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Sandiganbayan to await action on Jinggoy Estrada travel

/ 07:00 AM April 03, 2018

The Sandiganbayan said on Monday it would have to wait for the Ombudsman prosecutors on the issue of former Sen. Jinggoy Estrada’s stint as a speaker for a program that was disowned by a United States-based advocacy group on good governance.

Associate Justice Rafael Lagos said that “if the prosecution doesn’t file anything, we cannot act on mere newspaper accounts.”

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Estrada’s motion to travel stated that he was invited by the US Pinoys for Good Governance (USPGG) to speak in a May 20 meeting in Michigan.

USPGG chair Loida Nicolas Lewis and president Rodel Rodis disowned the invitation. —Vince F. Nonato

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