- On Sunday, May 3, former senator Jinggoy Estrada was taken to the San Juan Police Station for allegedly violating the enhanced community quarantine guidelines
- San Juan City Police chief Col. Jaime Santos said that Jinggoy, who distributed fish at a barangay in the city, has no permit in conducting the relief operations
- He also said that the politician did not follow the social distancing scheme
- A few hours after being arrested, Jinggoy has been released from the police station with no charges filed against him and was only asked to coordinate with the LGU when conducting relief operations
- He also told the media that “this is all about politics. I think Mayor Zamora held an interview in various networks and allegedly he told the media that I was distributing bangus together with money”
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Former senator Jinggoy Estrada has been released from the San Juan Police Station with no charges filed against him after being arrested on Sunday, May 3, for allegedly violating guidelines on enhanced community quarantine.
A few hours after being taken by authorities, ABS-CBN News reported that Jinggoy left the police station just before 8 p.m. on Sunday.
According to Jinggoy, no charges were filed against him and he was only asked to coordinate with the LGU when conducting relief operations.
"Unfortunately, this is all about politics. I think Mayor Zamora held an interview in various networks and allegedly he told the media that I was distributing bangus together with money. I deny it," said Jinggoy.
Also, in a report by GMA News, Jinggoy said that he did not violate social distancing measures and wore protective gear to prevent coronavirus. He also held that his team ordered the recipients of his goods to observe social distancing.
“This is local politics. The current administration of San Juan does not want us to help,” he said.
“Why are they singling me out? Just because I’m an Estrada? Bawal na ba kami tumulong dito sa San Juan?” he added.
KAMI previously reported that ex-senator Jinggoy was arrested.
According to Manila Bulletin, San Juan City Police chief Col. Jaime Santos said that Jinggoy violated the “stay-at-home” order being implemented in the city after leading the distribution of fish at a barangay in San Juan.
He said that conducting relief operations without a permit and not following the social distancing scheme were among the violations that the former senator did.
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