Enrile: Not much has changed in Philippine politics

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 04:15 PM December 12, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — Politicians will not show their true colors in front of the public eye.

Former Senator Juan Pone Enrile said this on Wednesday when asked if there have been changes in the game of politics in the country.


The senator said politicians would not show their negative side to the public and would always put their best foot forward.

“Pareho lang. Nagpapasikat sa madla, ganon pa rin (Nothing has changed. They would impress the public. It’s still the same),” Enrile made the statement when he guested at Bandera’s “Tusok Tusok” session.


“Ako magaling. Ako honest. Ako matalino. Ako.. Hindi sasabihin na ako demonyo (I’m good, honest, intelligent. Nobody would say ‘I’m the devil’),” he added.

Enrile, who was allegedly involved in a pork barrel scam with two ex-senators, was charged with plunder at the anti-graft court of the Sandiganbayan.

He was, however, allowed to post bail amounting to P1 million by the Supreme Court  P1 million in consideration of his old age.

READ: SC grants Enrile bid for bail

Former Senator Bong Revilla was one of the senators involved in the alleged misuse of their pork barrel or the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), the lump-sum funds previously allocated to legislators.

He was recently acquitted of plunder by the Sandiganbayan and ordered released.

READ: Bong Revilla acquitted of plunder


READ: Sandiganbayan orders release of Revilla from detention

When asked for comment on Revilla’s case, Enrile opted not to answer.

“I will not make any judgment. I’m a lawyer. I am governed by ethics rule,” he said.

Enrile also dodged questions if he is hoping the court would also acquit him over his alleged involvement in the pork barrel scam.

Both Revilla and Enrile are seeking re-election as  senator in the upcoming midterm elections. /ee

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Juan Ponce Enrile, news, Philippine politics, Philippines
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.