Duterte contacts Jinggoy, JV to ask about Estrada's health | Inquirer News

Duterte contacts Jinggoy, JV to ask about Estrada’s health

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 09:17 PM April 06, 2021

MANILA, Philippines —President Rodrigo Duterte appeared to have sent his best wishes to former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada, who remains hospitalized a week after testing positive for COVID-19.

Estrada’s sons, former senators JV Ejercito and Jinggoy Estrada, took to social media to thank the President for calling to inquire about their father’s health.


“Napakalaking bagay po ng pag tawag ninyo Mr. President sa akin para kamustahin ang aming ama. Ang laking gulat ko po!Nakakalakas din po ng loob sa gitna ng sitwasyon ng amin ama,” JV said Tuesday in a tweet.

(It means a great deal to us that you called to inquire about our father’s condition. I was really surprised. It is inspiring for us to hear this in the midst of our father’s illness.)


Jinggoy, on his Facebook page, also gave thanks to Duterte for his call to inquire about the former president’s health.


“Maraming salamat Mr. President sa pagtawag po sa akin upang kumustahin ang kalagayan ng aking ama! Mabuhay po kayo!” Jinggoy wrote.

(Thank you, Mr. President, for calling me to ask about the condition of my father. Long live!)

Maraming salamat Mr. President sa pagtawag po sa akin upang kumustahin ang kalagayan ng aking ama! Mabuhay po kayo!

Posted by JE Estrada on Tuesday, April 6, 2021

On Tuesday, Jinggoy said his father was placed on mechanical ventilation after his pneumonia worsened.

READ: Ex-President Erap on mechanical ventilation as pneumonia ‘worsened,’ says son

It was on March 29 when Jinggoy announced Erap was brought to the hospital after testing positive for COVID-19.

READ: COVID-19 hits former President Joseph Estrada


Palace wishes ex-President Erap speedy recovery from COVID-19 

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