Enrile gives his take on Marcos’s reaction to Duterte’s claim

Former Senate president says that President could just have ignored it

By: Zacarian Sarao - Reporter / @zacariansINQ - Inquirer.net | February 06,2024 - 07:39 AM

Marcos should just have ignored Duterte's claim, says Enrile: (FILE PHOTO) Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile. ALBERTO ALCAIN/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

(FILE PHOTO) Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile. ALBERTO ALCAIN/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Former Senate President was referring to the President Marcos clap back to former President Duterte’s drug allegations against the former

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. could have just chosen to ignore the drug allegations made by his predecessor former President Rodrigo Duterte. This was what Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said about the issue.

READ: Romualdez to Dutertes: Show proof Marcos uses drugs

Enrile’s perspective on the issue was shared by veteran broadcaster and TV anchor Korina Sanchez-Roxas through Instagram after a pre-interview lunch.

“BBM (Bongbong Marcos) responded as he did. I would have ignored,” Sanchez-Roxas quoted Enrile as saying.

The former Senate President was referring to when Marcos clapped back at Duterte, saying it must have been the effects of fentanyl when the former president accused Marcos of using illegal drugs.

READ: Marcos shoots back: Ex-president Duterte takes fentanyl

On Marcos back at office

Meanwhile, asked what he thought about the Marcoses being back in office, Enrile compared it to the case of Ninoy Aquino, whose wife and son became Presidents.

“Why could it not happen for BBM? Why not the next one? You live as long as I have, you see heroes become villains and then heroes and become villains again,” Enrile said.


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Enrile is set to turn 100 on February 14. Born in 1924, Enrile’s political career spanned from the time of Diosdado Macapagal’s presidency in the 60s up to present, serving as Marcos Jr.’s Chief Presidential Legal Counsel.

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