The 95-year old former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile on Friday vowed to use his “institutional memory” from 50 years of service in government if he would be elected anew as Senator on Monday.
“I intend to bring all my years of experience, knowledge, and recollection of past laws, programs, and events for this last term in the Upper Chamber,” said Enrile.
Apart from what he learned in four terms as Senator and then as Senate President, and as heads of different agencies, Enrile said he also extensively studied the new problems hounding the Philippines. Macon Ramos-Araneta
The Harvard-bred senator said he had never been “more ready to serve as Senator as I am now.”
Despite his advanced age, Enrile showed no signs of stopping as he hopped from Mandaluyong to San Juan and Caloocan on Thursday and Cainta and Pasig on Friday in the run-up to Election Day.
“During the campaign, I forgot that I was 95 years old. In my campaign, in fact, it is the young people who have been the most supportive,” said Enrile who will be the oldest senator in the country’s political history if he won in the coming midterm poll.
In a light moment, he said he was grateful for the opportunity to run and serve the people again.
“When I was in the Senate, I did what was supposed to be done. I worked for laws that would benefit the people,” Enrile said.