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Jinggoy Estrada seeks court nod for ‘family bonding’ in HK

/ 07:45 AM December 07, 2017
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Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/Vince F. Nonato

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.

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“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.

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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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