- Posted September 13, 2012 by
Attempt to oust Phl Senate president bared
This question cropped up Thursday after Malacañang announced that it continues to support the leadership of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile.
Citing the healthy relationship between the executive branch and the Senate, Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda made clear that the Palace prefers Enrile to keep his post.
Lacierda stressed that the ruling party is not involved in any efforts to oust Enrile from the Senate presidency. Enrile had earlier confirmed a plot to oust him as Senate president.
“We have a good working relationship with the Senate President as far as we know. This is not something that LP is involved with,” Lacierda told Palace reporters.
He added: “So…we have seen a very healthy relationship with the Senate.”
It can be recalled that Enrile has been going against the tide of support for the early passage of the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) Bill, one of President Aquino’s legislative agenda.
“We are hoping the sin tax and the RH Bill would be resolved as soon as possible,” Lacierda said.
Enrile had earlier revealed an attempt to oust him as Senate President early last month on the ground that some senators are reportedly displeased with how he’s been running the affairs in the Senate.