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This photo of Enrile and his Chief-of-Staff Jessica “Gigi” Reyes has gone viral on Facebook. Now no one in the senate can accuse him of having an affair with his “eyes and ears” .. Bravo, your poem is much appreciated. But considering that Senator Juan Ponce Enrile and his ex-chief of staff, alleged bagwoman, and rumored inamorata Jessica “Gigi” Reyes are. Enrile never reached these levels of professional recognition. . The 'other woman' is reported to be Gigi Gonzales-Reyes, chief of staff of his . these two men are so close that it can only be called a relationship with feelings.
Bakit po ako tempted? Bakit po ako natutukso na sumagot? Dahil sa bawat isang kasinungalingan na inilabas sa akin na nilabas ninyo mayroon akong isangdaang katotohanan ang alam ko sa inyo at ni Ma'am Gigi," he said. Reyes has repeatedly refused to be interviewed since Cayetano's speech.
Juan Ponce Enrile
Two Senate staff members who refused to be named also told GMA News Online that Reyes is like an administrator, sending announcements of work suspensions in the event of floods and typhoons, and that she was the only staff member allowed onstage with the senatorial candidates in the May elections.
In the affidavit, Tuason admitted she was the one who introduced alleged pork barrel mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles to Reyes and Estrada. The affidavit even detailed an incident when Enrile dropped by at a coffee meeting between Tuason and Reyes.
Tuason also supposedly admitted to receiving a referral fee of 1. But P-Noy is not running for any office. Total gun ban In the aftermath of the Atimonan massacre, calls for the imposition of total gun ban are gaining momentum.
But guess who was one of the first to step forward to signify his opposition to total gun ban in the country? According to data compiled by the United Nations, the U. That means that Americans are 20 times as likely to be killed by a gun than is someone from another developed country.
The Washington Post, Dec. After the Newtown, Connecticut mass murder of 20 children and six adults at the Sandy Hook elementary school, there is a clamor to ban the sale of military style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. Last January 15, a month and a day after the gruesome Sandy Hook massacre, the state of New York passed the toughest gun control law in the United States.
Other states are now following the lead of New York. Finally, a national movement for gun control is growing. The following day, January 16, President Barack Obama unveiled a package of gun control proposals. He was elected and represented the First District of Cagayan.
Second to fourth senate terms[ edit ] In Enrile ran in the senatorial race as an independent candidate for senator and was also a guest candidate under the Lakas — Laban coalition. He won as senator and held the position until During his term as senator, he ran as an independent candidate in the election for the position of President. He lost to then Vice President Joseph Estrada.
On January 13, he was one of those who voted against the opening of the second bank envelope. He was released a day later. He ran for reelection as part of the Puwersa ng Masa coalition. Due to the issues that haunted him over the failed siege, he lost the election. He thus became a senator in three non-consecutive terms. He was reelected as senator in the elections. As of [update]he is the oldest senator of the 15th Congress of the Philippines. Technically he belongs to an opposition party, but in the Senate, he stands as an independent and is part of the administration bloc.
The minority bloc includes all of his party's members.
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Election[ edit ] On November 17,Senate President Manuel Villar resigned due to lack of support, and Enrile succeeded him the same day. But it is precisely this variance in points of view and the battle of great ideas that provide the dynamism we need to craft legislation that takes into account and balances the competing interests involved — with the end in view of serving the greater good of the people to whom we owe our mandate.
Institutional reforms were also implemented within the Senate to improve the daily conduct of business as well the welfare of its officers and employees. Maguindanao martial law[ edit ] The Senate also collaborated with the House of Representatives on two crucial issues which are now considered historical milestones. In Decemberit used Proclamation No. Re-election as Senate President[ edit ] with Hajime Ishii left on May 4, Enrile was re-elected to a fourth term in the Senate election.
On July 26,he was re-elected President of the Senate. Enrile committed himself to "discharge my duties and responsibilities with honor, with total devotion to our institution, and with fairness to all members. No partisan consideration will blur or color the treatment of any member of the Senate.
We are all Senators elected by the people to serve them with dedication to their interest and well-being and devotion to our responsibilities. He was one of the 20 Senators voting guilty for the impeachment. Trillanes said his visit in China was authorized by the Palace.
He also alleged that Enrile was being pushed by former Pres. Gloria Arroyo to pass a bill splitting the province of Camarines Sur into two but Enrile denied the allegation. He admitted giving the said amount to the senators, saying it was part of the balance of the maintenance and other operating expenses MOOE funds allowed per senator.
On January 21,because of the controversies involving him, he attempted to vacate his position as Senate President but his motion was rejected. Resignation[ edit ] Amid accusations against him, including the alleged distribution of MOOE funds to senators, Enrile stepped down as Senate President after his privilege speech on June 5, Enrile was accused of using Senate funds called MOOE as Christmas gifts to members of the senate who do not oppose him.
Enrile allegedly received Php million in kickbacks from public funds. They have two children: Enrile has a half-sister, Armida Siguion-Reynawho is a singer as well as a theatre and film actress.
The news made both local and international headlines.