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Enrile a ‘lackey’ of Arroyo—Trillanes

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Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Administration re-electionist Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has taken his feud with Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile to the campaign trail, telling reporters that Enrile is now the symbol of what Filipinos rejected when the Arroyo administration bowed out of power a few years back.

In an interview with reporters before the start of Team PNoy’s second day in Cebu, Trillanes said Enrile was one of the allies of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo who have found themselves in the United Nationalist Alliance of Arroyo foes like Vice President Jejomar Binay and former President Joseph Estrada.

“They are now allies. As I have been saying, Senator Enrile was a lackey of GMA [Arroyo's initials]…. We have to remind the people that this was so and, in fact, he was the one who lobbied that GMA be allowed to travel abroad,” Trillanes said.

“So it’s clear that they’re allies. To the President and in his media statements, he was calling for allowing GMA to seek medical treatment abroad. The records will bear that out,” he added.

Told of Enrile campaigning against him in the Senate president’s bailiwick in Cagayan, Trillanes said, “That should be highlighted. This is the new GMA. This is the new face.”

“The people of Cagayan should start to realize that Senator Enrile’s dictatorial tendencies should no longer be allowed because his days [as Senate president] are over,” Trillanes said.

The Senate leadership issue could be one of those that would be greatly affected after the elections.

Senate Pro Tempore Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada said in an earlier interview that Enrile is likely to keep his presidency of the chamber if most of the UNA candidates win.

Trillanes, for his part, has not denied that he was working for Enrile’s ouster even before the extended congressional recess in time for the campaign period.

Enrile in January moved that his post be declared vacant but even Liberal Party senators that Trillanes had been counting on to oust Enrile voted against the Senate president’s motion.

Despite Enrile’s leadeship of the UNA as an opposition coalition, the Aquino administration has maintained that it has a good working relationship with the Senate President.


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Tags: Antonio Trillanes IV , election 2013 , Elections , Gloria Macapagal-Arroyyo , Juan Ponce Enrile , Politics


  • 1Fz20

    tama na sobra na, this multi-faced megalomaniacthief has to go. marami ka nang nakurakot since martial law pa! ano pa bang gusto mo?

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

    kung gusto nyong mapatalsik si Tatang JPE sa senate presidency Ibasura ang UNA…

    • butchred

      korek…..IBASURA DIN SI TRILLANES!!!

  • yaonglaan

    Sana wala na ulit na kaapelyido nitong manalo sa politics

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NRZR3QB4FIUC46DORT5ALT62IA Roger

    trillones ilatag mo ang iyong plataporma sa kampnya. wala ka ng ginagawa kundi manira ng isang tao. ginawa mo na yan kay gma kaya ka nanalo. napaniwala mo ang mga tao sa iyong kasinungalingan. hindi mo kailangan apakan ang isang tao para lamang ikaw ay umangat.

  • $23257130

    weh di nga. ikaw lackey ni abnoytard at mga mongoloid sa beijing. ppppppppwwweeeehhhh kadiri eeeeeeeeewwwwwwwww

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/Q63DUTCNJJKCYNURT4A4C6QZJM marco

    napakadaldal ng senador na to putak ng putak wala pa naman nagaggawa 

  • catmanjohn

    It’s good to see someone tell it straight up. I wouldn’t call Enrile a lackey of Arroyo, but more like a corrupt, behind the scene mentor, who has benefited greatly from their collusion. 

  • No_U_Turn

    “Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?”
    Enrile, Binay, Estrada chorus: “Who me?”
    “All of you!”
    “Who will steal the $25 Billion Phil. Surplus cookie from the Phil. Cookie Bank? ”
    Estrada: “Who me?”; “Not you!”.
    Enrile: “Who me?”; “Not you!”.
    Binay:”Who me?”; “YES YOU!!”
    (Pnoy: “Sob sob sob…I worked hard to save that money & somebody will just steal it away. Wahhhhhh.”)

  • marivon

    You are the same cut man. “man” da ram bong. Iba lang sytle ninyo pero pareho objective ninyo na magpayaman kung hindi pa mayaman at lalong yumaman kung multi millionaire na. naunahan ka na ni juan dahil matagal na sia sa dambungan bussiness at ikaw nag si si mula pa lang.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/WC5IJSKXTZLNM3AV3VGPMM4O7Y ero

    tRILLANES IS A YOUNG BLOOD FEARLESS LEADER STAND FRO COUNTRYMEN

    • butchred

       and a TRAITOR!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QWD6S7YWTH2W6AFFH4VVNIB2L4 Krissey

    now is nothing else except to replace all the varieties of
    politicians in all locations and all positions or from barangay tanod to the man in malacanyang, same as Philippines sport, sorry to say that we need an imported leaders to improve the system in our country. local leader like trillianes is just more on barking while
    the local mentor like enrile is just expert on lying. their leaderships are just
    more to protect their own political interest and party like LP and UNA as
    example. no wonder that we have a dollar smuggler lito lapid in the senate.    

  • disqusted0fu

    Arroyo again? Arroyo still? Is this the main campaign tactic of team Pnoy? Even when they are attacking others, Arroyo still has to be involved? 

    The continued attack on the Arroyo administration was seen by PCSO board members under the Aquino administration as an opportunity for them to be under the radar and took advantage of it by receiving unauthorized salaries and allowances amounting to almost P10 million. Now that’s a straight path… straight to their pockets.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W7TPARCYJFCSA3PBQAM3MVZO3E kurakut

    kung saan magkapera eh doon si jpe.  wala sa kanyang vocabulary ang political die-hard, basta saan may pera doon siya.  hindi na uso ang ala-rizal. marami siyang rizal – sa mga posporo nya.

  • Guest

    01. Trillanes should do his homework before launching another coup. The last time he did, other LP senators did not vote to unseat Enrile. Kaya tuloy, nagmukhang tanga si Trillanes. Yan ang problema sa madaldal, puro kahambugan, puro hangin, puro banta, wala namang binatbat pag harap-harapan na.

    02. Buti pa si Alan Peter. Of all people, si Cayetano pa ang naka-KO kay Enrile. He did not ask for trouble but he came to battle prepared, did his homework well and was ready to unleash damaging disclosures about Enrile when the situation called for it.

    03. Eto, may tip para sa madaldal na Trillanes. He should go after Enrile for not appointing Emma Lirio-Reyes as the senate secretariat after Gigi Reyes left. Kasi Emma refused to defend Enrile blindly when the cash gift controversy came to light.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EVQZDVF5JQJJZPUBSTXGP2O2WM Nior

    Trillanes, did you say that when Enrile presided over the impeachment that ousted Corona?? You are a fake crusader! You are like Pnoy who is similar to a broken record. Same old tune everyday of his governance. We are sick and tired of your antics.

  • juandelacruzii

    Enrile the new face of GMA – a statement of truth. sino nga ba si gma? ang mga nasa posisyon na umaabuso, na taong gahaman at walang pakundangan gumamit ng pondo ng bayan. si enrile ay saktong taong yun. kung mapupunta kayo sa cagayan nariyan ang ang ibat ibang itsura kung gaano ginamit ni enrile ang pwesto para sa sariling interes. kaya sana magisip ang mga kababayan natin, hindi dahil matanda na sya dun tayo. lagi nating tatandaan ang tama ay hindi  pumipili ng matanda o bata. ang tama ay tama.

  • $20722540

    ito si trillanes wala ng ginawa kundi manira ng ibang tao…hindi sabihin ang kanyang magagawa at planong gawin…kung meron kakayahan???

    • tunderlulo

      Sinasagot lang niya ang banat ni Enrile sa kanya para maging maliwanag sa mata ng mga botante

      • butchred

        bakla yang idol mo!

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

    The man will always use the “Arroyo” chip as a way to the vindictive heart of Noynoy.   Because of hatred and thirst for vindictivenes “ginawang uto-uto ang kasalukuyang namumuno” (the personalities who uses the same methodology are the Cayetanos, Osmena, ABS-CBN, etc).  Hahahahahahahahaha!  GMA na naman?

  • PeteJrfern

    Anti GMA ako, I don’t like her period.  Pero bagsak na siya, si Trillanes ginagamit pa si GMA para mare-elect.  Ipaubaya na lang sa Justice system ang kaso ni GMA.  Wala akong bilib kay Trillanes, nanalo yan dahil sa suporta nang opposition, kumampi kay Villar, ngayon kay PNOY.  Wala pa akong nakitang nagawa sa Senado kundi magrebelde.

    • balut123

      Hindi pa bagsak si GMA…sa dami ng ninakaw nila….malakas pa rin ang makinarya niyan.

    • butchred

       korek ka jan kapatid…..sya ay isang lackey ng mga tsekwa!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HOCSZLQBWVGXXI2NZJ2P7LMPHA Leond Yobar

    You just served an incomplete term of office and you acted like a 100% coated trapo.

  • lolo_Jose

    SI Juan ay TUSO AT MAPANGANIB, simula pa noon!!! KAHIT ALAM NA NIYA NA
    PAPAIGSI NA ANG MITSA NG BUHAY NIYA DAHIL SA edad niya, HINDI PA 
    RIN NAGBABAGO!!! Juan kung baga sa araw ay ALAS 5 ka na ng hapon, bakit
    hindi ka pa magbago at magsisi sa iyong mga KASALANAN? TAMA NA AT
    PAHINGA KA NA SA PAG GAWA NG KABALUKTUTAN!!!
    NO TO UNA!!! NO ENRILE!!! NO TO ESTRADA!!! NO TO BINAY!!!

  • garcia677

    Trillanes, I’ll vote for you since you have what I like from politicians and that’s honesty laced with principles. You’re the candidate that me and my family shall vote for including Pimentel

  • wilson

    itong si trillanes ang hilig makipagaway parang si santiago sa bicol hindi na namin  iboboto yan.

    • otire

      bako man gabos padi! so mga gusto man lang hation so Cam Sur. parehas mo.

  • butchred

    Traydor na trillanes…..you are a lackey of the reds!

  • wilson

    pareho lang ni pinoy si trillanes ang hilig magpatama bakit dito sa bicol may naitulong kaba wala.
    baguhin niyo na mga ugali niyo mga professional kayo pero ang kilos parang walang pinagaralan.

    • otire

      bako man gabos padi! so mga gusto man lang hation so Cam Sur. parehas mo. Sige mo hanap kung ano naguibo kan admin ngonian, Eh! si Gurang na Villafuerte nata dai mo tig hahapot?

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

    kung magsalita eh akala mo wala ring hinihimud na tumbong itong gagong ito

  • Matambaka

    Gasgas na ang linya na yan…Ginamit na man si ARROYO…

  • d_cons_enrico

    hahaha, tama naman si idol e, dati ang “GMA” ay patungkol kay former President Arroyo. pero matapos ang sampung taon na pag-upo nya bilang Presidente, ang katagang “GMA” ay tumutukoy na sa “korapsyon”, “pagiging trapo”, “diktador”, “magnanakaw”, “buwaya”. kaya si Enrile ay isa ring “GMA”! hahaha!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/X57BSCPCXEAP47QQSM2H3PIWZY Norberto

    You have to really be courageous about your instincts and
    your ideas.  



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