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"Mircale" Needed to Stop Estrada

Only a “miracle” will stop pardoned President Joseph Estrada from pursuing the presidency in the 2010 elections.

By “miracle,” Estrada means having only one presidential candidate for the opposition, a wish he would unlikely achieve after Senators Manuel Villar, Manuel “Mar” Roxas II, Ma. Consuelo “Jamby” Madrigal, have expressed their intent to seek the highest office in the country in the 2010 polls.

Other visible hopefuls are Senators Francis “Chiz” Escudero and Loren Legarda, religious leaders Mike Velarde, Eddie Villanueva and Pampanga Governor Ed Panlilio.

“I’m still expecting a miracle of having a single presidential candidate [for the opposition],” Estrada said in a recent interview with the Yahoo! Philippines.

Estrada has admitted reaching out to some of the 2010 hopefuls to convince them to back out, but most insist that they have already decided.

The only time he would withdraw from the race is “If they all back out and we will agree on one candidate to ensure the victory of the opposition,” Estrada added.

He also believes that he has kept the “Erap magic.”

“I don’t think I will run again if I don’t see any Erap power back,” he said, noting that he has his own choices for a running mate but the formal announcement will be made in September.

The former president said he was also not worried about funds when election campaign starts. This is despite the pending forfeiture of his assets, which he claimed were gained while he was still a movie actor.

“I know I have enough money,” he said.

The Sandiganbayan on September 2007 convicted Estrada of plunder and ordered the forfeiture to the government of cash representing Estrada’s “jueteng” (illegal numbers game) payoffs amounting to P545.29 million with interest, including the P200 million deposited in the name of the Erap Muslim Youth Foundation; the P189-million commission from the purchase of Belle Corp. shares that ended up in the so-called Jose Velarde account, and the 5, 192.88 square-meter “Boracay Mansion” in New Manila, Quezon City.

After six years of detention in his Tanay rest house, and a month after his conviction, Estrada was freed following an executive clemency from President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Debates on Estrada’s eligibility to run have once again emerged.

source: By Thea Alberto
Yahoo! Philippines


mimzkie [userpic]


Pimping my political blog HAY PULITIKA, aimed at simplifying issues that should matter to our generation - especially now that the 2010 General Elections are coming up! It features big issues and big names with a comical twist, with the objective of showing that our generation IS able to understand politics! 
Come on, let's be well-informed about the issues that will matter come May 2010. This is our year. Let's make the change we want to happen.

Butete [userpic]

my friend just linked me to your community when i posted a rant about the broadband scandal, and i thought this would be a nice place to talk to people who thought like me. :D

name: nichole. but just call me butete cz i dont like it. :P

age: 19

occupation: bum and compulsive rant-er.

areas of interest: im not really that into philippine politics because it frustrates me no end. but i like hearing about it.

political leanings: im more of a leftist.

C L E M [userpic]

( Reliving EDSA Dos. Funny Anti-Erap websites. )

LoneWolf [userpic]

A community where i belong!!!! hmm... meron pa pala akong mga kasama sa mundo ngayon !!!! =)  
<* sorry to all NON-tagalog guys out there... *>

hi. i'm chester, at Galit po ako sa politika natin!!!!! =) parang kanta sa tange ko ang mga ganitong klase ng salita...
Isang kabataang nakikisingit <*DAW*> sa mga ganitong usapan na nababagay sa mga nasa edad na...<*grown ups*>
Para sakin, pikit ang mga mata ng kabataan ngayon sa ganitong usapan.. (yung akin, medyo singkit na...) 
Pero naniniwala akong hindi dapat maging mang-mang ang mga kabataan nasabi ko... (dahil isa ako sa kanila..)
Galit ako sa mga taong nasa pwesto at nagpapalaki ng tiyan nila sa upuan nila sa senado habang si Juan Dela Cruz
ay naghihirap... mahirap tanggapin na nagiging ganito ang bansang pinagtanggol ni rizal.. siguto, kung nabubuhay pa si rizal ngayon, eh baka umiyak pa ang kaluluwa niya dahil pinaalis pa natin ang mga kastila...
mga hinagpis ng isang kabataang tulad ko ang hindi matanggap ng mamamayan, dahil isa LAMANG ako sa mga KABATAANG hindi dapat makialam sa mga usapan ng matatanda. PEro eto parin ang alagad ni Juan Dela Cruz, nakatindig at naghihingalo. Buti nakita ko ang mga kapamilya ko sa community na to...

nawa'y may sumuporta sa mga pinagsusulat ko dito...
salamat<*tears of joy*> sa lahat ng mga susupota sa sinabi ko.

salamat po... <*applause*>

amen.. <*crus*>

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Aissa [userpic]

It Takes Only One to Cha-chaCollapse )

Aissa [userpic]

Even In The PhilippinesCollapse )

Aissa [userpic]

Full text of report available here: http://www.notoparliament.net

bitterorange [userpic]

davide, after suggesting a revamp of the comelec, is suddenly moved to another post (as UN ambassador) by malacanang. do you smell something fishy? ano sa tingin ninyo, related ba itong dalawang incident na ito? is malacanang keeping davide away from the country because he could be a possible barrier to GMA's plans?

Aissa [userpic]

I agree, and I especially liked the bit about reporters on shabu.Collapse )

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