Enrile stays at Crame hospital until Monday

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SENator Juan Ponce Enrile will be spending the weekend at the Philippine National Police (PNP) hospital in Camp Crame where he was taken after surrendering to the authorities on Friday.

Enrile went straight to Camp Crame from his residence in Dasmariñas Village in Makati City after the Sandiganbayan issued an arrest warrant for him and four others for plunder charges in connection with the pork barrel scam.

The PNP spokesman, Chief Supt. Reuben Theodore Sindac, said the senator will stay at the hospital until Monday when the Sandiganbayan is expected to issue a commitment order for him.

The commitment order will specify where the 90-year-old senator and former defense minister during martial law will eventually be detained, Sindac said in a text message to The Manila Times.


“That’s the legal process and the PNP is following the legal process,” he said.

Enrile’s lawyers have filed a motion before the Sandiganbayan seeking hospital arrest for him.

Senators Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada and Ramon “Bong” Revilla, who are accused with Enrile in the plunder case, are detained at the PNP Custodial Center in Crame after surrendering earlier.

Another co-accused, Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes, turned herself in to Sandiganbayan authorities also last Friday. The former chief of staff of Enrile spent the night at the court’s detention cell before she was transferred to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) facility in Quezon City.

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  1. These lawmakers are supposed make laws for the good of, for and by the people not for the good of themselves. Oh, by the way I forgot and I am sorry. These senators are uncivilized and dirty human being. They are an embarrassment, an insult to our society and to the next generations. This guy, Juan ponce enrile the maestro of the past been there done it. He should realty set an example to be followed. We are a democratic country governed by law. Equal justice and implementation to all.

  2. Pete Gabriel on

    Why is this bum getting preferential treatment. He put a lot of people in jail during the martial law days on just mere suspicion that they are enemy of the state. He should be hand cuff, take his mug shot, finger printed and then thrown in jail, so he can have a taste of his own medicine. That’s what crooks deserve. He has been on the take for a long time, it is high time he pay for his crime. No mercy for this criminal.

    • I do agreed what Pete Gabriel Enrile should follow the rule of law .. His mug shot must be publish for the people how this crooks pay for his price being crook politician.

      minag

  3. SALVACION CAHAYAG on

    This Enrile deserves to be incarcerated in jail too. He is the oldest but it seems
    that he is still the same traitor as he was before. Remember what he did to
    Marcos, Marcos was his patron, the hands that fed him. Marcos was the one
    who appointed this Enrile to various high government positions before. In short
    it was Marcos who made this Enrile to what he is today. But what happened,
    he bit the hands that fed him. He turned his back against the very person that
    that tap him to the government. Today, he did not do anything when these
    senators were bribed to impeached Corona. He received P100M in fact during
    that impeachment process. If someone gives you P100M, don’t bother to ask
    what is this for? He is a lawyer and should have known better. But the only
    reason here is that he also took advantage of his position. He did nothing
    to stop this DAP but instead has been a recipient of the loot. Under the law
    no one shall profit from the effects of his crime. He should be punished
    like any other Filipino regardless of his age. DURA LEX SED LEX, the Law is
    harsh but it is the law.” He should be in the same cell with his Chief of Staff,
    Gigi Reyes, so that he will not be bored and perhaps blood pressure will go
    down. That will help him a bit.