Fact check: Yes, Juan Ponce Enrile is still alive amid COVID-19 scare in PH

Fact check: Yes, Juan Ponce Enrile is still alive amid COVID-19 scare in PH

- There have been rumors going around that former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile tested positive for coronavirus disease

- However, the 96-year-old politician dismissed the claims through his social media account

- He confirmed that he is still alive and that he does not have COVID-19

- As of posting time, the Department of Health (DOH) reported a total of 187 coronavirus cases in the Philippines

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There have been issues circulating on social media about the health condition of former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile.

KAMI learned that the 96-year-old politician is very much alive amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) threat in the Philippines.

Through a Facebook post, Enrile confirmed that he does not have COVID-19.

“Some people are asking if I am dead, or if I have COVID 19. Well, I am sorry to disappoint the rumormongers," he wrote on Facebook.

“I am still alive, and I do not have COVID 19. Thank God!!” he added.

“Enjoy your silliness, rumormongers. You might get what you are wishing for me. I will pray for your soul and health,” Enrile continued.

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In a report by KAMI before, Enrile sought a seat in the Senate during the May 2019 elections. However, he was not able to make it to the “Magic 12.”

Juan Ponce Enrile Sr. is a prominent figure during the 1986 People Power. He served as the Senate President from November 2008 until June 2013.

The coronavirus disease continues to spread in the Philippines. The Department of Health (DOH) reported 187 confirmed coronavirus cases in the country.

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