Andi defends Estradas, assures support for Jake


Posted at Jul 16 2014 01:52 PM | Updated as of Jul 16 2014 09:52 PM

Andi Eigenmann and Jake Ejercito

MANILA – While she does not have anything to do with the controversies involving the Estrada family, actress Andi Eigenmann stressed that she will always be there for Jake Ejercito, with whom she is being romantically linked.

Jake is the son of Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada with former actress Laarni Enriquez. He is also the half-brother of Senator Jinggoy Estrada, who is allegedly involved in the pork barrel scam and whose sons, Jolo and Julian Estrada, are being criticized for their “lavish lifestyle.”

In an interview with ABS-CBN News and other reporters on Tuesday, Eigenmann said she can attest that the Estradas are good people, as she urged those who do not know them personally not judge them unfairly.

“[Pinagtatanggol ko sila] always. Although I know that there are also some issues that I have nothing to do with, na hindi ko naman pwede sagutin, pero I do care,” she said.

“I do know them so ayaw ko po na hinuhusgahan sila ng tao in a certain way because I know who they are and I know they are not like that. None of them in the family. Lahat po sila mababait na bata,” she added.

Asked how she is supporting Jake in this trying time for their family, Eigenmann said: “For me, basta nandito lang po ako para sa kanya. Just like all his other friends, I do care about him. Never ko naman dineny 'yun. Kung ano man ang pinapagdaanan niya, para sa akin po, it’s about assuring him that I am here, that he’s not alone.”

Senator Estrada is currently being detained at Camp Crame in Quezon City after the Sandiganbayan anti-graft court said it found probable cause to proceed with plunder and graft charges against him and issued an arrest warrant.