Enrile as possible Senate president? I’m not threatened, says Sotto

/ 01:38 PM November 07, 2018

Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III. INQUIRER.net file photo / CATHY MIRANDA

“Why will I be threatened now?”

Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III said this Wednesday when asked if he was threatened at the possibility of Juan Ponce Enrile reclaiming the top seat in the upper Chamber.


Enrile, a former Senate president, is running for senator in the 2019 midterm polls. He is now 94 years old.

READ: Despite age, Enrile wants ‘to join the fun,’ announces Senate run


“He will be an asset in the Senate if he will be elected back to the Senate. If my colleagues would like to elect him as Senate President, I have no problem with that,” Sotto said in a news forum.

“I am not threatened at all, because I only serve for my colleagues,” he also said.

Despite Enrile possibly returning to the leadership of the Senate, Sotto said he is “confident” that he has the full support of other senators.

“I serve only at the pleasure of my colleagues and any Senate president serves only at the pleasure of his colleagues in the majority,” he said.

Sotto said Enrile could also join the majority bloc of the Senate. /je

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