outbrain
Close  

Enrile in high spirits amid COVID-19 crisis

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
/ 06:27 PM March 28, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Despite being 96 years old, former Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile showed that he was in high spirits in view of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis plaguing the country.

ADVERTISEMENT

In a Facebook video by his granddaughter Kristen on Saturday,  it showed the former senator waving both his hands high and giving her a flying kiss.

And in a light moment, Enrile showed that he was unafraid of the viral disease by saying “COVID, go away!”

Kristen’s post went viral on the social media site, with 4,800 likes and reactions.

There are people who are quite amused about me. Some think I am dead; some claim I am comatose in a hospital; some say…

Posted by JP Enrile on Friday, March 20, 2020

ADVERTISEMENT

On March 20, Enrile assured everyone that the rumors about him contracting the virus are wrong.

“I am still alive and relatively well. But like all the rest, my family and I are hiding from an invisible enemy called covid 19,” Enrile stated on Facebook.

Edited by JPV

For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link .

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
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: Coronavirus, COVID-19, JPE, Juan Ponce Enrile, nCoV update, pandemic
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.