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Joseph Estrada's son takes Rolls-Royce 'selfie' as he travels to Hong Kong hostage crisis talks

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 23 April, 2014, 12:26pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 23 April, 2014, 4:20pm

As Manila's Mayor Joseph Estrada embarks upon a delicate mission to heal the rift between Hong Kong and the Philippines over the tragic 2010 bus hostage incident, his son Juan Emilio 'Jake' Ejercito, appeared to be using the diplomatic trip to have a whale of a time in the city.

Yesterday, as he travelled with his father in a Rolls-Royce, the 24-year-old took the opportunity to post a 'selfie' on Instagram, that showed his somewhat more serious father in the background.

He later took the time to post on his Twitter account @unoemilio "Anyone in HK right now? Hit me up!"

Although his light-hearted posts may stir feelings that he is not taking the trip seriously, Jake has had a hand in his father's political dealings before.

On his blog unoemilio.com he states that he is "currently a full-time student of Politics with Business Management in London and Singapore".

He actively campaigned for Estrada in his mayoral bid last year, writing on his blog: "I grew up spending a number of summers campaigning for my dad and other relatives and this one was the toughest. But most importantly, this campaign gave me more chances to bond with the fathership who was too busy to always be there when I was a kid."

Jake is is one of Estrada's nine children. It was the scandal over a mansion that Estrada was building for former actress Laarni Enriquez and their kids Jake, Jerika and Jacob which triggered his ouster from the presidency in 2001.

Of that time, Jake wrote on his blog that: “Everything but the kitchen sink has been thrown at my dad to the point it’s surprising they didn’t blame him for Michael Jackson’s death. But his election as the new mayor of Manila says a lot about what people think about him and about such accusations.”

Estrada and a delegation of high-ranking officials are today expected to meet with Hong Kong government officials in an effort to find a solution to the bus hostage crisis that left seven tourists from Hong Kong and their guide dead, and seven more injured.

Families affected by the events of August 23, 2010, when they were gunned down by a sacked policeman who laid siege to their tour bus, have repeatedly made four demands: an apology, compensation, punishment of the officials responsible and improved tourist safety.

Before taking off from Manila, Estrada - who was accompanied by city councillor Bernardito Ang - told a Philippine news station that he would offer an apology for the "unfortunate incident" and help save the jobs of 160,000 Filipinos in the city.

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raglan
Why TF is this news?
mdap
He is young and cute, leave him alone - is Hong Kong so up itself now that we can't just laugh?
aplucky1
is he a top or bottom?
5357d03f-b798-4337-a284-08ee0a3209ca
i know this person you're calling kiddo, idiot etc. dont worry its not his first time to ride a rolls royce. his family might be corrupt but don't worry he came from a well off clan so not all the money they use to splurge came from the filipino tax payers. he just enjoy takin selfie photos so dont make a big issue out of it. this person u call a kiddo idiot comes to hk very often just to have breakfast. and im sure with all the places/countries he have visited, im sure hk is the least of his favourite. we just dont have a choice, hk is the primary stopover for connecting flights when we travel elsewhere in the world. dont u guys have more meaningful and senseful news to post? you guys should know that filipinos are happy people thats why we like taking selfies. unlike hongkongers whose heart is full of anger, hatred and madness...
u can check his instagram @unoemilio
i just hope whoever wrote this should have not made this a big issue and have written something else maybe like the issues that HK has.
njsnoble
Hong Kongers appear to be lashing out at everyone these days. If you're enjoying life you must be guilty of something - even a 24 year old doing what 24 year olds do. This self imposed period of self-immerseration will last as long as their identity crisis. A very long time?
skywalker
Philippine Airlines now flies from Manila directly to London. And PAL also flies directly to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dubai, Bangkok, Singapore, Honolulu. Quite good destinations, no stopover in Hong Kong required. Hong Kong might even loose its stopover competitiveness to the happy people in Manila.
OldPeak Toad
and, kiddo, should you notice compatriot "helpers" in town, make sure they get enough time to admire and enjoy your Roller - they paid for it!
meoii
Geez...this is news?!
skywalker
I am just wondering what the self-righteous Hong Kong Government would have done if this deal would not have come together? Expelling the 160,000 maids from the Philippines? Or asking their employers to torture them?
daily
As if the Philippines aren't embarrassed enough, now this clown comes along...........

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