Jack Enrile

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The Honorable
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 by Sally Ponce Enrile
Succeeded by Sally Ponce Enrile
In office
June 30, 1998 – June 30, 2007
Preceded by Patricio Antonio
Succeeded by Sally Ponce Enrile
Personal details
Born (1958-07-16) July 16, 1958 (age 58)
Manila, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Political party National Peoples' Coalition (2007–present)
United Nationalist Alliance (2012-present)
Spouse(s) Sally Ponce Enrile (aka Salvacion “Sally” Santiago)
Residence Aparri, Cagayan
Alma mater Christian Heritage College El Cajon, California
Occupation Government official
Website www.jackenrile.com

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 and now Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile of Cagayan and the former Ambassador to the Holy See, Cristina Castañer of Manila. He is married to incumbent 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).

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.


Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile’s son Jackie Jr, a congressman and now a senatorial candidate, was responsible for shooting to death the son of a Navy officer then, during a party altercation in September of 1975, said a TV report that quoted a Catholic priest, the uncle of the victim.[1]

In an October 1, 1975, cable that then US Ambassador to Manila William H. Sullivan[2] sent to his government, he said: "Some NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) sources have told us unequivocally, and contrary to Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile's assurances to Ambassador, that Enrile's son did the shooting."[3]

However, according to Jack Enrile: "The statements of the late former US Ambassador to the Philippines linking me to the killing were based on mere speculation and hearsay as the WikiLeaks report[4] itself will bear this out. He was, at that time, known to be against the administration, and that incident provided him an opportunity to embarrass the Marcos administration and cast a high government official and his son in a negative light with Washington."[5]

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 is the President of PPSA. Enrile is 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