‘Publicity stunt for son,’ ‘loyalty check,’ ‘show of confidence…’

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FIGHTING FORM Senate President Enrile says he is “way too old to be threatened by anyone, least of all by cowards and hypocrites.” He also calls Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago his “most cantankerous critic.” JOSEPH VIDAL/CONTRIBUTOR

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile’s move to declare his position vacant was a “masterstroke” that gained him a vote of confidence, but otherwise it was a publicity stunt for his son, analysts said Monday.

“It was a masterstroke. It was very strategic,” said Clarita Carlos, a political science professor at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. “He was staking his political life on that offer to resign. He was given a vote of confidence.”

Carlos said the move “strengthened him as a matter of fact.”

The professor said Enrile had been challenging senators critical of him to move for his ouster, that’s why she was not surprised by his move. After all, by staking his post at 88, Enrile had nothing to lose.

Political analyst Ramon Casiple said Enrile’s move was part of his strategy to buoy the flagging poll ratings of his son, Cagayan Rep. Jack Enrile, a senatorial candidate in May 2013.

‘Proxy war’

It could also be part of the “proxy war” between the Liberal Party (LP) and the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), of which Enrile is among the three key leaders, in the 2016 presidential elections, Casiple said.

“My theory is that Enrile has to keep himself in the news. His son has been experiencing a drop in the ratings. He’d lose in the elections if you leave him like that,” he said by phone. “In a sense, it’s a stunt. It has no impact.”

Casiple also theorized that the move was designed to preempt any move to oust him by LP senators in view of the midterm elections and the 2016 presidential elections.

“This could be part of the fighting between the LP and the UNA. Enrile is a major target because of what they did to Cebu,” he said, referring to Malacañang’s suspension order against Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia over charges of usurpation of authority.

At the same time, it was also a “loyalty check” by Enrile, Casiple said. “Everything is linked to the elections. You can’t afford to detract attention away from the elections.”

Not LP plot

A stalwart of the LP, however, maintained that the party wasn’t plotting to oust Enrile, and pointed to the fact that LP senators voted against Enrile’s move to declare his position vacant.

“It’s a show of confidence. Clearly, Enrile continues to enjoy support. The President doesn’t want any trouble. Notwithstanding all this agitation, there was no move on the LP’s part,” said the stalwart, who asked not to be named.

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  • for_Prosperity

    Who among the senators who received their millions from Enrile will object or challenge him? This move (quitting his Senate Presidency) was calculated and carefully planned to see where he stands. Now he knows where he stands. It’s up to you if you vote for Jack.

    • aristeosj

      why would i vote for these people???tell me one good reason!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/KAAEZZZL7OMMZ5K4KCFETADLSM jerome

         i’ll tell you some reasons that even though you would not vote for them they would still will the coming election……
        money….
        votes for sale…
        stupid voter…..
        and to top it all off
        more money…

      • for_Prosperity

         totoo yan, dre. VOTES FOR SALE! we wish na magbago na ang mga botanteng pinoy!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/KAAEZZZL7OMMZ5K4KCFETADLSM jerome

         Sana nga pero hanggat madaming pamilyang pilipino ang nagugutom at walang pagkukunan ng pang araw araw na pang gastos isa ito sa madaling solusyon para sa kanila..At madalas ito ang mga inaabuso ng politiko..Pero ang mas masakit ay ang mga propesyonal na nagbebenta ng boto…Sana matuto na tayo sa mga maling gawain na ito..

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    You don’t need to file ethics case against Enrile.  The bribe gift already produced a good fortune for Enrile.  All those donkey senators received the bribe voted for him to stay.  

    My theory earlier is true, Enrile screwed us poor Filipino front and back.  It’s our fault gullible Filipinos that we never used our own head who we are going to vote.  We even voluntarity bend backward so that he can screw us deep until it hurts.

    Get well soon Sen. Miriam Santiago, we need a counter voice against the mafia senators.  

    Otherwise it’s better to burn down congress and senate along with the criminals senators and congressmen.

  • renatorivera

    After you recieved the large amount of dole-outs, would you vote against the man?

    • for_Prosperity

       INTEGRITY FOR SALE! yan ang gawi sa pulitikang pinoy.

  • tonyoks

    “My theory is that Enrile has to keep himself in the news. His son has been experiencing a drop in the ratings. He’d lose in the elections if you leave him like that,” he said by phone. “In a sense, it’s a stunt. It has no impact.”
    Enrile – the Martial law administrator, the real traitor and the master manipulator….

  • mabyrik

    AS I said a month ago, Jackie’s ratings will dive as election fever heats. As the father goes so does the son. 

    Just look at the overwhelming majority of the opinions in social media and it is clear as the sunny day that Enrile’s image has soured as a result of his opposition to RH bill and Sin Tax bill, the bills wanted by almost all people to be enacted.

    And when Enrile bribed his fellow senators with people’s money, all the more the hatred against Enrile grew and the elastic limit is reached. Expect this to affect Jackie. This “dramatic” resignation of Enrile and the subsequent rejection by peers also adversely affected the senate reputation for the senators are now seen as traditional politicians who will sell their souls for a pocketful of P1.60M bribery. 

    With still 3 months to go, Enrile will continue to reap criticisms and Jackie is going to be the collateral damage. His dramatic resignation will not help.   

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/OLHP7TKAHADXWOJWBBPLTLLKNA Vincent

    “It was a masterstroke. It was very strategic,” said Clarita Carlos, a political science professor at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. “He was staking his political life on that offer to resign. He was given a vote of confidence.”

    Certainly not! At least not in the eyes of the Filipino people and the nation! It was a blatant, obnoxiously obvious and apparent manipulation of the beneficiaries of 1,6 million pesos who were the only strategized by this sly move of Enrile, not the people,  precisely because of the bribe guised as legal manna from MOOE which was legalized by laws made by them. 

    So he remains Senate president due to the stupidity of those who rejected his bid to quit. Is that tantamount to to a vote for him and his son in the coming elections? On the contrary! Such a masterstroke!

  • aristeosj

    ‘Everything points to election’ (of 2013 and beyond).
    There is nothing for the real ‘masa’.
    it is all publicity stunt without any impact,indeed!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WOQZ4TACZMBPIQV4UA6QVB4RSA noli

    The Filipinos need senators to screw them where it hurts more. Now they know the ones’ who screw them the most eloquently and forcefully with their instruments hard and ready for the willing victims in and out every election time comes. But these senators and politicians will always ply their trade no matter what because they live and prosper to do what they have been doing for a long time. Pity the Filipinos who can’t do anything but accept their fate with the scumbugs who feast on them in the guise of being honorable.

  • bbguevara

    An irrevocable resignation would have been proper. As it is , it was nothing but a publicity stunt, loyalty check, etc. etc.etc.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7IGQYIPU6AFTVRJ742XT2X44M4 Jef

    Ang yearly pagpapamudmud ng taxpayer money sa akin hindi katanggap tanggap at sa mga 18 senador na pikit matang tinanggap ito ay TIBA TIBA, KASUKLAM SUKLAM…corruption break a trust. hindi lang mga pulis ang bwaya mas masahul pa kayo nagpapasarap sa pera ng taong bayan SHAME ON YOU

  • Cobra

    enrile is a dead man walking,amoy lupa na

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    Filipinos you got screwed by Enrile again.

  • batangsulpok

    Talagang BOBOTANTE ang mga Pilipino pag ibinoto nila si Jack Enrile.

    • spider69

      dapat kumilos tayo hanggang maaga pa. ilunsad ang pag boycott kay Jacky Enrile. para mabura na sa Pinas ang mag-amang killer.rapist.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NXV3F6YUQWDOA4HPYOFN5F2N3U Danyel

    talaga naman…….tama na ang isang Enrile///almost 50 yrs na niya tayong ginagago……binili na nya ang kapwa senador…..if he wants to leave his position as senate pres…he should resign irrevocably, wag ng daanin sa botohan…….JACKIE ENRILE KILLER< RAPIST>>>>>

    • batangsulpok

      Di ba itong si Jackie ang sangkot din sa anak ni Amalia Fuentes na si Liezl pero si Enrile ang Defense Secretary noon kaya nawala ang kaso?

  • FernandoBusi

    To those who think 1.6M peso was a bribe let me make this clear that was just SOP. Bribes in the Senate go for 8 digits not 7. 

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/OLHP7TKAHADXWOJWBBPLTLLKNA Vincent

    “It’s a show of confidence. Clearly, Enrile continues to enjoy support.

    Quatsch! It’s a show of making sure the stinking “windfall” would not be recalled; it’s a show of making sure there’ll be some more of it in the future.

  • JOJO_BINAY

    Mabuhay ka Manong Johnny….JACKIE ENRILE SA SENADO….IN THE BAG NA.

    • Turono

      Tuloy ang nakawan! Mabuhay!!!

      • Marx Louis Wang

        ITULOY ANG PAMIMIGAY NG PERA, ANG BRIBERY, ANG KAWALANG-HIYAAN!!!

  • UrHONOR

    Walang kupas na parang rosas,
    Tila bagwis ang kanyang lakas.
    Balakid ay di alintana,
    Ligtas sa anumang sakuna.

    Umulan, bumagyo, bumaha,
    Laging nakatayo sa gitna.
    Hanging amihan o habagat,
    Hindi siya kayang ma-iangat.

    Hangad niya siya ay maging UNA,
    UNA sa lahat ng eksena.
    Mapa-bida o kontrabida,
    Kabig niya pati alkansiya.

    At tulad ng inaheng baboy,
    Biik ay di kayang itaboy.
    Susukatin at hahamakin,
    Anumang uri na patalim.

    Yan ay si Juan Ponce-Enrile.
    Sya’y bantog na maka-sarile.
    MANONG sa taas ng lipunan,
    TUSO naman sa mamamayan.

    Anak na nagngangalang Jackie,
    Sa senado gustong sumali.
    Katangia’y tulad ng ama,
    Inalagwa’y mga kaluluwa.

    Matinik, maliksi si Manong,
    Kahit kanino pa itanong.
    Manong mag-ingat kayong lahat,
    Sa kay Manong na nangangagat.

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

      Like!

    • JuanTamadachi

      Makata. Awesome. 

    • Paliwaweng

      galing UrHonor, sana lagi yan sir hehehehe.

  • EOJ

    Temporary and shallow victory. In a months time, there will be a new senate president.

    • Lakan Dupil

       Tama. Hindi naman siguro tangga ang mga taga Liberal Party na hahayaan nila si Enrile na gamitin ang position para sa UNA interest.

  • speaksoftlylove

    Cut the bull. I don’t like the guy but Enrile’s colleagues favor him. Even the rumored replacements alleged by the “Braggart” Trilyones namely Villar and Drilon voted for Enrile’s retention, so tumigil na kayo PDI. Whether good or bad you cannot do anything about it. “Loyalty check or show of confidence” is immaterial.” Trilyones was proven to be the “lying braggart.” Dalawang beses ng nag coup d etat yang si Trilyones, panay “etat” lang ang natira. If Trilyones is a principled man then he should resign in a huff otherwise his face is worse than a rhinoceros skin.

    • Marx Louis Wang

      Nasupalpalan kasi ng pera kaya iyan natamimi. Kaya sa susunod na eleksyon ipaalala sa mga mamamayan ang nagbigyan ng malalaking halaga.

  • amapangarap

    bottomline, ganun ka bobo mga pinoy voters. just bcoz of this senakulo staged by enrile sr, iboboto na si jr? wow, just wow.

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

      When you referred to it as ‘sinakulo’ did you mean most of the senators are in JPE’s pockets all along?

      If that is true, then what was Sen Trillanes taking about a ‘coup’ and that he had the numbers? If JPE had the numbers all along, then what was Trillanes talking about?

      Was Sen Trillanes part of the sinakulo too? Some kind of an agreement with JPE to create an image of fighting to boost their own media millage?

      • amapangarap

        yes, Trillanes et all is part of this senatekulo, since enrile is saying this has been tradition, then this has been going on for some time already. Masama lang siguro loob dahil konti nakuha and saw the opportunity to make pasikat.

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

        I agree with you.

        Last year di naman issue. Tagal nang presidente si Sen Aquino from where the budget came.

  • Loggnat

    I expected it from most of them to fold and blink after all, they already spent the money. :)) The likes of Angara, Drillon, Recto, Estrada, Honasan, but from Escudero?!! He disappointed me very much in voting against Enrile vacating the senate presidency position. Oh, well!!

  • Alejandro Canda

    Ito na talaga ang pina masaklap na trahedya ng mga pinoy voters kung kakagat sila sa stunt ni Enrile. Naglagay tayo ng isang matandang uod sa senado na walang ginawa kungdi magnakaw nga pera sa bayan at ngayon naman pag iboto si Jacky ay maglalagay tayo ng isang CERTIFIED NA MAMATAY TAO.Dios ko naman mga langit sagipin mo kami! ! !

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAB42FXZYNCU3ODZNRCDRDTGAY MORE HUMAN

     Clarita Carlos, Pakihula naman kung sino mapangasawa ko…

  • Lakan Dupil

     Unggoy lang ang sasakay sa drama ni Enrile. Kahit gaano kagaling ang gumawa ng kanyang script kahapon hindi maaalis ang katotohanan na immoral ang ginawa nya. Marahil mananalo sya sa usaping.legal at gagamitin ito para ipaunawa sa mga hindi nag-iisip na walang mali sa ginawa nya.

    Sino ang malinis sa Senado? WALA pero sa panahon na may ganitong sitwasyon kailangan nating pumanig sa isang nagmamalinis na ang pakay ay maliwanag na para sa bayan. May pakinabang ang Lupang Hinirang sa pagmamalinis ni Miriam.

    Ang lahat ay may kabayaran…

  • Horst Manure

    Every one has their price now we know how what it is.

  • regd

    Just up the p1.6m gift then he’s out! It’s money talk and always will be. 

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

    Yung may mga kaunting isip, alam na kung ano ang motibo at intention ni Enrile sa pag resign. Dahil kung talagang gusto niyang mag resign, hindi na kailangan pang pag botohan.

  • victorts

    Escudero has always been a charlatan like most senators.  Everybody in the senate with the exception perhaps of Joker Arroyo is unprincipled, corrupt, and incompetent.  They received money from Enrile.  It would be a betrayal of the highest order if they went against their benefactor.  There is still honor among thieves.

    • Janch

      Wala halos staff sa office ni Joker.  Yet he kept receiving the same amount for office expenses as the other senators.  Saan niya ginagamit yong pondong nakukuha niya?

    • mapicchu

       excuse me..joker arroyo has become a very big disappointment, a big disgrace…he should no longer be in the senate..wala na syang prinsipyo…utouto kay gma..he’s one of those who should be discarded from the senate halls…tatamad na nga e, d mo nakikikta? what he has become is too far from his early senate days…money has corrupted him..or is it the need to acquire and secure him in his old age?

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

    Quiet funny after so long a time in politics and as senate president, he decided to live his post as a sign of incompetent of his positions as president of the house of the senate! Non the less I consider this as a come in sympathize for his co-senators! Disclosure made by Senator Santiago leaves definite wake up sign to simply educate us specially the voters……..As I quote this adage “this government is by the people and for the people”!!!!!!!!!!!!!KAYA MAG-ISIP-ISIP NA TAYO SA DARATING NA HALALAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Janch

    If Enrile is to be removed, the handling of funds by past senate presidents will also be subjected to scrutiny.  The rest of the senators will have to explain why they kept receiving funds beyond what is necessary for their office expenses.  And this is the group that kept hammering other agencies and branches of government about their salaries and bonuses.  Ang kakapal!

  • sidewalkbenhur

    please don`t vote for his son…

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Talaga naman pakulo lang yan ng matandang yan para pag-usapan uli at yung apelyido niya ay hindi makalimutan lalo na ngayon malapit na ang eleksyon. 

  • Kristoffer Atienza

    Amen. Amen. and Amen.

  • mangtom

    Clarita Carlos, political science professor, apparently did not hear or read the “Christmas gift” of Santa Enrile to his favored colleagues. Otherwise, she would not issue such a dumb statement. A professor at that.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BFQWTB3Z6DK76IWGHUMC4NO5JY Isang Pilipino

    The evil empire of Juan Ponce Enrile should be put to an end! Jackie Enrile the spoiled killer brat should end, too!

  • Pablo Juan

    “loyalty check”?!  senators should only be loyal to the country and not a person! kahit mali na loyal pa rin?

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

    huwag nang bumoto ng mga trapo at mga artista. puro pa epek lang ang mga ginagawa! kawawa naman mga taong bayan na umaasa sa wala.

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

    People must not make the mistake of voting for the notorious killer during Martial Law.

    • Yobhtron

      Sana nga, dami kasi bobotante sa Pinas na nasisilaw sa kapirangot na pera sa eleksiyon.

    • mapicchu

       lets get rid of all the trapos…try natin new faces in the senate..kakainis na

  • Yobhtron

    Nakakasuka ang mga Senatongs.  Wala ng matino sa kanila.

    • mapicchu

       tutut ka dyan…not using their head…absent ang IQ? o talagang low IQ? kamamahal pa ng mga yon…puro pakabig..

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charles-Lynel-F-Joven/685946584 Charles Lynel F. Joven

      if ever these guys ever win again, it just shows how stupid our voters have already become….

  • sasama

    ….ala ka pala Manong eh…babaeng may itlog lang pala katapat mo….na may kuliling pa!…

  • duviz7533

    no move from the LP..move noong mukhang baboy na LP nagtaas ng kamay show his loyalty,nakangisi pa

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZNY7QZZDDBH4EBGB5ZS4IOUATE mave

      kunwari lang un may supporta…hehe

  • beeznet

    Of course, those Senators will support Enrile! He just bought them, didn’t he?

    • isellnuts

      He did, he’s too old now. its time for him to retire irrevocably.

  • w4d

    This man belongs in jail. Those Senators who voted against his resignation are his pawns. If there is one way we can get back at him, it’s to make sure not to write his son’s name in any ballot, ever.

  • concernedofw02

    JPE you are a non-sense crook… if you are indeed serious, then you could have resigned, and let the chamber elect its own Senate President..!!.. no to Jack Enrile in the Senate… much more to the old tactics of JPE…

  • Philcruz

    Enrile is on tenterhooks. The moment he steps over the line, I think PNoy will move against him. Where is the line? Only PNoy knows.  Trillanes seems to know but is not spilling the beans. Trillanes and Miriam have made Enrile very nervous. Those votes for him by his peers are not decisive. Some were absent. He is still on very thin ice. He could still be ousted.

  • wishfull thinking

    “strengthened him as a matter of fact.”…in what way? He is still one of the brains of martial law  as far as i am concerned.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MZOKC6X7Q52Z4E5VLYNB7GF72Y Kaloy

    Ginagago lang Tayo ni Enrile. Ilang araw na lang ba siya sa puwesto? Matatapos na ang sesyon sa Senado then bakasyon na sila at ang balik ay maka-elecyion na. May bagong set na ng mga senador.Sinong sira ang ulo na mag-aambition na maging Senate President for a few days?

    After the election talo na ang anak niyang si Jackie, the Killer. Si Manong Enrile maglalaho na rin sa Pulitika at sa mundo.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WX4JRWIYF33Q7IECU47EXTJTZQ Art

      Please take note na hanggang 2016 pa ang term ni JPE as senator. So puedeng
      more than three years pa siyang manatiling senate president. Note also na 12 senate seats lang ang at stake sa eleksiyon, meaning kalahati ng mga senador ay hindi tatakbo for reelection. Kung kunwari at napalitan sya nung Lunes, most probably ay isang katulad din niyang hanggang 2016 pa ang term ang ipapalit sa kanya.

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

    IPAMAHAGI MO SA MGA NAGUGUTOM YUNG NATITIPID NG SENADO MARAMI NAGUGUTOM INRILE UNGGOY!! O KAYA MAG PAKAIN KA SA MGA MALNORIST NATIN KABABAYAN!!

  • Your_King

    Call it whatever you want…this just shows that the government is more concerned with bickering amongst themselves than doing something productive to improve the problems of the Philippines. Also, it is hard to believe that Aquino and the LP is not behind this. Having people vote for Enrile proves nothing…it just shows that they probably enjoyed the millions of pesos gift that they got from Enrile during the holidays.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RSTY5YV5WHH773Q2MICJTHNPXA Alec

    ibasura ang lahat ng senador na kalahok sa election ngayun…ibasura ang mga anak, kapatid, asawa kaibigan at lahat na iniindorso ng mga ganid na corrupt senators na ito… wag silang iboto mga kababayan, mas maiging meron tayong bagong mukha sa senado kesa mga lumang senador na corrupt at gahaman…nasa ating daliri ang pagbabago mga kababayan….wag tayong palinlang sa mga utak at asal demonyong mga senador na ito na nakaupo ngayun sa senado…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RSTY5YV5WHH773Q2MICJTHNPXA Alec

    2.2 milyon para sa isang senador kada buwan…1sang libong piso kada buwan naman para sa mga mahihirap at naghihikahus na mga kababayan natin…1.6 milyon kada isang senador pa christmas bonus ni enrile…isang loaf bread, itlog at kape naman para sa mga mahihirap na pilipino….sige mga kababayan ito ba ang gusto ninyong gobyerno at patakaran sa pilipinas??? IBOTO NATIN SILA ULI SA SUSUNOD NA HALALAN….IBOT NATIN ANG KANILANG MGA INIINDORSONG MGA CORRUPT NA ANAK, ASAWA, KAPATID, PINSAN, KAIBIGAN…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charles-Lynel-F-Joven/685946584 Charles Lynel F. Joven

    who cares about his “brilliant master stroke”?…..the old Enrile guy is still the epitome of corruption and garbage politics…..

  • ApoNiLolo

    “Political analyst Ramon Casiple said Enrile’s move was part of his strategy to buoy the flagging poll ratings of his son…”

    “… Enrile has to keep himself in the news…”

    Casiple’s analysis was lame. Being in the “limelight” does not necessarily rub the popularity down to Jackie. The son is not the father. A more feasible scenario would be: By retaining the senate presidency, Enrile is in a position and resources to “bargain” with the provincial political bigwigs to endorse his son to their electorates.

    But at the end of the day, it’s still the voters who’ll decide. The truth should be disseminated to the “uninformed” or “misinformed” about who and what are the true colors of the Enriles!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

    For 2.2 M they become his lapdogs.

    • koolkid_inthehouse

      donkey is cheap and will work their donkeys off.

  • malek_abdul

    Kung si Sotto kaya ang maghamon ng ” pronouncement of the Majority Leadership be vacant’? Ano kaya ang boto ng mga senador?

    “Political analyst Ramon Casiple said Enrile’s move was part of his strategy to buoy the flagging poll ratings of his son, Cagayan Rep. Jack Enrile, a senatorial candidate in May 2013.” – I wonder if Jack Enrile will make it to the Magic 12. I doubt!

  • boybakal

    Enrile is like a vintage wine…still tasty and worthy.
    Sa loob ng ilang taon at panahon, we cannot produce another Enrile, Brilliant and Intelligent.
    If Enrile is gone in the Senate…for sure it will be a House of Disarray.
    What can you expect from Trillanes, good in bully nothing substantial.
    That’s why nobody can unseat Enrile as nobody is qualified.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/HEGICQ3WERRZDPN3SHBX5WCAO4 NallaSajor

      I don’t agree with you Mr. Boy Bakal, sino ba naman ang kokontra eh sa laki ng perang ipinamigay nya sa mga Senador, Oo tama matalino nga siya at ginamit nya sa hindi magandang paraan tulad past coup d’etat from Cory to GMA had the rotten smell of Johnny (financer) and Gringo (adviser) di ba at marunong mag laro kung sinong ang malakas at matunong noong araw doon siya kasi kapit siya sa pwesto yan si Tatang JPE walang kwentang tao, na kailangan huwag iboto ang mga UNA tulad nga sinabi ni Paolo Hernadez

      DONT VOTE for Jack Enrile!
      LETs NOT VOTE for TRAPO!
      Analyst is correct, IT IS JUST A PUBLICITY STUNT ng matandang Enrile!HUWAG NATIN IBOTO ang mga TRAPO Gaya ni Enrile!
      Tandaan ang UNA,
      UNA sa Kawatan!
      UNA sa Palusot!
      UNA sa Corruption!
      HULI ang Taong Bayan!Support Good Governance Movement

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/OLHP7TKAHADXWOJWBBPLTLLKNA Vincent

    This is a “masterstroke” of Enrile to be villified, derogated and all extreme contempt thrown at him. That’s what you call masterstroke, professor clarita carlos??

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/OLHP7TKAHADXWOJWBBPLTLLKNA Vincent

    If a single vote is discounted from these father and son everytime time johnny talks, there will not be a single one left come election day. Baka magkautang pa sila ng boto; yung parang
     plus-minus. ngik!

  • indiosbravos2002

    Trillanes should know why the old guy has not been kicked out yet. The president likes to keep his enemies close rather than secretly plotting against him. Enrile is a dangerous guy when not in the limelight. All past coup d’etat from Cory to GMA had the rotten smell of Johnny (financer) and Gringo (adviser) all over it. Even oakwood where Trillanes was a role player had rumors that Gringo acted as adviser to Magdalo with Enrile, the chief financer of their logistics. If Trillanes can confirm that, im sure charges can be brought against Enrile and Gringo for rebellion. Almost a decade after the mutiny, nobody has spilled the beans on who was Magdalo’s chief financer.

  • ryan andres

    For as long as the majority of our voters are the ignorant, undisciplined, and unethical, morons like Enrile and Binay can keep buying votes to win.

    As for Jackass Enrile… you have to rely on your father para lang iangat ang nilalangaw mong rating? You just gave new meaning to the phrase “Who’s your daddy?!?!”. Galing mo talaga, ultimate papa’s boy!

  • white scorpion

    the un(g)as is expecting LP to join the caravan to oust him that did not took place. no matter how he scripted the play, talagang bagsak pa rin ang rating ng anak. somehow there are letters coming from cagayan proper. they dispise the family in cagayan. besides, ….sino nagpasimuno ng DAGDAG-BAWAS. i seem to forgot the name from cagayan…..

  • ryan andres

    “Masterstroke” – Yes, I hope Enrile gets a stroke and dies.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/PP6H2LEJMPMKYBZDSSF3SII5YU Max

       I too wish that this happens. lets pray, maybe it will work

  • disqusted0fu

    This intelligent but shady veteran politician must already know all the tricks in the book that’s why he remains a powerful politician despite being the martial law implementor, and he still poses a big threat to other politicians going up against him, especially to the desperate LP who are doing everything they can to better their chances of victory.

    I could just imagine how it would be if majority of LP candidates win. We are already seeing a glimpse of it now. It will be a lot worse if that happens.

  • basyong

    how can u outvoted this senile senatong when he bribed most of his colleagues with a promise of better days to come? common senatongs, do not make filipinos as dumb as you are.

    • for_Prosperity

       … i agree, pre, pero marami pa rin sa atin ang boboto sa kanya o kanila o sa anak niya. ‘yan ang katotohanan. marami siyang milliones. marami siyang mabibiling boto.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FVOHKPIWQSANVIMDIYNJCPYYZ4 oscar

    There were 11 senators who voted for Enrile to retain his positon.There are 23 senators in the chamber with one position vacant.Others purposely did not vote.

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

    How could they not vote for Enrile after he gave them money that says came from his personal coffers but the truth is, it is the money from taxpayers like you and me?  Too much money floating around on this senators which is ours while the rest of the population is shaking of hunger?
        He is afraid to let go his power  which gave him senatorial immunity from lawsuits because he knew post martial law lawsuits are waiting for him.  Personally, he wanted to retire a long time ago to rest but he cannot. They call this, martial law curse.

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

    We have more pressing problems like how to remove all SQUATTERS OUT OF METRO MANILA.  Squatters caused a health issue within Metro Manila alone.  This is the reason why foreign tourists prefers Thailand than the Philippines- the garbage problem out of control.  Just look at Tondo alone !  

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

    Those senators supporting JPE are the ENEMIES OF THE STATE !!!!!!!!!   All they do is to push for their personal agenda instead of serving the nation.  When one of them will say something out of the mainstream MAFIA IDEA, the rest will attack you.  I’ve been suspecting some of this politicians are already in the payroll of the Chinese  and other special interest groups.

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

    Just look at the revealation of former USA ambassador to the Philippines Christy Kenney  that there is smuggling activities in the area controlled by the Enrile and his family.   Why is that former General Danilo Lim  turned Philippine customs intelligence chief is so quiet about it?

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Arrogant stand!

  • maypakialamtayo

    jacky enrile, sa cagayan ka na lang kasi tumakbo kung nangyari sana ang eleksyon nung panahon ng impeachment ni corona, malamang nanalo ka, pero ngayon malabu na.

  • est

    Dont for enriles

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paolo-Hernandez/100001326302694 Paolo Hernandez

    DONT VOTE for Jack Enrile!
    LETs NOT VOTE for TRAPO!
    Analyst is correct, IT IS JUST A PUBLICITY STUNT ng matandang Enrile!

    HUWAG NATIN IBOTO ang mga TRAPO Gaya ni Enrile!
    Tandaan ang UNA,
    UNA sa Kawatan!
    UNA sa Palusot!
    UNA sa Corruption!
    HULI ang Taong Bayan!

    Support Good Governance Movement!

    • Hellomr

      I support the move not to vote for all UNA …dahil puro kawatan lahat ng members nito.
      Ang aatupagin lang nito ay ubusin ang kaban ng bayan para lalo dumami ang mga mahihirap. At kailangan nila ng mas marami pang mahihirap para sila Iboto. Kaya wala silang paki alam kung marami ang mahihirap sa bansa. Dahil ang mahihirap ay madali nilang naloloko.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004480237740 Tyler Arcadelt

    The THIEF from Cagayan is 88 years old but getting more clever…..Lucifer must be very ecstatic!

  • Maitum

    Puede pang mangyari later. Don’t be so confident Mr. JPE.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/A5CN52KKTWUHFZJZCWGMAIGZJM Gandalf

    I’m sure the senators have plenty of reason to keep JPE on as Senate President.

    1.6 million reasons, in fact.

  • dikoy321

    Kick JPE and all Enriles from office, all CORRUPT !

    Forward Philippines !!!

  • catmanjohn

    One would think that if Enrile really had a heart and brains, he would announce to his fellow Senators that he would donate this money to the victims of the typhoon, who are getting pummeled mercilessly due to the over logging which he benefited from, so that they could be provided with food, clothing, and shelter, yet this greedy parasite vampire has no such inkling in his self concerned mind to finally do something good for someone other than himself or his crony. Sorry to say, Enrile you will be remembered with contempt.

  • Jerry_SeinfeId

    Ang demon from Hell natatakot kay Enrile baka kasi pag dating ni Enrile dun eh maging Chief of Staff na lang si Lucifer.

  • doublecross

    don’t vote UNA…..vote LP!!

  • OneScorp

    it was a stunt, it was only for show. everything enrile does is for HIS and his clan’s benefit ONLY, nothing more, nothing less. he lasts this long by knowing how to play the very dirty ways of politics. but everything has its own time, and gigi might be the end for him. hopefully, the end of their clan. why is enrile ramming his killer son in the senate? is their hold in cagayan freezone not enough? or millions now is not enough for them anymore? oh well, gigi will not settle for thousands only, stem cell is expensive. enrile, please don’t die and prove science wrong. blame everything but your very backward existence. 

  • Paliwaweng

    Tuso talaga ang matanda. Kunwari pa na maka-Dyos sya sa pakikipaglaban nyang hindi mapasa na batas ang RH Law dahil labag daw ito sa utos ng Dyos.
    Saan sya kumuha ng batayan o ‘moral authority’ na sumipi ng salitang kabanalan ay isang larawan ng kanyang matalino at tusong pamamaraan na magkaroon ng dalawang personalidad o pagkatao tulad ng sinulat na ng kasaysayan sa kanyang naging bahagi noong martial law at noong Edsa1.

  • Jerry_SeinfeId

    Wheelchair service to St. Luke’s Global City na ito.  “Manong Johnny, made of gold ba ang ipagawa ni Mistress Gigi for your wheelchair?”.

  • 33Sambuang2

    BUNDAT NA BUNDAT NA KAYONG MGA SENADOR SA PERA AT PAGKAIN………… ANO BA NAMAN, PERA NG TAO ANG NAGBIBIGAY SA INYO NG SWELDO… PURO KASI KAYO KAWATAN………………………

  • 33Sambuang2

    BOBO NA TALAGA ANG PILIPINO KUNG IBOTO ANG ANAK NYANG MAMAMATAY TAO……… REMEMBER ALFIE ANIDO AND YONG ISANG TAGA UP……………

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    Deception Martial Law style of Enrile. Staged and fake.

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