USPGGUS Pinoys for Good Governance
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The Sandiganbayan let him go anyway, downplaying the USPGG's online statement as mere 'hearsay evidence.'
Estrada's motion to travel had stated that he was invited by the USPGG to speak during its meeting on May 20 in Michigan, citing an invitation from the group's Michigan president, William Dechavez.
Estrada said he was invited by USPGG to be a guest speaker in its annual general membership meeting to be held in Sterling Heights, Michigan on May 20, 2018.
However, the USPGG later issued a statement on its website denying the invitation Estrada mentioned in his travel motion.
However, Sandiganbayan said that the Ombudsman failed to prove the allegation, after only citing USPGG National Chair Loida Nicolas-Lewis' and President Rodil Rodis' statements saying that Estrada was not invited by the organization.
Lagos was apparently referring to newspaper reports on USPGG's denial of Estrada's claim that the group's Michigan chapter invited him to be a guest speaker for its event on May 20.
The USPGG, chaired by philanthropist Loida Nicolas Lewis, has denied inviting Estrada to be a guest speaker in its event, contrary to Estrada's claim in his motion to travel to US recently granted by the Sandiganbayan.
However, the USPGG said that the invitation sent to Estrada by a certain Tony Antonio, a friend of the former senator, was not authorized by the organization, and that it was only made in Antonio's personal capacity.
USPGG explained that a certain Tony Antonio asked Dechavez to invite Estrada but Dechavez 'said it could only be done in his personal capacity, not as chair of UPSPGG Michigan because he needs consultation with his group in Michigan.'
However, members of the Northern California chapter of USPGG are urging the Filipino community to celebrate Independence Day "meaningfully" by converging at the Union Square at 11:30 a.m.
Lewis is the national chairperson of the US Pinoys for Good Governance (USPGG), the group that reportedly denied having sent an invitation to former senator Estrada and have him speak before its members in Michigan on May 20.
Lewis is the national chairperson of the US Pinoys for Good Governance (USPGG) that reportedly denied inviting Estrada to speak before its members in Michigan on May 20.