On his 45th birthday, Senator Jinggoy Estrada couldn't ask for more in life.
Despite experiencing some bumps, 2007 proved to be a good year for Jinggoy and his family. First, his father, former president Joseph "Erap" Estrada, was granted an executive pardon last October, which wiped out the reclusion perpetua for plunder meted out by the Sandiganbayan on September 12, 2007.
Luck rolled on for Jinggoy and last January 5 when he bagged the Best Actor plum in the 2007 Metro Manila Film Festival Awards Night. The young Estrada won the coveted award for his performance in the OFW-inspired film Katas ng Saudi directed by Jose Javier Reyes.
"Thanksgiving na din ‘to," smiled Jinggoy to PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) last Saturday, February 16, during his special party held at the Blue Leaf Events Pavilion in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.
Aside from his immediate family, Jinggoy was joined by his friends in the world of politics, business, and show business—all having a grand time feasting on the sumptuous meal, imbibing free-flowing drinks and dancing to band music.
The ballroom was filled with guests invited by Jinggoy. Helping Jinggoy entertain their friends, particularly during the early goings, was his dad Erap who was obviously very happy to see new, old and familiar faces.
Some of the big names spotted by PEP during the celebration were Armida Siguion-Reyna, Senate President Manny Villar, Senator Loren Legarda, Ernesto Maceda, Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim, General Santos Congresswoman Darlene Custodio, business magnate Tonyboy Cojuangco with controversial partner Gretchen Barretto, Rudy Fernandez and Lorna Tolentino, Eddie Gutierrez and Annabelle Rama, Ruffa Gutierrez and Pops Fernandez, among many others.