THE Sandiganbayan's Fifth Division will resume the trial on the plunder case filed against former senator Jose "Jinggoy" Estrada on July 8.

The court had denied the demurrers to evidence filed by Estrada and detained bussinesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles in the said case, which they were facing in connection with the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel scam.

A demurrer to evidence is a motion to dismiss challenging the sufficiency of the evidence presented by the prosecution during trial.

The defense will take its turn to present evidence on July 8.

The Office of the Ombudsman filed the case before the Sandiganbayan in 2014 against Estrada and other individuals.