|President Benigno S. Aquino III|
Succeeded by Ralph Recto
Preceded by Juan Ponce Enrile
Name Jinggoy Estrada
|Succeeded by Franklin Drilon|
Role Filipino Politician
Preceded by Juan Flavier
Spouse Presentacion Vitug
|President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Benigno S. Aquino III|
Movies Katas Ng Saudi, Magkaibigan, Sa Kuko Ng Agila
Parents Loi Ejercito, Joseph Estrada
Siblings JV Ejercito, Jude Ejercito, Jerika Ejercito, Jackie Ejercito, Jake Ejercito, Jojo Ejercito, Jacob Ejercito
Children Julian Estrada, Joseph Luis Manuel Estrada, Janella Marie Estrada, Julienne Estrada
Similar People Bong Revilla, Juan Ponce Enrile, Joseph Estrada, JV Ejercito, Loi Ejercito
José Pimentel Ejército, Jr. (born February 17, 1963), better known as Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada or simply Jinggoy Estrada, is the son of Philippine President Joseph Estrada. He is also a film actor who has been a member of the Philippine Senate.
- Jinggoy estrada
- Dateline Philippines: Jinggoy says electoral victory would mean 'vindication'
- Early life and education
- Mayor of San Juan City (1992 2001)
- Senator (2004 2016)
- Hong Kong Airport incident
- Personal life
- As prisoner
- As actor
- As executive producer
Dateline Philippines: Jinggoy says electoral victory would mean 'vindication'
Early life and education
Estrada was born on February 17, 1963. He finished his primary and secondary education at the Ateneo de Manila University and earned a degree in A.B. Economics from the University of the Philippines Manila. He took up Bachelor of Laws for four years at the Lyceum of the Philippines University while serving as Vice Mayor of the then Municipality of San Juan at the age of 25. He was also bestowed Doctorate in Humanities (Honoris Causa) in 2007 by the Laguna State Polytechnic University in recognition of his academic excellence and socio-civic achievements as public servant.
Mayor of San Juan City (1992 - 2001)
In 1992, at age 29, he was elected as Mayor of San Juan, becoming the youngest elected mayor in the Philippines at that time. He spearheaded various projects and programs for the improvement of San Juan in the form of - construction of modernized Barangay Halls with Day Care Centers in all Barangays, repair and renovation of the now San Juan National High School, and other public elementary schools, recreation centers like gymnasiums, basketball courts and play grounds and the creation of different livelihood centers, improvement and replacement of drainages, concreting of municipal roads and the construction of a four-storey San Juan Medical Center and the San Juan Municipal Gymnasium. During his incumbency, San Juan gained the reputation of being one of the most progressive municipalities and the Most Peaceful Municipality in the Philippines.
During his final tenure as Mayor, he was sworn into office as the National President of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) from 1998 to 2001.
Senator (2004 - 2016)
In 2004, he was elected as senator. During his first term, he introduced at least 617 bills and resolutions and steered the passage of at least 16 bills either as principal sponsor or principal author.
On July 23, 2007, Estrada was elected as Senate president pro tempore.
On August 15, 2007, the Supreme Court voted 13-0 to uphold the Sandiganbayan's decision to grant his bail in connection with his plunder case before the graft court. His father, former president Joseph "Erap" Estrada was the main accused in that plunder case, and was subsequently convicted. However, Erap was immediately pardoned by then Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. On September 11, 2007 Estrada introduced Senate bill 1556, proposing to make ROTC mandatory for all college students.
In 2010, he was reelected as senator, finishing in the 2nd place. During the opening of the 15th Congress on July 26, 2010, he was reelected as Senate president pro tempore.
He is presently accused of another plunder charge at the Ombudsman relating to Janet Lim Napoles' pork barrel scam involving P10 billion of the people's money. Two other senators--Juan Ponce Enrile and Bong Revilla--as well as more than 2 dozens individuals are charged with him.
Hong Kong Airport incident
In August 2010, Estrada claimed that while traveling to Hong Kong, he experienced a backlash of the emotions surrounding the death of 8 Chinese nationals from Hong Kong during the 2010 Manila hostage crisis. According to him, as he passed through the immigration desk in Hong Kong, officers threw back his passport at him after checking it.
Estrada said the officer may not have known who he was because he used a "regular passport" for personal travel. He also said that he "understood the pain being felt by many Hong Kong nationals".
According to Apple Daily, the Hong Kong immigration department recorded that Estrada visited Hong Kong with a diplomat passport, and that from an alleged video surveillance record, he and three other Filipinos were accompanied by staff from the Philippine embassy and had arranged to go through the privileged passage for diplomats. The immigration officer handed back the passport to the Philippines embassy staff, not to Estrada.
In 1989, Estrada married Ma. Presentacion "Precy" Vitug with whom he has four children, namely, Janella Marie, Joseph Luis Manuel, Julian Emilio and Julienne.
As executive producer
Lorenzo's Time (2012) - as Himself