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Jinggoy Estrada

Jose Pimentel Ejercito, better known as Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, is a former film actor and a current Senator in the Philippines. He was born to former President Joseph Estrada and former senator Luisa Estrada. He is the half brother of incumbent San Juan City, Mayor Joseph V. Ejercito.

He was born in Manila, where he attended elementary and high school at the Ateneo de Manila University, and studied briefly in the University of the Philippines before formally transferring to the Lyceum of the Philippines where he studied Economics. He was mayor of San Juan from 1992 until 2001. He was elected to the Senate in 2004, where his term is set to expire in 2010. Estrada married Presentacion Vitug in 1989.


On July 23, 2007, Jinggoy 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 Sen. Jose "Jinggoy" 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.

Other Information

  • Born : January 23, 1963
  • Birth place : Manila, Philippines
  • Political party : Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP)
  • Spouse : Ma. Presentacion Vitug
  • Relations : Joseph Estrada (father)
  • Residence : San Juan City
  • Occupation : Actor, Producer, Politician
  • Profession : Actor, Producer, Politician
  • Education : University of the Philippines, Lyceum of the Philippines
  • Religion : Roman Catholic


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