Jinggoy Estrada seeks court nod for ‘family bonding’ in HK
Former Sen. Jinggoy Estrada has sought the Sandiganbayan’s permission to go on a second overseas trip, four months after regaining temporary liberty — this time for “a long-desired family bonding” in Hong Kong.
In his five-page motion, Estrada asked the Fifth Division to allow him to leave the country from Dec. 26 to 31, saying he had promised the trip to his family.
“This… has long been promised by accused-movant to his family that if allowed by the Court, all of them will take a holiday trip to a near Asian country …,” the motion read.
Estrada, his wife, Presentacion, and their children, Janella, Jolo, Julian and Jill, plan to stay at the posh Marco Polo hotel in Kowloon.
After posting bail on Sept. 16, Estrada was allowed to accompany his father, former President and incumbent Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada, for a medical procedure from Nov. 11 to 20 in Singapore. —Vince F. Nonato
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