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Rappler's latest stories on jpe


Enrile's 'ambush': Real or not?

Sep 23, 2018 - 10:55 AM

Juan Ponce Enrile himself had admitted that his 'ambush' in 1972 was 'staged' to justify the declaration of Martial Law. Yet he later retracted that claim.

JPE. Juan Ponce Enrile talks to Ferdinand Marcos Jr in a two-part video entitled 'JPE: A Witness to History'.

De Lima's fate: Karma or political persecution?

Feb 27, 2017 - 12:07 PM

From June 30 to the days leading to her arrest the senator personified both defiance and acceptance – defiance of the status quo and acceptance of her future

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

How the bright Enrile is fighting his plunder charges in court

Feb 01, 2017 - 8:25 PM

In today s biggest plunder case the one fighting to prove his innocence is also among the country s brightest lawyers

A file photo of former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile when he went back to work in the Senate in 2015 after being granted bail.

Enrile to stand trial for P172-M plunder charge

Feb 01, 2017 - 1:49 PM

The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan affirms that there is probable cause to charge former senator Juan Ponce Enrile for plunder

NEW CONTROVERSY. Senator Juan Ponce Enrile draws the ire of social media users after his statements about members of the LGBT community. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Political rivals pray for Miriam, miss her already

Sep 29, 2016 - 3:30 PM

Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile Senator Panfilo Lacson and Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II only have good words for the feisty senator who once harangued them at the Senate session hall

MOURNING. Political rivals of former senator Miriam Defensor Santiago mourn her passing on Thursday, September 29.

Enrile supports hero’s burial for Marcos

Aug 22, 2016 - 1:59 PM

Is Ferdinand Marcos a hero? Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile says Why not? He was given a medal of honor

HERO'S BURIAL FOR MARCOS. Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile is supporting the decision to give the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos a hero's burial next month. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Enrile's Senate farewell: 'Old politicians don't die, they just fade away'

Jun 06, 2016 - 6:55 PM

Aside from Juan Ponce Enrile 8 other senators are leaving the hallowed halls of the Senate after their terms end on June 30

FAREWELL. Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile bids farewell to the Senate, where he served for 24 years. Photo by Joe Arazas

WATCH: 6 degrees of separation between Pia Wurtzbach & Juan Ponce Enrile

Feb 22, 2016 - 4:12 PM

Only five people separate the 2015 Miss Universe and the senator

Avoid suffering, choose ‘experienced’ Binay – Enrile

Feb 10, 2016 - 9:42 AM

Kung palpak ‘yang pangulo na ‘yan maraming Mamasapano ang mangyayari sa ating bansa says Senator Juan Ponce Enrile taking a swipe at President Benigno Aquino III

ALL-OUT. Senator Juan Ponce Enrile (wearing glasses on screen) is fully supporting the candidacy of Vice President Jejomar Binay. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Enrile to Binay critic: Why are you citing second party info?

Jan 27, 2016 - 12:44 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says Senator Juan Ponce Enrile s participation in the hearing on corruption allegations against Vice President Jejomar Binay was pretty tame

QUESTIONING TESTIMONIES. Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile (right) sits beside Senator Koko Pimentel during the last Senate blue ribbon subcommittee hearing on Vice President Jejomar Binay. Photo by Lito Boras/

Enrile on Mamasapano: Did Aquino do enough to save SAF?

Jan 13, 2016 - 5:33 PM

Says the former senate president: Wala akong nalalaman na galaw ng gobyerno upang sagipin sila at ano ba ang ginawa ng Presidente?

WHAT HAPPENED, MR PRESIDENT? Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, out of bail for the pork barrel scam, wants to know what the president did to prevent the carnage in Mamasapano town, Maguinanao. File photos from AFP and Rappler

JPE to Grace Poe: What happened to Mamasapano report?

Oct 08, 2015 - 12:26 PM

Every single public official is accountable to the people at all times election season or not says Poe when asked for her assurance that she will not use the SAF 44 in her political campaign

Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

Pemberton admission, Enrile returns, Lina defends customs | 6PM wRap

Aug 24, 2015 - 7:04 PM

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TIMELINE: Enrile and the pork barrel scam

Aug 18, 2015 - 4:27 PM

Rappler looks back at what the nonagenarian political veteran has been through since the pork barrel scam issue broke

Sotto: Enrile back to Senate on Monday after SC ruling

Aug 18, 2015 - 4:18 PM

After more than a year in detention Senator Juan Ponce Enrile will soon return to the Senate following the Supreme Court ruling granting him bail

'CALL ME DEMON.' Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile says he is ready for Santiago's personal attacks but asks her to refrain from blaming him for "Yolanda, Christ's crucifixion, and the death of Rizal." Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

The legal savvy of JPE

Jul 01, 2014 - 5:54 PM

In his petition before the Sandiganbayan Senator Juan Ponce Enrile invokes justifications limited to himself

Miriam: No to VIP treatment of inmates, senators

Jun 21, 2014 - 1:35 PM

Santiago says It does not matter whether you’re a Johnny caught picking pockets or a Johnny charged with plunder All detainees and prisoners whether common criminals or senators should have the same accommodations

A parallel universe?

Jun 21, 2014 - 12:54 PM

They found a way to cross into our dimension and oftentimes wreak havoc Their counterparts don’t always know what they have said and done while wearing the same face and body hence the paradox

Yolanda Ong

Rappler Newscast | June 17, 2014

Jun 17, 2014 - 8:38 PM

Hold departure order vs Enrile Revilla Estrada Enrile hires Estelito Mendoza South Korea ferry crew admits to charges

Enrile hires lawyer of Marcos, Erap, Arroyo for PDAF case

Jun 17, 2014 - 8:30 AM

Veteran lawyer Estelito Mendoza now shares his half a century litigation experience with Enrile s defense team in the senator s plunder case

Accused differ on special divisions for PDAF scam

Jun 13, 2014 - 8:03 PM

Enrile s former chief of staff Gigi Reyes also files a manifestation before the anti graft court saying there is no compelling reason for the creation of special divisions

Ahead of arrest, Enrile pleads for liberty

Jun 13, 2014 - 4:30 PM

Senator Enrile asks the Sandiganbayan to allow him to post bail in case an arrest warrant is issued against him for plunder charges

Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

No closure yet on Erap Estrada’s plunder case

Apr 24, 2014 - 9:31 AM

13 years ago Estrada was indicted for plunder The Sandiganbayan s 2013 compliance report says he still owes the government over P400 million roughly US 9 million

Erap mugshot on April 25, 2001

At 90, Enrile a bundle of contradictions

Feb 14, 2014 - 6:22 PM

Will Juan Ponce Enrile survive the latest controversy associated to his name?

'The Boss' and Gigi Reyes

Oct 01, 2013 - 8:54 PM

She is the sort of person who will protect her principal but will not do anything against his interest or without his permission

FONDNESS. Sen Juan Ponce Enrile shares a moment with Gigi Reyes. Facebook photo provided to Rappler

Enrile lawyer: No direct link to scam

Sep 19, 2013 - 6:23 PM

There is no command responsibility in criminal law says the lawyer of Sen Juan Ponce Enrile

Resignation speech of Senate President Enrile

Jun 05, 2013 - 5:06 PM

The privilege speech delivered by Enrile on Wednesday June 5 the last session day of the Senate before he resigned the Senate presidency

'IRREVOCABLE' RESIGNATION. Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile announces his resignation as Senate President in a privilege speech at the Senate, June 5 2013. Frame grab courtesy of the Senate livestream

Miriam wants Enrile probed on Port Irene

Feb 14, 2013 - 6:06 PM

Santiago continues her attacks against Enrile

Enrile turns 89, shares campaign tips

Feb 14, 2013 - 7:02 AM

Enrile talks about life and campaigning on the eve of his 89th birthday

Enrile admits Senate war factor in survey plunge

Feb 13, 2013 - 6:32 PM

Enrile admits his word war with his Senate critics may have caused a drop in his survey ratings

Enrile-Cayetano: The Unraveling

Jan 26, 2013 - 12:26 PM

For JPE I have always wondered whether his unquestioned brilliance has made him unable to accept that his own protégés could grow up and be their own men

Yoly Ong files P88-M counterclaim vs Enrile

Jan 24, 2013 - 8:39 AM

The ad veteran gets human rights lawyer Chel Diokno to defend her against Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and vows to give the money to Marcos victims

Rappler Newscast | January 21, 2013

Jan 22, 2013 - 1:35 AM

Senate President Enrile offers to quit but 11 senators vote to keep him in power | A Tubbataha park official says the US Navy ship stuck in the reef ignored warnings to avoid the area | 6 Filipinos are confirmed dead in the Algeria gas field hostage crisis

Ouster plot vs JPE 'still alive' - Trillanes

Jan 21, 2013 - 6:05 PM

Trillanes is still counting on President Aquino s partymates to back ouster moves against Enrile

Can Jack Enrile bury the past?

Jan 09, 2013 - 12:03 PM

In a country that easily forgives and forgets survey numbers suggest that Jack Enrile has nothing to worry about

The Year of Enrile: JPE’s 2012 Legacy

Dec 30, 2012 - 8:24 PM

From the impeachment court to the court of public opinion Enrile is front and center of events that shaped 2012

MOMENTOUS YEAR. From the impeachment trial to his controversial memoirs to a libel suit, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile loomed large in 2012.

Enrile's tale: Hypocrisy and contradictions

Oct 03, 2012 - 11:41 AM

Johnny Enrile s book launch was a gathering of the country s elite who had chosen to conveniently forget – just for one night – what others who have less at stake cannot

Enrile-Trillanes fight over talks with China

Sep 19, 2012 - 5:06 PM

This guy is a fraud Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile says referring to Sen Antonio Trillanes IV This phantom of the opera in Philippine politics

JPE, Belmonte fail to convince Aquino on 'Cha-cha'

Jul 30, 2012 - 1:44 PM

Not giving up JPE and Belmonte suggested that President Aquino study it further


Palace shoots down 'Cha-cha'

Jul 12, 2012 - 4:27 PM

President Aquino has been able to implement reforms without Charter change says Valte