Former Rep Singson back home today

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Convicted for drug possession in HK, he flies direct to Vigan on board private plane

MANILA, Philippines – Former Rep Ronald Singson is coming home.

Convicted for drug possession and jailed in Hong Kong in 2011, he will be returning to Vigan, Ilocos Sur aboard a private plane accompanied by his father, Gov Luis “Chavit” Singson today, January 14.

The former congressman was sentenced on Feb 24, 2011 to a year and six months of imprisonment after his arrest on July 11, 2010. He had in his possession cocaine and two tablets of Valium.

He pleaded guilty, even as his lawyer said the drugs in his possession were for his personal use alone.

Father and son were supposed to meet at the Hong Kong airport before heading back home. The convicted former congressman was released earlier owing to “good behavior,” said his younger brother Ryan, who replaced him as representative of the first district of Ilocos Sur.

A thanksgiving Mass and a welcome dinner will await the former congressman when he arrives in Vigan. The family’s supporters are expected to join in the welcome. –

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