Enrile Gave Millions to Senate Peers

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile played Santa Claus last Christmas, making a list and checking it twice as he gave gifts to Senate members and personnel apparently on the basis of who were “naughty” or “nice,” reports Inquirer.net. Enrile gave 22 senators a total of nearly P30 million ($737,000), a gift that one senator said was “unconscionable and unconstitutional.” The cash gift allegedly came from the funds allotted for the Senate post vacated by President Aquino when he won the presidential election in 2010.