Fifteen Philippine senators conformed with the petition of acting Senate minority leader Vicente Sotto III to put the ailing 91-year-old Senator Juan Ponce Enrile on house arrest. “May it please the Honorable Court to be provided the journal of the Senate containing the privilege speech of the undersigned on the matter of the possibility of granting the situs of detention of former Senate President/Senator Juan Ponce Enrile at his residence in Dasmariñas Village, Makati City,” says in the petition made by Sotto.
Senator Sotto attached his privilege speech delivered in Senate last March 2 asking his colleagues to pass a resolution asking the proper authority to exercise its judicial compassion.
“As expressed in said speech, compassion is urged to be extended to Senator Enrile on account of his health condition and his being 91 years old already,” the petition said.
Senators Serge Osmeña, JV Ejercito, Nancy Binay, Gregorio Honasan, Ralph Recto, Sonny Angara, Lito Lapid, Cynthia Villar, Bongbong Marcos, Bam Aquino, Grace Poe, Loren Legarda, Franklin Drilon, TG Guingona and Chiz Escudero conformed with the petition.