drilon placed 3rd highest in the 1969 bar exam.

    • mulanay

      who cares?

    • Ramon Mayuga

      The news stated that, “Drilon was A bar topnotcher (emphasis mine). 

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

    Pareho naman kasi malaki ang ego nitong lahat. Kung nakinig kayo kanina sa DZBB 10am to 11am, nagsalita si Enrile, binulgar nya naman ngayon yung mga katiwalian ng asawa ni Miriam sa customs dati nung panahon ni Cory. May nakumpiskang sports car daw si Mr. Santiago na siya ring ginagamit ni Miriam papunta sa opisina niya sa bureau of immigration at deportation. Sabay sumailalim daw sa psychiatric help si Miriam noong panahon na yun, sabi ni Enrile.

    Kahit siguro walang FOI bill, lalabas at lalabas din ang mga baho nila, basta’t nagbabangayan sila.

    • mikeyspetshow

      Wow, you are so good in fabricating stories.
      Next time, if you gana tell a story, make sure it makes sense at all,
      Coz enrile would not risk him self in a lawsuit by announcing over the radio against miriam without solid evidence.

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

        ser, yan po ang lumabas sa radyo. kung gusto nyo pong mag-complain, may editorial desk naman po ang GMA Kapuso network. May transcript pa yata sila, pwede nyo pong himayin.

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

    Everybody’s going gaga over the RH Bill that Noynoy moved PORK and pressure (over the Senate presidency) just to pass it.
    Drilon is saying OINK-OINK-OINK…and Miriam going gaga on it….
    This psychologically questionable presidency has gotten its tollon it.
    Pia and Alan Cayetano will just do the bullshitting blabber!
    More fun sa Senado ni Juan Tangang Tamad!

    • Marx Louis Wang

      Parang-awa mo na, palitan mo yang pangalan mo!!! Kunting respeto man lang sa national hero natin!!!  PAKIUSAP LANG PO!

    • Ramon Mayuga

      Your screen name does not deserve the kind of language you use.

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

    “Gusto niyo na palitan si Manong Johnny (na namumuro na sa akin), suportahan niyo ang RH Bill”, ani Noynoy.
    “Drawing yan ng UN at ang ICC seat ni Mirriam na nilakad ko, ang kapalit suporta ko sa RH Bill”, dagdag pa ni Noynoy…
    “Wala akong alam gaano sa pamamalakad kaya, tangengot kong sundin ang drawing ng UN, palagay ko sila ang mas nakakaalam ng relasyon ng populasyon ng mga mahihirap at ang pagtaas ng ekonomiya…JOYRIDE na lang ako sa plano…tamad kasi talaga akong mag-isip.  O mga Senadores OPEN na ang Senat presidency seat…PAMASKO HANDOG ni Santo Noynoy sa mga KOLOKOY”, sabay tawa ni Super Noynoy.
    Hahahahahaha!  More COMIC fun in the Philippines!  Pag sinto-sinto ang pamunuan, ganun na rin ang takbo ng bayan…

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

      kaya ka pala sinto sinto

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AIYSIJJOL4JNRLHXVTGUH3NYHM The Overlord

    Enrile is an idiot compared to the brilliance and intelligence of Miriam Defensor Santiago. Of course, Santiago herself has had her own comic moments. Enrile is the architect of Martial Law and he was only able to stay in that position because of political connections. Enrile’s brain is an iota compared to Santiago.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

      Correction, Drilon is the most brilliant among the three senators. Maingay lang si Miriam kaya akala mo matalino!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/AIYSIJJOL4JNRLHXVTGUH3NYHM The Overlord

        But Drilon is the not the ICC Judge. Drilon doesn’t have the academic credentials that Miriam has achieved over the years (a Doctorate from Michigan, etc.). Yes, Miriam is noisy but that’s because she has the credentials to back her words. Drilon is a political butterfly, kung san sya convenient, dun sya papanig.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ME73SJ2KNVTMNU4JMRMRLRYPVQ zom

        Di ko feel si Drilon. Corrupt din yan ehh! haha

      • mikeyspetshow

        Miriam and drilon were classmates in UP, miriam graduated cumlaude and topped her class while drilon graduated without honor but he placed top 3 in bar exam.
        Miriam was the first female chief editor in UP while drilon was only associate editor.
        Miriam was best debater in her batch in UP while drilon got none
        Since miriam started in the senate as senator,she has been consistent top notcher or most number of bills filed.

  • Fulpol

    the psychology of UP graduates…

    no wonder..

  • $18209031

    All these politicians are mabaho  kilikili.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

    Drilon to me is the angel among the three senators!

  • mulanay

    Agree ako kay The Overloard. At isa pa, si Drilon ay so-so lang samantalang si Miriam ay isang baliw.

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

    I want always to see the senate alive of argumetns and debates ALL SENATORS MUST PARTICIPATE EITHER IN PILIPINO OR ENGLISH LANGUAGE… REMEMBER ALL! Despite those heated debates on the floor the final say is VOTING, a democratic process. NOTHING PERSONAL…. only good for the country.

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

    Madam Meriam is knowledgeable and sharp minded…. what only im afraid of “uncontrollable/selfrestraint”. Drilon also a talented by always playing in his mind is politics(feel safe). Sen. Enrile the worst….. TRAPO ika nga, has kicker always in his side to say YES, a traditional strategy that some surely will appluase for him all the way, his not looking for the performance to give merit but he looks who pleases him.

    BUT FOR ALL CONSIDERATION, I PREFER TO HAVE HEATED DEBATE IN SENATE FLOOR, ALL MUST PARTICIPATE… in this way the people of the republic knows individual elected senators capability, talent, know-how, intellegence, experiece, current issues, forcasting of society behavior that must prapered into law, mannirism, self-restraint and education.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OVUFHLRYNON4WLIW2KTPB6N7VQ Rico


      • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

        tanga saan b si lito lapid? gusto ko silang mag-debate ni bong revilla kung alin ang nauna itlog o manok

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ME73SJ2KNVTMNU4JMRMRLRYPVQ zom

        Pagalingan si Leon Guerrero at Panday hahahaha!

  • Ramon Mayuga

    After the impeachment of former Chief Justice Renato Corona where Senate President Enrile presided, many thought perhaps that he has shown a sterling performance as a statesman. At 88 he has nothing more to aspire for, not even the presidency which he dreamed of because of his advanced age. 

    Miriam’s rejection of his offer to be his running mate after President Cory Aquino’s term had doused cold water in his burning desire to head this country. 

    Now he is sulking out of frustration. He is behaving like a child who was not able to get his most favorite toy. 

    Has he reached that stage of senility, or second childhood?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GQE6BI4VJXSEOSQOARX34Y7MVU ramon

                        Enrile should answer everything about his participation in human rights abuses during martial law years than explaining the contents of his memoir book. He didnt give so much explanation about the death of Alfie Anido. What is the participation of Jackie Enrile in his death. Im just asking Sen. Enrile?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SYG36KOOLRY47VA3ICPJJ5CQTQ ADD

    If Enrile uses his brilliance in a good way, he could have been a good president, but his greed for power and money caught up with him.

    So don’t let another Enrile destroy our government.

  • Horst Manure

    All governments are filled with lawyers, all governments are corrupt, all governments do not govern for the good of the people.

    if you candidate has been to a law school don;t vote for that person.
     Any lawyer who claims to have been to a USSA law school needs to be avoided,

  • http://www.yahoo.com JOSE RIZAL

    Where the SEAT of the ICC is not due to the over-marketed credentials, but to the quid-pro-quo on the passage of the RH Bill, one could reckon the “goings on” on Miriam’s hatred and “saulian ng regalo” shoutout on Enrile.
    It’s a shame how the RH Bill was being forced to us by the UN that some of the Senators are going NUTS about it.
    Would there be compromise just to retain the Senate presidency seat?
    With all these craziness going on, the question would be, is the RH Bill really for the good of the Filipinos or just another dictates from the outsiders?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2DG3R2AAQZDON2KH45T3YC5DOA del pillar


  • simonibarra27

    Lahat ng leaders nagpapagalingan then lahat ng readers nagmamagaling, Puro tayo magagaling kaya walang gustong sumunod!  That is our PROBLEM.

  • basilionisisa

    first time to read this WHAT WENT BEFORE (column?), been ignoring it before, didn’t realize how informative it is! It is brilliant!

    From here, one learns Enrile has a ‘history’ of JEALOUSY and VINDICTIVENESS. He doesn’t play fair, is over-sensitive and envious of his colleagues’ achievements.

    Wonder if he remembers and learns from past experiences. he proves: ‘You can’t teach old dogs new tricks.’

  • boomvilla

    panay boladas lahat ito

  • opinyonlangpo

    Just a matter of pride, Filipino style. The difference with other countries is that the loser usually supports and appreciates the winner, in the Philippines it will be the obsession of the loser to wish for the destruction of the winner. Greater cause should override the personal pride, knuckleheads.

  • boybakal

    Story of What Went Before…in a nutshell, not a good story.

  • dikoy321

    Isn’t Enrile into logging concessions?

    If I remember right, he wanted to cut all the trees in Samar, supposedly an ecological preserve!

    Every tree his logging concession ILLEGALY cuts, BRINGs more SUFFERING to our country and our contrymen !

    That is pure and simple:  G R E E D !!

    Kick him out because he’s GREEDY!  

    Forward Philippines !!!

  • AngelMananquil

    And now, this is a written history…thanks for the information.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TNASVGXZ23VCJWV7KO7WPDIKKI George

    i dream of burying enrile while he’s still alive!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4Q5EHNRA6LXAHGXPSMAXBGJ4ME isidro

      Sama ka sa kabaong nia brod?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4Q5EHNRA6LXAHGXPSMAXBGJ4ME isidro

    Enrile, a bar topnotcher, Miriam 76%?
    Enrile one of the heroes of People Power, Miriam a political butterfly who sip nectar of power of
    Estrada, Gloria, Corona, now of P-Noy)
    Enrile brilliantly steered the Corona Trial, Miriam less brilliantly presented her over acting arguments (now she is with P-Noy after that failure)
    Enrile is the Senate President, Miriam is eyeing for Senate presidency. 
    Enrile controls his emotion, Miriam can’t control her tantrum
    Enrile said let the people decide, Miriam said our voters are not intelligent and not educated (she should be thankful its existence, no intelligent voters would vote for her). 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ME73SJ2KNVTMNU4JMRMRLRYPVQ zom

      Enrile, a bar topnotcher, Miriam 76%? — may sakit si miriam nung nag bar exam.. partida pumasa! hahaha

      Enrile one of the heroes of People Power, Miriam a political butterfly who sip nectar of power ofEstrada, Gloria, Corona, now of P-Noy) — praning na si enrile nun kasi alam nila na papatayin na sila ni marcos hahahaha

      Enrile brilliantly steered the Corona Trial, Miriam less brilliantly presented her over acting arguments (now she is with P-Noy after that failure) — TRAPO. kung di siya trapo he should support anti dynasty bill!

      Enrile is the Senate President, Miriam is eyeing for Senate presidency. — ICC naman si miriam hahaha

      Enrile controls his emotion, Miriam can’t control her tantrum — mas okay na yun kesa plastic!

      Enrile said let the people decide, Miriam said our voters are not intelligent and not educated (she should be thankful its existence, no intelligent voters would vote for her). — totoo naman talaga, people decide, may kasamang lagay… hahaha! Ako nagsisisi ako bat ko binoto si enrile! TRAPO! hahaha

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZPSWRL3XYIEHH5646TCY75DCNM Matthew

        Clearly you are an idiot, Zom.

        Enrile completely screwed up the handling of the Corona trial which was how illegally-obtained “evidence” was admitted. Furthermore, Corona was ultimately convicted of something that was not in the Articles of Impeachment and was not even an impeachable offence.

        And Miriam pointed this out to this silly old man.

        How can anyone respect Enrile? He conspired with his son to ensure that his son’s bodyguard was the one charged with murder and his vile son got away scot-free. And how much more blood is on his hands from the Marcos years.

        And Miriam is right. Filipinos are stupid. That’s why we keep elected liars, murderers, rapists and thieves to the two houses of Congress and a mentally-challenged homosexual to the presidency.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ME73SJ2KNVTMNU4JMRMRLRYPVQ zom


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

      It’s not about who is the president/ chief justice you are supporting. it’s about why do you support him/her.

  • edm365f31


    Miriam as irritating as she is at times; is a walking webster law book and has never been involve in any corruption deals… therefore is miles and miles away and can’t be compared to a trapo like Enrile…

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

    Time to go Johnny! It’s the end of the road for you and Jack.
    Support anti-dynasty movement.

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