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  1. Law a breath of fresh air for Arroyo and Estrada

    Posted Jun 08th 2006, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles Along with the 1,200 inmates on death row, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and deposed president Joseph Estrada stand to benefit from the law scrapping capital punishment. ... in her political plans by persuading her to run in the 2004 polls. Sources said Manila was trying to arrange a papal meeting. As for Estrada, he faces the death penalty if convicted of the crime ...

  2. Estrada hopes his flashy biopic will help topple Arroyo

    Posted Nov 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila DVD claims former president is victim of a huge conspiracy Joseph Estrada, an actor turned president, has returned to the medium he knows best in his latest attempt ... message: Joseph Estrada is in jail due to a massive conspiracy and he is the only one who can lift the Filipino masses out of poverty. The impact of the movie could be laughed off, ...

  3. Libel suits pile up as presidential spouse 'defends rights'

    Posted Aug 21st 2006, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... the complainant [Mr Arroyo] is a very busy man,' the judge said. Last week, eight policemen entered the legislature trying to arrest Senator Jinggoy Estrada, son of jailed president Joseph Estrada, over a 10 million peso criminal libel suit filed by Mr Arroyo five months ago. The young Estrada had linked him to alleged smugglers in a privileged speech inside the legislature. The arrest ...

  4. Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

    Posted Jun 11th 2006, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Pepper, Dwight Yoakam, January Jones Director: Tommy Lee Jones The film: The video release of Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada couldn't be more timely. As thousands of National Guardsmen ready themselves to be sent to the US-Mexico border- one of the main measures announced in George ...

  5. Award-winning reporter accused of sedition over Arroyo tapes

    Posted Mar 16th 2006, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... for themselves [about the] election fraud.' Coronel, 47, won the Ramon Magsaysay award for journalism in 2003 for her centre's exposes on the mansions of then president Joseph Estrada ...

  6. Imelda Marcos cancels HK trip in wake of tragedy

    Posted Feb 19th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... in Hong Kong and had also wanted to meet US-based orthopaedic surgeon Christopher Mow, who assisted in the knee replacement surgery on disgraced former Philippine president Joseph Estrada in late ...

  7. Tactless Arroyo digs deeper hole for herself

    Posted Feb 25th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Robles

    ... not be wise. The sphinx-like ex-president and former general has been a force in the ousting of two presidents: Ferdinand Marcos and Joseph Estrada. Mrs Arroyo's intention to scrap the death ... and humility. The president has shown an unfortunate talent for political tactlessness. She once said she hoped Estrada supporters would attack 'so I could crush them'. That helped fuel ...

  8. Arroyo's death-row amnesty angers crime-weary public

    Posted Apr 19th 2006, 12:00am by Alastair Mcindoe

    ... by her predecessor, Joseph Estrada, four years earlier. In particular, the abduction and murder of a young Coca-Cola executive, Betti Chua Sy, whose body was found in a garbage bag in a Manila ... of Commerce was not available for comment on Mrs Arroyo's decision. Estrada also wavered on the death penalty. The former actor initially adopted an uncompromising pro-death penalty stance. ...

  9. It's the coup season again, observers warn

    Posted Jan 19th 2006, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila With the escape of the alleged 2003 mutineers, political observers are looking at the calendar with increasingly anxious eyes- it is coup season in the Philippines. Joseph Estrada was forced out of Malacanang Palace on January 20, 2001, while strongman Ferdinand Marcos abandoned office on February 25, 1986. 'It is the first-quarter storm all over ...

  10. Joseph Lau replaces his brother as chairman

    Posted Dec 19th 2006, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Chinese Estates reshuffles board after ban on Thomas Lau for insider dealing Joseph Lau Luen-hung has been appointed chairman of his family-controlled Chinese Estates Holdings, replacing his younger brother, Thomas Lau Luen-hung, who was banned by the Insider Dealing Tribunal from directorships in the company for one year. In turn, Joseph Lau will be replaced as a company ...




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