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Enrile ready to quit Senate presidency

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Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Months after releasing his controversial memoir, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile has acknowledged that old age is catching up with him.

Enrile says he no longer looks forward to staying in the rostrum when the 16th Congress rolls in next year.

“I am ready to step down. We have to [admit] the fact that my body is no longer up to it … I will soon be 89 years old. I could be here a while longer but come June or July, it’s possible that there would be a new Senate president,” he told radio station dzBB on Sunday.

Told that he could still muster a majority and preserve his hold on the Senate presidency, especially if most of the senatorial candidates of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) win next year, Enrile said he was “not looking forward to that.”

“I will leave it to the members of the incoming Senate to choose who they want to guide them,” said the oldest member of the current Senate, considered one of the three stalwarts of UNA, an opposition alliance.

Enrile’s stint as Senate president, which began in the homestretch of the 14th Congress, was marred by controversies, stoked by critics displeased with his leadership.

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago, for example, announced several times that Enrile risked losing his post because of his opposition to the then reproductive health (RH) bill and other Palace-backed measures.

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, for his part, resented Enrile’s alleged favoritism and arbitrariness. Another senator, who asked not to be named, wondered whether Enrile really enjoyed the majority’s support since he only had a handful of loyal backers.

Enrile brushed aside the issues raised by his critics. On Santiago, he said he was forced by Sen. Manuel Villar to accommodate her in the majority bloc because she was supported by Villar’s Nacionalista Party in the 2010 elections.

To Trillanes, Enrile aired a warning that the Senate’s youngest member would “face a big problem” during his reelection bid in 2013.

Enrile and Trillanes engaged in a loud, bitter and dramatic quarrel over a string of issues that began with the controversial bill seeking to carve a new province out of Camarines Sur (CamSur) and segued into the Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal).

Trillanes accused Enrile in a privilege speech of railroading the CamSur bill as a favor to Luis Villafuerte, one of the province’s elder congressmen.

Enrile, in turn, delivered an interpellation in which he accused  Trillanes of working for China’s interests following the younger senator’s alleged clandestine meetings with Chinese leaders at the height of Manila’s diplomatic row with Beijing over a naval standoff in the Panatag Shoal.

Trillanes insisted he had Malacañang’s nod when he went to China for a series of meetings that led to a “deescalation” of hostilities in Panatag but Enrile remained unconvinced.

“Let’s see how (Trillanes) fares in the coming election now that people realize who he is. That would be his problem,” Enrile said.

A week after their public skirmish, Enrile launched his  autobiography that raised eyebrows following his claim that his ambush in 1971, which Ferdinand Marcos mentioned to justify the declaration of martial law, was real.

Critics were quick to point out that Enrile, right after the 1986 Edsa uprising, told journalists that the ambush was staged.  Still, the book sold well. Enrile said he was considering two more books, one of which would focus on his legal career.

In Sunday’s interview, the Senate president mentioned the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona in the first half of 2012 as an important highlight this year.

Corona, accused of betrayal of public trust and culpable violation of the Constitution, was convicted by senator-judges principally for his failure to declare huge US dollars deposits in several local banks.

Claims made by Corona’s lawyers that the Bank Secrecy Law applied only to local currency was not bought by the Senate that voted 20-3 to convict him. The decision also imposed on Corona a lifetime prohibition from holding another government post.

Enrile said the Senate was “occupied” by Corona’s trial that ran for four months, save for a one-month Lenten interlude in the legislative calendar.

“For the first time in the country’s history, we had an impeachment trial that was completed. Unfortunately, it ended with the removal of the highest magistrate of the land,” Enrile said.

In December 2000, the Senate started its impeachment trial of then President Joseph Estrada for his alleged ties to “jueteng,” an illegal numbers game.

However, his trial was aborted one month later when he was forced to leave Malacañang after a huge gathering of people on Edsa objected to the senator-judges’ refusal to scrutinize a “second envelope” that supposedly contained incriminating evidence against Estrada.

Enrile said the RH bill and the sin tax measure were the most divisive issues that rattled the Senate in 2012.

“While these were eventually passed on time, the country has been deeply divided and we felt deep political spasms. These bills could not be packaged as simple health measures. They also involved the economy, politics, security and the future of the next generation,” he noted.

The Senate will still have nine session days sandwiched between January and February before Congress goes on another recess to accommodate the 2013 elections.

Enrile said the Senate was still hoping to pass the third round of amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering Law and the anti-trust bill and ratify the freedom of information bill that would be reconciled with the version to be passed by the House of Representatives.

These measures must survive the legislative wringer before six reelectionist senators, including Loren Legarda, Francis Escudero, Trillanes, Gregorio Honasan, Aquilino Pimentel III and Minority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano are distracted by the midterm elections in May.

Enrile refused to make any bold predictions about the outcome of  the 2013 senatorial elections. The Senate president’s only son, Cagayan Rep. Jack Enrile, is running for senator under the UNA.

“The situation is very fluid at the moment,” he said.


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  • marionics

    tagal

  • Islaslolo

    It’s about time. Give the next generation a chance and the responsibility to lead and change our country. We can be a great nation and people!

    • marionics

      kaya nga pinapatakbo niya si jack e

      hahaha

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

        Ibig mong sabihin si killer Jack and papalit sa kanya bilang Senate President?

      • marionics

        that’s the plan he he

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XLAYGSIXK2ZYTYWAONHLW6ZKW4 Frank

    Enough of the drama, Johnnie Enrile! Just quit! You owe the country a lot. Sobra ang dami ng kasalanan mo sa bayan! Dami ng utang mo!

    Puros drama ka! Just quit! Q

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

    inaamag ka na diyan that’s why you can leave anytime, 

    for all i care

  • juandelacruzii

    just resign the better! it is easy said than done.

  • ManongOsang

    LEAVE, QUIT, GOODBYE !!!

    The Architect of Martial Law, the ULTIMATE BALIMBING ! ORIGINAL MARCOS CRONY!!!

    Became a  BILLIONAIRE under Marcos!!!!

    Came into Public Service as a middle income lawyer, in 10 Years as Marcos Partner in Crime- BECAME a Filipino Billionaire on a Public Servants Salary.

    Today is One of the Richest Filipinos with an UNBELIEVABLE EXPLANATION on How he became so very wealthy !!!

    Son Jackie ABUSED & SHOT people BUT NEVER Spent One day in Jail !!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/F7U5GJ7LTBKEIF2YVXIDSXCIIM ROSARIO

    I have witnessed the evils of Enrile and “others” since I was a teenager in college in manila. Now I am almost 60 yrs old. Why did you Filipinos keep him in power for so long despite his evil deeds and his family? He is one the many people that kept the Phil. poor. Enrle and Ramos owned the biggest logging in Mindanao for decades. The trees were decimated by them. You Filipinos there voted for him. Why? I am glad I am in the good old USA.

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

      Yes, his son Jack keeps denying he killed matinee idol Alfie Anido but reliable sources said he did.  What was he doing there in the first place?  It’s easy to deny.  The victim has long been dead.

    • $18209031

      The man has so much blood in his hands in his heyday s as Martial Law implementor.  He was the point man in the early days of the martial law. Dios Ko santisima, bakit pa ang mga gullible kayumangmangs nagpapaloko nito. Walang critical thinking talaga ang pinoys.

  • http://seo-expert4hire.blogspot.com/ R.Baylon – SEO Specialist

    blah blah blah…Go quit already!

  • mekeni62

    the reality that you are still in power is unbelievable. All you people who worked for Marcos must have all gone with him a long time ago.

  • Fayha

    kahol nang kahol si Enrile. ano paawa epek? pangit pakinggan ang “QUIT Senate Presidency” dapat “RESIGN as a Senator”.

  • Albert Einstien

    jpe could have been a strong  president if  he played his cards well in 1986 or other years …. history wll judge him well……. i just hope he can still pull a statesman exit come july…… ..leave a legacy sir it will erase any blot in pages of history………even UNTIL now he can still be president if there’s vacancy on pres & vp…….he is a legitimate constitutional successor just in case.. : > ) . 

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

      A strong President is not necessarily a good President.  For someone who was spoiled by Marcos for 20 years old to turn against his master, Enrile just cannot be trusted.

      • Albert Einstien

        we have NO choice if ever ..he is a constitutional successor just in case there is ACTUAL RIGGING of 2010 elections…..some sectors NOW are very vocal about it….even the church is joining the chorus …they NO longer trust the PCOS…..somebody must have concrete  EVIDENCE on it……. especially NOW china  already occupied our outer territories….ASTUTE & STRONG leadership is required…

        ” The questions were first raised two years ago by civic groups and IT experts, who say that those PCOS voting machines were faulty, “full of glitches, bugs and other defects,” and then warned that un­less they are “updated and corrected” the automated polls next year may not accurately reflect the genuine will and choice of the Filipino voters
        as pointed out by Filipino and foreign IT specialists, the Comelec and Smartmatic still have to explain, for instance, why all the security features of the PCOS voting machines were disabled during the 2010 presidential elections; that they deliberately failed to inform the public that there were ports or consoles in the machines serving as a cheating mode, since such ports could then be used for easy transmission of fake ballots from any place in the country.
        They also cited the refusal of the poll body and its technology pro­vider to release then the source code for review, despite the Au­tomated Election Law’s provision that the source code should be reviewed by concerned parties and independent IT specialists; the overprint of ballots which has not been accounted for; the sudden changes in the compact flash (CF) cards a few days before the sched­uled polls in 2010 and the reprogramming of the CF cards plus burn­er equipment handed to Comelec personnel in the provinces. And, why has the Comelec refused to clean up the voters’ list up to now, and to reveal where are the extra 6,000 automated machines, which were not utilized during the 2010 polls?
        Finally, the IT experts recalled, the automated polls committee in the House of Representatives that conducted an inquiry into the al­leged large scale electoral frauds in the 2010 elections admitted that there was indeed “system cheating,” but strangely it insisted that this was done on a local level. This, the experts pointed out, was not exactly logical because systematic cheating on a local level can also very well be done on a national level, since it’s one and the same cheating system! ” malaya article 7/2012

        “THE latest news about the Commission on Elections’ problems about the Smartmatic Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines is that the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines can no longer ignore the matter.

        The issue involves moral questions, impacts on the honesty of our elections, disturbs the serenity of many Catholic Filipino citizens and could besmirch the name of the Catholic-authorized Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), an authorized citizen arm of the Comelec.

        As a result, the CBCP has tabled the issue for discussion in the episcopal conference’s first meeting in 2013.

        The report titled “ CBCP to push probe of voting machines” by Jhunnex Napallacan of Inquirer Visayas (PDI Thursday, December 27, 2012) says the current president of the CBCP, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma, “believes the computerized voting machines successfully used in the 2010 elections are flawed and he wants them thoroughly examined before these are used in next year’s midterm elections.”

        The report says the CBCP head’s doubts about the PCOS machines “echo those of Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III, who has been saying for some time that the voting machines are not perfect.” In interviews with The Manila Times Sen. “Koko” Pimentel also voiced his observations about the flaws he and his men saw in the machines. These flaws allowed him to be cheated.

        Sen. Pimentel has been calling on IT experts to continue hunting for flaws and glitches in the automated election system the Comelec has bought along with 82,000 PCOS machines and the software governing their use from Smartmatic International corporation.

        The PDI report quoted Archbishop Palma as saying at a news conference he gave on Wednesday, “I, for one, can tell, or I will say I’m not ashamed to tell people that I also believe [the PCOS machine has defects]. It has to be examined and that is part of the agenda of the CBCP [when it meets in January].”

        Palma said that in response “to a question about the possibility that the PCOS machines could still be manipulated and used in cheating, like what happened in some parts of the country in 2010.”
        ” manila times 12/30/12

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

        While the 2004 election was obviously rigged and GMA had no business being in Malacanang, Pnoy won convincingly in 2010.

      • Albert Einstien

        ONLY time can SOLVE that mystery … my friend

  • boybakal

    People here, have little respect on Enrile.
    Respect him as we respect our elders.
    Seriously, Enrile should step down as Senate President.
    At his age 89, he should not be the one who will lead but he should be helped and accompanied.
    And it is good too As Enrile steps down, Jinggoy will go down too…two birds in one.
     

  • http://twitter.com/tcdowitter Eva Torres

    Enrile wala kang ginawa sa bayan na maganda

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

    Enrile keeps saying he’s ready to quit.  Just quit.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZYJLDPFZXW3GZVHSY5TOQZX6D4 SojuSaki

    Enrile in the senate is a proof that Filipino voters are stupid. This man belongs to JAIL.

    • Fayha

      I am Filipino but 100% agree what you are talking about.

  • f5r

    dapat di manalo ang anak niyan isa ding abusado yung hayop na jackie enrile na yun!!

  • speaksoftlylove

    To those androids and robots who still remain mesmerized by the virtual reality created by the powers that be, and that includes what has been happening in the world including the Philippines and it’s government. Google the websites of disclosure project and sirius neverendinglight. Wake up from that deep slumber and experience your own conscious death, resurrection, and second coming. After all, this is what 12.21.12 is all about. Read the full text of the Executive Briefing for Pres. Obama and the US Congress and find out why these androids and robots keep on ridiculing the truth as pigments of fertile imagination portrayed in movies. Be part of history.

  • NoyAbnoy

    Mr. Senate President, kahit 89 ka na, we don’t want you to go away yet.

    Marami ka pang maitutulong sa taong bayan.

    We wish you good health and more years to live.

    Sana si PNOY na lang ang kunin ni Lord.

    Wala namang kwenta ang taong yun, at sigurado akong hindi siya magiging kawalan sa bansa.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/XLAYGSIXK2ZYTYWAONHLW6ZKW4 Frank

      NoyAbnoy, do you really believe you can convince INQ7 readers and bloggers that people like Enrile? Are you satisfied to see your “likes” votes? You are the living proof that that the evil ways of martial law administrator Enrile is still out to mislead people! pati ba naman ang “comments” minamanipulate pa ninyo? Shame on you!

    • Ivideo

      Be careful with what you wish for.  Baka ma karma ka at ikaw ang kunin ni satanas….hehehehehh.  Remember, majority kami at baka magdasal kami na sayo mangyari ang wish mo kay PNoy.

      • where_I_stand

        “majority kami” with 1 like vs 25 likes for NoyAbnoy. Funny!

      • indiosbravos2002

        Just because he has 25 alternicks. Riddle solved.

      • Turono

        That’s what stolen money can do. A propaganda to create an illusion of support. A paid hack mobilizing paid employees and relatives. Or maybe just a couple of individuals with several accounts. Filipinos are getting smarter than you think. You can’t fool the people all the time.

      • TinimbangNgunitKulang

        This confirms the obvious. Paid bloggers on both sides are into liking each other’s posts to show semblance of popularity. It’s time the Inquirer and other papers remove the discussion/comments feature since it is being exploited and manipulated by vested interests.

      • otire

        linoloko kayo nito! try nyo different registered account mag ka count yan as another user.

      • catmanjohn

        Paid hacks can repeat the hit button, don’t get fooled.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SDYOTCCI3XTDMCD36FR352I4OQ Jose

      anong pabor kaya binigay ni enrile sayo na manhid ka man sa mga pangyayari. di ka nahihiya na marami ang pabor na magretire na si enrile pero ikaw? Pare mas lalong lumubog ang bansa pag marami ang katulad sayo.

    • otire

      ano NoyAbnoy damihan mo pa account mo para dumami mag like sayo..linoloko kayo nito! try nyo different registered account mag ka count yan as another user.

  • wawa2172

    Thanks that Manong Enrile plans to step down in 2013, so goes with him are the stooges Jingoy and Sotto. Well madali naman hanapin lang diyan ang papalit… si Pork Drillon as senate president..si Mega Kiko Pangilinan kay Jingoy at si Chinaman Trillianes kay Sotto. Wlll we hope that the junior 3 stooges will match the wit of the senior. We know Pork Drillon ay mantikang mantika na sa position and KIko Meg will have to bade goodbye before the election and Trill not sure about winning say Manong. 

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

      Nakalimutan mo si Ralph Rectum.

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

    I am immune to drama especially of the men of martial law.

  • cute79

    paawa epek pa si Mr Enrile at nagpapansin na rin para iboto ang  kanyang anak na si jackie.Sana  maging wais na ang mga Filipino ngayon eleksiyon ,di na sana pauuto sa mga pulitikong may msamang balak.

  • anton kinuton

    do it now!!!

  • basilionisisa

    funny what a few champaign with the President can do!

    is that a New Year’s gift to your colleagues in the Senate? colleagues who out of RESPECT wouldn’t initiate OUSTING you… Respect for your Age, that is, i think, more than for your Statesmanship.

    but you are right, Mr Enrile, time to LEAVE your IDIOT supporters in the Senate. supporters who keep you in your position because they need you more than you need them… they, who don’t have the courage, the brains and the skills, just USE you for cover and photo sessions. leave them to grow balls and be Men by themselves.

    but truth be said: you weren’t too bad a Senator, seriously.

    wishing you, in advance, a very good and happy retirement!

  • batangsulpok

    Martial law nang mag-umpisang magpayaman ang mga Heneral at si Enrile ang DND Secretary kaya ang tanong, kung ang mga alipores mo ay yumaman, di lalo na ang amo?

  • Fulpol

    Enrile is copying the style of BS Aquino III…

  • rsalome66

    gawin muna, kunwari ka pa masyado kang papansin  para maipaboto mo sa tao ang anak mong si jackie, masyado kayong swapang sa kapangyarihan, binabayaran mo pati survey para lang mapa angat ang anak mong mapang abuso sa kapangyarihan, noon nga na ala siyang pwesto ikaw pa lang sa dnd madami ng ginawang kalokohan pag siya pa naging senador, baka lalo na madami gagawing kalokohan yan, like father like son o masahol pa sa hayop, gising bayan ibasura ang mga enrile sa eleksyon

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

    BUTI NAMAN INTEREST NG SATANAS CARNIVAL TAGLE AT MAYOR ATIENAZA ABORTIONIST ANG GINAGAWA NG MANONG TANDANG ENRILE BUTI NAMAN SIPAIN NA YAN!! GUS2 NIYA DUMAMI PA ANG MGA BATANG HUBO PARA LUMAKAS ANG KITA NI BISHOPS NAG PAPAKAIN DAW SI BISHOPS NG BATANG HUBO PARA DAW MAKALIBRE SA PAG BABAYAD NG BUWIS PAG BAYARIN NINYO NG BUWIS YANG MGA NEGOSYO NG VATICAN DI MAHIHIRAP ANG MAKIKINABANG NITO CBCP BISHOPS AT VATICAN DEMONYO!!

    • JUDGE

      Ang bastos mo naman. Bacteria ka ba? Wala kang breeding kasi. Kung katulad mo lang naman ang mga Pinoy aba dapat ikahiya ang lahi natin unless mamatay ka na bukas para di ka na makahawa pa.

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

    SATANAS CARNIVAL TAGLE DAMASO!! MAYOR LITO ATIENZA ABORZIONIST PROLIFE!!

    • Fulpol

      Eddie Villanueva of Jesus is Lord, a communist?

      Felix Manalo of Iglesia ni Cristo, a freemason?

      • magcalasL

        Naligaw yata ang comments nyo dito

      • $19291130

        lol….lol….at lol pa….

      • Loggnat

         Nope!!! They are just simple false prophet and greedy businessmen. :)

  • tagasampaloc

    In San Antonio Texas, the battle cry is: REMEMBER THE ALAMO
    In 2013 election the battle cry becomes: REMEMBER ALFIE
    DO NOT VOTE FOR JACK ENRILE.

  • Touch_Me_, Nuts!

    After Enrile, the real free-for-all begins in this benighted land as no one respect each other anymore in government. Never mind if the Chinese are drilling oil out west at sea, and the Muslim south will eventually do the same with the help of the US. The center would then be left to the losers not knowing what actually happened. As always many are still coiled in the grass and hissing. See you all at the unlit bottom, guys!

    • Loggnat

      Free for all??!! It has been free for all for those in power for a long long time in the Philippines. The Enriles, Jalosjos, Arroyos, Conjuancos, etc. are just a little less greedy than the greediest and the most violent of them all, the Ampatuan. Maybe, the new Master ‘the Chinese’ will be able to discipline all those greedy politicians when they take control. hehehehe….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SDYOTCCI3XTDMCD36FR352I4OQ Jose

    the real reason enrile would quit as senate president is he is no longer wanted by the people. look at the comments below. 99 percent say go na quit na. at an old age, he must be an example not to be used by the catholic priests but in contrary he sings the tune maybe wanting to leave behind a philippines of continuous poverty as what these ignorant catholic priests are advocating. it’s time for this country to change and i’m hopeful that filipinos are wise voters now not to vote trapos. please let’s vote the young politicians.

    • boybakal

       I agree….because filipinos are not capable of thinking. their brains are shallow and hollow.
      there is no substance in what they are saying….palengke.
      filipinos are bonehead, all cranium, no brain….kulang sa sustansiya.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W4RTNUSX3BQCWCDQAA562BFC5I Lito G

        so filipino ka nga….

      • catmanjohn

        Especially those supporting Arroyo, whose grand theft and larceny has you living in the sewers, yet your brainwashed losers still support her.

      • $18209031

        Doon kasi ang galing ng kaligayahan nila, pera at posisyon na maganda. Utang na ulob is still a strong virtue pero backstabbing is even a stronger virtue in Pino culture.

      • Facilitator1

        Masakit pakingan pero palagay ko na tama ka. Marami nga sa atin mga kababayan ang nag-aral at PROGRESSIVE THINKER pero (unfortunately) wala sa bansa to demand/fight for Justice and Equal Rights. Maybe, that they’re (OFWs) busy attending to the needs of their respective families. Ergo, BRAIN DRAIN. At sa palagay ko ito rin ang naging masamang epekto/resulta sa bayan at dahil nito nagpapabusog ang mga politico.

        On Sen Enrile: it couldn’t be denied and /or contradicted that he performed outstandingly during the Impeachment Trial; however, his political career is tainted with innuendos of numerous wrong-doings and possibly worst, he’s the mastermind and /or the king pin.

  • patrickinca

    good riddance berdugo during the marcos regime!

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

    BYE ENRILE, YOU HAVE BEEN LUCKY IN YOUR CAREER, YOU ARE THE JAILER OF NINOY AQUINO, YOU ARE STILL LUCKY CAUSE THE SON OF NINOY DID NOT KNOW HOW TO JAIL YOU BUT  GMA.

  • indiosbravos2002

    Wag nang magpaimportante, resign na. Now na!

  • Ommm

    Enrile…don’t let the door slam you in the but t on the way out…..

  • leomar101

    Ilagay  na next senate pres. ay si  traitor Trillantes para masaya.

  • $18209031

    Once he tender his resignation , dapat posasan na yan kaagad . He has blood on his hands for the greater part of his political career. The Law should catch up with his dark past. Now is the time. Calling on Sen Trillanes to activate Oplan Posasan of past Marcos cronies still in power to this day.

    • http://enria.org/ scconcern

      What about the unexplained wealth and conflict of interest..A lawyer whose life is in goverment to do public service??? After his stepping down, the books should be open on how he was able to amase such wealth. Tatang is worth more than the Marcos, Corona, Pandak pera together.
      JUSTICE SHOULD PREVAIL.

      • $18209031

        NBI agents ang dapat magposas kay Enrile . If they have to call for SWAT backup in the event they have to arrest him, dapat live on TV ito. 

      • http://enria.org/ scconcern

        bay unsa man ug lagay

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AIPSCQM2TZQUMQ5GEIMWMWDFL4 Edward Solilap

    Lets’ vote wisely and not for Enrile Dynasty your time is up Mr. Senate President thanks but no thanks for being so controvercial on your entire journey as politician.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IQJOAMRIAPWFW6K45TTVO54P3M Penta

    I agree he should resign and let the other incoming younger senators takes his place. He have done much (esp. during Marcos Regime), which made our country suffer. I hope he will direct his remaining lives to helping this country — just for a change.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SDYOTCCI3XTDMCD36FR352I4OQ Jose

    trillanes is a hero. he exposed the anomalies in the military, he stood for it even jailed and he is a living testimony and witness. what trillanes had done should not be taken slightly but with big impact to the change happening now.

  • nes911

    Good ridance, mr. Martial law administrador!

  • $18209031

    Sen Trillanes,  activate Oplan Posas for 2013. Let the axe falls  where it may be. If this country has to moved forward , it has to resolve  the past mistakes and injustices done to its people. Now the shadow s of Marcos and his cronies has not really been resolved. The time is now. Activate Oplan Posas , senator… Huwag kang magpapadala sa pera at political intimidations nila. You are the hope of a new and brighter Pinas .

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/B2N5LYDQKDPK632VWJOM4FHQE4 ann

      ngek

  • blainz

    Any schedule on when he will quit life instead?

    I’ll believe it only when he resigns. Enrile, a master manipulator, is prone to staging dramas for personal and political gain.

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

      Like faking the ambush.

  • $18209031

    He was part  of the dark past of this country , a cancer taking root. Part of the northern tribes of Luzon that exacted  full authoritarian control of the entire Pino Nation.  He had his best days as the right hand man of martial law for 20 yrs and as senator to this day for another 26 years.  Ganon ba ka gullible ang mga kayumanggis na pinag bigyan ng posisyon itong si Enrile? Dios Ko  Naman, walang utak naman kayo…

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

    Ok, ok, this time I believe in the saying “Ang Masamang Damo, Ang Tagal Mamamatay”

     

  • tonyoks

    The dark brooding image of Martial Law is still hanging Mr. berdugo…
    wala pang closure ang mga krimen nyo ng gagayem mong si makoy…

    sabihin mo mang di lang ikaw ang kriminal, pero yung ginawa ninyo ng gagayem mo ay dinaan nyo sa “legal” ang pangungurakot nyo sa kaban ng bayan at walang humpay na pagpapatahimik sa mga lumaban sa inyo…

    Aglayos ti dara sa ginawa mo lakay at madaming  buhay ang kinitil mo…di man ikaw mismo pero sa mga mission orders na pinirmahan mo…

    madami ka pang dapat  pagbabayaran…

    at wag mo nang ipasa sa junior balong mo ang korona mo at mamamatay tao din yan…

  • $18209031

    Dios ko ang daming arrest orders pinag signed ni Enrile noon . He was given a free hand in implementing all necessary measures during Martial Law. Pati yang si Gen Ramos , Vice Chief of the Phil Constabulary (the feared Paramilitary Force armed with the latest M 16A1s supplied by US military aid) at yung mga loyal generals ni Makoy lahat taga norte ng Luzon.  Sila ang humahawak sa buong Bayan noon at lahat ay takot sa kanila. Ang abuso nila ang dami. At lastly , si Sen Honasan ay lumapit kay Enrile yan as he climbed the military ladder. His job as chief security officer ni Enrile ay hindi basta basta. You should be as loyal diehard as his son Jackie or else, hindi ka maging chief sekyu ni Enrile.

    • Facilitator1

      Interesting…

  • nelscruz

    tama ka dyan DAU. si enrile at ramos nuon ang mga abusado tapos bigla silang bumaligtad naging bayani pa. LOL

    • $18209031

      They got Ilocandio and tagaleg writers who  flaunt  about their exploits based on their  versions of events. Of course, it s not always the real truth but full of lies , inconsistencies and half truths to make it look really brave and heroic.

  • $18209031

    Nakakatawa during the time Enrile, Ramos and his loyal bunch of Ilocandios , Pangalatoks and Cagayanos were holed up in Camp Crame, he was shaking like a  wet cat and in utter fear for their lives. They tried to muster every ounce of strength and speak before the cameras and microphones.  Why? The Phil Marines were inside Camp Aguinaldo setting up 81 mm mortars aimed on Camp Crame. If the marines did carry out the orders , they would had been dead by now. And Marcos will continue to rule until his sickness takes him home.

  • gatdila

    Ready to quit????  What a kupal!
    Just do it. Quit now and give Filipinos something to celebrate this new year.

  • $18209031

    Sino ang protector sa mga illegal loggings sa Cordilleras and Sierra Madre Mountain Range ng Cagayan Province, etc?

  • manual47

    Full of “che che bureche”.  Just leave and fade away.  It’s taking you that long when you have been saying that for a long time.  Better do it now than just keep saying it, for the sake of having a new political scene in the Philippines.  People has been seeing too much of the old system of politics in the country…….”too much ado about nothing”.  Here’s all I can say………”go ahead, it’s about time”

  • KapitanBagwis

    The writing is on the wall. You are about to be kick out, so just do it and fade away.

    Except for your performance during the impeachment trial of Corona, you have done nothing really significant for the good of the country.

    • batid

       agree lets see in the days to come with this una candidates. survey its doubting. he should leave now why stay if he see he can’t do it as he doesn’t do anything for the past years he is in the position. dramang pa epek kawawa para kay jackie?

      vote straight LP for a brighter Philippines!

  • KapitanBagwis

    “For the first time in the country’s history, we had an impeachment trial that was completed. Unfortunately, it ended with the removal of the highest magistrate of the land,” Enrile said.

    Unfortunately??? Isn’t the purpose of the impeachment trial is to prove the sins and remove the official under trial? Senile.

  • pcosmachine

    History will judge Enrile as a Martial Law administrator under the Marcos dictatorship and power grabber/coup plotter during the late former President Cory Aquino administration who failed his every attempt to become President even though he amassed so much wealth and power during his 60 years in public service.

    Too bad also that he cannot take with him all the wealth and power that he amassed once he is six feet underground in his grave.

    • $18209031

      Hindi bale na, ang mga pamilyang Enrile at mga associates nya ang magpapatuloy sa kanyang negosyos.

  • ztefertilizerscam9

    · jackie enrile raped liezl fuentes

  • 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. 

  • hustlergalore

    wow and daming pasakalye ni enrile. kung gusto talaga niya, e di mag-resign siya. pfft!

  • divictes

    Ready? How about get set…and go….!

  • mabyrik

    At this time, the fragrance of johnny enrile’s role in impeachment trial is still rubbing on to jackie enrile, giving him a high rating in the surveys for senatoriables.

    But in the next few months, when the real battle begins, things will be different for jackie  as the  stinking odor of a rotten dead rat will begin to emerge. The name enrile will be associated will alfie anido and the bully kid during ML and that will persist until the wee hours of election day.

    “Fine”, enrile said in rumors about replacing him as SP. But is enrile believable? Enrile needs that position to solidify jackie’s candidacy. And knowing how shrewd and clever this old man is, he won’t take it sitting down. He will use it to gather sympathy for his son. 

    UNA is also leading at this point in time surveys. Again, when the real battle begins, UNA’s reputation as the party of the co///rru///pt and the lawless will also begin to emerge. 

    When UNA’s exhorted gov garcia to ignore a lawful order, when binay assailed a PNP chief for enforcing a lawful order for garcia to vacate the building she forcibly and illegally occupied, UNA showed that is the party that would bring back the inglorious days of GMA’s impunity. The people  learned from that nightmare and they won’t allow that to happen.

    And to top it, UNA is a party being led by a pandak na maligno, the maligno who allegedly amassed vast wealth during his many years as a mere mayor but whose sources are questionable and will have to be explained soon.   
     
       

  • virgoyap

    It’s reasonable enough for Enrile to resign because of old age. Out of delicadeza he should do so as soon as possible.

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

    tagal naman… dapat noon pa!

  • kilabot

    at sino naman papalit, drilon? over my porky body. 
    kung mananalo sana si bamaquino ay pwedeng ipalit kay jpe. tapos presidente sa 2016. ideal scenario yan.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SDYOTCCI3XTDMCD36FR352I4OQ Jose

    jacky enrile’s run if elected is a big bang or serious blow to the change that have been started. i don’t believe in the survey, that’s flawed but if he wins then the filipinos have not changed! damned political culture and rotten attitude!!!

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

    sana now na

  • indiosbravos2002

    This what you call reverse psychology. Kunwari ok lang pero pagnangyari magpuputok butse.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

    JPE..tsupi !!!!!

  • LegalJustice

    To: Mr. Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile,

    Yes, I would resign with dignity than wait to be ousted by The Senate.

    Respectfully yours,

  • Benito Juarez

    Please go … peacefully.  You rode on the coattail of a wily fox in order to gain power and money that you robbed from the people, and now you’re afraid of losing every thing. Do you think your son can protect them? Jackie is no John Enrile. You used others to do the dirty work to get your hands clean. You trampled upon peoples human rights in the name of New Society.  How many lives have you deprived to justify martial law:  Have you asked forgiveness from those whose sons and daughters are vanished forever?  Unresolved thousands of deaths during martial law years summons the grieving souls while history recalls those memories that are sugarcoated by the passing of times.  May you have a clear conscience(?).

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/25UAHA74QQS5NENIA3EXO2A7PY Faisal salman

    ang pinakatusong politiko sa kasaysayan ng Pulitika ng Pilipinas..pati si Marcos nakaya nyang paikutin…

  • $18209031

    Oplan Posas ,  mag aantay kayo by 2013. This will be unprecedented in scale. Thanks in advance to Sen Trillanes, the hope of a new and brighter Pinas . Clean up this govt of corruption and bring down the high and mighty . We need Sen Trillanes to lead the way. 

    • noyab

      ano aasahan sa isang duwag na coup plotter…..

  • Mel Manalo

    bye bye TATANG TRAPO.  sinubukan mo pang pabanguhin ang pangalan mo bago ma dedbol pero dadalhin mo sa hukay ang mga baho mo!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EWXXREJHW6KUZVV4BB4GHFUC5I Antonio

    Get out already Enrile! We don’t want you anymore in the government! Hard to believe karma hasn’t caught up with this guy after all the bad he’s done over these years to our country! Hope he lives to see his date with karma!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/P4PIU2AIGVXJNQ4UBH5X64MSFE mr

    He is waiting for his stupid son, Jackie if he wins the Senate dahil sa mga bobong o nabiling botante para tuloy pa rin ang Enrile legacy and political dynasty. Hoy Lolo magretire ka na, tama na ang pagkukurakot. Yung natitira mong sampung taon na buhay (kung meron pa) ilaan mo na lang sa retirement mo. Wag ka naman swapang sa kapangyarihan at kayamanan.

  • florence457

    Well Enrile, as knowledge tells, nobody lives forever. If you’re time is up then you got to go. Anyway history shall and always be at one’s behind to attest and preserved all you had done for our country and its people. Good or bad, your memento shall remain to grace the Filipino people. The impeachment trial which you amply ministered is your monument 

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

    Sabi nga ni Boy Abunda …… agad agad, now na!

  • kismaytami

    Gusto ko, alis ka na diyan, NOW NA, para happy naman kami.

  • JUDGE

    And who is qualified to be the next Senate President? NONE!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQQPZLNOMD2EBFTHSWOP6QGZWY Marshall

      si Lito Lapid o kaya si Bong Revilla….

  • Mattino2011

    Now na manong.

  • KpTUL

    Sen Enrile has to be acknowledged with his exemplary and unselfish dedication by quitting the senate presidency. It is of great sadness for us. However, we always believe that the Senate is full of worthy and high caliber public servants that can take over as soon as he quits. Now let us move on !

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    Good riddance!

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    Wait for the upper cut.  Enrile might run for the President of the Philippines.

  • Philcruz

    He should step down pronto. No need for him to announce that he will step down. Just do it. The administration is better off having Drilon there as Senate President. They should stop this silly charade. Magkabistohan na. Including Binay. That’s another character riding two ponies.

  • Your_King

    Senate President is old and the President has a child’s mind, always whining. 

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

    Puro ka salita gawin muna ka agad. Papansin ka rin.

  • $16638896

    tagal naman mag quit, tama na satsat!

  • Maldi2

    it will be a disaster  of Panot Admin if they uses dirty politics in removing Enrile.

    • noyab

       aquino and manalo are the same being a sugo ng demonyo…

  • mangtom

    Is Enrile’s son, Jackass, oh, jackie pala, going to follow his father’s corrupt and murderous career?

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

    enrile tuta ni satanas carnival tagle damaso!! lumayas kana jan makapili puro negosyo ng vatican na obispo malakas mag tago chararity para makalibre ng pag babayad ng buwis mag donate ka na ng luxury car sa mga demonyong obispo billion billion ang pera niyan kaltasan ng buwis ang daming lupain ng mga obispong vatican mag nakaw!!

    • noyab

       kamusta ka na felix manalo, sugo ng demonyo…

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

        hindi siya demonyo nag babayad siya ng buwis nakatutulong sa pilipinas ay si satanas carnival tagle nag babayad ba ng buwis yan sa gobyerno alam ko na isasagot niya may charity kami lugaw ang pakain para makalusot sa pag babayad ng buwis demonyo!!

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

    alis kana jan tuta ni SATANAS CARNIVAL TAGLE DAMASO!!

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

    bakit pa pinatatagal ngaun na !!!!

  • boi skater

    Go already. Stop your yapping and do it already.  And take your son with you. This country does not need another Enrile.

  • DonQuixoteDeRizal

    Just resign your post senator. Enough talking.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U6GRDVQNV33224MI6GYE6TLQ5I Snoop

    Ready to quit pa lang? Akala ko matagal ng tiguk ang duhapang na iyan!!! Alis na!! Huwag nang magready-ready pa..Tsupi…

  • Romulus Fenandez

    he wants to die in the rostrum! ganid……………..

  • Yobhtron

    Don’t vote for ENRILE and son.  

  • WAJ

    I  must admit, Senator Enrile is brilliant Lawyer and Senator. For the most part of his role in the senate, he guided, educate, some neophytes Senator in the process in the Senate floor. It is also certain that Senator Enrile is knowledgeable of the law evident during the Impeachment Trial of the Former Supreme Court Justice Corona. Although there’s much criticism on him and his relationship with Ferdinand Marcos, during the Martial Law he led the opposition against the regime.  His legacy will be remember…Well done Old Man.



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