Ceasefire in San Juan clash of clans? Jinggoy Estrada holds ‘unity’ talks with Zamoras
Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada is pushing for unity among rival political parties in his home city of San Juan.
The former senator became a virtual peacemaker after welcoming rivals San Juan Rep. Ronaldo Zamora and his son, former Vice Mayor Francis Zamora, and other local leaders in his detention cell over the weekend.
“Nais kong pasalamatan sina Cong. Ronnie Zamora, dating Vice Mayor Francis Zamora, Konsi Joy, Konsi Warren at si dating Konsi Totoy sa pagbisita sa akin nuong Sabado dito sa aking kinalalagyan at pagbati na din sa akin ng maligayang kaarawan bagamat sa biyernes pa ang aking kaarawan,” he wrote on Facebook.
On the reason behind allowing his political rivals to visit him, Estrada said he welcomes visitors including his detractors. “Hindi po tayo benggador!”
Estrada said he used the opportunity to talk to the Zamoras on setting aside political differences and uniting for the sake of San Juan’s peace and progress.
“Ginamit ko na rin yung pagkakataon na yun upang pag-usapan namin kung paano magkaroon ng pagkakaisa at hindi pagka-watakwatak ang aming mga kababayan. Sa palagay ko naman, yun din siguro ang inaasam ng karamihan ng mga taga San Juan, ang PAGKAKAISA,” he siad.
To the Zamora supporters, he asked them to support San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez and Vice Mayor Janella Estrada. He also appealed to Estrada loyalists to rally behind the programs of Rep. Zamora.