The disqualified Laguna Governor Emilio “E.R.” Ramon Ejercito Estregan personally posted bail for graft case filed against him in connection with an allegedly anomalous insurance deal in 2008 a day after his arrest was ordered by the Sandiganbayan.
He posted P30,000 bail for one count of violation of Section 3 (e) of Republic Act 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. He underwent a booking procedure with his lawyer in The Fourth Division of the court.
Yesterday, Estregan was ordered to be arrested by the Sandiganbayan Fourth Division after failing to attend his arraignment for a graft case in connection with an allegedly anomalous insurance deal in 2008.
The Sandiganbayan Fourth Division Junior Associate Justice Geraldine Faith Econg did not honor the medical certificate present by Estregan’s lawyer as she poses doubt on the authenticity of the document. She noted the alteration of the hand-written date of confinement and the inconsistency of the name of the doctor and the signatory in the certificate.
Sandiganbayan Fourth Division issued last Friday a hold departure order (HDO) against him and the other accused. It prevented the accused from leaving the country without the consent and approval of the court with the help and cooperation of the Bureu of Immigration.
The issue stemmed from a supposed irregularity of an insurance deal for the accident protection and financial assistance of boatmen and tourists made with First Rapids Care Ventures (FRCV), a private company.
The other seven who were charged for violation of Republic Act No. 3019, or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, were former Vice Mayor Crisostomo Vilar, incumbent Pagsanjan Vice Mayor Terryl Talabong, former Councilors Gener Dimaranan, Kalahi Rabago, Arlyn Torres, Erwin Sacluti, and Ronald Sablan.
The owner of First Rapids Care Ventures (FRCV) Marilyn Bruel was also named as a respondent in the case.