Palace denies singling out Estradas
MANILA -- The Palace distanced itself from reported allegations that the Estradas are being singled out or targeted in view of the filing of case against Senator Jinggoy Estrada and the disqualification of Laguna Governor ER Ejercito.
"I can only answer as far as 'yung mga PDAF investigations are concerned. Again, they are not being singled out. Nandun po sa COA report 'yung basehan pati po doon sa mga testimonya noong mga whistleblowers yung mga taong nakasuhan po or sinampahan po ng kaso ng DOJ," deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said.
"I will defer to the Comelec on the matter of the disqualification of one of its divisions of Governor Ejercito," she added.
Senator Joseph Victor "JV" Ejercito on Friday criticized the alleged ongoing political persecution of his family, saying that there is an effort to remove all Ejercitos and Estradas from government.
He noted that the Comelec's decision to disqualify his cousin, ER, came after his stepbrother, Jinggoy, was slapped with plunder charges before the Ombudsman in connection with the P10 billion pork barrel scam.
His father, Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada, is also facing a disqualification case before the Supreme Court.