Sandiganbayan grants detained Senator Estrada 3-hour forlough

MANILA, March 16 — Detained Senator Jinggoy Estrada was granted Monday a three-hour furlough by the Sandiganbayn to attend to his son’s high school graduation on Tuesday. The anti-graft court allowed Estrada to leave his detention in Camp Crame from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday to attend the commencement exercises of his son Julian Emilio Ejercito at OB Montessori in San Juan.

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Estrada, detained at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center is facing plunder and graft charges for alleged participation in the pork barrel scam. In his original two-page written motion, Estrada requested to be allowed a temporary furlough from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Despite shortened time, the detained senator vowed to abide by the anti-graft court decision. (PNA)

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