Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile became emotional and shed tears at the book launch of his autobiography Thursday.
"Writing my memoir has been an emotional roller coaster ride for me," he said. " Revisiting my humble beginnings, details of cruelties I suffered in silence became all too painful for me to recount."
"I stopped many times because I could not stand the pain of remembering," he added.
Enrile said the book "is a rendition of what I know to be true because I was there."
"I lay no claim to a monopoly of the truth," he said.
"I've been judged and condemned many times, but I fear only the ultimate judgment of God and history," he added. - ANC