Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada was brought to the police station by the members of San Juan PNP for allegedly violating the enhanced community quarantine rules being implemented in the city.
According to the camp of Estrada, they’re just distributing relief goods to the residents of San Juan when police arrived and invited them to the police station.
The politician was informed that they violated the social distancing measure during the distribution of the relief goods.
However, Estrada said that his team assured that they told the beneficiaries to observe social distancing while lining up for the food aid.
“I was pretty sure… ‘yung mga tao ko, inutusan nila ‘yung mga tao to observe social distancing.” Estrada said.
Jinggoy’s father Former President and Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada also rushed to the police station to defend his son.
Estrada also posted a message to his supporters on Facebook, assuring that the distribution of relief goods would be undisturbed despite what happened.
“Sa aking mga kababayan sa San Juan, Umasa po kayo kahit ako ay ikulong nila dahil sa pagtulong sa inyo, hindi pa rin po ako titigil sa pagtulong sa inyo lalong-lalo na sa mga nangangailangan!” Estrada said.
San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora who’s also a political enemy of the Estradas said that the former Senator distributed relief goods without proper permit from the LGU.
“Sapagkat itong si dating Senador Jinggoy Estrada ay ilang araw na pong nag-iikot dito sa lungsod ng San Juan na walang authority,” Zamora told TV Patrol.
“Kung gusto niyang tumulong sa ating mga mamamayan, ayon sa DILG [Departmenf of Interior and Local Government], kailangang kumuha ng certification sa local government,” he added.
This is not the first time that the members of the Estrada clan and the Mayor of San Juan clashed amid the ECQ.
Last week, the “rolling stores” launched by Jinggoy’s daughter, Janella Estrada was blocked by Zamora.
“Ihinto mo. Sige mayor ihinto mo. Tingan natin. Pagkatapos ‘yung mga tindera ng palengke pinagsabihan mo na ‘wag sumama rito sa rolling store ni Janella,” the former Senator stated.
“Talagang pinahihirapan mo eh no. Wala kang puso talaga eh no,” he added.