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Senate enforces Jinggoy Estrada suspension

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Senate enforces Jinggoy Estrada suspension

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 03:55 PM September 02, 2014

MANILA, Philippines –  The Senate on  Tuesday enforced  the  90-day-preventive  suspension on detained Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada on plunder charges  in connection with  the  pork barrel scam.

Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada

“We received today (Tuesday) the order of the Sandiganbayan also denying the motion for reconsideration  of Senator Estrada and again we’re left with no recourse but to implement the order,” Senate  President  Franklin Drilon said during the session, responding to queries of  Senator  Vicente “Tito” Sotto III.

Estrada’s suspension came  just a day after the Senate imposed the same preventive suspension  against  Senator Juan Ponce-Enrile, who has been charged and  detained along with Estrada and Senator  Ramon “Bong”  Revilla Jr.

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Sotto stood up  to question  the  suspension of his colleagues  in the  minority  bloc, saying only the Senate  has the power to suspend  or  penalize its  members.

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