HIGHLIGHTS: Senator Jinggoy Estrada privilege speech | June 11, 2014
MANILA, Philippines – It's the last session day before Senate goes on a month-long break, and Senator Jinggoy Estrada wanted to cap it with a privilege speech.
On Wednesday, June 11, Estrada spoke once more on the plunder and graft charges he is facing before the Sandiganbayan over a scam allegedly engineered by Janet Lim Napoles where billions of pesos in his and other lawmakers' funds were siphoned off.
His privilege speech came two days after Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr, another senator charged with plunder, delivered his emotionally-charged privilege speech. (WATCH: AS IT HAPPENS: Senator Bong Revilla privilege speech | June 9, 2014)
Estrada has delivered two privilege speeches about the scam: one in September 2013 and the other in March 2014.
The first time, he questioned why opposition senators were being singled out by the administration over the pork scam, while the Aquino administration was also guilty of misusing funds as well to bribe senators into voting to impeach Chief Justice Renato Corona. (READ: Jinggoy: P50M for each convict-Corona vote)
The second time, he attacked the credibility of pork barrel scam witnesses Ruby Tuason and Dennis Cunanan, who had both implicated him. (READ: Full Text: Jinggoy on 'polluted' witnesses Cunanan, Tuason)
Watch his speech below.