ENG - Juan "Manong/Manong Johnny/Johnny" Ponce Enrile (born February 14, 1924) is a Filipino politician. As a protege of President Ferdinand Marcos, he served as Justice Secretary and then Defense Secretary under the Marcos regime; he later became one of the leaders (along with General Fidel V. Ramos) in the 1986 People Power Movement that drove Marcos from power. Enrile has continued to be a prominent politician since then; he has been President of the Senate of the Philippines since November 2008.
Enrile was re-elected into a fourth term in the 2010 Senate election. On July 26, 2010, he was re-elected as President of the Senate.
Under him, the Senate also collaborated with the House of Representatives on two crucial issues which are now considered historical milestones. First was in ...
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On the Court of Appeals' decision to junk the warrant of arrest of Sen. Ping Lacson
Q: Sir, 'yung CA po junked with finality the warrant of arrest against Senator Lacson.
Senate President: Well, they have dismissed the information against Senator Lacson. They have quashed the warrant of arrest so that decision must be implemented unless someone will go up to the Supreme Court.
Q: Should Senator Lacson come out now?
SP: Yes. We do not know if the government will appeal the decision to the Supreme Court ...
Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile once described himself as an ordinary man. I think the better description is he is an ordinary man who lived through extraordinary times.
His life reads like a real-life telenovela—growing up penniless as a boy, struggling to get an education, meeting his father, and eventually working his way up to where he is now. His star rose in the Marcos administration, first as Justice secretary, then as Defense secretary. He later became senator and he has risen to the Senate’s top post.
He witnessed extraordinary times and survived not once, but ...
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On JPE's assessment of PCSO GM Uriarte's testimony
SP Hindi ako naniniwala sa kanya. Kawawa 'yun, nagkabuhol-buhol siya. Alam mo, sa Saligang Batas natin, hindi pwedeng gagamitin 'yung pera na appropriated except for the purpose for which it was specifically appropriated. Dina-divert nila, paying blood money, calamity. That was earmarked for intelligence, pagkatapos gagamitin nila 'yun. Paano 'yun? If she is charged, she can go to jail.
Q Ano po ang magiging pananagutan ni Ginang Arroyo?
SP It depends, kung ano. Basta, humingi sila ng intelligence fund. Syempre, ang approving ...
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