Jack Enrile

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Jack Enrile
Member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines from Cagayan's First District
In office
June 30, 2010 – June 30, 2013
Preceded bySally Ponce Enrile
Succeeded bySally Ponce Enrile
In office
June 30, 1998 – June 30, 2007
Preceded byPatricio Antonio
Succeeded bySally Ponce Enrile
Personal details
Born (1958-07-16) July 16, 1958 (age 61)
Manila, Philippines
Political partyNational Peoples' Coalition (2007–present)
United Nationalist Alliance (2012-present)
Spouse(s)Sally Ponce Enrile (aka Salvacion “Sally” Santiago)
ResidenceAparri, Cagayan
Alma materChristian Heritage College El Cajon, California
OccupationGovernment official

Juan Castañer Ponce Enrile Jr. (born July 16, 1958), also known as Jack Enrile, is a Filipino politician. He was a Representative of the 1st District of Cagayan in the 11th, 12th, 13th and 15th Congresses. He is the only son and namesake of former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile of Cagayan and the former Ambassador to the Holy See, Cristina Castañer of Manila. He is married to former Cagayan Province Congresswoman Salvacion “Sally” Santiago. Sally traces her roots to the Santiagos of Angat and Guiguinto, Bulacan.


Jack attended Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines from Preparatory School (1972) until High School (1976). He then earned a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Christian Heritage College, El Cajon, California in 1993. He also obtained a Presidential master's degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University, Malibu California (1995). He recently completed the Digital Business Leadership Program at Columbia University Business School, New York, in 2017.

Personal life[edit]

Jack is married to Sally Ponce Enrile and they have two children, Sara Simone (Sara) and Samuel (Sam). Enrile has two daughters from a previous relationship: Kristine Kamille (Kriska) and Maria Karina (Ina). Ponce Enrile is also a grandfather of Matteo.

Political career[edit]

His political career started in 1998 as Representative of the 1st District of Cagayan in the Congress of the Philippines, serving from 1998–2007 and from 2010 to 2013. He is the principal author of the Batas Kasambahay, Food for Filipinos First, Credit Access and Protection Reform and the Anti-Monopoly Bill. He ran for a seat in the Senate in 2013, but lost. He ran again in 2016 to get back his previous position as Representative of the 1st District of Cagayan but lost to Ramon Nolasco.

Corporate background[edit]

Enrile was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of JAKA Investments Corporation and the JAKA Group of Companies from 1994 to 1998.

He founded the Philippine Practical Shooting Association (PPSA) In 1982. He was the President of PPSA. Enrile was also the Regional Director of the International Practical Shooting Confederation.

Civic membership[edit]

Ponce Enrile is a reservist of the 4th Philippine Marine Brigade.


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House of Representatives of the Philippines
Preceded by
Sally Ponce Enrile
Member of the House of Representatives from the 1st District of Cagayan
Succeeded by
Sally Ponce Enrile
Preceded by
Patricio Antonio
Member of the House of Representatives from the 1st District of Cagayan
Succeeded by
Sally Ponce Enrile