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April 4, 1988
Philippine troops raided the seaside vacation house of opposition Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile but failed to find Col. Gregorio (Gringo) Honasan, leader of an August coup attempt who fled his prison ship Saturday. The raid on the house in Batangas province, southwest of Manila, was part of a nationwide search for Honasan, who served as chief of security at the Defense Ministry when Enrile was defense chief. Enrile told reporters he has not heard from Honasan since his escape.
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June 6, 1990 | From Associated Press
The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed indictments against Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile and 22 others accused of participating in December's failed coup, ruling that the charges are not valid. Chief Justice Marcelo Fernan said the justices voted 11 to 2 against reviewing a 1956 court decision, thereby overturning the charges, which combined rebellion and murder. Two justices were absent or abstained, Fernan said. Enrile and the others faced charges stemming from the Dec.
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January 19, 1987 | From Reuters
Former Philippine Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile, fired last November by President Corazon Aquino, denied Sunday that he is plotting a coup. But during a U.S. television interview from Manila, he also said there was some restiveness in the Philippine military over Aquino's policy of dealing with the country's Communist insurgents.
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March 7, 1990 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Philippine Supreme Court ordered jailed opposition Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile released on $4,600 bail Tuesday in an apparent setback to President Corazon Aquino's recent attempts to crack down on alleged coup plotters. But the high court postponed deciding the more ticklish question of whether the government's charge of "rebellion with murder" against Enrile and six others is unconstitutional. Enrile's lawyers insist that the charge, which stems from last December's failed coup, does not exist.
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August 15, 1987 | Associated Press
Former Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile took his oath as a senator Friday and thanked the Supreme Court for settling a three-month dispute over the May 11 election. About 150 supporters cheered and applauded when Enrile walked into the court's main hall, where Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee administered the oath. He was accompanied by his wife, Cristina, two children and three grandchildren.
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July 22, 1987 | Associated Press
The government will file a civil suit against Juan Ponce Enrile, who helped depose Ferdinand E. Marcos, for allegedly taking part in official corruption during Marcos' rule, an official said today. Mary Concepcion Bautista, a member of the Presidential Commission on Good Government, said the suit will accuse Enrile of illegally acquiring shares in Philippine Communications & Satellite, Inc., and the United Coconut Planters Bank.
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June 6, 1990 | From Associated Press
The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed indictments against Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile and 22 others accused of participating in December's failed coup, ruling that the charges are not valid. Chief Justice Marcelo Fernan said the justices voted 11 to 2 against reviewing a 1956 court decision, thereby overturning the charges, which combined rebellion and murder. Two justices were absent or abstained, Fernan said. Enrile and the others faced charges stemming from the Dec.
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August 13, 1987 | United Press International
The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the government elections panel to proclaim fired Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile the winner of a May Senate race, rejecting another candidate's demand for a vote recount. Ramon Felipe, chairman of the Philippine Commission on Elections, said the election of President Corazon Aquino's archrival will be certified Friday.
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March 7, 1990 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Philippine Supreme Court ordered jailed opposition Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile released on $4,600 bail Tuesday in an apparent setback to President Corazon Aquino's recent attempts to crack down on alleged coup plotters. But the high court postponed deciding the more ticklish question of whether the government's charge of "rebellion with murder" against Enrile and six others is unconstitutional. Enrile's lawyers insist that the charge, which stems from last December's failed coup, does not exist.
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July 29, 1987 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Philippine opposition leader Juan Ponce Enrile charged Tuesday that President Corazon Aquino's government is using the nation's court system and its election commission to destroy all opponents of the regime, which Enrile likened to the dictatorship that he helped overthrow 17 months ago. Enrile, after two months of self-imposed silence, sounded angry and defiant at a press conference as he charged that Aquino's government is cheating him out of a seat in the national Senate.
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March 6, 1990 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Long criticized as weak and feckless, President Corazon Aquino has demonstrated unexpected toughness against her foes in recent days and appears to have gained much-needed sympathy after a failed mini-rebellion Sunday in northern Luzon left a popular general dead. But diplomats and analysts here say the beleaguered Philippine leader may pay a heavy political price for her sudden boldness against alleged coup plotters.
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March 3, 1990 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying "the time for kindness and patience is over," Philippine President Corazon Aquino on Friday defended the arrest and detention of her chief political opponent, Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, for allegedly supporting last December's failed coup. In her first interview since her most bitter critic was arrested in the Senate last Tuesday, Aquino told The Times that she had been "too patient in so far as my enemies are concerned."
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March 1, 1990 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Once he jailed thousands under a brutal dictatorship, but alleged coup conspirator Juan Ponce Enrile had it somewhat easier when he was imprisoned Wednesday: a two-room suite complete with white curtains, humming air conditioners and an aide carrying his garment bag and a favorite throw rug. "Let's get a drink!"
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February 28, 1990 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Corazon Aquino's government arrested Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, a key opposition leader, inside the Philippine Senate late Tuesday on a charge of rebellion and murder stemming from the December coup attempt that nearly toppled Aquino's government. Enrile, a co-leader of the 1986 military revolt that helped catapult Aquino to power, was charged with causing the death of a boy killed by a rebel plane on the first day of the bloody Dec. 1-9 military uprising.
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April 4, 1988
Philippine troops raided the seaside vacation house of opposition Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile but failed to find Col. Gregorio (Gringo) Honasan, leader of an August coup attempt who fled his prison ship Saturday. The raid on the house in Batangas province, southwest of Manila, was part of a nationwide search for Honasan, who served as chief of security at the Defense Ministry when Enrile was defense chief. Enrile told reporters he has not heard from Honasan since his escape.
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August 31, 1987 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
President Corazon Aquino unleashed a blistering propaganda offensive Sunday to further discredit the renegade leaders of Friday's failed military coup against her government, condemning them as "treacherous and cowardly" liars who "mercilessly slaughtered" civilians and staged their mutiny mainly to assassinate her and her entire family.
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February 28, 1990 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Corazon Aquino's government arrested Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, a key opposition leader, inside the Philippine Senate late Tuesday on a charge of rebellion and murder stemming from the December coup attempt that nearly toppled Aquino's government. Enrile, a co-leader of the 1986 military revolt that helped catapult Aquino to power, was charged with causing the death of a boy killed by a rebel plane on the first day of the bloody Dec. 1-9 military uprising.
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May 14, 1987 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Former Philippine Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile charged Wednesday that President Corazon Aquino is cheating in the tabulation of Monday's national election, and he declared that democracy still has not returned to the Philippines. Flanked by a dozen senatorial running mates in his right-wing coalition, Enrile shouted to several thousand supporters in a protest rally outside the National Election Commission, "We know we won in the election, but we lost in the count."
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August 31, 1987 | DON IRWIN, Times Staff Writer
A top State Department official recommended Sunday that the United States provide more aid to help the government of Philippine President Corazon Aquino deal with a Communist insurgency and to head off further attempted military coups. Michael H. Armacost, under secretary of state for political affairs, said during an appearance on NBC's televised "Meet the Press" that funds are needed to strengthen the Philippine army to "go after the insurgency in a very comprehensive way."
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August 15, 1987 | Associated Press
Former Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile took his oath as a senator Friday and thanked the Supreme Court for settling a three-month dispute over the May 11 election. About 150 supporters cheered and applauded when Enrile walked into the court's main hall, where Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee administered the oath. He was accompanied by his wife, Cristina, two children and three grandchildren.
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