Children’s welfare will be Enrile’s major concern in Senate

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MANILA, Philippines—United Nationalist Alliance candidate for Senator, Cagayan Representative Juan Ponce “Jack” Enrile Jr., stated his bent on championing the welfare of children, especially those who are living in food-insecure households.

He pointed out that hunger in the family could lead to other problems like abandonment, exploitation or even children who are abducted or reported missing.

“Equally important as my advocacy for food sovereignty is my concern for the welfare of children who are rendered helpless by poverty and other circumstances,” Enrile said in a recent interview with Radyo INQUIRER 990 AM.

He cited alarming reports that close to 40 children have been missing in Metro Manila since January last year.

Despite efforts of the Philippine National Police (PNP), which created “Task Force Sagip

Angel” to focus on unsolved incidence of child abductions in the cities of Taguig, Parañaque and Quezon, Enrile also wants measures that will clearly address this issue.

“It is unfortunate that we do not have the appropriate laws that cover cases of child abductions. While Republic Act (RA) 7610 defines different forms of child abuse as criminal offenses such as physical abuse, neglect, and cruelty, among others, there is nothing that provides a clear guideline on missing or abducted children,” Enrile added.

Millions of Filipino children, he said, are victims of exploitation as child laborers and are used by illegal drug syndicates as couriers.

He calls on all concerned government agencies such the Philippine National Police, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, the Department of Labor and Employment, and the Department of Social Welfare and Development “to pool their resources together to help create a social context that will ensure the safety and protect the rights of Filipino children.”

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  • SMEjhong

    fcvk this is like the 3rd article within the span of 3 hours?…this is full of BS.. makes me want to puke…pweee!..im checking on somethin worth to read..not this crap..cmon’ INQUIRER!..

    • $42337655

      you got it sir. like they say money talks…….
      madaming pera ito na pambayad sa writers.

      • koolkid_inthehouse

        His father Juan saved his pork barrel just for his son’s campaign.

      • $42337655

        kapag yang mga Marcos, Enrile at Binay ang nakapasok, magdasal na ang buong Pilipinas. History will repeat itself. Sisimutin ng mga iyan ang masisimot pa.

        Haluan pa ng gulo ng Tsina sa West Philippine Sea at nung never-ending problema sa mga Muslims, tapos na ang Pinas.

        Hindi dapat mangyari yan.

    • http://twitter.com/RolandRamos6 Roland Ramos

      I see nothing wrong with politicians speaking out their aspirations. They are after all speaking the aspirations of people. They are after all aspiring for positions that will be representing the Filipino people. I do see something wrong dito sa mga Dakilang Miron dito sa forum. Walang kontribusyon eh. NapakaNegative.

    • doodle

      dahil maraming gustong gawin si Enrile para sa bayan! If you think this is BS, maybe you’re not concern on what are the needs of the society right now. DONT waste your time talking BS if you dont even care at all.

  • go88

    Enrile talking about young children gives me the creeps …

  • superpilipinas

    He needs to come clean first. He needs to volunteer to have those murders he is accused of be reopened. The general belief is that those were suppressed since the Enriles were very powerful. For redemption, he needs to prove his innocence. Otherwise, why should people believe him and not fear him or his children? What might his children do?

  • bbguevara

    Another propaganda for Enrile , from these two reporters today alone.

    • http://twitter.com/RolandRamos6 Roland Ramos

      At least si Jack marunong panindigan sinasabi niya. Buti pa si Jack, pinag uusapan ang kanyang mga balak at advocacies, di tulad ng mga iba… sila Trillanes, Poe, at Aquino walang ginawa kundi managampanya!!!

  • kevin linsao

    When did Enrile become concern about the children?

    • chloe

      everyday..

  • 33Sambuang2

    ugok ka. concern sa mga bata? e mamamatay tao kang mokong ka.

  • Hellomr

    Mas makakalung siya kung hindi na siya tatakbo… Dahil ang Tao ay suklam na sa kanilang family na dapat ay matagal ng retire sa politica…

  • Paulstronghold

    He’s been a congressman for a long time why only now? That’s the problem during election time it is irritating to hear false promises. They promised heaven and earth, the moon and the strars. Bilog na bilog na ang ulo ng mga botante sa pambobola. Lokohin mo lelong mong panot!

    • chiebart

      correct! parang si Angara. pag nanalo pa raw sila as Senator. hehehehe

    • http://twitter.com/RolandRamos6 Roland Ramos

      I believe the guy definitely deserves a seat in the Senate to prove himself. Jack Enrile is capable and I know he will do well, and he is not the type who will not stick to his promise. No senator talks about his programs or advocacies more than Jack, and I give him due credit for that. Exactly what I wanted to hear from a future senator.

      • Paulstronghold

        Respect your point. But I stick to my pronouncement he’s been too long n Congress and yet didn’t do much to prove he has genuine concern with the people. Knowing fully well he’s the son of one of the most influential and powerful senators of the land. He could have done better with the riches they have. In short he has no track record worthy of admiration!

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    Enrile talking about child exploitation now. Ask your father what have he done about it. Another paid political campaign by Jackol Enrile.

    • http://twitter.com/RolandRamos6 Roland Ramos

      So you’re here to bash the Enriles for no reason and you can’t even do it with proper grammar? You have no place here so I suggest you bring your negativity somewhere else. This is a senator who is speaking of his advocacies, and I believe that it is just right form him to do so. I believe in Jack Enrile’s platform and if you don’t, then why are you here to hate?

  • $42337655

    wala pa yung mga bayaran at nakikinabang at makikinabang kay Jack.

    late ang dating, dapat bawasan ang bayad sa kanila; sleeping on the job, too much cholesterol in their good & bountiful food.

    maya-maya nandiyan na yan at puros “move on” na naman ang sasabihin, lol

    • marionics

      nandyan na pero halatang magkakatabi lang sila sa media room ni jack kasi parepareho writing style at content, puro praise release tapos nagsasagutan sila hahaha.

      halatang obvious.

  • marionics

    POTANGINAMUKA JACK MAMATAY NA KAYO NG HINAYUPAKMONGSALOT MONG AMAAAA!!!

    • chloe

      relax marionics, pikon ka na ba?ang galing kasi ni enrile diba? walang patama sa ibang kandidato…

      • marionics

        he he ok lang. kamusta na lang sa mga staff ni jack ha. kina eric at ariel paki hi hello na lang kamo hahaha

      • http://twitter.com/RolandRamos6 Roland Ramos

        Skwater naman ng marionics na ito. Relax ka lang.

      • marionics

        he he ilan ba new accounts mo pre. it doesn’t matter. you jack damage control is sinking hahahaha

        kamusta kina sally eric at ariel sa staff ni jack ha, he he

        sabihin mo huwag kang tyanihin kasi mahirap mag damage control kay jack dito sa inquirer pre

        hahaha

    • doodle

      walang pinag-aralan? nakaawa ka naman!

      • marionics

        he he another new account for the jack the ripper damage control team. laki ng bigay ni matadero ano hahaha

        puro 20 comments pa lang lahat ng account mo he he

        kamusta kina sally eric at ariel sa staff ni jack ha

      • doodle

        Wow. Sorry I aint doing what you’re doing. Maybe thats your job. Online all day to bash Jack’s good deeds. Well I am not like you! ooops. Gets mo ba? English kasi, baka gusto mo translate ko pa?

      • marionics

        uuuuy kunyari ka pa hahaha. ok lang yan, alam ng lahat dito na hanapbuhay mo lang yan tapos pagkatapos ng eleksyon wala ka na di ba? hahaha

    • oliveoil

      Seriously, youre barbaric. Uneducated person. Go to hell Marionics. Youre one crazy son of a b*tch

      • marionics

        wow this is the newest username account yet commenting on a 3=day old “news article”. talk about overzealous damage control team. ok na yan pre, suit na bayad sa iyo ni jack. pero walan ng tao dito kasi nga lumang article na ito. nobody can read this anymore. kaya tuloy halting binubungkal mo lang ang inbox mo e. tell jack to pay for another press release para may new round of mura ang abutin niya from the real people hhahahaha

  • pcosmachine

    BOTH FATHER AND SON ENRILE ARE LIARS.

    HIS CORRUPT FATHER HAS BEEN IN PUBLIC SERVICE FOR MORE THAN 60 YEARS AND HAS DONE NOTHING GOOD FOR THE FILIPINO PEOPLE BUT STEALING, CHEATING, AND LYING.

    JACK ENRILE WILL SURELY FOLLOW HIS FATHER’S FOOTSTEPS SMUGGLING CARS IN CAGAYAN, STEALING TAXPAYERS’ MONEY IN THE SENATE, AND MURDERING HIS POLITICAL AND PERSONAL FOES.

    DO NOT BELIEVE A SINGLE WORD THIS LIAR AND MURDERER JACK ENRILE SAYS!

    DO NOT VOTE FOR THIS TRAPO JACK “RAPIST” ENRILE!

    • lolo_Jose

      NO TO JACKIE THE RIPPER!!!
      NO TO JV ESTRADA!!!
      NO TO BIGNAY!!!
      NO TO UNA!!!

      • $42337655

        kapag yang mga Marcos, Enrile at Binay ang nakapasok, magdasal na ang buong Pilipinas. History will repeat itself. Sisimutin ng mga iyan ang
        masisimot pa.

        Haluan pa ng gulo ng Tsina sa West Philippine Sea at nung never-ending problema sa mga Muslims, tapos na ang Pinas.

        Hindi dapat mangyari yan. Dios ko pong mahabagin.

    • doodle

      WOW. NEW ISSUE AGAIN? RAPIST?? WHERE’D YOU GET THAT? COM’ON, IF YOU BETTER SHOW AN EVIDENCE OF THAT. MAKING RUMORS WILL NOT AFFECT JACK ENRILE GUYS! SORRY NALANG KAYO.. HAHAHAHA! ENRILES ARE GOOD PEOPLE AND THEY HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB FOR US FILIPINOS.

  • lolo_Jose

    NASA payrol ba kayo ni Enrile ha Liza and Ricky? magkano na ba bigayan sa ngayon sa gaya nyong mga bayaran?

  • $14334231

    really???…who’s kidding who???….

  • jcsantos

    Why are there suddenly several Inquirer articles promoting Jack Enrile?

    • Sheena

      he is just letting his advocacies known to everyone.. gumawa din sana yung iba ng kanilang programa at nang mapag usapan din sila.. ano ba ginagawa nila?

  • jmee larosa

    Alan Cayetano is a type of trapo who is always ‘ungrateful’ for the people who helped him build his political career. Walang utang na loob sa mga ENRILE!

    • girlie santiez

      Absolutely! The Cayetanos has utang na loob to the Enrile but instead na magpasalamat, binastos pa ni Alan Peter sa Senado. What a shame!

    • tatlonghari

      FG for example was so supportive to the Cayetano siblings then. Pero trinaydor nila, ipinagkanulo. So, so bad!

  • azkal futbol

    magkano ang bayad ni jack sa pdi at andami nyang walang kwentang press releases. media mileage technique, yan ang gawa ng mga corrupt na pulitiko. antagal na nito sa kongreso bat di nya sinimulan noon pa ang mga bagay na ito.

  • Yobhtron

    Kung totoong meron maraming magandang plataporma si Jack Enrile dapat ay ginawa na niya noong nasa Kongreso siya at bakit siya pa yata ang pinakamaraming absences. Hindi makikinabang ang bayan sa mga Enrile. IBASURA ANG MGA POLITICAL DYNASTY!

  • buttones

    Well Jack is going to be a busy boy when he takes his seat, he’s also going to focus on creating jobs, a novel idea if there every was one, I wish somebody had thought on that before… but I guess it takes a fine mind to think these things out, like Jack’s for example, even better than his father who over the years, this concept of creating jobs [other than in the second hand motor trade] never even crossed his mind. Yep! Jack is my kinda guy, and he likes poor children as well! How sweet!

    • doodle

      Very well said, :) go Jack, we believe in you!

  • Mark

    “hunger in the family could lead to other problems like abandonment,
    exploitation or even children who are abducted or reported missing”

    Bakit hindi mo subukan ipamigay ung mga nakurakot ng tatay at pamilya mo sa taong bayan ng mabawasan ang mga nagugutom na pinoy.

    Paano ung pamilyang nagugutom sa kapangyarihan, katulad ng mga Enriles, Binays, Estradas, etc, ano ang balak mong gawin dun?

  • Mark

    Para sa walang kwentang mamamatay tao na ito nagsanib pwersa pa ang 2 mokong na reporter na ito, puro kalokohan lang nman ang mga pinagsasabi, MAGKANO?!?!?

    • oliveoil

      Eh ikaw? Magkano bayad sayo sa paninira?

      • Mark

        Gigi ikaw ba yan? Musta na ung alaga mong matanda na mukha na lang ang tumitigas

  • William O’Malley

    at least Riza and Ricky are talking about JACK ENRILE’s programs. Mas interesado ata kayo kay kris at james eh, o chiz at heart, at heart, atsaka meron pa pala Risa Hontiveros at Ronald Llamas na Komunistang political adviser ni Pnoy (yes Hontiveros BF of Fake DVD fame

    • kristian

      ang ganda ng sinabi mo dito! super agree!!!

  • kristian

    In truth, no other candidate is talking about their program of action or advocacies aside from Jack.

    • chloe

      because they have nothing to say..

  • Chuckie

    I appreciate that Jack talks about what he wants to do because we can hold him accountable to it.

  • Chuckie

    Jack speaks on things in good faith. I trust him and I believe that he will fulfill his plans!

    • chloe

      correct ka jan GuaGua.. Let’s just support Jack on all his plans.

      • http://twitter.com/RolandRamos6 Roland Ramos

        Agree ako dyan!

    • Mr. Smooth

      I agree! Galing ni Enrile, Hindi lang siya mabait na tao, kundi isang magandang role model din para sa mga tao! Let’s vote Jack! :)

  • chloe

    I admire you Jack Enrile… Madaming nagagalit, naiinis dahil sa sobrang galing at talino mo. In short daming insecure sayo.. :)

  • doodle

    Kamusta naman? Say what people?? ganyan ba kasipag ang mga kandidato niyo tulad ni ENRILE? Deins! Masipag siguro mangampanya lang? haha! Wake up people! This guy deserve a seat in the senate! vote for Enrile!

  • Mr. Smooth

    “Equally important as my advocacy for food sovereignty is my concern for the welfare of children who are rendered helpless by poverty and other circumstances,” Enrile said
    — Very well said!

    Jack does not only walk the talk, rather, He also does it with conviction. He is a good role model to everyone.

  • mangtom

    This jackass, if he is truly concerned with needy children, he should quit spending money for campaign, give it instead to children’s charity and spend some of the ill-gotten wealth of his killer father, like himself. That is better than making empty political promises. My birth certificate shows I was not born yesterday, Mr. Jackass.

    • Jess Jacinto

      anakngpoooch ang profound mo ha. hahaha. where is your birth certificate? for that matter whats your real name mangtom. hahaha. puro kayo fake and cowardly accounts.

  • http://jonverdavid.wordpress.com Jonver David

    Sorry but who else talks about their programs but Jack? I hope all senatoriables do tallk more about platforms than anything else.

  • http://jonverdavid.wordpress.com Jonver David

    And this all boils down to advocating anti-poverty measures like agricultural programs and reforms which Jack is championing

  • http://jonverdavid.wordpress.com Jonver David

    So those who are just whining, why don’t you find someone who can talk about their concrete platforms before you spread useless rumors and propaganda

  • oliveoil

    Stupid crazy comments on this article. Haters of jack enrile keep thinking that the pro jack team gets paid. Seriousl people, dont you have the right to speak your thoughts and opinions? Bakit di niyo na lang respetuhin yung mga pro jack? Kung tutuuain, yung mga naninira dito yung mga binabayaran eh.

    Why hate Jack so much? inano ba kayo? Mataas siguro bayad sainyo ano? :)

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