MANILA — While he respects the decision of the high court, Senator Jinggoy Estrada said he will appeal the decision of the Supreme Court to dismiss his petition which seeks to junk the plunder cases raised against him.
“I reserve the right to carry out the appropriate legal action later on, upon advice of my lawyers,” Estrada told the media via a short message on Wednesday afternoon.
While he added that he “fully respects” the court’s decision, Estrada’s lawyer, Alexis Abastillas-Suarez said that the senator’s camp is ready to file a motion for reconsideration.
The Court has recently voted 9-5-1 against Estrada’s petition to junk the plunder and graft cases filed against him for his alleged involvement in the pork barrel scam.
On the same day of the denial of Estrada’s petition, the court also junked a disqualification case against his father, former president and now Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada.
The younger Estrada, who has yet to be furnished with a copy of the court’s decision, is currently detained at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center in Camp Crame.