Enrile retracts the ‘Act of Contrition’ he made when he thought he was facing death in 1986

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Exclusive by Raïssa Robles

In February 1986 when Juan Ponce Enrile thought he might die, he made a public ‘Act of Contrition’ where he revealed that the 1972 ambush of himself that had been used as a pretext for declaring Martial Law had been faked.

As a result, people’s distrust of Enrile melted and they came by the thousands to protect him from the wrath of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos, who planned to have him arrested and imprisoned in Corregidor, if not shot.

I personally heard Enrile say his Act of Contrition on nationwide radio.

Beyond this, I had no other proof – at least until this weekend when I found in my personal archives a copy of the March 9, 1986 Asiaweek magazine, a weekly. This edition hit the newsstands the week after the 1986 Edsa People Power.

Reporting for Asiaweek then, journalists Antonio Lopez (now owner-publisher of BizNewsAsia), Lisa Beyer and Luninging Salazar jointly filed a story entitled Four Days that Ended an Era, which chronicled in detail what had happened from February 22 to 26, 1986. On page 32 of this particular Asiaweek edition, they wrote of Enrile’s stunning public declaration that the ambush on him, which Marcos had cited as one of the immediate reasons for justifying the imposition of Martial Law in 1972, was FAKE.

Not only that, Enrile also publicly said that his February 22, 1986 defection from Marcos was his ATONEMENT for that lie of an ambush. It was his way of saying “I’m sorry” to the nation.

Here is a portion of the Asiaweek article that contains this:

Last month, however, Enrile TOOK IT ALL BACK in his newly published memoir and said reports quoting him as calling his ambush “fake” were all idiotic and malicious. In his memoir, Enrile says of that February 22, 1986 press conference with foreign correspondents:

Another question to me was: Did I stage and fake my ambush to justify the declaration of martial law? I said, “No! I did not!”

This canard has been spread around for so long such that it has gained acceptance as the “truth”, no matter how much I tried to correct this patent falsehood.

As I have earlier said, there was no need for me to do that to justify the declaration of martial law. There was no need for other facts to justify the imposition of martial law. Proclamation No. 1081 of 21 September, 1972 recited fully and faithfully all the facts that President Marcos needed and used to justify the declaration of martial law in the country.

I drafted and prepared the documents that President Marcos used to declare martial law. I checked the facts contained in those documents. I had no doubt of their authenticity, veracity, and sufficiency to support and justify the declaration of martial law. Those facts were more than enough to justify the declaration of martial law.

The incessant claim that I staged and faked my ambush to justify the declaration of martial law was simply and obviously a malicious and idiotic effort to attack and defame me.

Besides, when my ambush happened, the order of President Marcos to place the country under martial law was already delivered by me to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the military operations to implement the order were already on-going. In other words, ambush or no ambush martial law was already an irreversible fact.

What could have prompted Enrile to retract

I read Enrile’s memoir with an eye to looking at what he thought was important to what was not. And how he described certain events.

It’s a fascinating read.

What struck me was the number of pages he devotes to clearing his son, Congressman Juan Ponce Enrile Jr. or Jack, from the long held accusation that actor Alfie Anido was murdered by bodyguards of his son Jack (also known as Jackie).

Enrile blamed the report on his late rival, military chief General Fabian Ver:

To create the impression in the mind of the public that Jack had something to do with the death of Alfie Anido, General Ver unleashed his attack dogs to fish for evidence against Jack. Naturally, they found nothing because the rumor that Jack killed Alfie Anido was a pure fabrication.

No doubt, the only purpose of those who spread that false rumor was to besmirch my family and destroy my reputation rather than to solve a crime for there was no crime at all. That was how vicious my foes were. But I made sure that they would not succeed in their dirty scheme. I gathered the facts to their utter embarrassment. Still, my foes would not stop.

Enrile devotes two entire pages on the Alfie Anido case and mentions how Alfie had physically abused his daughter Katrina.

In contrast, he makes absolutely no mention of the 1986 and 1987 coup attempts against the late President Corazon Aquino wherein he was implicated, along with his senior aide, then Lt. Col. Gregorio Honasan. In July 1986, for instance, Marcos’ defeated running mate Arturo Tolentino proclaimed himself “acting President” at Manila Hotel and said he was not only retaining Enrile as “National Defense Minister” but also appointing Enrile as the “Prime Minister” so he could “continue the fights against the communists without any interruption.” [Source: The Final Report on the Fact Finding Commission, quoting “Tolentino Courts Sedition Charges,” Philippine Daily Inquirer 7 July 1986, page 6.]

I was hoping Enrile would explain his side on what the Fact Finding Commission led by Hilario Davide (who later became a Chief Justice) wrote about him in its Fact Finding Report. On page 479, Davide together with Commission members Professor Carolina Hernandez, former poll chairman Christian Monsod, businessmen Ricardo Romulo and Delfin Lazaro wrote:

Enrile and the RAM-HF (Reform the Armed Forces – Honasan Faction) apparently did not give up their original coup intentions even after the EDSA Revolt and President Aquino had assumed office. He formed an elite group, a battalion purportedly organized to counter hijacking and other terrorist activities, in his capacity as chairman of the National Committee on Anti-Hijacking (NACAH). Honasan headed the group. although it aroused the suspicion of several high-ranking officers, nothing was done about it until after November 1986. He also recommended to the newly-installed President Aquino the designation of his trusted aide, Col. Tirso Gador, to head the Presidential Security Command (PSC).

Now let’s put this side by side with what Enrile says in his memoir about his 1972 ambush:

The attack was so sudden that it caught everyone by surprise. No one in the convoy was able to fire back. My official car was ditched on the right side of the road. Its left rear door was riddled with bullet holes, and its left back tire was punctured and disabled. Luckily, my driver and my military aide, Tirso Gador, who was seated beside the driver, were not hurt.

Hmmmm. He describes Gador as his military aide who was in the car that was ambushed in 1972. What was his purpose for trying to place Gador right inside the presidential palace?

Unfortunately, we can no longer ask Gador due to his untimely death on July 22, 1986. According to the Orlando Sentinel:

Col. Tirso Gador, who played a key role in the revolt that toppled President Ferdinand Marcos, drowned Tuesday. He was blown into Manila Bay when he and six soldiers parachuted from a helicopter. Two soldiers also were blown into the water, but they survived. Gador led the first soldiers to declare support for Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile and military chief Fidel Ramos during the February revolution that drove Marcos to exile and installed Corazon Aquino as president.

The same Fact Finding Report stated that in the November 1986 ‘God Save the Queen’ plot,

The attempt fizzled out without any shot being fired and without any casualty but for Enrile whom President Aquino unequivocally and decisively removed from the Cabinet. Unfortunately, Honasan and company were allowed to go free and none of them was even formally investigated.

The Fact Finding Commission also obtained a video from international broadcasting network CNN of a press conference conducted by the Nacionalista Party on December 2, 1989 at Hotel Intercontinental at the height of the most serious coup attempt against President Cory Aquino which laid siege to Makati City, the heart of the country’s financial district then. By that time, Enrile was a Senator of the Republic.

Here was a senator giving a press conference at Makati City’s Intercon Hotel while rebel soldiers were taking control of the area. The soldiers, whose leaders were known to be close to Enrile, did not at all take Enrile hostage even though a senator would have been a prize catch at that time.

The Commission concluded, after watching the video of Enrile’s press conference:

Insofar as the portions of the videotape with the Commission shows, not only did Enrile blame the government for the coup attempt, but like (Vice President Salvador) Laurel, he failed to condemn the coup participants or call upon them to lay down their arms.

I had hoped that Enrile would discuss his version of the rebel siege of Makati and the other coup attempts previous to that.

Enrile did write:

Because I was the lone oppositionist and the burden of fiscalizing the administration’s policies and actions bore heavily on my shoulders, I was unfailingly accused of plotting coups and implicated in every attempt, real or imagined.

Everything came to a head after the November 30, 1989 coup. It failed like the others but it was the most serious one launched against Cory and it almost brought her down from power.

But that was all he said of the 1989 coup attempt which yanked the recovering Philippine economy to be a bottom-dweller once more.

I also eagerly looked at how Enrile regarded the late dictator Marcos who had given the nation much grief. Although Enrile severely criticizes the dying days of Martial Law in his memoir, he describes Marcos as “my elder brother”. He also glosses over the gross human rights abuses and makes no mention at all of the grand plunder undertaken by the Marcoses of the people’s money.

Interestingly, he always refers to Martial Law as “martial law” – which in itself is an eloquent statement of how he feels about it. It’s as if he’s saying it was really no big deal, what’s the fuss all about.

Which brings me to my conclusion, which of course is pure speculation on my part.

I believe Enrile’s memoir has a two-fold purpose. One is to tell his rags to riches, powerless to powerful story.

The other is to defend his son, Juan Ponce Enrile, Jr. – otherwise known as Jack or Jackie – from accusations of murder that are sure to come out during next year’s poll campaign. In short, it serves as the launching pad for Jackie Enrile’s campaign for senator.

I also noticed that during the book launching, no less than the matriarch of the Marcos family – Congresswoman Imelda Marcos – was present.

I will not be surprised if Jack Enrile wins big in Ilocos Norte.

My hubby Alan recalls that during the 1987 senatorial campaign, Juan Ponce Enrile personally went to Ilocos Norte and publicly apologized to the Ilocanos for his betrayal of their Apo, Marcos. Alan remembers that a Manila Chronicle newspaper reporter who happened to understand Ilocano  was there covering at that time and he wrote about Enrile’s apology.

This book may well be Enrile’s way to placate the Marcoses further by offering a revisionist view of Martial Law. It is even kind to Imelda Marcos whom Enrile had seen as his most potent rival to the presidency in case the dictator Marcos died.

Enrile’s memoir glosses over the extravagance of Imelda Marcos which he had criticized behind her back before.

Still I’m glad Enrile wrote his memoir. It truly unveils his character and what he thinks of the Filipino people.

You can read below the Asiaweek piece, Four Days that Ended an Era, which quotes Enrile as saying he was making his ‘Act of Contrition’. To get a large view, click on the bottom-right icon that says “full screen”. 

 

165 Responses to “Enrile retracts the ‘Act of Contrition’ he made when he thought he was facing death in 1986”

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  1. 73
    Ramon Renato says:

    he should just retire from politics and shut up.

  2. 72
    playamoth says:

    He’s a snake. Not the Chinese zodiac kind. The one with the forked tongue who is prone to double talk. He;s a lawyer who has..who can..who will..who…Nevermind.

  3. 71
    Anna Raina Yap says:

    To The Ultimate Nato Corona and Aquino Administration Bashers :

    Why not join together and Occupy Malacanang Palace, Mendiola and the Supreme Court for twenty hours daily to oust Mr. Benigno S. Aquino III and demand Nato Corona to substitute him as president, with
    Attorney Jimeno, Mr. Arroyo, and all Nato Corona’s lawyers as the leaders ? Better yet, why not invite the Church and all militants to join a power grab or rebellion against the Aquino Administration ? Start of EDSA Four, take that, haters !!

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  5. 69
    I'll wait says:

    Enrile might change his mind again before he take his last breath……I never trusted him before and will never ever trust him…..He is as dangerous as his former master!

  6. 68
    Parekoy says:

    I started reading the first chapter of Enrile, it is a great read! Can’t put it down. I expect sone self serving omissions, deletions, and alterations but i think it will still be closer to the real event! Update you later…

    • 68.1
      Parekoy says:

      Finished the book yesterday! Great read indeed!

      I recommend this book a must for the admirers, critics, friend, foes and all the political animals out there. This is a story of a person whose odds of success was nil, coming from poverty of both materials and education, late learning, almost a perrenial outcast, a brilliant political mind, of cunning, a serial plotter, a person who believes and make his ow destiny, a longevity and relevancy in our Philippine history, and you can add more…

      I am not his fan but if you view him as an enemy, better know his mindset and appreciate his talents and cunning so that if another person with similar character emerges, then we will be ready to clip his immense destructive powers!

      Even his autobiography is written in such a way of brilliant lawyers, written with charm but with important revisions to further favor his legacy. Be careful to pick and choose his claims and set aside his selective senility when it comes to his ‘supposed ambush tha did not happen’ and the reader will apreciate that there is a treasure trove of history in the corridors of power that only now being revealed and shared.

      I think his blunder was that he did not siezed power earlier and only acted after their plot was discovered. This will be an albatross proven by his alleged failed subsequent coups. He only cited abuses of Ver and Imelda, his Ramboys were bypassed in the promotions. I consider this self serving reason tomtake over the government, he did not mention the sufferings of the Filipino people during Martial Law, which heplayed a very important role as its administrator. He can’t wash his hands withnthe blood of many people who disappeared, vanished, and died during that reign of terror.

      He knows how to wield and use power to his advantage. Many presidents abhorred him but they fear him because of his advantage of knowing each politician’s weaknesses and how he can exploit them to his favor.

      He is a master politician!

      • 68.1.1
        yeheywater says:

        He is a master of deceit, nothing else. His fear of Marcos is no end, the reason why he could not stage a coup earlier. He has an enormous respect to the Marcoses up to this moment of his twilight years.

      • 68.1.2
        Jak n d'box says:

        well, how about the story of his son also killing that Manalac guy near the rest room of the old Stargazer disco along Roxas Blvd. Didn’t Marcos say to him.”why are you doing this…didn’t I save your son’s life/liberty twice…?” No, not a master politician…but a cunning politician.

  7. 67
    Parekoy says:

    Darating na ang kopy ko ng libro ni Enrile, I hear it is REALISTIC!

    …REALISTIC FICTION!

    Maybe hindi lahat sainyo ay napanood ang interview ni Jackie Enrile sa Rappler.com. Noong tinanong sya tungkol kay Alfie Anido, biglang umiba ang facial experssion nya, biglang pinagpawisan, mukhang tumutulo ng bala at hindi pawis!

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    http://www.rappler.com/video/talkthursday/13596-talkthursday-with-jack-enrile

    sa part 2 sa youtube, eto yong tinanong sya tungkol kay Alfie:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TttwogcmG9o&feature=relmfu
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    May nakita rin ako sa internet isa sa mga yahoogroups tungkol sa kontrobersyang ito. I share ko sainyo at bahala kayo kung ano ang tingin nyo sa mga sinasabi sa open letter na ito.

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    >>>> Mr. Enrile….
    >>>> I am an alumnus of the Ateneo de Manila High School.Â
    >>>> Your son Jackie Enrile is an alumnus of the Ateneo De Manila High School
    >>>> Alfie Anido was an alumnus of the Ateneo de Manila High School
    >>>> PNoy Aquino is an alumnus of the Ateneo  de Manila High School
    >>>> Mar Roxas is an alumnus of the Ateneo de Manila High School
    >>> Butch Abad is an alumnus of the Ateneo de Manila High School
    >>> Jinggoy Ejercito is an alumnus of the Ateneo de Manila High School
    >>> Koko Pimentel is an alumnus of the Ateneo de Manila High School
    >>> TG Guingona is an alumnus of the Ateneo de Manila High School
    >>> Ralph Recto is an alumnus of the Ateneo de Manila Grade School ( and
    > FAILED the Ateneo High school entrance exam & just like Bongbong
    > transferred to La Salle Greenhills for high school)
    >>> Back then, BongBong Marcos went to La Salle Greenhills high school after
    > FAILING the Ateneo De Manila high school exams EVEN AFTER President
    > Marcos threatened the Jesuits to Accept Bong Bong sa Ateneo but to No
    > Avail !!!
    >>> What’s the point in this whole post????
    >>> Every Atenean back then who attended Ateneo High School KNEW WHAT REALLY
    > HAPPENED to ALFIE!!!   PNOY knows it ! Mar knows it ! Butch Abad
    > knows it! Jinggoy knows it! Ralph & Ricky Rector knows it ! Koko
    > Pimentel & TG Guingona knows it! The Anido family knows it ! And of
    > course your son’s archrival Bongbong knows it!!!
    >>> What really happened is VERY COMMON KNOWLEDGE to All Ateneans back then!!!
    >>> Never ever forget that Mr. Enrile!!!
    >>> Ang Pamilya Anido was also a wealthy family ! But of course, No one
    > would have ever dared to challenge the 2nd Most Powerful person in the
    > Philippines after Marcos !
    >>> REMEMBER THIS!  About 80% of the Sons of Marcos Cronies & about 80%
    > of the Sons of Anti-Marcos Opposition leaders like ( Aquino, Roxas,
    > Pimentel, Rodrigo, Maceda, Guingona, Salonga, Manglapus all attended
    > Ateneo back then )
    >>> In other words, EVERYTHING that HAPPENED under the Marcos regime WENT
    > AROUND the Ateneo community because we HEARD 1st Hand accounts from BOTH
    > Pro-Marcos & Anti-Marcos families!!!!
    >>> ALL I will say is NAPAKARAMING Binaril, Sinampal, Tinutukan, Binugbog,
    > Ginulpi ng Anak ninyo Mr. Enrile ! NO ONE DARED challenge him !
    >>> The same with BongBong, Napakaraming sinindak, sinampal, binogbog,
    > binaril at tinutukan ng baril !! No one dared challenged him!
    >>> In fact, there must have been at least 4 incidents na nagkabarilan ang
    > anak ninyong si Jackie at si Bongbong pati lahat ng mga bodyguard nila.
    >>> YES, back then, the ONLY Person who could challenge Jackie was BongBong.
    > The only person who could challenge Bongbong was Jackie!
    >>> So after NCAA basketball games between Ateneo vs. La Salle- mag lalaban
    > yung dalawang hari ng pilipinas ! After Parties sa Assumption, St.
    > Scholastica & back then, Teretiana ( Now Poveda), pag nag abutan si
    > Jackie at BongBong- Patay na! Gulo !
    >>> Every Holy week as Baguio, there would always be fights sa hotel & sa
    > Baguio country club between ateneans & La Sallites. On a number of
    > occasions, ang head ng banatan would be Jackie for ateneo & BongBong for
    > La Salle! President Marcos & Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile had to
    > STEP INÂ & pacify their Abusive, Spoiled sons !!!
    >>> The ONLY Good back then from my perspective as a young atenean  ( if
    > you can call that good) was Jackie Enrile was a relatively Very Nice guy
    > to fellow ateneans!! I will give him that. Pag- Atenista ka, ” Hindi
    > tayo talo”.
    >>> Pag La Sallista ka, Magtago ka na !
    >>> The opposite for Bong Bong, ” Pag Atenista ka, patay ka kay BongBong!
    >>> I will not say or conclude or REPEAT what 99% of All Ateneans KNEW BACK
    > THEN because it does not really matter at this point!!!
    >>> Kung ang Pamilya nga ni Alfie Anido has REMAINED SILENT all these years,
    > tayo pang mga nasa publiko lang! It’s not worth anyone’s life to risk
    > para sa ganito.
    >>> Let’s just say, the Next Senator of the PH Jack Enrile was NEVER a
    > Saint!!!!
    >>> What really KILLS me & many Ateneans & La Sallalites of our time is….
    >>> Ang mga maraming Binugbog at Ibabuso, Sinampal noong teenage years namin
    > are NOW ALL in power. In fact, they will ALL BE SENATORS !!!
    >>> This was the Level of Fear & Fights caused by these people back then- In
    > order of notoriety:
    >>> 1) Jackie Enrile2) BongBong Marcos3) Ralph Recto 4) Jinggoy Ejercito
    >>> By the way, Jinggoy & Jude were very abusive at sobrang nag hari harian
    > noong time nila especially pag territory ng Greenhills & San Juan!
    >>> Mahilig mag paputok ng baril  at manindak ng iba!
    >>> (Jinggoy always had 4 San Juan police bodyguards! he would get into
    > fights with other sons of Marcos cronies na panay spoiled at abusive
    > then.)
    >>> These 4 will be ALL Senators by 2013! All were associated with the
    > Marcos family!
    >>> P.S. ASK Any alumni of the ateneo high school who attended Ateneo de
    > Manila High school noong time ni Mar Roxas & Noy Aquino. WHAT comments
    > will you hear???
    >>> Mabait, Tahimik, very humble, maloko, hindi sumasama sa gulo, may
    > respeto and NEVER mong maririnig na may sinindak or minaliit!!
    >>> Back then, you already knew kung sinong mga bata ang pinalaki ng tama
    > vs. pinalaki ng spoiled!
    >>> ***Â Alam ninyo mga kababayan kung ano ang Ironic sa lahat ng ito????
    > There are ONLY Two Young Men among the people I just mentioned who
    > REALLY TRULY CAME FROMÂ VERY WEALTHY Families ( Wealthy na hindi
    > Ninakaw sa Pulitika )
    >>> They are NoyNoy Aquino & Mar Roxas- they both grew up in families who
    > were 10 times wealthier than any of the other people I just mentioned
    > ! BUT LOOK how they CARRIED THEMSELVES Growing up as Teenagers !!!
    >>> Napalaki si Mar & Noy na naturuan na pagiging Humble !! They were
    > brought up right ! You have to commend Senator Roxas & Mrs.
    > Araneta-Roxas, and of course the Martyr hero Senator Ninoy Aquino &
    > President Cory Aquino!
    >>> It proves that Upbringing by parents is the Ultimate in moral values &
    > upright character !
    >>> ( Right Mr. Renato Corona??? Another Ateneo High School alumnus who
    > somehow lost his morals)
    >>> You can go to the very top school like ateneo & all its Jesuits – but
    > your morals will ultimately still come from your family!Â
    >>> Si Noy & Mar Never NEVER EVER acted like they were above others or had
    > any Sense of Entitlement!!!!
    >>> That is one trait that still shows TODAY, 30+ years after their high
    > school years in the Ateneo!!!
    >>> Sorry but once in a while someone has to SHARE THIS with the General
    > Public!!!!!
    >>> So alam ninyo who are the People running our nation today!
    >>> You be the judge !!!!
    >>> All I share here is an OPEN BOOK to all Ateneans & even LaSallites back
    > then.,
    >>> NO ONE just would dare talk about it for obvious reasons!
    >>> *** Kung Alam lang ng atin mga kababayan, Lalong Lalo na iyung 80% ng
    > mga botanteng mahihirap, hindi edukado na madaling lokohin at
    > paikutin!!!

    from:
    http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/bspdrbretirees/message/2315

    • 67.1
      Cha says:

      @Parekoy,

      Thanks for posting this. It reminded me of an interview Jack Enrile gave in 2011 where he told a different story about the extent of his knowledge of the relationship between his sister and Anido. Makes one wonder what other parts of the picture have been altered and when.

      In the Rappler interview he says:

      “Truth be told, Katrina was in love with him and I was happy at the time because she had a series of bad relationships before that. And she seemed to be really happy. I could see that they were really in love”.

      In an interview with Reggee Bonoan, posted by Online Balita, Dec 9, 2011, this is what he said : (link to be posted separately)

      “Sa totoo lang, hindi ko alam until that day, actually, na mag boyfriend sila ni Katrina. Kung hindi nangyari `yung insidente n a (nagaaway sina Alfie at Katrina Katrina habang) pauwi sila galing Antipolo, na sabi ko, `Ano’ng ginagawa ni Katrina na kasama ni Alfie Anido, kasi kaibigan ko `yan?“
      “So, I only found out that day na mag-boyfriend na sila at matagal na pala sila.
      “At hindi ko rin alam kung paano sila nagkakilala dahil wala namang na’kuwento sa akin si Katrina,“ pagbabalik-tanaw ni Rep. Jack.

  8. 66
    Parekoy says:

    I don’t know if all of you seen Jackie Enrile’s interview in Rappler.com

    http://www.rappler.com/video/talkthursday/13596-talkthursday-with-jack-enrile

    Watch the portion when he was asked about his involvement with Alfie Anido’s death. Watch the change of his facial expression. Mukhang tumulo ng bala ang pawis nya!

    halaw sa internet:

    When a person takes a polygraph test, four to six sensors are attached to the person. A polygraph is a machine in which the multiple (“poly”) signals from the sensors are recorded on a single strip of moving paper (“graph”). The sensors usually record:

    The person’s breathing rate
    The person’s pulse
    The person’s blood pressure
    The person’s perspiration

    Heto pa ang nakalap ko sa internet isa sa mga yahoo groups:

    http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/bspdrbretirees/message/2315

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    >>>> Mr. Enrile….
    >>>> I am an alumnus of the Ateneo de Manila High School.Â
    >>>> Your son Jackie Enrile is an alumnus of the Ateneo De Manila High School
    >>>> Alfie Anido was an alumnus of the Ateneo de Manila High School
    >>>> PNoy Aquino is an alumnus of the Ateneo  de Manila High School
    >>>> Mar Roxas is an alumnus of the Ateneo de Manila High School
    >>> Butch Abad is an alumnus of the Ateneo de Manila High School
    >>> Jinggoy Ejercito is an alumnus of the Ateneo de Manila High School
    >>> Koko Pimentel is an alumnus of the Ateneo de Manila High School
    >>> TG Guingona is an alumnus of the Ateneo de Manila High School
    >>> Ralph Recto is an alumnus of the Ateneo de Manila Grade School ( and
    > FAILED the Ateneo High school entrance exam & just like Bongbong
    > transferred to La Salle Greenhills for high school)
    >>> Back then, BongBong Marcos went to La Salle Greenhills high school after
    > FAILING the Ateneo De Manila high school exams EVEN AFTER President
    > Marcos threatened the Jesuits to Accept Bong Bong sa Ateneo but to No
    > Avail !!!
    >>> What’s the point in this whole post????
    >>> Every Atenean back then who attended Ateneo High School KNEW WHAT REALLY
    > HAPPENED to ALFIE!!!   PNOY knows it ! Mar knows it ! Butch Abad
    > knows it! Jinggoy knows it! Ralph & Ricky Rector knows it ! Koko
    > Pimentel & TG Guingona knows it! The Anido family knows it ! And of
    > course your son’s archrival Bongbong knows it!!!
    >>> What really happened is VERY COMMON KNOWLEDGE to All Ateneans back then!!!
    >>> Never ever forget that Mr. Enrile!!!
    >>> Ang Pamilya Anido was also a wealthy family ! But of course, No one
    > would have ever dared to challenge the 2nd Most Powerful person in the
    > Philippines after Marcos !
    >>> REMEMBER THIS!  About 80% of the Sons of Marcos Cronies & about 80%
    > of the Sons of Anti-Marcos Opposition leaders like ( Aquino, Roxas,
    > Pimentel, Rodrigo, Maceda, Guingona, Salonga, Manglapus all attended
    > Ateneo back then )
    >>> In other words, EVERYTHING that HAPPENED under the Marcos regime WENT
    > AROUND the Ateneo community because we HEARD 1st Hand accounts from BOTH
    > Pro-Marcos & Anti-Marcos families!!!!
    >>> ALL I will say is NAPAKARAMING Binaril, Sinampal, Tinutukan, Binugbog,
    > Ginulpi ng Anak ninyo Mr. Enrile ! NO ONE DARED challenge him !
    >>> The same with BongBong, Napakaraming sinindak, sinampal, binogbog,
    > binaril at tinutukan ng baril !! No one dared challenged him!
    >>> In fact, there must have been at least 4 incidents na nagkabarilan ang
    > anak ninyong si Jackie at si Bongbong pati lahat ng mga bodyguard nila.
    >>> YES, back then, the ONLY Person who could challenge Jackie was BongBong.
    > The only person who could challenge Bongbong was Jackie!
    >>> So after NCAA basketball games between Ateneo vs. La Salle- mag lalaban
    > yung dalawang hari ng pilipinas ! After Parties sa Assumption, St.
    > Scholastica & back then, Teretiana ( Now Poveda), pag nag abutan si
    > Jackie at BongBong- Patay na! Gulo !
    >>> Every Holy week as Baguio, there would always be fights sa hotel & sa
    > Baguio country club between ateneans & La Sallites. On a number of
    > occasions, ang head ng banatan would be Jackie for ateneo & BongBong for
    > La Salle! President Marcos & Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile had to
    > STEP INÂ & pacify their Abusive, Spoiled sons !!!
    >>> The ONLY Good back then from my perspective as a young atenean  ( if
    > you can call that good) was Jackie Enrile was a relatively Very Nice guy
    > to fellow ateneans!! I will give him that. Pag- Atenista ka, ” Hindi
    > tayo talo”.
    >>> Pag La Sallista ka, Magtago ka na !
    >>> The opposite for Bong Bong, ” Pag Atenista ka, patay ka kay BongBong!
    >>> I will not say or conclude or REPEAT what 99% of All Ateneans KNEW BACK
    > THEN because it does not really matter at this point!!!
    >>> Kung ang Pamilya nga ni Alfie Anido has REMAINED SILENT all these years,
    > tayo pang mga nasa publiko lang! It’s not worth anyone’s life to risk
    > para sa ganito.
    >>> Let’s just say, the Next Senator of the PH Jack Enrile was NEVER a
    > Saint!!!!
    >>> What really KILLS me & many Ateneans & La Sallalites of our time is….
    >>> Ang mga maraming Binugbog at Ibabuso, Sinampal noong teenage years namin
    > are NOW ALL in power. In fact, they will ALL BE SENATORS !!!
    >>> This was the Level of Fear & Fights caused by these people back then- In
    > order of notoriety:
    >>> 1) Jackie Enrile2) BongBong Marcos3) Ralph Recto 4) Jinggoy Ejercito
    >>> By the way, Jinggoy & Jude were very abusive at sobrang nag hari harian
    > noong time nila especially pag territory ng Greenhills & San Juan!
    >>> Mahilig mag paputok ng baril  at manindak ng iba!
    >>> (Jinggoy always had 4 San Juan police bodyguards! he would get into
    > fights with other sons of Marcos cronies na panay spoiled at abusive
    > then.)
    >>> These 4 will be ALL Senators by 2013! All were associated with the
    > Marcos family!
    >>> P.S. ASK Any alumni of the ateneo high school who attended Ateneo de
    > Manila High school noong time ni Mar Roxas & Noy Aquino. WHAT comments
    > will you hear???
    >>> Mabait, Tahimik, very humble, maloko, hindi sumasama sa gulo, may
    > respeto and NEVER mong maririnig na may sinindak or minaliit!!
    >>> Back then, you already knew kung sinong mga bata ang pinalaki ng tama
    > vs. pinalaki ng spoiled!
    >>> ***Â Alam ninyo mga kababayan kung ano ang Ironic sa lahat ng ito????
    > There are ONLY Two Young Men among the people I just mentioned who
    > REALLY TRULY CAME FROMÂ VERY WEALTHY Families ( Wealthy na hindi
    > Ninakaw sa Pulitika )
    >>> They are NoyNoy Aquino & Mar Roxas- they both grew up in families who
    > were 10 times wealthier than any of the other people I just mentioned
    > ! BUT LOOK how they CARRIED THEMSELVES Growing up as Teenagers !!!
    >>> Napalaki si Mar & Noy na naturuan na pagiging Humble !! They were
    > brought up right ! You have to commend Senator Roxas & Mrs.
    > Araneta-Roxas, and of course the Martyr hero Senator Ninoy Aquino &
    > President Cory Aquino!
    >>> It proves that Upbringing by parents is the Ultimate in moral values &
    > upright character !
    >>> ( Right Mr. Renato Corona??? Another Ateneo High School alumnus who
    > somehow lost his morals)
    >>> You can go to the very top school like ateneo & all its Jesuits – but
    > your morals will ultimately still come from your family!Â
    >>> Si Noy & Mar Never NEVER EVER acted like they were above others or had
    > any Sense of Entitlement!!!!
    >>> That is one trait that still shows TODAY, 30+ years after their high
    > school years in the Ateneo!!!
    >>> Sorry but once in a while someone has to SHARE THIS with the General
    > Public!!!!!
    >>> So alam ninyo who are the People running our nation today!
    >>> You be the judge !!!!
    >>> All I share here is an OPEN BOOK to all Ateneans & even LaSallites back
    > then.,
    >>> NO ONE just would dare talk about it for obvious reasons!
    >>> *** Kung Alam lang ng atin mga kababayan, Lalong Lalo na iyung 80% ng
    > mga botanteng mahihirap, hindi edukado na madaling lokohin at
    > paikutin!!!

  9. 65
    Bobdasis says:

    Congrats Mdm. Raissa ! After reading all these comments , none so merciful about JPE & Son, I am convinced that you have truly ‘ hit the nail right on head ‘, and believe me, I wouldn’t like to be in that family’s place for all the riches in the world ! I, for one know that many of the accusations made against father and son are factual, but knowing PHL politics quite well, I doubt whether such revelations will make a dent in their political careers!My prediction here is that JPE is likely to retire, but I’ll bet his son will get all the assistance required to get elected, fair or foul ! Finally, just one question Raissa:What really prompted you to write this JPE article? I hope you are not thinking of giving up journalism to enter politics ! ha,ha! Just curious !

  10. 64
    Phil Cruz says:

    No other Filipino in recent memory has been this chameleon-like. Definitely one of the most untrustworthy political characters this nation has ever seen. The man dreamed of presiding over this country but failed and failed. Obviously, it was the flawed character of the man which did him in each time.

    In the twilight of his years when all was practically forgiven and forgotten, when he was already assured of his legacy because of his role in the Corona impeachment, he could not leave well enough alone. He had to scrub and polish his image some more. And scrub his son’s, too. So he had to rewrite history. So he had to write a book. It turned out to be a book of lies and the man’s flawed character was exposed once again in glaring klieg lights.

    Pitiful legacy.

  11. 63
    Johnny Lin says:

    Out of topic Latest News from TV 5 Interaksyon

    “Teddy Locsin:Why America Reelected Obama”

    Many of us, including me, in this blog, have derided many Commentaries of Teddy as off the mark or incomprehensible. This one I believe he is 100% accurate, that is why credit must be afforded to him. Now, he is talking!

  12. 62
    agot says:

    JPE showed his mastery of the Rules of Court during the impeachment trial of Renato Corona. Section 30 of Rule 130 of the Rules of Court provides that:

    “SEC. 32. Admission by silence.—An act or declaration made in the presence and within the hearing or observation of a party who does or says nothing when the act or declaration is such as naturally to call for action or comment if not true, and when proper and possible for him to do so, may be given in evidence against him”.

    What took him so long to deny what he now claims as a canard that has been spread so long?

    • 62.1
      Phil Cruz says:

      No other Filipino in recent memory has been this chameleon-like. Definitely one of the most untrustworthy political characters this nation has ever seen. The man dreamed of presiding over this country but failed and failed. Obviously, it was the flawed character of the man which did him in each time.

      In the twilight of his years when all was practically forgiven and forgotten, when he was already assured of his legacy because of his role in the Corona impeachment, he could not leave well enough alone. He had to scrub and polish his image some more. And scrub his son’s, too. So he had to rewrite history. So he had to write a book. It turned out to be a book of lies and the man’s flawed character was exposed once again in glaring klieg lights.

      Pitiful legacy.

  13. 61
    jcc says:

    I have a new material on JPE’s memoir. CPMers are invited to read it. :)

    http://jcc34.wordpress.com/2012/11/09/a-review-of-enriles-memoir-by-installment/

  14. 60
  15. 59
    kontrapilo says:

    GIVE HIM THE DOSAGE OF HIS OWN MEDICINE, HE COMMITTED A BLUNDER WHEN HE TURN HIS IRE TO TRILLANES, IT WAS A PERFECT SCRIPT OF HAVING CORONA REMOVED AS CHIEF JUSTICE, THE REAL BARGAIN THERE IS JACKIE.. AND THE COLLATERAL DAMAGE WAS CORONA,, POOR CORONA, WHEN HE CHOOSES TO FIGHT IT OUT HE THOUGHT THE SENATE WAS WITH HIM,,, PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES WAKE-UP

    • 59.1
      jorge bernas says:

      @ kontrapilo,

      I like what you said kontrapilo, POOR CONVICTED NATO CORONA BEING THE COLLATERAL DAMAGES….
      SANA MAGSILBI NA ITONG BABALA PARA SA MGA MANDARAMBONG, SINUNGALING AT SAKIM…..

  16. 58
    Martial bonifacio says:

    His mortal time maybe close but i guess he wanted to re-write history for him to be a hero, bayani that future filipinos will look up to him, idolize him. May kasabihan nga na ang mga makapangyarihan lang ang may kayang to re-write ang history.

    Off-topic:
    Nakakalungkot reading the comment section below this INQ article:

    http://globalnation.inquirer.net/55622/us-toxic-waste-dumped-in-subic

    Clearly alot of them did not understand yung nakasulat or the author is just trying to spin the story to sow hate against US using the articles title for the news to sell. Basically yung tanker named MT Glenn Guardian na nagdumped ng waste sa subic ay isang malaysian based company. Nakasulat pa nga sa article ito:

    “The tanker is one of the vessels owned by Glenn Defense Marine Asia, a Malaysian company operating in several countries which services American ships in the Philippines.”

    not to mention na “PILIPINO” ang head ng company na naka base sa PHL

    “The Malaysian company’s Philippine operation is headed by retired Vice Adm. Mateo Mayuga, chair and chief executive officer of Glenn Defense Marine Asia Philippines Inc. Mayuga is a former flag officer in command of the Philippine Navy.”

    Parang naghire ang US ng malabanan para higupin yung dumi tapos yung company naman ay tinapon sa maling pamamaraan yung dumi. So sino ngayon ang may kasalanan yung naghire o yung company na nagtapon?

    I dont understand why the author is trying to misled the public with its title seriously.

  17. 57
    Fibonacci Failon says:

    I can surmise that he has this kind of somewhat dysfunctional personality, just like Imelda’s, nurturing a deep grudge because of a sad childhood based from what I heard that his mom was an Ibanag, an offspring out of marriage (Armida Siguion Reyna the kundiman singer, being the legit child) enduring humiliation. When his father found out his high IQ, he was welcomed into the household. This is where the take-off point for the analysis of this man’s character should be.

    • 57.1
      Newark2002 says:

      I would like to comment kay #28 Bobdasis. Sabi nya: “Many consider the incumbent Senate President as among the wealthiest in the land.” Alam mo tama ka Bobdasis, napayaman rin nyang si Enrile. Noong panahon ng Foreign Borrowing Program ng Central Bank, ang daming pinundar nyang si Enrileng Negosyo nya. Pinangalan pa nya sa asawa nyang si Cristina. Nang na-audit ang CB ng Monetary Fund at World Bank, dahil nabuking sa “window dressing” strategy nang panahon ni Jaime Laya, lumabas na palpak yong mga company ni Enrile na pinag-uutang sa CB. Lugi at na-scrap. At yong mga barkong pang-hila ng troso ay kalawangin pala at hindi umaandar.

      • 57.1.1
        Rene-Ipil says:

        Newark@57.1

        I am re-posting my comment about the ultimate purpose of Enrile in writing his memoir. The post got lost yesterday.

        I believe that the ultimate purpose of Enrile is to preserve his enormous wealth by making his son a senator. To Jackie, he will bequeath all his wealth – hidden or otherwise – and the necessary power to keep them safe. Enrile has been in the corridors of power since Marcos time including that of Cory for a while. After he was fired by Cory, he ensured that the Cory administration would be occupied in defending the government from coups instead of tracking his wealth.

        I think Enrile is grossly mistaken. When Enrile is physically or mentally gone, Jackie cannot stem the tide of the CPM juggernaut. Jackie could not even extricate himself from the Alfie Anido ghost. Daddy of 88 years had to do it to no avail.

  18. 56
    simon olivares says:

    This I can say with confidence that what I am saying is 100% TRUE : Juan Ponce Enrile is a LYING BASTARD!

  19. 55
    Johnny Lin says:

    At the end of the day, every malicious, insulting, vicious words against Enrile does not matter to him anymore.

    After 6 presidents, he heard them all from the streets, coffee shops, columnists, tv commentators, lately from bloggers, netizens, CPMers.

    Does he really care at all?
    I don’t think so!

    The best weapon against Eneile is ignore him totally but focus solely the attack on his son Jackie. If JPE rebutted the attack on his son, continue to ignore him and question the motives of the reporters publishing his comments.

    • 55.1
      Victin Luz says:

      I agree sir Johnny ……….other incidents involving JACKIE like the shooting fatally of a court officer in an elevator supposed to be by his bodyguard must be exposed to remind voters how bad was JACKIE before.

  20. 54
    Rudy Portugal says:

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH. YOUR TALENT OF WRITING AND EXPOSING EVILS AND FAKES. I HOPE IT WILL REACH EVERY PILIPINO. WITH REGARDS TO THE BOOK OF JPE, IT IS NOT WORTH BUYING IT. IT IS NOTHING BUT LIES. I WOULD RATHER DONATE TO CHARITY FOR THAT MATTER. I WILL KEEP PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR BETTER HALF ‘S SAFETY IN ORDER TO CONTINUE YOUR NOBLE AND HEROIC TASK OF EDUCATING THE PILIPINO PEOPLE.. PLEASE LET US KNOW HOW TO HELP YOU IN THESE ENDEAVOR. GOD BLESS YOU!

  21. 53
    Cha says:

    Enrile and Marcos have both been afflicted with the insidious disease called want,  albeit of different strains. Marcos wanted more medals, more women, more gold, more Swiss bank accounts, more time to loot the national coffers. 

    Enrile, more than anything wants blood. This man goes for the kill, will not take prisoners himself but didn’t actually mind signing their warrants of arrest back in the day. That is probably why Marcos chose him to be his co-conspirator in 1972. He must have seen in the man the perfect Martial Law administrator. One who didn’t flinch at the sight of bodybags. And  that is also why he could stayed for so long as Marcos’ henchman. He may have actually enjoyed the sight of bodybags.

    Little did Marcos know that the day will come when Enrile may eventually desire to put him in a bodybag himself. Unfortunately for Enrile, he and his RAMboys got found out before they could launch the attack at Marcos’ Malacanang.

    But the estranged protege was not willing to give up without a fight. Especially one that involved some bloodshed. Ever wondered why he donned a bulletproof vest and armed himself with an UZI while Ramos stood beside him in civilian clothes on the first day of the EDSA revolution?

    Fortunately for us, Enrile’s UZI was not put to use at the time. But unfortunately for us also, the bloodlust seemed to have stayed with him and prompted one coup after another during  the Cory Aquino government. (though he would have us believe he had nothing to do with all that. Yeah right. That’s like the Marcoses saying they had nothing to do with Ninoy Aquino’s assassination)

    Now at 88,  the old man may no longer be up to brandishing the occasional UZI at his foes but the killer instinct appears to be there still. Take the Trillanes case as Exhibit A. Had the young man been made of lesser stuff, he surely would have been toast by now.  Then there’s that Election Registrar from his home province that he wanted fired , per the Inquirer the other day. And who knows what other secret trail of blood the senator has been hiding from us? (Maybe one that belongs to a former matinee idol?)

    • 53.1
      Yvonne says:

      Every freedom-loving Filipino must remain vigilant to prevent a Marcos-Enrile tandem Part II.

    • 53.2
      Rene-Ipil says:

      Cha@53

      I am reminded of what I was told by a very reliable source of what seems an accurate information about Enrile’s character. That he will make “sungkit” of anybody who crosses him. I can only surmise that a fruit is removed and will surely fall if one makes “sungkit” of it.

      Probably, Trillanes is aware of Enrile’s inclination and I believe he is ready for it. But I think Enrile is not ready to hold a long grudge against Trillanes because that would surely destroy his myth of invincibility which he nurtured for a long time. For Enrile surely knows also that no one (including the President of the United States) could prevent a well trained, experienced and determined assassin from trying to hit his target.

      As to the hapless COMELEC registrar, I could not say more.

      • 53.2.1
        leona says:

        Why, did “Boy” Sixto Brillantes got rid of that Comelec registrar as JPE wanted? SUSMA!

        Just one call? SUSMA!

        Better check the story accurately.

        • 53.2.1.1
          Rene-Ipil says:

          Leona@53.2

          As to the COMELEC registrar I could not say more than what we read in the newspapers. Maybe Enrile will continue to press on his demand to remove the election registrar. But I am sure Chairman Brillantes will do what is right. There were allegations that the registrar was biased in favor of a party. If it is true, Chairman Brillantes will know what to do. If not true, I believe he will stand by his subordinate.

          • 53.2.1.1.1
            leona says:

            I find it so comdemmnable for JPE to be calling the Chairman of the Comelec whether that comelec registrar’s acts are true or not. It is sheer arrogance! I applaud that registrar who stood her ground refusing to follow JPE’s order on her.

            What a character of a man! If he is not the senate president or even a senator would he be making such call? I doubt it.

            Moving on his position and brandishing his weight! Is that how his son Jackie will be acting also if he is elected a senator? SUSMA!

            Anyway, my vote isn’t coming for political dynasters!

      • 53.2.2
        Cha says:

        Rene-ipil,

        It’s good to know a reliable source thinks along the same line.

        As for Trillanes, Enrile may have met his match in him. One would hope that the Impetuous younger Senator would continue on with his counterttack. He gets the old man unhinged like no one else has been able to do. His son stands to lose precious votes everytime the father reminds the people of his Martial Law persona.

        • 53.2.2.1
          leona says:

          The face of JPE above, I find it so interesting…how his eyes are staring into the unknown (?), knowing death was coming soon? He should look at his own photo again and manage enough strength to remember what was he thinking at the time that photo shot was taken of him. Strange indeed! Or is it a face of one ready to face the enemy?

          • 53.2.2.1.1
            Cha says:

            Leona,

            I think he really thought it was going to be a fight to the death. Like Raissa said in the article above “… when Juan Ponce Enrile thought he might die”. I’ve watched an interview with Butz Aquino before where he described what Enrile looked like on that first night at Edsa, very tense he suggested, “pinagpapawisan”.

            He looks grim in the photo above, but also with dogged determination to defend himself. Kumbaga, di papahuli ng buhay.

          • 53.2.2.1.2
            Cha says:

            Leona,

            I think he really thought it was going to be a fight to the death. Like Raissa sais above “… when Enrile thought he might die”. I’ve warched an interview of Butz Aquino before where he describes what Enrile looked like on that first night in EDSA. He said Enrile looked very tense, “pinagpapawisan”.

            He looks grim in the photo above, but also doggedly determined to defend himself. Kumbaga, di papahuli ng buhay.

            • leona says:

              Natakot! Dapat malamig [cool] at masaya sa labanan na dadating. Eh, si McCoy takot rin noon panahon na yun. Kaya pumayad umalis na lang.

              May sabi na “legend” ng Tatay, WWII Vet, ang mga kasama nya Ilonga ng sundalo, pag pinadala nya sa front lines, nag tatawanan lang! Gusto pa doon!

              Kaya ang ILaga takot ang mga terroristas sa Mindanao.

              Show a Smile Unto Death! Kasi, pag inimbalsamar ang patay, pina i-ismile ng imbalsamador, di ba? Kaya tawa bago dumating ang kamatayan [save the embalmer the trouble to make the corpse smile again.]

              Anyway, the enemy is scared hell to die too. So, show the enemy one’s smile and the enemy will run away! Kaya ba? Bakit hindi!

    • 53.3
      Victin Luz says:

      @you’re right @ cha….are you in the Philippines now cha or still in Australia?

      • 53.3.1
        Cha says:

        Still down under, mate!

        • 53.3.1.1
          Victin Luz says:

          Where in Australia @cha?……I am here also in Melbourne now visiting a relative.

          • 53.3.1.1.1
            Cha says:

            Sydney.

            I love Melbourne. The CBD (Central Business District) is so clean. You have to go to the museums.

            • Victin Luz says:

              Me and my daughter stayed at Bathurst and Puncbowl for 2 months and consuming the remaining 1 mo. In Melbourne but our departure ticket will be in Sydney and that will be on the 15 th of November. Maybe if you are going to invite @ cha he he we can meet in Sydney before we board the plane. If we can not get an extension for further stay here.

              • leona says:

                You two must meet before boarding for ‘Pinas! Have a nice long chit chat, di ba?

              • Cha says:

                @victin,

                Did you mean Punchbowl, New South Wales?

                My daughter’s performing in her school musical on the week of the 15th, unfortunately. Let me know if you get extended. Maybe we can work out something.

                @leona
                Yes, we’ll chitchat about CPM ers. Hehe!

              • Victin Luz says:

                Yes @ cha… Puncbowl, NSW but we stayed only there for a short period of time kung napunta us Sydney . Bathurst, NSW us talaga tumira. Ok I will let you know @cha pag na extend us … He he kailangan chitchat tayo bago ako umuwi pinas .

                @ ok mam Leona , I will be seeing @ cha sooner he he for a talk.

  22. 52
    andrew lim says:

    Off topic but very important:

    3 US bloggers (Sarah Pope, Formichella and Engelman ) will file an ethics complaint at the Senate for plagiarism against Tito Sotto!

    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/281336/scitech/socialmedia/three-us-bloggers-set-to-file-plagiarism-complaint-vs-sen-sotto?ref=sechead

  23. 51
    Yvonne says:

    Long before the declaration of Martial Law there were already telltale signs that Marcos was laying the groundwork for its imposition. Among those signs was the publication of the Daily Express, a then new tabloid-size daily newspaper.

    The Daily Express was being sold dirt cheap, 10 centavos (?), but had more pages than any of its competing daily newspapers, yet it had very few ads. Its notable columnist was Teodoro “Doroy” Valencia, a known strong Marcos supporter. My Father commented at that time that whoever was publishing or financing the Daily Express was seemingly doing it not to make a profit on a business venture but to pursue some other agenda.

    Indeed, in the aftermath of Martial Law all the newspapers were initially shut down except for the Daily Express which served to be the mouthpiece of the Martial Law regime.

    Whatever happened to the Daily Express post Martial Law, anyone knows?

  24. playamoth says:

    He’s a snake. Not the Chinese zodiac kind. The one with the forked tongue who is prone to double talk. He;s a lawyer who has..who can..who will..who…Nevermind.

  25. Anna Raina Yap says:

    To The Ultimate Nato Corona and Aquino Administration Bashers :

    Why not join together and Occupy Malacanang Palace, Mendiola and the Supreme Court for twenty hours daily to oust Mr. Benigno S. Aquino III and demand Nato Corona to substitute him as president, with
    Attorney Jimeno, Mr. Arroyo, and all Nato Corona’s lawyers as the leaders ? Better yet, why not invite the Church and all militants to join a power grab or rebellion against the Aquino Administration ? Start of EDSA Four, take that, haters !!

  26. I'll wait says:

    Enrile might change his mind again before he take his last breath……I never trusted him before and will never ever trust him…..He is as dangerous as his former master!

  27. Parekoy says:

    I started reading the first chapter of Enrile, it is a great read! Can’t put it down. I expect sone self serving omissions, deletions, and alterations but i think it will still be closer to the real event! Update you later…

    • Parekoy says:

      Finished the book yesterday! Great read indeed!

      I recommend this book a must for the admirers, critics, friend, foes and all the political animals out there. This is a story of a person whose odds of success was nil, coming from poverty of both materials and education, late learning, almost a perrenial outcast, a brilliant political mind, of cunning, a serial plotter, a person who believes and make his ow destiny, a longevity and relevancy in our Philippine history, and you can add more…

      I am not his fan but if you view him as an enemy, better know his mindset and appreciate his talents and cunning so that if another person with similar character emerges, then we will be ready to clip his immense destructive powers!

      Even his autobiography is written in such a way of brilliant lawyers, written with charm but with important revisions to further favor his legacy. Be careful to pick and choose his claims and set aside his selective senility when it comes to his ‘supposed ambush tha did not happen’ and the reader will apreciate that there is a treasure trove of history in the corridors of power that only now being revealed and shared.

      I think his blunder was that he did not siezed power earlier and only acted after their plot was discovered. This will be an albatross proven by his alleged failed subsequent coups. He only cited abuses of Ver and Imelda, his Ramboys were bypassed in the promotions. I consider this self serving reason tomtake over the government, he did not mention the sufferings of the Filipino people during Martial Law, which heplayed a very important role as its administrator. He can’t wash his hands withnthe blood of many people who disappeared, vanished, and died during that reign of terror.

      He knows how to wield and use power to his advantage. Many presidents abhorred him but they fear him because of his advantage of knowing each politician’s weaknesses and how he can exploit them to his favor.

      He is a master politician!

      • yeheywater says:

        He is a master of deceit, nothing else. His fear of Marcos is no end, the reason why he could not stage a coup earlier. He has an enormous respect to the Marcoses up to this moment of his twilight years.

      • Jak n d'box says:

        well, how about the story of his son also killing that Manalac guy near the rest room of the old Stargazer disco along Roxas Blvd. Didn’t Marcos say to him.”why are you doing this…didn’t I save your son’s life/liberty twice…?” No, not a master politician…but a cunning politician.

  28. Parekoy says:

    Darating na ang kopy ko ng libro ni Enrile, I hear it is REALISTIC!

    …REALISTIC FICTION!

    Maybe hindi lahat sainyo ay napanood ang interview ni Jackie Enrile sa Rappler.com. Noong tinanong sya tungkol kay Alfie Anido, biglang umiba ang facial experssion nya, biglang pinagpawisan, mukhang tumutulo ng bala at hindi pawis!

    .
    http://www.rappler.com/video/talkthursday/13596-talkthursday-with-jack-enrile

    sa part 2 sa youtube, eto yong tinanong sya tungkol kay Alfie:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TttwogcmG9o&feature=relmfu
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    .
    .

    May nakita rin ako sa internet isa sa mga yahoogroups tungkol sa kontrobersyang ito. I share ko sainyo at bahala kayo kung ano ang tingin nyo sa mga sinasabi sa open letter na ito.

    Message List #2315 of 2346

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    Received: Friday, 12 October, 2012, 2:38 PM

    >>>> Mr. Enrile….
    >>>> I am an alumnus of the Ateneo de Manila High School.Â
    >>>> Your son Jackie Enrile is an alumnus of the Ateneo De Manila High School
    >>>> Alfie Anido was an alumnus of the Ateneo de Manila High School
    >>>> PNoy Aquino is an alumnus of the Ateneo  de Manila High School
    >>>> Mar Roxas is an alumnus of the Ateneo de Manila High School
    >>> Butch Abad is an alumnus of the Ateneo de Manila High School
    >>> Jinggoy Ejercito is an alumnus of the Ateneo de Manila High School
    >>> Koko Pimentel is an alumnus of the Ateneo de Manila High School
    >>> TG Guingona is an alumnus of the Ateneo de Manila High School
    >>> Ralph Recto is an alumnus of the Ateneo de Manila Grade School ( and
    > FAILED the Ateneo High school entrance exam & just like Bongbong
    > transferred to La Salle Greenhills for high school)
    >>> Back then, BongBong Marcos went to La Salle Greenhills high school after
    > FAILING the Ateneo De Manila high school exams EVEN AFTER President
    > Marcos threatened the Jesuits to Accept Bong Bong sa Ateneo but to No
    > Avail !!!
    >>> What’s the point in this whole post????
    >>> Every Atenean back then who attended Ateneo High School KNEW WHAT REALLY
    > HAPPENED to ALFIE!!!   PNOY knows it ! Mar knows it ! Butch Abad
    > knows it! Jinggoy knows it! Ralph & Ricky Rector knows it ! Koko
    > Pimentel & TG Guingona knows it! The Anido family knows it ! And of
    > course your son’s archrival Bongbong knows it!!!
    >>> What really happened is VERY COMMON KNOWLEDGE to All Ateneans back then!!!
    >>> Never ever forget that Mr. Enrile!!!
    >>> Ang Pamilya Anido was also a wealthy family ! But of course, No one
    > would have ever dared to challenge the 2nd Most Powerful person in the
    > Philippines after Marcos !
    >>> REMEMBER THIS!  About 80% of the Sons of Marcos Cronies & about 80%
    > of the Sons of Anti-Marcos Opposition leaders like ( Aquino, Roxas,
    > Pimentel, Rodrigo, Maceda, Guingona, Salonga, Manglapus all attended
    > Ateneo back then )
    >>> In other words, EVERYTHING that HAPPENED under the Marcos regime WENT
    > AROUND the Ateneo community because we HEARD 1st Hand accounts from BOTH
    > Pro-Marcos & Anti-Marcos families!!!!
    >>> ALL I will say is NAPAKARAMING Binaril, Sinampal, Tinutukan, Binugbog,
    > Ginulpi ng Anak ninyo Mr. Enrile ! NO ONE DARED challenge him !
    >>> The same with BongBong, Napakaraming sinindak, sinampal, binogbog,
    > binaril at tinutukan ng baril !! No one dared challenged him!
    >>> In fact, there must have been at least 4 incidents na nagkabarilan ang
    > anak ninyong si Jackie at si Bongbong pati lahat ng mga bodyguard nila.
    >>> YES, back then, the ONLY Person who could challenge Jackie was BongBong.
    > The only person who could challenge Bongbong was Jackie!
    >>> So after NCAA basketball games between Ateneo vs. La Salle- mag lalaban
    > yung dalawang hari ng pilipinas ! After Parties sa Assumption, St.
    > Scholastica & back then, Teretiana ( Now Poveda), pag nag abutan si
    > Jackie at BongBong- Patay na! Gulo !
    >>> Every Holy week as Baguio, there would always be fights sa hotel & sa
    > Baguio country club between ateneans & La Sallites. On a number of
    > occasions, ang head ng banatan would be Jackie for ateneo & BongBong for
    > La Salle! President Marcos & Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile had to
    > STEP INÂ & pacify their Abusive, Spoiled sons !!!
    >>> The ONLY Good back then from my perspective as a young atenean  ( if
    > you can call that good) was Jackie Enrile was a relatively Very Nice guy
    > to fellow ateneans!! I will give him that. Pag- Atenista ka, ” Hindi
    > tayo talo”.
    >>> Pag La Sallista ka, Magtago ka na !
    >>> The opposite for Bong Bong, ” Pag Atenista ka, patay ka kay BongBong!
    >>> I will not say or conclude or REPEAT what 99% of All Ateneans KNEW BACK
    > THEN because it does not really matter at this point!!!
    >>> Kung ang Pamilya nga ni Alfie Anido has REMAINED SILENT all these years,
    > tayo pang mga nasa publiko lang! It’s not worth anyone’s life to risk
    > para sa ganito.
    >>> Let’s just say, the Next Senator of the PH Jack Enrile was NEVER a
    > Saint!!!!
    >>> What really KILLS me & many Ateneans & La Sallalites of our time is….
    >>> Ang mga maraming Binugbog at Ibabuso, Sinampal noong teenage years namin
    > are NOW ALL in power. In fact, they will ALL BE SENATORS !!!
    >>> This was the Level of Fear & Fights caused by these people back then- In
    > order of notoriety:
    >>> 1) Jackie Enrile2) BongBong Marcos3) Ralph Recto 4) Jinggoy Ejercito
    >>> By the way, Jinggoy & Jude were very abusive at sobrang nag hari harian
    > noong time nila especially pag territory ng Greenhills & San Juan!
    >>> Mahilig mag paputok ng baril  at manindak ng iba!
    >>> (Jinggoy always had 4 San Juan police bodyguards! he would get into
    > fights with other sons of Marcos cronies na panay spoiled at abusive
    > then.)
    >>> These 4 will be ALL Senators by 2013! All were associated with the
    > Marcos family!
    >>> P.S. ASK Any alumni of the ateneo high school who attended Ateneo de
    > Manila High school noong time ni Mar Roxas & Noy Aquino. WHAT comments
    > will you hear???
    >>> Mabait, Tahimik, very humble, maloko, hindi sumasama sa gulo, may
    > respeto and NEVER mong maririnig na may sinindak or minaliit!!
    >>> Back then, you already knew kung sinong mga bata ang pinalaki ng tama
    > vs. pinalaki ng spoiled!
    >>> ***Â Alam ninyo mga kababayan kung ano ang Ironic sa lahat ng ito????
    > There are ONLY Two Young Men among the people I just mentioned who
    > REALLY TRULY CAME FROMÂ VERY WEALTHY Families ( Wealthy na hindi
    > Ninakaw sa Pulitika )
    >>> They are NoyNoy Aquino & Mar Roxas- they both grew up in families who
    > were 10 times wealthier than any of the other people I just mentioned
    > ! BUT LOOK how they CARRIED THEMSELVES Growing up as Teenagers !!!
    >>> Napalaki si Mar & Noy na naturuan na pagiging Humble !! They were
    > brought up right ! You have to commend Senator Roxas & Mrs.
    > Araneta-Roxas, and of course the Martyr hero Senator Ninoy Aquino &
    > President Cory Aquino!
    >>> It proves that Upbringing by parents is the Ultimate in moral values &
    > upright character !
    >>> ( Right Mr. Renato Corona??? Another Ateneo High School alumnus who
    > somehow lost his morals)
    >>> You can go to the very top school like ateneo & all its Jesuits – but
    > your morals will ultimately still come from your family!Â
    >>> Si Noy & Mar Never NEVER EVER acted like they were above others or had
    > any Sense of Entitlement!!!!
    >>> That is one trait that still shows TODAY, 30+ years after their high
    > school years in the Ateneo!!!
    >>> Sorry but once in a while someone has to SHARE THIS with the General
    > Public!!!!!
    >>> So alam ninyo who are the People running our nation today!
    >>> You be the judge !!!!
    >>> All I share here is an OPEN BOOK to all Ateneans & even LaSallites back
    > then.,
    >>> NO ONE just would dare talk about it for obvious reasons!
    >>> *** Kung Alam lang ng atin mga kababayan, Lalong Lalo na iyung 80% ng
    > mga botanteng mahihirap, hindi edukado na madaling lokohin at
    > paikutin!!!

    from:
    http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/bspdrbretirees/message/2315

    • Cha says:

      @Parekoy,

      Thanks for posting this. It reminded me of an interview Jack Enrile gave in 2011 where he told a different story about the extent of his knowledge of the relationship between his sister and Anido. Makes one wonder what other parts of the picture have been altered and when.

      In the Rappler interview he says:

      “Truth be told, Katrina was in love with him and I was happy at the time because she had a series of bad relationships before that. And she seemed to be really happy. I could see that they were really in love”.

      In an interview with Reggee Bonoan, posted by Online Balita, Dec 9, 2011, this is what he said : (link to be posted separately)

      “Sa totoo lang, hindi ko alam until that day, actually, na mag boyfriend sila ni Katrina. Kung hindi nangyari `yung insidente n a (nagaaway sina Alfie at Katrina Katrina habang) pauwi sila galing Antipolo, na sabi ko, `Ano’ng ginagawa ni Katrina na kasama ni Alfie Anido, kasi kaibigan ko `yan?“
      “So, I only found out that day na mag-boyfriend na sila at matagal na pala sila.
      “At hindi ko rin alam kung paano sila nagkakilala dahil wala namang na’kuwento sa akin si Katrina,“ pagbabalik-tanaw ni Rep. Jack.

  29. Parekoy says:

    I don’t know if all of you seen Jackie Enrile’s interview in Rappler.com

    http://www.rappler.com/video/talkthursday/13596-talkthursday-with-jack-enrile

    Watch the portion when he was asked about his involvement with Alfie Anido’s death. Watch the change of his facial expression. Mukhang tumulo ng bala ang pawis nya!

    halaw sa internet:

    When a person takes a polygraph test, four to six sensors are attached to the person. A polygraph is a machine in which the multiple (“poly”) signals from the sensors are recorded on a single strip of moving paper (“graph”). The sensors usually record:

    The person’s breathing rate
    The person’s pulse
    The person’s blood pressure
    The person’s perspiration

    Heto pa ang nakalap ko sa internet isa sa mga yahoo groups:

    http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/bspdrbretirees/message/2315

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    >>>> Mr. Enrile….
    >>>> I am an alumnus of the Ateneo de Manila High School.Â
    >>>> Your son Jackie Enrile is an alumnus of the Ateneo De Manila High School
    >>>> Alfie Anido was an alumnus of the Ateneo de Manila High School
    >>>> PNoy Aquino is an alumnus of the Ateneo  de Manila High School
    >>>> Mar Roxas is an alumnus of the Ateneo de Manila High School
    >>> Butch Abad is an alumnus of the Ateneo de Manila High School
    >>> Jinggoy Ejercito is an alumnus of the Ateneo de Manila High School
    >>> Koko Pimentel is an alumnus of the Ateneo de Manila High School
    >>> TG Guingona is an alumnus of the Ateneo de Manila High School
    >>> Ralph Recto is an alumnus of the Ateneo de Manila Grade School ( and
    > FAILED the Ateneo High school entrance exam & just like Bongbong
    > transferred to La Salle Greenhills for high school)
    >>> Back then, BongBong Marcos went to La Salle Greenhills high school after
    > FAILING the Ateneo De Manila high school exams EVEN AFTER President
    > Marcos threatened the Jesuits to Accept Bong Bong sa Ateneo but to No
    > Avail !!!
    >>> What’s the point in this whole post????
    >>> Every Atenean back then who attended Ateneo High School KNEW WHAT REALLY
    > HAPPENED to ALFIE!!!   PNOY knows it ! Mar knows it ! Butch Abad
    > knows it! Jinggoy knows it! Ralph & Ricky Rector knows it ! Koko
    > Pimentel & TG Guingona knows it! The Anido family knows it ! And of
    > course your son’s archrival Bongbong knows it!!!
    >>> What really happened is VERY COMMON KNOWLEDGE to All Ateneans back then!!!
    >>> Never ever forget that Mr. Enrile!!!
    >>> Ang Pamilya Anido was also a wealthy family ! But of course, No one
    > would have ever dared to challenge the 2nd Most Powerful person in the
    > Philippines after Marcos !
    >>> REMEMBER THIS!  About 80% of the Sons of Marcos Cronies & about 80%
    > of the Sons of Anti-Marcos Opposition leaders like ( Aquino, Roxas,
    > Pimentel, Rodrigo, Maceda, Guingona, Salonga, Manglapus all attended
    > Ateneo back then )
    >>> In other words, EVERYTHING that HAPPENED under the Marcos regime WENT
    > AROUND the Ateneo community because we HEARD 1st Hand accounts from BOTH
    > Pro-Marcos & Anti-Marcos families!!!!
    >>> ALL I will say is NAPAKARAMING Binaril, Sinampal, Tinutukan, Binugbog,
    > Ginulpi ng Anak ninyo Mr. Enrile ! NO ONE DARED challenge him !
    >>> The same with BongBong, Napakaraming sinindak, sinampal, binogbog,
    > binaril at tinutukan ng baril !! No one dared challenged him!
    >>> In fact, there must have been at least 4 incidents na nagkabarilan ang
    > anak ninyong si Jackie at si Bongbong pati lahat ng mga bodyguard nila.
    >>> YES, back then, the ONLY Person who could challenge Jackie was BongBong.
    > The only person who could challenge Bongbong was Jackie!
    >>> So after NCAA basketball games between Ateneo vs. La Salle- mag lalaban
    > yung dalawang hari ng pilipinas ! After Parties sa Assumption, St.
    > Scholastica & back then, Teretiana ( Now Poveda), pag nag abutan si
    > Jackie at BongBong- Patay na! Gulo !
    >>> Every Holy week as Baguio, there would always be fights sa hotel & sa
    > Baguio country club between ateneans & La Sallites. On a number of
    > occasions, ang head ng banatan would be Jackie for ateneo & BongBong for
    > La Salle! President Marcos & Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile had to
    > STEP INÂ & pacify their Abusive, Spoiled sons !!!
    >>> The ONLY Good back then from my perspective as a young atenean  ( if
    > you can call that good) was Jackie Enrile was a relatively Very Nice guy
    > to fellow ateneans!! I will give him that. Pag- Atenista ka, ” Hindi
    > tayo talo”.
    >>> Pag La Sallista ka, Magtago ka na !
    >>> The opposite for Bong Bong, ” Pag Atenista ka, patay ka kay BongBong!
    >>> I will not say or conclude or REPEAT what 99% of All Ateneans KNEW BACK
    > THEN because it does not really matter at this point!!!
    >>> Kung ang Pamilya nga ni Alfie Anido has REMAINED SILENT all these years,
    > tayo pang mga nasa publiko lang! It’s not worth anyone’s life to risk
    > para sa ganito.
    >>> Let’s just say, the Next Senator of the PH Jack Enrile was NEVER a
    > Saint!!!!
    >>> What really KILLS me & many Ateneans & La Sallalites of our time is….
    >>> Ang mga maraming Binugbog at Ibabuso, Sinampal noong teenage years namin
    > are NOW ALL in power. In fact, they will ALL BE SENATORS !!!
    >>> This was the Level of Fear & Fights caused by these people back then- In
    > order of notoriety:
    >>> 1) Jackie Enrile2) BongBong Marcos3) Ralph Recto 4) Jinggoy Ejercito
    >>> By the way, Jinggoy & Jude were very abusive at sobrang nag hari harian
    > noong time nila especially pag territory ng Greenhills & San Juan!
    >>> Mahilig mag paputok ng baril  at manindak ng iba!
    >>> (Jinggoy always had 4 San Juan police bodyguards! he would get into
    > fights with other sons of Marcos cronies na panay spoiled at abusive
    > then.)
    >>> These 4 will be ALL Senators by 2013! All were associated with the
    > Marcos family!
    >>> P.S. ASK Any alumni of the ateneo high school who attended Ateneo de
    > Manila High school noong time ni Mar Roxas & Noy Aquino. WHAT comments
    > will you hear???
    >>> Mabait, Tahimik, very humble, maloko, hindi sumasama sa gulo, may
    > respeto and NEVER mong maririnig na may sinindak or minaliit!!
    >>> Back then, you already knew kung sinong mga bata ang pinalaki ng tama
    > vs. pinalaki ng spoiled!
    >>> ***Â Alam ninyo mga kababayan kung ano ang Ironic sa lahat ng ito????
    > There are ONLY Two Young Men among the people I just mentioned who
    > REALLY TRULY CAME FROMÂ VERY WEALTHY Families ( Wealthy na hindi
    > Ninakaw sa Pulitika )
    >>> They are NoyNoy Aquino & Mar Roxas- they both grew up in families who
    > were 10 times wealthier than any of the other people I just mentioned
    > ! BUT LOOK how they CARRIED THEMSELVES Growing up as Teenagers !!!
    >>> Napalaki si Mar & Noy na naturuan na pagiging Humble !! They were
    > brought up right ! You have to commend Senator Roxas & Mrs.
    > Araneta-Roxas, and of course the Martyr hero Senator Ninoy Aquino &
    > President Cory Aquino!
    >>> It proves that Upbringing by parents is the Ultimate in moral values &
    > upright character !
    >>> ( Right Mr. Renato Corona??? Another Ateneo High School alumnus who
    > somehow lost his morals)
    >>> You can go to the very top school like ateneo & all its Jesuits – but
    > your morals will ultimately still come from your family!Â
    >>> Si Noy & Mar Never NEVER EVER acted like they were above others or had
    > any Sense of Entitlement!!!!
    >>> That is one trait that still shows TODAY, 30+ years after their high
    > school years in the Ateneo!!!
    >>> Sorry but once in a while someone has to SHARE THIS with the General
    > Public!!!!!
    >>> So alam ninyo who are the People running our nation today!
    >>> You be the judge !!!!
    >>> All I share here is an OPEN BOOK to all Ateneans & even LaSallites back
    > then.,
    >>> NO ONE just would dare talk about it for obvious reasons!
    >>> *** Kung Alam lang ng atin mga kababayan, Lalong Lalo na iyung 80% ng
    > mga botanteng mahihirap, hindi edukado na madaling lokohin at
    > paikutin!!!

  30. Bobdasis says:

    Congrats Mdm. Raissa ! After reading all these comments , none so merciful about JPE & Son, I am convinced that you have truly ‘ hit the nail right on head ‘, and believe me, I wouldn’t like to be in that family’s place for all the riches in the world ! I, for one know that many of the accusations made against father and son are factual, but knowing PHL politics quite well, I doubt whether such revelations will make a dent in their political careers!My prediction here is that JPE is likely to retire, but I’ll bet his son will get all the assistance required to get elected, fair or foul ! Finally, just one question Raissa:What really prompted you to write this JPE article? I hope you are not thinking of giving up journalism to enter politics ! ha,ha! Just curious !

  31. Phil Cruz says:

    No other Filipino in recent memory has been this chameleon-like. Definitely one of the most untrustworthy political characters this nation has ever seen. The man dreamed of presiding over this country but failed and failed. Obviously, it was the flawed character of the man which did him in each time.

    In the twilight of his years when all was practically forgiven and forgotten, when he was already assured of his legacy because of his role in the Corona impeachment, he could not leave well enough alone. He had to scrub and polish his image some more. And scrub his son’s, too. So he had to rewrite history. So he had to write a book. It turned out to be a book of lies and the man’s flawed character was exposed once again in glaring klieg lights.

    Pitiful legacy.

  32. Johnny Lin says:

    Out of topic Latest News from TV 5 Interaksyon

    “Teddy Locsin:Why America Reelected Obama”

    Many of us, including me, in this blog, have derided many Commentaries of Teddy as off the mark or incomprehensible. This one I believe he is 100% accurate, that is why credit must be afforded to him. Now, he is talking!

  33. agot says:

    JPE showed his mastery of the Rules of Court during the impeachment trial of Renato Corona. Section 30 of Rule 130 of the Rules of Court provides that:

    “SEC. 32. Admission by silence.—An act or declaration made in the presence and within the hearing or observation of a party who does or says nothing when the act or declaration is such as naturally to call for action or comment if not true, and when proper and possible for him to do so, may be given in evidence against him”.

    What took him so long to deny what he now claims as a canard that has been spread so long?

    • Phil Cruz says:

      No other Filipino in recent memory has been this chameleon-like. Definitely one of the most untrustworthy political characters this nation has ever seen. The man dreamed of presiding over this country but failed and failed. Obviously, it was the flawed character of the man which did him in each time.

      In the twilight of his years when all was practically forgiven and forgotten, when he was already assured of his legacy because of his role in the Corona impeachment, he could not leave well enough alone. He had to scrub and polish his image some more. And scrub his son’s, too. So he had to rewrite history. So he had to write a book. It turned out to be a book of lies and the man’s flawed character was exposed once again in glaring klieg lights.

      Pitiful legacy.

  34. jcc says:

    I have a new material on JPE’s memoir. CPMers are invited to read it. :)

    http://jcc34.wordpress.com/2012/11/09/a-review-of-enriles-memoir-by-installment/

  35. kontrapilo says:

    GIVE HIM THE DOSAGE OF HIS OWN MEDICINE, HE COMMITTED A BLUNDER WHEN HE TURN HIS IRE TO TRILLANES, IT WAS A PERFECT SCRIPT OF HAVING CORONA REMOVED AS CHIEF JUSTICE, THE REAL BARGAIN THERE IS JACKIE.. AND THE COLLATERAL DAMAGE WAS CORONA,, POOR CORONA, WHEN HE CHOOSES TO FIGHT IT OUT HE THOUGHT THE SENATE WAS WITH HIM,,, PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES WAKE-UP

    • jorge bernas says:

      @ kontrapilo,

      I like what you said kontrapilo, POOR CONVICTED NATO CORONA BEING THE COLLATERAL DAMAGES….
      SANA MAGSILBI NA ITONG BABALA PARA SA MGA MANDARAMBONG, SINUNGALING AT SAKIM…..

  36. Martial bonifacio says:

    His mortal time maybe close but i guess he wanted to re-write history for him to be a hero, bayani that future filipinos will look up to him, idolize him. May kasabihan nga na ang mga makapangyarihan lang ang may kayang to re-write ang history.

    Off-topic:
    Nakakalungkot reading the comment section below this INQ article:

    http://globalnation.inquirer.net/55622/us-toxic-waste-dumped-in-subic

    Clearly alot of them did not understand yung nakasulat or the author is just trying to spin the story to sow hate against US using the articles title for the news to sell. Basically yung tanker named MT Glenn Guardian na nagdumped ng waste sa subic ay isang malaysian based company. Nakasulat pa nga sa article ito:

    “The tanker is one of the vessels owned by Glenn Defense Marine Asia, a Malaysian company operating in several countries which services American ships in the Philippines.”

    not to mention na “PILIPINO” ang head ng company na naka base sa PHL

    “The Malaysian company’s Philippine operation is headed by retired Vice Adm. Mateo Mayuga, chair and chief executive officer of Glenn Defense Marine Asia Philippines Inc. Mayuga is a former flag officer in command of the Philippine Navy.”

    Parang naghire ang US ng malabanan para higupin yung dumi tapos yung company naman ay tinapon sa maling pamamaraan yung dumi. So sino ngayon ang may kasalanan yung naghire o yung company na nagtapon?

    I dont understand why the author is trying to misled the public with its title seriously.

  37. Fibonacci Failon says:

    I can surmise that he has this kind of somewhat dysfunctional personality, just like Imelda’s, nurturing a deep grudge because of a sad childhood based from what I heard that his mom was an Ibanag, an offspring out of marriage (Armida Siguion Reyna the kundiman singer, being the legit child) enduring humiliation. When his father found out his high IQ, he was welcomed into the household. This is where the take-off point for the analysis of this man’s character should be.

    • Newark2002 says:

      I would like to comment kay #28 Bobdasis. Sabi nya: “Many consider the incumbent Senate President as among the wealthiest in the land.” Alam mo tama ka Bobdasis, napayaman rin nyang si Enrile. Noong panahon ng Foreign Borrowing Program ng Central Bank, ang daming pinundar nyang si Enrileng Negosyo nya. Pinangalan pa nya sa asawa nyang si Cristina. Nang na-audit ang CB ng Monetary Fund at World Bank, dahil nabuking sa “window dressing” strategy nang panahon ni Jaime Laya, lumabas na palpak yong mga company ni Enrile na pinag-uutang sa CB. Lugi at na-scrap. At yong mga barkong pang-hila ng troso ay kalawangin pala at hindi umaandar.

      • Rene-Ipil says:

        Newark@57.1

        I am re-posting my comment about the ultimate purpose of Enrile in writing his memoir. The post got lost yesterday.

        I believe that the ultimate purpose of Enrile is to preserve his enormous wealth by making his son a senator. To Jackie, he will bequeath all his wealth – hidden or otherwise – and the necessary power to keep them safe. Enrile has been in the corridors of power since Marcos time including that of Cory for a while. After he was fired by Cory, he ensured that the Cory administration would be occupied in defending the government from coups instead of tracking his wealth.

        I think Enrile is grossly mistaken. When Enrile is physically or mentally gone, Jackie cannot stem the tide of the CPM juggernaut. Jackie could not even extricate himself from the Alfie Anido ghost. Daddy of 88 years had to do it to no avail.

  38. simon olivares says:

    This I can say with confidence that what I am saying is 100% TRUE : Juan Ponce Enrile is a LYING BASTARD!

  39. Johnny Lin says:

    At the end of the day, every malicious, insulting, vicious words against Enrile does not matter to him anymore.

    After 6 presidents, he heard them all from the streets, coffee shops, columnists, tv commentators, lately from bloggers, netizens, CPMers.

    Does he really care at all?
    I don’t think so!

    The best weapon against Eneile is ignore him totally but focus solely the attack on his son Jackie. If JPE rebutted the attack on his son, continue to ignore him and question the motives of the reporters publishing his comments.

    • Victin Luz says:

      I agree sir Johnny ……….other incidents involving JACKIE like the shooting fatally of a court officer in an elevator supposed to be by his bodyguard must be exposed to remind voters how bad was JACKIE before.

  40. Rudy Portugal says:

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH. YOUR TALENT OF WRITING AND EXPOSING EVILS AND FAKES. I HOPE IT WILL REACH EVERY PILIPINO. WITH REGARDS TO THE BOOK OF JPE, IT IS NOT WORTH BUYING IT. IT IS NOTHING BUT LIES. I WOULD RATHER DONATE TO CHARITY FOR THAT MATTER. I WILL KEEP PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR BETTER HALF ‘S SAFETY IN ORDER TO CONTINUE YOUR NOBLE AND HEROIC TASK OF EDUCATING THE PILIPINO PEOPLE.. PLEASE LET US KNOW HOW TO HELP YOU IN THESE ENDEAVOR. GOD BLESS YOU!

  41. Cha says:

    Enrile and Marcos have both been afflicted with the insidious disease called want,  albeit of different strains. Marcos wanted more medals, more women, more gold, more Swiss bank accounts, more time to loot the national coffers. 

    Enrile, more than anything wants blood. This man goes for the kill, will not take prisoners himself but didn’t actually mind signing their warrants of arrest back in the day. That is probably why Marcos chose him to be his co-conspirator in 1972. He must have seen in the man the perfect Martial Law administrator. One who didn’t flinch at the sight of bodybags. And  that is also why he could stayed for so long as Marcos’ henchman. He may have actually enjoyed the sight of bodybags.

    Little did Marcos know that the day will come when Enrile may eventually desire to put him in a bodybag himself. Unfortunately for Enrile, he and his RAMboys got found out before they could launch the attack at Marcos’ Malacanang.

    But the estranged protege was not willing to give up without a fight. Especially one that involved some bloodshed. Ever wondered why he donned a bulletproof vest and armed himself with an UZI while Ramos stood beside him in civilian clothes on the first day of the EDSA revolution?

    Fortunately for us, Enrile’s UZI was not put to use at the time. But unfortunately for us also, the bloodlust seemed to have stayed with him and prompted one coup after another during  the Cory Aquino government. (though he would have us believe he had nothing to do with all that. Yeah right. That’s like the Marcoses saying they had nothing to do with Ninoy Aquino’s assassination)

    Now at 88,  the old man may no longer be up to brandishing the occasional UZI at his foes but the killer instinct appears to be there still. Take the Trillanes case as Exhibit A. Had the young man been made of lesser stuff, he surely would have been toast by now.  Then there’s that Election Registrar from his home province that he wanted fired , per the Inquirer the other day. And who knows what other secret trail of blood the senator has been hiding from us? (Maybe one that belongs to a former matinee idol?)

    • Yvonne says:

      Every freedom-loving Filipino must remain vigilant to prevent a Marcos-Enrile tandem Part II.

    • Rene-Ipil says:

      Cha@53

      I am reminded of what I was told by a very reliable source of what seems an accurate information about Enrile’s character. That he will make “sungkit” of anybody who crosses him. I can only surmise that a fruit is removed and will surely fall if one makes “sungkit” of it.

      Probably, Trillanes is aware of Enrile’s inclination and I believe he is ready for it. But I think Enrile is not ready to hold a long grudge against Trillanes because that would surely destroy his myth of invincibility which he nurtured for a long time. For Enrile surely knows also that no one (including the President of the United States) could prevent a well trained, experienced and determined assassin from trying to hit his target.

      As to the hapless COMELEC registrar, I could not say more.

      • leona says:

        Why, did “Boy” Sixto Brillantes got rid of that Comelec registrar as JPE wanted? SUSMA!

        Just one call? SUSMA!

        Better check the story accurately.

        • Rene-Ipil says:

          Leona@53.2

          As to the COMELEC registrar I could not say more than what we read in the newspapers. Maybe Enrile will continue to press on his demand to remove the election registrar. But I am sure Chairman Brillantes will do what is right. There were allegations that the registrar was biased in favor of a party. If it is true, Chairman Brillantes will know what to do. If not true, I believe he will stand by his subordinate.

          • leona says:

            I find it so comdemmnable for JPE to be calling the Chairman of the Comelec whether that comelec registrar’s acts are true or not. It is sheer arrogance! I applaud that registrar who stood her ground refusing to follow JPE’s order on her.

            What a character of a man! If he is not the senate president or even a senator would he be making such call? I doubt it.

            Moving on his position and brandishing his weight! Is that how his son Jackie will be acting also if he is elected a senator? SUSMA!

            Anyway, my vote isn’t coming for political dynasters!

      • Cha says:

        Rene-ipil,

        It’s good to know a reliable source thinks along the same line.

        As for Trillanes, Enrile may have met his match in him. One would hope that the Impetuous younger Senator would continue on with his counterttack. He gets the old man unhinged like no one else has been able to do. His son stands to lose precious votes everytime the father reminds the people of his Martial Law persona.

        • leona says:

          The face of JPE above, I find it so interesting…how his eyes are staring into the unknown (?), knowing death was coming soon? He should look at his own photo again and manage enough strength to remember what was he thinking at the time that photo shot was taken of him. Strange indeed! Or is it a face of one ready to face the enemy?

          • Cha says:

            Leona,

            I think he really thought it was going to be a fight to the death. Like Raissa said in the article above “… when Juan Ponce Enrile thought he might die”. I’ve watched an interview with Butz Aquino before where he described what Enrile looked like on that first night at Edsa, very tense he suggested, “pinagpapawisan”.

            He looks grim in the photo above, but also with dogged determination to defend himself. Kumbaga, di papahuli ng buhay.

          • Cha says:

            Leona,

            I think he really thought it was going to be a fight to the death. Like Raissa sais above “… when Enrile thought he might die”. I’ve warched an interview of Butz Aquino before where he describes what Enrile looked like on that first night in EDSA. He said Enrile looked very tense, “pinagpapawisan”.

            He looks grim in the photo above, but also doggedly determined to defend himself. Kumbaga, di papahuli ng buhay.

            • leona says:

              Natakot! Dapat malamig [cool] at masaya sa labanan na dadating. Eh, si McCoy takot rin noon panahon na yun. Kaya pumayad umalis na lang.

              May sabi na “legend” ng Tatay, WWII Vet, ang mga kasama nya Ilonga ng sundalo, pag pinadala nya sa front lines, nag tatawanan lang! Gusto pa doon!

              Kaya ang ILaga takot ang mga terroristas sa Mindanao.

              Show a Smile Unto Death! Kasi, pag inimbalsamar ang patay, pina i-ismile ng imbalsamador, di ba? Kaya tawa bago dumating ang kamatayan [save the embalmer the trouble to make the corpse smile again.]

              Anyway, the enemy is scared hell to die too. So, show the enemy one’s smile and the enemy will run away! Kaya ba? Bakit hindi!

    • Victin Luz says:

      @you’re right @ cha….are you in the Philippines now cha or still in Australia?

      • Cha says:

        Still down under, mate!

        • Victin Luz says:

          Where in Australia @cha?……I am here also in Melbourne now visiting a relative.

          • Cha says:

            Sydney.

            I love Melbourne. The CBD (Central Business District) is so clean. You have to go to the museums.

            • Victin Luz says:

              Me and my daughter stayed at Bathurst and Puncbowl for 2 months and consuming the remaining 1 mo. In Melbourne but our departure ticket will be in Sydney and that will be on the 15 th of November. Maybe if you are going to invite @ cha he he we can meet in Sydney before we board the plane. If we can not get an extension for further stay here.

              • leona says:

                You two must meet before boarding for ‘Pinas! Have a nice long chit chat, di ba?

              • Cha says:

                @victin,

                Did you mean Punchbowl, New South Wales?

                My daughter’s performing in her school musical on the week of the 15th, unfortunately. Let me know if you get extended. Maybe we can work out something.

                @leona
                Yes, we’ll chitchat about CPM ers. Hehe!

              • Victin Luz says:

                Yes @ cha… Puncbowl, NSW but we stayed only there for a short period of time kung napunta us Sydney . Bathurst, NSW us talaga tumira. Ok I will let you know @cha pag na extend us … He he kailangan chitchat tayo bago ako umuwi pinas .

                @ ok mam Leona , I will be seeing @ cha sooner he he for a talk.

  42. andrew lim says:

    Off topic but very important:

    3 US bloggers (Sarah Pope, Formichella and Engelman ) will file an ethics complaint at the Senate for plagiarism against Tito Sotto!

    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/281336/scitech/socialmedia/three-us-bloggers-set-to-file-plagiarism-complaint-vs-sen-sotto?ref=sechead

  43. Yvonne says:

    Long before the declaration of Martial Law there were already telltale signs that Marcos was laying the groundwork for its imposition. Among those signs was the publication of the Daily Express, a then new tabloid-size daily newspaper.

    The Daily Express was being sold dirt cheap, 10 centavos (?), but had more pages than any of its competing daily newspapers, yet it had very few ads. Its notable columnist was Teodoro “Doroy” Valencia, a known strong Marcos supporter. My Father commented at that time that whoever was publishing or financing the Daily Express was seemingly doing it not to make a profit on a business venture but to pursue some other agenda.

    Indeed, in the aftermath of Martial Law all the newspapers were initially shut down except for the Daily Express which served to be the mouthpiece of the Martial Law regime.

    Whatever happened to the Daily Express post Martial Law, anyone knows?

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