Supreme Court junks Jinggoy’s ‘pork’ appeal


Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday gave the go signal for the Sandiganbayan and the Office of the Ombudsman to proceed with the trial of Sen. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada for plunder.

The High Court stood pat on its ruling upholding the filing of the plunder and graft complaints against the senator for allegedly receiving kickbacks from his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel.

During deliberations, the SC en banc junked Estrada’s motion for reconsideration, noting that the lawmaker failed to present substantial arguments to warrant the reversal of the earlier ruling.

Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza did not take part in the deliberations because he handled the case when he was the Solicitor General.

The SC also junked Estrada’s petition questioning the issuance of a warrant for his arrest.

Estrada is detained at the Philippine National Police custodial center.


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  1. jua nationalist on

    Good for the Filipino people. At least the Supreme Court knows the LIES of Unggoy Estrada. Unggoy Estrada wants to exert all his efforts and ill-gotten money to delay if not to apply legal technicalities to delay his future hearings to wait for Binay to become president and bail/set him free. Where in the world do you find somebody like Unggoy Estrada whose movies all flopped and still enjoy the luxuries of life like mansions, sending his kids to schools abroad, cars, houses, condominiums etc… And where in the world do you find somebody accused and pinpointed by an accuser and still deny everything even with enough witnesses and evidences. Only in the Philippines. I just hope the courts will now proceed and convict these politicians who have amassed wealth at the expense of the taxpayers. Siguro naman titigil na ng konti ang kayabangan ni Junggoy Estrada.