JPE eyes comeback

Juan Ponce Enrile

NINETY-FOUR-year old former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile is eyeing a comeback at the Senate after announcing yesterday his intention to run in the coming 2019 elections.

Enrile confirmed running for a Senate post yesterday during the unveiling of the Senate gallery at the second floor of the Senate building. He said his lawyer, Joseph Sagandoy will file on his behalf his certificate of candidacy.

Enrile said he is bringing back to the table his vast political experience and help in solving the country’s present pressing problems that he has studied for three years. He also wanted to add his thoughts on the debate about Federalism.

Not as mobile as other senatoriables, Enrile said he will take advantage of social media to campaign while making public and media appearances from time to time.

Senate President Vicente Sotto III, stalwart of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC), said he will recommend Enrile’s inclusion in their slate.

Enrile is facing plunder and graft charges over the pork barrel scam and was eventually granted bail in 2015.

His co-accused, former Senator Jinggoy Estrada who is also on bail, lauded Enrile’s decision to again seek a seat in the Senate, saying the country needs more “brilliant minds.”