Juan Ponce Enrile’s life is storied and can rival any primetime telenovela.*
The length of his political career speaks volumes but his place in Philippine history is somehow made ambiguous by the rather ‘chameleonic’ roles he played:
National Defense Minister during the Marcos Years – EDSA Hero – Alleged Mastermind of Several Coup D’etat during the Aquino Era – Senate President of the Impeachment Court, among others.
THE TIES THAT BIND
It can be argued that the perceived success and stately conduct of the impeachment proceeding was mainly due to his solomonic decorum and able leadership.
How will history judge him?
Or is it too early to write a conclusion about him as a man or a politician?