Jing­goy: I and Revilla were ‘vic­tims of se­lec­tive jus­tice’

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Manila — “We are re­ally vic­tims of se­lec­tive jus­tice.” For­mer Se­na­tor Jing­goy Estrada yes­ter­day said this when asked if he and Ra­mon “Bong” Revilla Jr. could re­turn in the Se­nate in 2019.

In 2014, Estrada and Revilla were among those in­dicted by the Of­fice of the Om­buds­man for plun­der and mul­ti­ple counts of graft in re­la­tion to the multi-bil­lion pork bar­rel scam.

It was only last Fri­day when the Sandi­gan­bayan’s Spe­cial First Di­vi­sion ac­quit­ted Revilla in the plun­der case. How­ever, Estrada still awaits the de­ci­sion of the anti-graft court for his pend­ing plun­der case.

With this, Estrada hoped that the pub­lic could still vote for them in the 2019 elec­tions, not­ing that they were vic­tim­ized by the past ad­min­is­tra­tion.

“Sana, nasa taong bayan, kung tatangk­i­likin kami alam na­man ng taong bayan nag­pag kaisa­han kami ng ad­min­is­trasyon,” Estrada told ra­dio sta­tion, DWIZ.

Estrada also said he has yet to re­unite with Revilla, not­ing that he wants to cam­paign with him for the 2019 elec­tions. “I am ex­tremely happy for him. Af­ter more than four and a half years, makapil­ing na niya ang kanyang pam­ilya. Sig­uro sa mga kalau­nan sana magsasamasama na kami sa kalsada at man­gangam­pa­nya ,” he said.

Estrada will be run­ning un­der the political party, Pw­ersa ng Masang Pilipino.

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For­mer Sen­a­tors Jose Jing­goy’‘ Estrada and Ra­mon ‘Bong’ Revilla Jr.

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