Jinggoy asks court to allow him to vote in San Juan


Sen. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada asked the Sandiganbayan’s Fifth Division to allow him to vote in San Juan City for the May 9 elections. In an urgent motion, Estrada argued that it is every citizen’s right and duty to vote, citing a Supreme Court ruling that allowed detainees to vote at their place of detention. “However, there is no such precinct at the PNP custodial center for accused to exercise his right of suffrage. Also, voting at custodial center is only for national positions.” He asked that he be allowed to exercise his right to suffrage at a precinct in Xavier School, San Juan City to be able to vote for the national and local positions. His daughter, Janella Ejercito, is running for city vice mayor. In a separate urgent motion, the senator asked that he be allowed to attend the miting de avance of Janella between 6 and 10 p.m. on May 7 at the Pinaglabanan Shrine also in San Juan. Estrada is detained at the Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Center in Camp Crame over a P183-million plunder case in connection with the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam.


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  1. The rights and privileges this “spoiled corrupt” Jinggoy Estrada is asking is too much compared to the hundreds of thousands of prisoners who don’t even ask for it. Let this corrupt person rot in jail. This stupid Jinggoy wants himself to be different from the others.