Santiago lists Enrile’s sins
MANILA, Philippine – Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago enumerated the alleged sins committed by her nemesis, Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile, whom she called names from being a “sex addict” to “mastermind” of plunder.
Santiago, in a privilege speech on Wednesday which lasted for about 45 minutes, sought for an immediate and “exhaustive” investigation into the crimes that Enrile had allegedly committed.
“The man is an incorrigible liar and criminal, as brought out by the litany of his crimes against the Filipino people,” she said.
“Accordingly, I respectfully urge the justice secretary to order an immediate and exhaustive investigation into the following crimes under the Penal Code committed by Enrile,” she added.
Santiago said Enrile should be held liable for the death and disappearance during martial law of some 4,000 people; for allegedly running smuggling and gambling empires in the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA); for running an illegal logging empire during martial law; and for masterminding the “biggest” plunder case in Philippine history when he allegedly received a total of P1.189 billion “pork barrel” funds from 2005 to 2013.
Santiago said P641.65 million of Enrile’s “pork” went to dummy corporations of detained Janet Lim-Napoles.
It appears, she said, that Napoles was Enrile’s “BFF” or Best Friend Forever.
At the start of her speech, the lady senator immediately pointed to Enrile as the “mastermind of plunder.”
Enrile, who is facing plunder charge at the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with the P10-billion “pork barrel” fund fraud, was seated just in front of Santiago while listening to her litany.
At times, he was seen laughing at Santiago’s tirades against him and then played with his tablet computer.
In her speech, Santiago called Enrile names like “Tanda” “icon of shameless lying” and “poster boy stem cell treatment.”
“In Cagayan, it is said that when he was a baby, his mother dropped him on his head,” she said.
“Now he is the poster boy of stem cell treatment that has long gone past its expiry date. He looks like a female llama surprised in her bath. He reminds me of nothing so much as a dead fish, before it has time to stiffen. If he has the courage, he should switch place with me: He should be funny, and I’ll be the asshole.”
Santiago also revived Enrile’s alleged affair with his former chief of staff, Atty. Jessica “Gigi” Reyes, who was also charged with plunder along with Enrile.
Santiago cited the January 30, 1998 article of the Chicago Tribune, which reported Enrile’s alleged separation from his wife because of another woman identified in the report as Gigi Gonzales- Reyes after charging him with adultery.
The report supposedly quoted Enrile’s wife as saying “that she no longer could tolerate his chasing after other women, including domestic helpers, cooks, and assistants.”
“This is eyewitness testimony that Enrile is psychopathic and urgently needs treatment for his sex addiction,” Santiago said.
Santiago said Enrile, with his “eternal philandering” and “unexplained wealth, should see a psychiatrist.
“His mind is sick, sick, sick,” she said.
Santiago also disclosed Enrile’s alleged attempt when he was customs commissioner to pressure her husband, then customs collector Narciso Yap Santiago, to release a Toyota car smuggled and forfeited by the bureau of customs for failure to pay customs duties.
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