Statement Regarding the Verdict on Former President Joseph E. Estrada

While I am saddened, even shocked by the guilty verdict, it is not for a layman like me to judge the Sandiganbayan justices who rendered the decision.

I may choose to disagree or be disheartened by the sentence of reclusion perpetua but the justices obviously had better access to all the information and evidence they need to arrive at their unanimous decision.

The next legal battle for the former president is just about to unfold. I hope that the Supreme Court can arrive at a decision that is fair and just to all concerned.

In the meantime, I will in my own personal capacity do whatever I can to console and provide whatever moral support to the former President.

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