Jose Pimentel Ejercito, Jr.
(born February 17, 1963), better known as Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
, is a Filipino
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politician and former film
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who has been a member of the Senate of the Philippines
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since 2004. He was born to Joseph Estrada
Joseph "Erap" Ejercito Estrada was the 13th President of the Philippines, serving from 1998 until 2001. Estrada was the first person in the Post-EDSA era to be elected both to the presidency and vice-presidency.Estrada gained popularity as a film actor, playing the lead role in over 100 films in...
, who was President of the Philippines
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from 1998 to 2001, and Luisa Estrada
Luisa Pimentel-Ejercito , better known as Loi Estrada was a Filipino politician. She is the wife of former Philippine President Joseph Estrada, and was the twelfth First Lady of the Philippines from 1998 to 2001. She was born to Rufino Pimentel and Manuela Fernandez...
; he is also the half-brother of another politician, Joseph Victor Ejercito.
Senate President Pro-Tempore
On July 23, 2007, Estrada was voted Senate president pro tempore, while Kiko Pangilinan is majority leader (following the assumption of Sen. Manny Villar to the chamber's leadership of the 14th Congress).
On August 15, 2007, the Supreme Court (Voting 13-0), in an 18-page decision upheld the Sandigabayan's decision to grant bail to Estrada in connection with his plunder case now awaiting promulgation before the graft court. On September 11, 2007 Estrada introduced Senate bill 1556, proposing to make ROTC mandatory for all college students, male and female.
Re-election as Senate President Pro-Tempore
Re-elected as Senator in 2010, Estrada was again chosen by his colleagues to serve as Senate President Pro-Tempore.
Hong Kong Airport incident
In August 2010, Estrada claimed that while traveling to Hong Kong
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, he experienced a backlash of the emotions surrounding the death of 8 Chinese nationals from Hong Kong during the 2010 Manila hostage crisis
As the Hong Thai Travel Services tour bus was taking on the 25 Hong Kong tourists in front of Quirino Grandstand in Rizal Park, Rolando Mendoza attempted to follow the tourists onto the tour bus, requesting a free ride. When his request was declined by the driver, Mendoza brandished a weapon,...
. According to him, as he passed through the immigration desk in Hong Kong, officers threw back his passport at him after checking it.
Estrada said the officer may not have known who he was because he used a "regular passport" for personal travel. He also said that he "understood the pain being felt by many Hong Kong nationals".
However, according to the Hong Kong immigration department, Estrada visited Hong Kong with a diplomat passport. From an alleged video surveillance record, he and three other Filipinos were accompanied by staff from the Philippine embassy and had arranged to go through the privileged passage for diplomats. The immigration officer handed back the passport to the Philippines embassy staff, not to Estrada. However, the news report claiming this does not show the video.
- Markang Rehas: Ikalawang Aklat (1985)
- Paradise Inn (1985)
- Bagets Gang (1986)
- Isa Lang Ang Dapat Mabuhay (1986)
- Sa Kuko ng Agila (1989)
- Eagle Squad (1989)
- The Marita Gonzaga Rape-Slay: In God We Trust (1995)
- The Four Stooges (1995) Adrian
- Kuratong Balenghoy - Wilson Sorronda (1995)
- Strebel: Gestapo ng Maynila - Strebel (1998)
- Ang Erpat Kong Erap- Joe (1998)
- Hiwaga ng Panday - Guiller/Panday (1998)
- Pepeng Agimat - as executive producer (1999)
- Palaban - as executive producer (2000)
- Col. Elmer Jamias: Barako ng Maynila - Col. Elmer Jamias (2000)
- Col. Elmer Jamias: Barako ng Maynila - as executive producer (2000)
- Eto na Naman Ako - as executive producer (2000)
- Minsan Ko Lang Sasabihin - as executive producer (2000)
- Sagot Kita... Mula Ulo Hanggang Paa - Ador (2000)
- Walang Iwanan...Peksman (2002)
- Utang ng Ama - Don (2003)
- Katas ng Saudi - Oca (2007)
- Magkaibigan - Ruben (2008)
- Kimmy Dora - Audience member during Kimmy's speech (2009)
- Ang Tanging Pamilya: A Marry-go-Round - young Dindo (2009)