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Jinggoy Estrada, wife renew wedding vows before his arrest

Posted On 2014 Jun 23
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President Benigno Aquino III says Sen. Jinggoy Estrada (shown above while speaking on the podium) may know more about the alleged harassment and extortion attempts on Janet Lim Napoles in 2013, a few months before the pork barrel fund scam controversy hit the headlines. (MNS Photo)

President Benigno Aquino III says Sen. Jinggoy Estrada (shown above while speaking on the podium) may know more about the alleged harassment and extortion attempts on Janet Lim Napoles in 2013, a few months before the pork barrel fund scam controversy hit the headlines. (MNS Photo)

MANILA, June 23 (Mabuhay) – Amid his impending arrest, Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada and his wife renewed their wedding vows in time for their 25th anniversary.

Estrada confirmed that he and his wife Precy took their vows on Sunday at the house of his father, former president and Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada.

“Our children surprised us with a simple, very very simple wedding ceremony in the house of my dad yesterday, in anticipation of our simple wedding anniversary this coming Saturday,” he said.

Estrada, who is accused of committing plunder in connection with the pork barrel scam, is expected to join Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. in jail soon if the Sandiganbayan finds probably cause for the charges filed against him.

A court official earlier said the arrest warrants for Estrada and his co-accused will be released on Monday.

Last month, Estrada, while insisting on his innocence, lamented that he won’t be able to celebrate the milestone of his marriage with his wife.

“We plan to attend Mass and invite close friends for a simple gathering, if I would not yet be in jail by then,” he said during a privilege speech.

The Senator said he was pleasantly surprised with what his children had arranged on Sunday.

“When I entered the chapel we were surprised that all our relatives were there. They decorated the chapel as if it was really planned,” he said, adding that his wife cried. (MNS)

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