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Will Estrada be removed from office? Lawyer says disqualification penalty appealable

(CNN PHILIPPINES) Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 19) — The camp of Senator Jinggoy Estrada said the lawmaker will carry on with his duties as they plan to appeal the court’s decision to temporarily disqualify him from holding public office after being found guilty of direct and indirect bribery. “It’s part of the penalty imposed, but…
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Jinggoy ‘confused,’ to appeal bribery conviction in PDAF scam

(CNN PHILIPPINES) Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 19) — Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Friday expressed confusion over his bribery conviction in the pork barrel scam case, but said he is determined to challenge the verdict, even all the way to the Supreme Court. While the Sandiganbayan ruled he was innocent of plunder, Estrada was found guilty…
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Jinggoy Estrada cleared of plunder, guilty of bribery

(CNN PHILIPPINES) Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 19) — The Sandiganbayan acquitted Senator Jinggoy Estrada of plunder in the multimillion-peso scandal involving discretionary funds for pet projects of lawmakers, but found him guilty of direct and indirect bribery which are punishable by a total of up to 15 years imprisonment. The anti-graft court handed down its…
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TIMELINE: Jinggoy Estrada’s plunder case and the pork barrel scam

(CNN PHILIPPINES) Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 18) — The Sandiganbayan will release on Friday the verdict in the plunder case against Senator Jinggoy Estrada for the alleged misuse of his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel fund. Estrada faces charges of plunder and 11 counts of graft for allegedly diverting his pork barrel…
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Jinggoy Estrada hopeful over Friday’s court verdict on plunder case

(CNN PHILIPPINES) Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 18) — Nearly a decade after charges were filed, the Sandiganbayan will hand down on Friday its verdict on Senator Jinggoy Estrada’s plunder case in relation to the infamous pork barrel scam. The lawmaker, who was allowed to post bail in 2017 even as plunder is a non-bailable offense, is expected…
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WATCH: Verdict on Estrada’s plunder case over pork barrel scam out tomorrow

All eyes on the sandiganbayan tomorrow as it issues its verdict on Senator Jinggoy Estrada’s plunder case. This is in connection with the multi-million peso pork barrel scam that first came to light in 2013. Senior correspondent AC Nicholls reports.

Senate bill seeks public participation in encting, amending laws

(CNN PHILIPPINES) Senate Bill no. 2344, or the proposed Crowdsourcing in Legislative Policymaking Act, “seeks to broaden the reach of the Congress in considering the inputs, suggestions, recommendations, and objections of the people on a particular legislative proposal,” its author Senator Jinggoy Estrada said in the explanatory note. The participation of the public will be…
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Use of water cannon vs BFAR vessels ‘most aggressive’ yet by China

(CNN) Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 10) — An official of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said China’s actions against the agency’s vessels on Saturday may have been the “most aggressive” yet, adding that they could lead to the capsizing of smaller fishing vessels. “So far sa na-experience natin, ito na po ang…
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Senate defers CHR’s budget deliberation due to previous position on abortion

(CNN PH) Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 14) — The Senate on Tuesday suspended deliberation on the proposed 2024 budget of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) due to its previous position on decriminalizing abortion. Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, who sponsored the budget of the CHR, made a motion to defer the plenary debate “until, otherwise, this…
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Estrada refutes report 9 senators want OVP, DepEd confidential funds back

(CNN) Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 7) — Senator Jinggoy Estrada condemned a news report that claimed he along with eight other senators voted in favor of returning the ₱125-million confidential and intelligence funds (CIF) of the Office of the Vice President and the Department of Education. “We never voted with regard to all the intelligence or…
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