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Enrile ouster within next 3weeks—Trillanes

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Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—A senator insists the coup against Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile would take place within the next three weeks before Congress adjourns for the 2013 elections.

Sen. Antonio Trillanes deemed a change of leadership necessary at this point to prevent Enrile from using the monetary resources of the Office of the Senate President (OSP) to benefit the political opposition in the election.

In an ambush interview, Trillanes said “yes” when asked whether he was “definite” Enrile would be ousted within the next three weeks.

Trillanes said it could happen anytime between now and Feb. 6, the day set as the last session day before the adjournment of Congress.

Necessary ouster

Asked why it was necessary to oust Enrile at this point, Trillanes said: “Because we can. You change it because you can.”

Trillanes was asked whether he suspected Enrile would use the resources of the OSP to manipulate the outcome of the 2013 senatorial elections as his son Cagayan Rep. Jack Enrile is running for senator under the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) and the Senate President himself is regarded as one of the stalwarts of the group.

Trillanes said, “We are talking about money….(that) may be used by the Senate president for the elections.”

Asked whether he meant Enrile could use his office’s funds “to benefit the opposition,” Trillanes said, “Definitely.”

Waiting for 4 LP senators

The senator maintained that those who have been planning to oust Enrile have been simply waiting for a decision of the four Liberal Party senators to join their group.

If the LP senators agreed to join the coup against Enrile, Trillanes said the new majority would have “more than enough” to comprise a power bloc to remove Enrile from the rostrum.

Trillanes noted that senators in the new group had axes to grind against Enrile.

Trillanes himself has had a very public quarrel with Enrile in September over the Senate president’s alleged pressure for colleagues to vote in favor of a bill creating a new province out of Camarines Sur.

After Trillanes delivered a privilege speech denouncing Enrile’s move, the Senate president countered that Trillanes was engaged in what Enrile believed were questionable talks with China over Scarborough Shoal.

“I have my own issues but the other senators have their own issues as well,” Trillanes said.

The senator added that the “ball now rests with the (four) LP senators” since apparently the new majority could not be formed without them.

Short of a few

“Let’s just say we have the numbers in our group and we are just waiting for the LP senators. Once we have the LP group, we would definitely have the required number.  But without them, we are short of a few,” Trillanes said.

The four LP senators are Franklin Drilon, Ralph Recto, Francis Pangilinan and Teofisto Guingona III.

Trillanes believes it is imperative that the LP senators join the group since “the Senate presidency of Senator Enrile is not consistent with the Tuwid na Daan philosophy of this administration.”

“If we want to be consistent with the philosophy, then the LP senators have to be on board in this fight,” the senator said.

Trillanes added that while the Senate sitting as impeachment court convicted former Chief Justice Renato Corona for failure to declare his dollar accounts in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN), “we have more reason to replace Senator Enrile.  Chief Justice Corona’s are small change (barya lang) compared to his offenses.”


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  • ztefertilizerscam10

    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. 

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    4X Coup Attemp against Cory…
    Aug 28,1987 rebellion
    Juan Ponce Enrile charged with involvement in the bloody military rebellion on  Aug 28,1987  that left at least nine people dead.

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

      Funny what ever happened to that case?

  • phantomofhope

    Trillanes has not changed…he is still an ARROGANT BAS…RD

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

      pano kung maging totoo :))

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

        So we will have a new Senate President.

        And so life goes on.

        No big deal.  there were other Senate Presidents Before JPE, and I doubt he will never retire one day, giving the presidency to someone else.

  • brunogiordano

    Enrile ouster within next 3weeks—Trillanes

    Ano iyan, SHOOT FIRST! AIM LATER na naman??????

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

       baka mind games lang against the old man.

  • doublecross

    yan na lalabas na ang mga BAHO nila….

    enrile….murderer and thief
    sotto…..rapist and xerox machine

    ngayon kayo magsalita!

  • WeAry_Bat

    but how do we know if his flag is still the same…

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

    Even assuming all voters of Cagayan and Ilocos will vote Jackie, he will still lose.
    This is a bitter truth! Vote wisely!

  • kilabot

    it will be matahari trillones who will be kicked out in may. 
    he is making noise hoping voters will remember and vote for him again. so he could travel more.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UARTQ67N5L6UUO6TPEWXU7NMOY Iceman

       I will vote for him, imagine kahit alam nya na pader si gloria at enrile at alam nya ang magiging consequence e iipitin sya ng mga beterano na sa pulitika, lumaban sya pero hindi sya manalo dahil namamanipulate ng malalakas at makapangyarihan yung mahihina

  • silvershade

    Trillanes should have filed an impeachment case againt Enrile kasi barya lang pala ang offense ni Corona compared to Enrile.

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

      I agree, pero mahihirapan si Trillanes to secure the votes. Those who sided with JPE today when JPE announced the senate presidency vacant are also from LP.

      01. Drilon
      02. Guingona
      03. Recto
      04. Gringo
      05. Jinggoy
      06. Chiz
      07. Loren
      08. Sotto
      09. Lacson
      10. Lapid
      11. Revilla

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YUNW6VV7MO7S3GJ3B2LEONZECY Ulysses Loresto

      Senators are not impeachable officials. You can only remove them during election time by not voting for them.

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

    LP + UNA vs. Trillanes’ Plot?

    Take a look at those who voted to retain JPE as senate president:

    01. Drilon
    02. Guingona
    03. Recto
    04. Gringo
    05. Jinggoy
    06. Chiz
    07. Loren
    08. Sotto
    09. Lacson
    10. Lapid
    11. Revilla

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

      As they say, timing is everything. So far 11 senators are in favor of JPE.

      I think this is all Trillanes’ bluff, though. The guy thinks everybody believes in him regardless of whether they like  or not like JPE.

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

        It does appear that way. JPE called Trillanes’ bluff.

        Jinggoy’s call for LP to make a stand has now been answered.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UARTQ67N5L6UUO6TPEWXU7NMOY Iceman

         wag pasiguro kung lucky 13 yan baka makahirit pa si trillanes, magaling si enrile dahil inunahan nya si trillanes na magpaboto ngayon para malamn nya yung susunod nyang gagawin, pero magaling din si P-noy baka magaya sya sa RH bill biglang napriority nung nakalagpas sa unang botohan. problema ni Trillanes mukhang nakakompormiso si P-noy sa  impeachment dahil na manipulate ni Enrile pabor sa prosecution yung impeachment

  • Sugbuanon86

    Coup in the senate?

    Coming from a renegade soldier who’s idea of a coup is taking over a hotel and issuing press conferences.

    Hindi pinag-iingay ang planong ‘coup’, baklang Trillanes.

    Alam mo ba yan?

    Kaya palpak ka palagi.

  • Fulpol

    Trillanes want to become a “hero” so people can remember him as such in election day…

  • padrefaura

    trillanes in a coup again? expect na talo nanaman sya as always. 

  • RomyLitz

    Senators of different parties cannot decide to kick out Juan because the next issue to ssettle first and foremost will be the Senate presidency.Will it be LP Drilon or NPC Villar? While Juan used only 1.6 million to bribe the senators, Trillanes will call it a pittance since he has Trillones at his disposal.

  • Philcruz

    Gads, this straight shooting straight talking senator is standing up to Enrile like David did to Goliath. He has cojones that can only be matched by Miriam.

    Enrile never had his boat rocked this way before.. so Ping Lacson has come out to show his true colors. I never knew he was an Enrile ally and defender pala. Looks to me like Enrile is calling in his chips and a great debt of gratitude is now being paid.

    This is a battle between two coup plotters. The old grizzled one has a track record of 8 or 9 failed coups.. the younger one has only one.

  • superlucky2

    DAPAT LANG TANGALING IYAN SI ENRILE PATI NA RIN SI ESTRADA, SOTTO AT LACSON. ANG TATLO AY MGA TUTA NI ENRILE. GO, GO SEN. TRILLANES.

  • http://www.facebook.com/simoun.magaalahas.10 Simoun Magaalahas

    Nag mamalinis nanaman itong” Jr.Officer ng phil navy” na ito kaparehas mo lang si mang johny na trapo at salot sa lipunan, mabuti pa manahimik ka nalang at huwag maging mayabang dahil nahuhuli ka sa salita mo na hindi ka talaga nag iisip bilang pinuno kundi parang isang tarantado lang sa kalye..

  • Ed Molina

    anakngteteng itong trillianes na ito! paano makakadiskarte yung mga senador kung bawat plano nila ay bino-broadcast mo na agad sa media?

    imbes na mabulaga yung kalaban, nakakapaghanda na dahil binuking na yung plano. ano ba naman klaseng utak meron itong si trillianes?

    • sean_javier

      Ang point, anug klase yang mga senador mula sa liberal party!??

  • goldilock

    The extra money, a budget of one vacant senate position must be returned. Every Senator has annual budget already for their 2013 operating expenses. The people of the Philippines is paying every salaried senators already plus ” P200-Million yearly PORK barrel each to spend at will plus another expenses for all unaudited tens of millions more from 57 committee chairmanships” = by Jarius Bondoc. These extra money plus all expenses as food, any tickets, gas, clothes, and any you can think a human needs is charged to the Philippine government. Any of you wants to be a Senator?

    Additional operating expenses at years end of 2012 when their is a MOE budget for 2013?

    That money can build an oyster farm that people can harvest every year and export it.

    The needs of many outweighs the needs of a few – Spock.
    The securing of one individual’s (senators) good is cause for rejoicing, but to
    secure the good of a nation or of a city-state is nobler and more divine. – Aristotle.

  • Your_King

    Trillanes is a scary dude to have in power. It just seems he wants attention for attention sake. I remember his issue with the DFA and with China that involved Aquino’s mismanagement of that situation. His confidence that Enrile may be ousted may be a false confidence unless Aquino is behind it. If Aquino is behind no matter what Enrile will be ousted. Aquino always gets his man or woman.

    • sean_javier

      huh???”di ko masundan ang flow

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

      wala nang mas scary pa ke SP JPE. needless to explain. Ehem. Self explanatory

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WWOTOJASNHRXAP77UNRETCZZGQ ulrich j

    trillanes  ngalngal   ..iyak  pa  cge iyak  pa…

  • sean_javier

    anduduwag ng mga ibang senador ntin. walang wala sa katapangan ni trillanes. kitang kita naman nagppowertrip na si enrile e.ano pa ba dapat gawig ebidensya??

  • duchess bee

    Ill still go for sen trillanes, if no one dares fight against enrile who’s gonna do it for us, enrile had it for years lets give others a chance to do it differently, there are still other senators we dont have to settle for the old one, we need change , so we might need a new leader. We should be open about it..

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

      Yeah, senate needs more people who have guts like him.

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

    hindi ko lubos maisip na ganyan na katagal si JPe bilang Senate president.. Oh well, kung ang laki ba naman manuol e, kay enrile na mismo nanggaling may price tag yang mga yan. kulang sa political will.

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

    I shrudder to think na umaambisyon ang isa pang enrile sa senado. Ao na lang kahihinatnan ng senate ofthe republic of the philippines kung magkakataon….?

  • melbakit

    si trillanes ang dameng naibabato kay enrile. ang dameng anomalya na kinasasangkutan. pero si enrile walang mahanap na butas kay trillanes. walang masabi kundi mayabang at duwag. dito pa lang makikita na kung sino ang dapat matakot. 

  • ganda babae

    trillanes matapang walang itinatago 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KT2GA57DKMP64CFPWYAVKIWTEU yahoo-KT2GA57DKMP64CFPWYAVKIWTEU

    pare pareho  lang silang lahat  puro personal interest ang talagang pinaglalaban nila hindi naman totoo para sa bayan ang mga priorities nila   ika nga power play sa senado di kataka taka na patuloy na bumababa ang economiya ng bansa since  pina talsik si marcos ay lalo naging corrupt ang mga politiko natin walang pagbabago iyan ang totoo lumala pa nga eh

  • snowwhite23

    kapag gahaman ka talaga sa posisyon mo, hindi ka talaga bibitiw! right mr. Enrile!

  • Agata Baltazar

    A few only has the guts to stand up against enrile. Mga natapalan na ng pera!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Z4NJN6TLDBJEZBHMPTRMXEIFCU Marlene

    “if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.” – khalil gibran

  • Coconutnut

    ibang klase talaga itong si JPE! alam na nya siguro na tagilid na sya kaya nag ala santa claus na

  • babybratz

    ganun yata talaga ang laro ng pulitika, halos lahat kasi sila may utang na loob kay enrile o yung iba nag playing safe, buti pa si Trillanes kita mo talagang walang itinatago at hindi natatakot lumaban..

  • Cielo Shane Jimenez

    style ni Enrile bulok na bulok!!

  • juandelacruzii

    si enrile milyon milyong pera ang nasa opisina nya, sobrang discretionary ang ginagawa nya. malamang yang pera na yan ay ilalagay sa kandidatura ng anak nya. hay. 

  • disqusted0fu

    There are so many national issues that these senators have to work on, but they choose to attack each other instead. What a waste of time! Like president, like senators!



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