Enrile on plunder case ruling: I might be dead by then

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 08 2018 07:57 PM | Updated as of Dec 09 2018 01:09 AM

Former Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile on Saturday said he might be dead before the anti-graft court decides on his plunder case. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

MANILA—Former Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile on Saturday said he might be dead before the anti-graft court decides on his plunder case.

"Hindi pa nauumpisahan ng gobyerno ang presentasyon ng ebidensiya nila. Siguro patay na 'ko nu'n," Enrile told radio DWIZ.

The 94-year-old politician, currently out on bail on the Supreme Court's grant for humanitarian reasons, is accused of pocketing millions in pork barrel kickbacks, along with former senators Bong Revilla and Jinggoy Estrada.

Enrile, who is again running for senator in next year's elections, remains confident that he will also be acquitted like Revilla, who was cleared of plunder in his pork barrel case on Friday.

"Bahala ang husgado pero alam ko wala kaming pakialam d'yan at ipapakita namin na wala kaming kinalaman dyan," he said.

"Sa isang makatarungan na gobyerno, wala akong kaduda-duda."

Enrile also maintained the innocence of his former chief of staff lawyer Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes, who has been detained for four years for allegedly facilitating the release of Enrile's pork barrel fund.

"Ang problema ko 'yung aking chief of staff ay nakakulong. Wala namang kamuwang-muwang 'yung tao na 'yun, wala namang kasalanan 'yung tao na 'yun," he said.

"Sa mga ganyan, justice demands na bigyan sila ng kwan . . . di naman tatakas 'yang mga 'yan."