Enrile well-equipped for fresh Senate term

May 10, 2019

SENATORIAL candidate and former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile vowed to use his institutional memory from 50 years of service in government if elected in the upcoming elections

“I intend to bring all my years of experience, knowledge, and recollection of past laws, programs, and events for this last term in the Upper Chamber. Apart from what I learned in four terms as senator and then as Senate President, and also as heads of different agencies, I have also extensively studied the new problems that are hounding the Philippines,” Enrile said as he spoke to supporters on his campaign trail in Metro Manila.

He added, “I have never been more ready to serve as senator as I am now.”                         

At 95 years old, Enrile showed no signs of stopping as he hopped from Mandaluyong to San Juan and Caloocan on Thursday and Cainta and Pasig on Friday in the run-up to Election Day.

Enrile, if elected, will be the oldest senator in Philippine history.

“During the campaign, I forgot that I was 95 years old. In my campaign, in fact, it is the young people who have been the most supportive,” he shared.

He said he was grateful for the opportunity to run and serve the people again.

“When I was in the Senate, I did what was supposed to be done. I worked for laws that would benefit the people,” Enrile said.