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Jinggoy to spend Christmas holiday in Hong Kong

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By JOHN CARLO M. CAHINHINAN

Former Senate President Pro-Tempore Jinggoy Estrada on Tuesday has been allowed by the anti-graft court to travel to Hong Kong this holiday season.

In a resolution by Sandiganbayan fifth division, the court allowed Estrada to travel overseas from December 26 until 31.

The court told Estrada that “his itinerary of travel shall cover Hong Kong only and not any other place.”

The anti-graft division also requires Estrada to immediately report to the fifth division, five days upon his arrival to the country.

Estrada is currently facing plunder and multiple graft charges for allegedly earning kickbacks from his Pork Barrel funds.

The former senator was accused of amassing wealth through commissions and kickbacks worth P157.6 million after allegedly channeling his Priority Development Assistance Funds to the fake non-government organizations (NGOs) staged by convicted Pork scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles.