By Julliane Love De Jesus
, Philippine Daily Inquirer
Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada left for the United States late Saturday morning amid a recommendation by the Department of Justice to cancel his passport in connection with the pork barrel scam, a member of his staff said.
By Tarra Quismundo
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday gave three senators—Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Ramon Revilla Jr. and Jinggoy Estrada—and 35 other respondents in the P10-billion pork barrel scam case five days to comment on a justice department request to have their passports canceled.
By TJ Burgonio
Sen. Ramon Revilla Jr. on Friday decried Justice Secretary Leila de Lima’s request to cancel his passport and those of Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile pending their investigation for plunder by the Ombudsman.
By Michael Lim Ubac
President Benigno Aquino was notified of the Department of Justice’s decision to ask for the cancellation of the passports of Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr. and 34 others charged with plunder in the Office of the Ombudsman.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
Justice Secretary Leila De Lima on Friday said they were also studying asking the Department of Foreign Affairs to cancel the passports of 22 individuals facing plunder charges in connection with the P900-million Malampaya fund scam.