August 15, 1987 |
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.
July 22, 1987 |
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.
June 6, 1990 |
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.
August 13, 1987 |
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.
March 7, 1990 |
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.
July 29, 1987 |
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.