Jinggoy can vote, but not for daughter | Inquirer News

Jinggoy can vote, but not for daughter

By: - Reporter / @MRamosINQ
/ 05:30 AM May 06, 2016

DETAINED Sen. Jinggoy Estrada yesterday won a reprieve from the Sandiganbayan which allowed him to leave his detention cell at Camp Crame to cast his vote on May 9.

But the antigraft court’s Fifth Division reminded him that he was only allowed to vote for the national positions in deference to a Supreme Court decision barring detainees from casting ballots for the local posts. That means he won’t be able to vote for his own daughter.

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In allowing Estrada to vote, the Sandiganbayan noted that the high court recently upheld the motion of former President and re-electionist Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to exercise her right to suffrage.

However, Estrada failed to get the court’s permission to attend the miting de avance of his daughter Janella who is vying for the vice mayoral post in San Juan City, on May 7.

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