Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito has vowed to go straight dwelling after attending a week-long “parliamentary” go to in France slated later this month as a token of his appreciation to the anti-graft court docket for permitting him to journey overseas.
The Sandiganbayan, on Monday (June 19), granted his movement to be part of his colleagues scheduled to go to Paris on June 25 to July three, upon the invitation of their French counterparts, even when he has a technical malversation case nonetheless pending in opposition to him.
Reports stated that the prosecution panel strongly objected and tried to block the senator’s journey citing his presence as pointless within the occasion.
But the anti-graft court docket didn’t see the senator as a flight danger and gave its go-signal for him to go away for overseas on Sunday (June 25).
The senator expressed his gratitude to the Sandiganbayan, stressing that the stated parliamentary go to to France is an “official trip.”
“In fact, after the activity, I will go home right away,” he stated.
Ejercito was additionally in France and Italy solely final March together with his mom, San Juan City Mayor Guia Gomez who celebrated her 75th birthday there.
The senator additionally sought the court docket’s permission and was granted to go away the nation for 16 days, from Mar. 28 to April 12, at the same time as he proceed to face trial earlier than the Sixth Division on the stated case involving alleged anomalous buy of P2.1 million price of high-powered firearms throughout his time period as mayor of San Juan City.