Sen Ejercito serves 90-day suspension

Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito said he would voluntarily start serving the 90-day suspension imposed on him by the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division. “I will do so because I respect the Rule of Law. I believe in the fairness and probity of the Sandiganbayan as an institution. I wish to spare the Senate and my colleagues the unnecessary distraction from the important work that we do here,” Ejercito said in a privilege speech Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. Ejercito said he will continue his advocacies in his private capacity because he believes that servicing the people can be done outside of government. (PRIB photo by Cesar Tomambo)