Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile alleges the late Sen. Rene Cayetano still owes him ₱37 million; Word war vs. Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano heats up

David Dizon of ABS-CBNNews.com reports that the word war between Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and Senator Alan Peter Cayetano intensified after Enrile alleged that Cayetano's father, the late Senator Rene Cayetano, still owed him ₱37 million.

David Dizon of ABS-CBNNews.com reports that the word war between Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and Senator Alan Peter Cayetano intensified after Enrile alleged that Cayetano's father, the late Senator Rene Cayetano, still owed him ₱37 million.

 

The report explained: "In a privilege speech, Cayetano castigated Enrile and his chief of staff, Gigi Reyes, for dragging him and his sibling, Sen. Pia Cayetano, in a word war over Enrile's use of the Senate funds. He again called for an independent audit of the Senate's funds, particularly Enrile's use of half a billion pesos in discretionary funds. In response, Enrile pulled out a piece of paper and said Cayetano's father still owed him ₱37 million for putting up a law office."

 

The report quoted Enrile, who said, "Hanggang ngayon, hindi pa nababayaran ang utang niya na ginastos niya sa opisina namin na itinayo ko para mayroon siyang pampakain sa pamilya niya. ₱37 million po. Hanggang ngayon ay hindi namin sinisingil alang-alang lang sa pagsama sama namin (Until now he hasn’t paid the money he borrowed from me, which I used to put up a law office so he would be able to provide for his family. Until now, we haven’t collected payment for the sake of what we shared in the past)." But the younger Cayetano refuted Enrile’s allegation, saying that he was sure his late father didn’t owe Enrile any money.

 

Needless to say, that was not the end of the exchange.

 

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