Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba and former Buguey Mayor Ignacio Taruc called on Ombudsman Samuel Martirez to cancel former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile’s bail in connection to his plunder case before the Sandiganbayan.
The Cagayan politikos said Enrile should be healthy enough to be detained because he is running for senator again in 2019.
The Supreme Court previously cited Enrile’s advanced age and health condition.
“Seeking a seat in the Senate necessarily entails a nationwide campaign that even a healthy person will find strenuous,” Mamba and Taruc said in their petition.
Enrile earlier said he planned to use social media to campaign.