Enrile feeling better, says son Jack

By Doris Bigornia, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 02 2015 07:02 PM | Updated as of Mar 03 2015 03:04 AM

MANILA - Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile is feeling much better now after doctors successfully addressed his pneumonia, his son, Jack Enrile, said.

The younger Enrile said the 91-year-old senator's condition is a lot more stable than when he was rushed to Makati Medical Center last week.

Only family members are allowed to visit the senator who has been transferred to a regular room in the hospital. Two to three police officers are providing security at Enrile's room.

There is no word yet on when the senator will be discharged.

The younger Enrile said the family is leaving it up to the courts to decide whether his father would be granted house arrest. He said they would like to work on his father's petition for bail so that he could come home considering his health.

The younger Enrile, who is a former congressman, said he told his father last night that if his petition for bail is not granted then, he should be prepared to go back to detention in Camp Crame.

He said his father is willing to return to Camp Crame and concentrate on clearing his name.

The senator is currently facing plunder and graft charges before the Sandiganbayan for funneling millions of pesos in his pork barrel funds to bogus non-government organizations of Janet Lim Napoles.

The younger Enrile said the family is ready to accept the patriarch's fate, saying this too shall pass. He said he is confident his dad's name will be cleared and that those who are accountable will one day be held accountable, including President Aquino.