By: Elena Grace Flores
Senator Jinggoy Estrada’s daughter is now San Juan City’s vice mayor. Contrary to the highly publicized propaganda against Binay featuring many senators who were against political dynasty, many cannot help but embrace this long-running Filipino culture because political names have more chances of winning. Janella Estrada won in the May 9, 2016 election but his father’s request through the he Sandiganbayan was denied last Monday that outgoing Senator Jinggoy Estrada’s wanted to leave detention to administer her oath-taking.
The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division in a resolution refused to grant Estrada’s request to leave the Philippine National Police Detention Center to administer his daughter, Janella’s oath taking on June 28, 2016. The older Estrada petitioned the said undertaking pleading that it will be his last official act as Senator of the Philippines.
ABS-CBN reported: The anti-graft court said prisoners and detainees are only granted furlough during emergency and compelling situations. It added that Estrada’s request to temporarily leave detention to administer his daughter’s oath taking is “purely personal” and allowing him furlough would be a “mockery of justice.” The Sandiganbayan said Janella’s oath taking may be done within the senator’s proximity in detention, or may be administered by another qualified person.